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A52 Visual Effects, Santa Monica

  • 2308 Broadway
  • Santa Monica, California 90404
  • United States
  • Phone: (+1) 310 586-0650

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

Established in 1997 as a destination for the very latest high-end photo-real visual effects, a52 has become home to the industry's most innovative and talented artists. The boutique full-service studio in Santa Monica works in tandem with award-winning editorial company Rock Paper Scissors and design company Elastic, the latter of which was recently named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Entertainment.

a52’s collaborations with top directors, agencies and clients include commercial work for Target, adidas, Chevy and Nike; VFX work on The Social Network; and comprehensive coloring and finishing for the first season of Netflix’s House of Cards. a52’s seamlessly integrated visual effects have helped to earn it near-annual AICP Show recognitions, top honors at Annecy, an Outstanding Commercial Emmy, and honors from the ANDY, BDA, Belding, Clio, British Design and Art Direction, International Monitor, International Automotive Advertising, London International Advertising and One Show awards. 

Campaigns

  • Advertiser: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Brand: Honda
  • Name: Fit For You
  • Advertiser: Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Brand: Cisco
  • Name: The Internet of Everything
  • Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
  • Brand: Procter & Gamble
  • Name: Thank you, Mom.
  • Advertiser: Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Brand: Adobe Marketing Cloud
  • Name: Do you know what your marketing is doing?
  • Advertiser: OnStar
  • Brand: OnStar
  • Name: Connected by OnStar
  • Advertiser: General Motors Corp.
  • Brand: Chevrolet
  • Name: Find New Roads
  • Advertiser: ExxonMobil
  • Brand: ExxonMobil
  • Name: Let's Solve This
  • Advertiser: Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
  • Brand: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Name: Wings. Beer. Sports.
  • Advertiser: Taco Bell
  • Brand: Taco Bell
  • Name: Live Más
  • Advertiser: Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Brand: Velveeta
  • Name: Liquid Gold Diggers
  • Advertiser: DICK's Sporting Goods
  • Brand: DICK's Sporting Goods
  • Name: Every Season Starts at Dick's
  • Advertiser: Lexus
  • Brand: Lexus
  • Name: 2014 Lexus IS Reveal
  • Advertiser: Nike
  • Brand: Nike
  • Name: Count On Kobe
  • Advertiser: Verizon Wireless
  • Brand: Verizon
  • Name: Powerful Answers
  • Advertiser: Nestlé
  • Brand: Nescafé
  • Name: Wake Up to Life
  • Advertiser: National Basketball Association
  • Brand: NBA
  • Name: BIG 2
  • Advertiser: Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Brand: Velveeta
  • Name: liquid gold
  • Advertiser: Jägermeister
  • Brand: Jägermeister
  • Name: A Stronger Bond
  • Advertiser: Acura
  • Brand: Acura
  • Name: Move Up. Without Settling Down.
  • Advertiser: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Brand: Honda
  • Name: Keyhole
  • Advertiser: ESPN, Inc.
  • Brand: ESPN
  • Name: This is SportsCenter
  • Advertiser: Nike
  • Brand: Nike
  • Name: Just Do It - Nike
  • Advertiser: Lexus
  • Brand: Lexus
  • Name: To The Pursuit
  • Advertiser: Coca-Cola Company
  • Brand: Coca-Cola
  • Name: open happiness
  • Advertiser: Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
  • Brand: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Name: More March
  • Advertiser: Coca-Cola Company
  • Brand: Diet Coke
  • Name: Stay Extraordinary
  • Advertiser: Volkswagen
  • Brand: Volkswagen
  • Name: Das Auto
  • Advertiser: Nestlé
  • Brand: Nescafe
  • Name: Despierta a la Vida
  • Advertiser: Nike
  • Brand: Nike Basketball
  • Name: Basketball Never Stops
  • Advertiser: Kia Motor Corp.
  • Brand: Kia
  • Name: The Next Level
  • Advertiser: MyGoodDeed Inc.
  • Brand: 911day.org
  • Name: I Will
  • Advertiser: Target Corporation
  • Brand: Target
  • Name: Pearl Jam
  • Advertiser: Nike
  • Brand: Nike
  • Name: Puppets - Nike
