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Muffin is an LA based collective of Emmy award winning VFX professionals and artists.
Dave Sarbell - VFX SUPERVISOR/ARTIST
A veteran of visual effects with feature fim credits including Pirates of the Caribbean (1 and 2), The Day After Tomorrow, Apocalypto, Team America, Deja Vu, X-Men, Dave has played an integral creative role in numerous U.S campaigns such as Nike, Coca Cola, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Google. winning Emmy awards for visual effects.
TV & Music Video Titles
X-Files, Dexter, Two and a Half Men.
Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Brittney Spears, Will Smith, Nicki Minaj, The Eagles, and many more.
A strong diversity of skills has given Dave the opportunity to take on numerous roles in post/pre-production, including concept illustrations & designs, pre-visual animation, art direction, and set supervision.
As a Senior Flame artist, colourist and VFX superisor, Dave brings twenty years of the highest quality VFX work any client can hope for.
Andrew MacDonald- Creative Director/Flame Artist/Owner
Before opening MUFFIN, Andy Mac served as creative director at Kilt studio’s, METHOD/RIOT and previously at CreoCollective. He has built his reputation and staff around the idea of artistic excellence and innovation. His background also includes service at Digital Domain as a senior visual effects supervisor. Collaborating with the top filmmakers in advertising, MacDonald was instrumental in the creation of classic spots for Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Isuzu, MCI and many other advertisers. His work was recognized by numerous awards including four Clios, a Bronze Lion at Cannes and several AICP Awards for excellence.
He began his career as a post production artist, working through such London post production companies as Rushes, The Mill and Moving Picture Company.
He went on to found several companies of his own, spanning a diverse range of creative and technical services. One of them, Hughes MacDonald, was the first independent visual effects firm in London. He is a member of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Association). Mostly recently the Queen of England invited Andy for a BAFTA reception, which he attended, at Windsor Palace.
MGM Grand ‘Illusion’ - Shoot Magazine Top Ten VFX Ads – Fall 2008 Hyundi “World on Its Head” – Shoot Magazine Spot of the Week – June 2007 Patanol - Best of TV in Archive Magazine 2005 Coca Cola "Jitterbug" - Clio Award May 1999 - Computer Animation Gold Pepsi "Goose" - Cannes International Advertising Festival June 1998 Bronze Lion
Isuzu "Giant" - AICP Awards June 1998 Short List Nominations Pepsi "Goose" Pepsi "Goose" - The Clio awards May 1998 - Visual Effects Gold, Computer Animation Silver Pepsi "Goose" Isuzu “Giant” - The Clio awards May 1998 - Visual Effects Bronze Toyota "Solero" - The Golden lemon Awards 1997 Golden Lemon Visual effects