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Simonian Raffi Simonian is the Founder and Creative Director of LA-based design, animation & live-action production company Nau. www.nau.tv 213.532.5500

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06/29/2021

Happy to share this recent spot Simonian created with our friends at Hecho Studios for BetMGM. Many thanks to our creative partners and the team at BetMGM for their collaboration and support throughout. Look for it airing during the NBA Playoffs.

03/24/2021

We closed out 2020 with this national spot for Hi-Chew. Thanks to our collaborators and everyone on the Simonian team for their tireless work. Enjoy and keep on chewing.

Hi-Chew "Chews To Be You"

Agency: Gigasavvy
Creative Director: Mitch Fait
Senior Producer: Chuck Oldfield

Executive Producers: Seth Kleinberg, Justin Ostensen

Director: Raffi Simonian

Production Company: Simonian

Designers: Raffi Simonian, Amador Valenzuela
Animation: Amador Valenzuela, Michael Guastaferro, Alison Kim
Character Animation: Michael Guastaferro
Additional Character Modeling: Eric Keller
Editor: Raffi Simonian

Music: Cool Company

09/23/2020
Citizen Verizon "What's A Citizen?"

This Covid summer was spent crafting 14 different spots for Citizen Verizon along with our talented collaborators at Verizon Brand Citizens and Hecho Studios. Thanks to our extended Hecho and Verizon Brand Citizens teams. I’m told they’re airing on CNN incessantly. Our apologies about that, but they don’t include us in those decisions. 😜

Agency: Verizon Brand Citizens Production Company: Hecho Studios Animation Production Company: Simonian Creative Director: Raffi Simonian

09/23/2020
TSC - Theatrical Logo

Raffi Simonian created this theatrical logo for The Safran Company (TSC) with Filmograph. If you’re a horror fan, you may have already caught it at the beginning of last year's "Annabelle Comes Home" and "The Nun". We were fortunate in this instance that Peter Safran was open to breaking away from the typical shiny studio-logo aesthetic. He allowed us to experiment with a more abstract and evocative approach, setting the tone for the films that follow.

Thanks always to Filmograph's Aaron Becker and Seth Kleinberg for their creativity and support throughout.

Credits: Client: The Safran Company Production Company: Filmograph Executive Producers: Aaron Becker, Seth Kleinberg Director: Raffi Simonian

09/23/2020
RealD "Imagine" Theatrical Logo

A while back, Raffi Simonian directed this piece at Hecho Studios for RealD. Together with our dearest and endlessly-talented friends at Filmograph, we created this theatrical logo in 4k 120fps stereoscopic 3D 👓. Those tech specs alone should be enough to grab your attention. Hopefully one day soon we’ll be able to go back into theaters and experience it in the way it was intended.

Sincerest thanks to the entire team & Mike Irvin at RealD, who all worked very hard to finish this piece.

Agency: Hecho Studios
Chief Content Officer: Tom Dunlap
Executive Producer: Saima Awan
Producer: Caroline Anguiano

Director: Raffi Simonian

Production Company: Filmograph
Executive Producers: Seth Kleinberg, Aaron Becker
Designers: Raffi Simonian, Amador Valenzuela
Animators: Amador Valenzuela, Zach Carnes, Nick Hopkins, Erik Jensen
Modelers: Shane Chambers, Amador Valenzuela, Tim Nikanorov
Stereographer: Raffi Simonian
Stereography Consultants: Demetri Portelli, Stefan Voigt
Music Composition and Sound Design: Gerritt Wunder
Producer: Troy Miller

Sound Mix: Lime Studios
Mixing Engineer: Ben Tomastik

Finishing: Fotokem
Colorist: Phil Beckner
Producers: Pamela Scott-Farr, Robert Garcia

Credits: Agency: Hecho Studios Chief Content Officer: Tom Dunlap Executive Producer: Saima Awan Producer: Caroline Anguiano Director: Raffi Simonian Production…

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04/19/2018
American Creed - Design & VFX Reel