  • Advertiser: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Brand: Travelers Insurance
  • Name: Cheesecake
  • Advertiser: Nike
  • Brand: Nike Golf
  • Name: Never
  • Advertiser: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Brand: Electronic Arts
  • Name: Falling Devil
  • Advertiser: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Brand: EA Sports
  • Name: Madden Draft - EA Sports
  • Advertiser: Coca-Cola Company
  • Brand: Coke
  • Name: Stairs
  • Advertiser: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Brand: EA Sports BIG
  • Name: Bo Kiddman - EA Sports
  • Advertiser: Weyerhaeuser
  • Brand: Weyerhaeuser
  • Name: A Closer Look
  • Advertiser: General Motors Corp.
  • Brand: Cadillac
  • Name: Turbulence
  • Advertiser: DaimlerChrysler
  • Brand: Jeep
  • Name: Volcano
  • Advertiser: GARMIN Corporation
  • Brand: Garmin
  • Name: Squirrel
  • Advertiser: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Brand: EA
  • Name: Armchair Racer
  • Advertiser: Lexus
  • Brand: Lexus
  • Name: Cards
  • Advertiser: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Brand: Travelers
  • Name: Grass
  • Advertiser: Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Brand: Toyota
  • Name: Spectacular Reveal
  • Advertiser: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Brand: Travelers
  • Name: Insurance. In synch. - Travelers
  • Advertiser: A+E Television Networks, LLC.
  • Brand: The History Channel
  • Name: Know Where You Stand - History Channel
  • Advertiser:
  • Brand: HP
  • Name: The LapTop Remastered
  • Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
  • Brand: Old Spice
  • Name: Karate - Old Spice
  • Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
  • Brand: Old Spice
  • Name: Arm Wrestler - Old Spice
  • Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
  • Brand: Old Spice
  • Name: Arm vs Arm - Old Spice
  • Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
  • Brand: Old Spice
  • Name: Chainsaw - Old Spice
  • Advertiser: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Brand: Goodyear
  • Name: Unexpected
  • Advertiser: Obama 2008
  • Brand: Obama-Biden 08
  • Name: Barack Obama - Obama '08
  • Advertiser: Microsoft
  • Brand: Microsoft
  • Name: On My Way - Microsoft
  • Advertiser: National Basketball Association
  • Brand: NBA
  • Name: Where Amazing Happens - NBA
  • Advertiser: America Online
  • Brand: AOL
  • Name: Icon - AOL BroadBand
  • Advertiser: Newport Beach International Film Festival
  • Brand: Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Name: Newport Beach Film Festival 2009
  • Advertiser: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Brand: Honda
  • Name: Grooves

Awards

award Distinction Category Brand Year
D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil Nomination Cinematography for Film Advertising DICK's Sporting Goods 2014
International ANDY Awards Silver Household Consumer Products Procter & Gamble 2014
International ANDY Awards Silver Direction Nike 2014
Beijing International Sports Advertising Film Festival (Taotie) Best Humor Film Kia 2013
CLIO Awards Bronze Music-Adapted NBA 2013
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes 911day.org 2012
AICP Winner Musical Arrangement Nike 2010
ACT Responsible Tributes Microsoft 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Microsoft 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Microsoft 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Microsoft 2008
The New York Festivals - International Television, Cinema & Radio Awards Silver WorldMedal Automotive Jeep 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Publications & Media The History Channel 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Publications & Media The History Channel 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Publications & Media The History Channel 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Technique: Visual Effects Cadillac 2005
International Automotive Advertising Awards (IAAA) Silver Sport Utility Jeep 2004
CLIO Awards Bronze Visual Effects Toyota 2000
CLIO Awards Bronze Animation-Computer Toyota 2000
London International Awards - LIA Winner Television/Cinema: Sound Design Toyota 2000