Dallas-based new media creative studio Flight School has promoted Jen Cadic to Head of Production. Cadic has a decade of experience in post production, producing a wide range of commercial, web content, film, TV and music video projects for top industry companies including Charlex, Nice Shoes, Psyop and Reel FX. She joined Flight School as a Producer upon its launch in January 2017 and steps up as the studio’s first Head of Production to address the rapid growth of original IP and client projects, including the recent launch of their debut original VR experience, Manifest 99, which recently earned accolades at the Future of Storytelling and Raindance Film Festival. Recent projects out of Flight School include an augmented reality (AR) experience for the launch of Michael Jackson’s new ‘Scream’ album and a dynamic air tennis experience for American Express at the 2017 U.S. Open. The Air Tennis experience used a combination of custom-built and responsive technologies, including air haptics and an ultra-sensitive motion capture system, to create an interactive live gaming experience.
Notes Flight School Executive Producer Taylor Williams, “Jen has been instrumental in laying the foundations for Flight School since day one. Her history of exploring new mediums and tackling never-been-done-before projects for a broad range of clients including film studios, agencies and tech partners, not to mention our own IP, has given her a uniquely multifaceted perspective on what it takes to get jobs done in this constantly evolving landscape. I’m incredibly excited to have her at the helm of this amazing production team!”
Adds Cadic, “It’s so great to work with the talented team at Flight School and get to be a part of the dynamic new kinds of projects that they are working on. I’m excited to continue pushing the boundaries on what we can achieve in the new media space”
New Jersey-native Cadic studied film and television before making her way to NYC, landing her first professional gig at Charlex, where she quickly learned the commercial production space with a hands-on approach. She moved on to Nice Shoes, where she produced a wide range of top-tier projects with major celebrity talent including projects with Lady Gaga and Beyonce as well as Kanye West’s short film “Cruel Summer” that launched during the Cannes Film Festival. After two years, she joined Psyop as a Producer, leading design and CG-driven work for longtime client British Gas as well as a rebrand campaign for Mucinex featuring the newly designed Mr. Mucus character. To expand her expertise beyond commercials and get into the studio, entertainment and new media space, she made the move to Dallas, TX, to join Reel FX. At Reel FX, she worked on a wide range of projects, including major VR experiences for top studios such as Lionsgate and Paramount. Upon Flight School’s inception, Cadic then made the transition to working with the Emmy and Academy Award-winning talent that joined Reel FX to form Flight School.
Outside of the office, Cadic enjoys a good Soul Cycle class, exploring Dallas and spending time with her dog, Henry.