NAU created 20+ minutes of content for the PBS documentary "American Creed" which aired nationwide last month. We are proud to share the Design & VFX Reel demonstrating just some of the work we were able to contribute. You can watch the full feature-length film at pbs.org. Enjoy.

https://vimeo.com/265537237

http://www.nau.tv Production Company: Nau Director / Creative Director: Raffi Simonian Character Design & Animation: Davit Gyumishyan Client: Citizen…

03/19/2018
What We Carry With Us: A Refugee Storylab in Residence on Times Square

A few months back, we collaborated with Citizen Film on a Times Square installation that was aimed at shedding light on the refugee experience. There are now 22.5 million refugees around the world, and their stories are important when deciding what kind of world we want going forward. We are proud to share this project with everyone.

This is "What We Carry With Us: A Refugee Storylab in Residence on Times Square" by Nau on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love…

03/09/2018
LegalZoom LifePlan - Director's Cut

NAU produced, directed, effected, sound designed and animated this spot for LegalZoom presenting their LifePlan service.

Production Company: NAU Director: Raffi Simonian Line Producer: Alex Derhakopian Editors: Nathaniel Park, Raffi Simonian Animation, VFX & Sound Design: NAU Client:…

NAU created over 20 minutes of content in this timely documentary exploring a diverse set of uniquely American stories t...
02/28/2018
American Creed | American Creed | PBS

NAU created over 20 minutes of content in this timely documentary exploring a diverse set of uniquely American stories that help clarify what exactly unites us. Featuring Stanford professors Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy, American Creed drives home the point that there is no one true American archetype that can be qualified by race, religion or country of origin.

Watch it streaming on PBS.org now.

Condoleezza Rice and David Kennedy cross party lines to ask what it means to be American.

10/25/2017
Citizen Film

NY people: In Times Square today is an installation NAU was involved in putting together, shedding light on the refugee experience. Stories like these need a voice, now more than ever. Check it out this afternoon, if you’re in the area.

"It represents to me love, home, family, friends, fun — all these things that I'm missing now." Batinah's beloved neighbor in Syria handcrafted this silver keychain, and it was one of the few items she brought with her on her journey to America.

TODAY on Times Square, New York City, refugee storytellers explore their prized possessions in multimedia installations and in Shared Studios' #TSqPortal. TUNE IN at 3:30pm PST for Q&As broadcasted on Facebook Live: https://goo.gl/HK4a5Q

10/25/2017
Citizen Film

NY people: In Times Square today is an installation NAU was involved in putting together, shedding light on the refugee experience. Stories like these need a voice, now more than ever. Check it out this afternoon, if you’re in the area.

THIS WEEK on Times Square, New York City — multimedia installations of objects young refugees brought with them when fleeing home. Citizen Film and The Magnes' refugee storylab "What We Carry With Us," is in residence in Shared Studios' #TSqPortal

A huge THANK YOU to The Covenant Foundation for making this work possible, and helping to bring these stories to light. Tune into Facebook Live at 3:30pm PST today, tomorrow and Wednesday for screenings of short films and live Q&A sessions with refugees: http://bit.ly/2zzBTzj

We're in great company! Other Covenant Foundation grantees include Ezra Benus Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, Nice Jewish Artist, Hanan Harchol, Classical Guitarist, Alicia Jo Rabins, Musician and Writer, Jon Adam Ross, and the Jewish Film Institute

06/16/2015
How The Universe Works | Season 3 Promo - :60

We're happy to share our latest spot that we created with our friends at Discovery, launching Season 3 of How The Universe Works...

(Watch it fullscreen!)

Production Company: Nau Director / Creative Director: Raffi Simonian Designers: Carey Smith, Raffi Simonian Editor: David Nitzsche nau.tv facebook.com/Nau.tv

12/07/2010

We just finished up a new promo with the people at Discovery Channel for "Oddities" airing Dec 15th on the Science Channel. Take a look...

www.thinknau.com

09/29/2010
Nau | New & Understood

This is the first update to our page! Just posted is the Fall 2010 Studio Montage.... check it out...

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