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Here’s another example of the outstanding CG product work that Bonfire is known for. Take a look at this montage of our best moments from an international Gillette spot we helped the Townhouse Agency create!


Here, Bonfire designed & created an elegant approach to a potentially sensitive subject and product. Take a look at some highlights that feature our fantastic, photorealistic CG work.

Agency: Vitola Strategies
Creative Director: Gene Nazarov
Producer: Tierney Farrell
CG Artist: Javich Kopalo
Post Production Assistant: Kevin Sypek

Bonfire is beyond thrilled to have been nominated for a CLIO award for film craft and animation 🔥🙏This project meant so ...
Partnership to End Addiction - Start With Connection

Bonfire is beyond thrilled to have been nominated for a CLIO award for film craft and animation 🔥🙏

This project meant so much to us and we were grateful to have been able to partner with DiMassimo Goldstein and Partnership to End Addiction to bring this amazing story to life to support addiction recovery. And a special thanks to Juice our partners in crime who helped us craft this amazing work.

The CLIO Awards are a top honor for visual excellence in advertising and other mediums.

Updates to come next week! 🚀

#animationstudio #creative #advertising #bonfirenyc #sobriety #addictionrecovery #recoveryispossible

Clio Advertising Awards

Tumi | 19 Degrees

The Bonfire team collaborated with Tumi to create this beautiful, futuristic photoreal landscape. Through the magic of VFX the CG environments and live action people came together to create a seamlessly integrated world to showcase the Tumi 19 Degrees product line.


Producer: Tierney Farrell
Managing Director: Jason Mayo
Creative Director: Gene Nazarov
VFX Supervisor: Brendan ONeil
Compositor: Tim Regan
CG Artist: Hee Hye Moon
Editor: Ben Keller

CT Lottery | Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Here’s a flashback to earlier this winter, when we made a Holiday Pop-up book spring to life for the Connecticut Lottery.

Senior Producer - Tierney Farrell
Production Assistant - Kevin Sypek
Creative Director - Aron Baxter
Editor - Chris Pensiero
Managing Director - Jason Mayo
Live Action Producer - Brooke Loonan
DP - Charlie Anderson
Color - Dario Bigi
Animation/CG - Bonfire

Accutron | Reborn

In this spot, we showcase one of our strong suits, making photo-real CG!

Using Gallium, the “liquid metal” as a reference, Creative Director Gene Nazarov and team were able to create entrancing visuals to help sell the hi-tech yet elegant Accutron Timepiece for Citizen Watches.

Bonfire Studio Montage

A NEW Bonfire Studio Montage to take you into the weekend!

Featuring our latest and greatest. See if you can recognize some spots that you may have seen out in the wild this last year.

Best Buy | Samsung S21

We love the outdoors - both Winter & Summer!

So the team at Bonfire was super pumped to bring two concepts to life for the good peeps at Best Buy. It features the new Samsung S21 Galaxy phone. It showcased the dynamic slow-mo, smooth stabilizing features and how it works in low light better than ever before.

Gene Nazarov - CG Lead
Hee Hye Moon - CG Artist
Kevin Sypek - Production Assistant
Aron Baxter - Creative Director
Tierney Farrell - Senior Producer
M.Shane Dolly - Producer
Jason Mayo - Managing Director

Subway | FeastMode featuring Marshawn Lynch

Ready Player One!

Bonfire brought Marshawn Lynch to life in Subway's latest video game themed campaign. Using Unreal Engine and emerging Mocap technology, Bonfire created an avatar likeness of the NFL superstar and captured these sandwich eating antics using Xsens Mocap to make sure it was kept organic and hilarious. Check out the spot!


VFX / CG / Unreal / Mocap: Bonfire
Brendan Oneil - VFX Supervisor / CD / Unreal Artist
Chrisitan DeAnda - Mocap Supervisor
Adnan Hussain - Character TD
Jordan Service - Texture artist
Javich Saenz - CG Modeler / Rigger
Agency: dentsu McGarry Bowen
Edit: NO6
Color: Company 3
Production: World War Seven
Director: David Shafei

Paypal - Crypto For All

Paypal makes it simple to buy and sell cryptocurrency right from the app.
Bonfire makes this message easy to understand with our latest animation!

Check out our latest in a series of animations for Paypal, and start trading crypto today!

Animation: Bonfire
Aron Baxter - CD
Jason Mayo - Managing Director
Tierney Farrel - Producer
Audio Mix and VO: Plush NYC

Resorts World Las Vegas | July 4th

A Forty Story High Screen!

Bonfire worked with the Hooray Agency to create four minutes of impactful visuals for the new Resorts World Casino in Las Vegas. It was the very first time that content was shown on the immense screen which can be seen from 21 miles away. The content ran on the weekend of July 4th and 5th 2020, and featured stylized fireworks and American icons like the Statue of Liberty and a Golden Eagle.
The casino opens in 2021.

Animation: Bonfire
Ryan Tindall - C4D Artist
Aron Baxter, Brendan O'Neil - CD
Brendan O'Neil -Editor
Kevin Sypek - Assistant Editor
Kait Johnson - Producer
Agency: Hooray Agency

Subway | "Tire" Featuring Marshawn Lynch

Bonfire was tasked by Subway to get Marshawn Lynch to roll down the street in a tire. Check out how we executed in our most recent spot.

VFX: Bonfire
Brendan O’Neil – VFX Supervisor / CD
Inti Martinez – Flame artist
Pete Amante – Flame artist
Sam Caine – Flame artist
Agency: Dentsu McGarry Bowen
Production: World War Seven
Director: David Shafei
Edit: NO6
Color: Company 3

Zombie Voter

Audio on!

Jason the Zombie has an important announcement this morning!

Thanks so much to PLUSHnyc for the amazing sound design! Amazing work!

Made with Rokoko & Unreal Engine

#rokoko Unreal Engine #bonfirenyc #vfx #mocap #iphonex #facialcapture #virtualproduction #rtx8000 #raytrace #shortfilm

Check out this great interview for Partnership to End Addiction  with Bonfire’s Brendan O'Neil on addiction recovery and...
O'Neil, Founder of Bonfire, on Recovery, Animation, and Mascot Cats

Check out this great interview for Partnership to End Addiction with Bonfire’s Brendan O'Neil on addiction recovery and VFX!

#recovery #partnershiptoendaddiction #dimassimogoldstien #bonfirenyc #connectionsmatter #cats #cheese

-Jason Mayo Kait Johnson Aron Baxter Tierney Farrell

I really wanted this opportunity to help guide people to a reliable resource for addiction information and support. It's something I wish I'd had and something I have seen friends and family struggle to find.


Audio on 🔥 Words can't describe how proud we are of this one.

Words can't describe how proud we are of this one. Fast and furious but ever so amazing and for a great cause. Fully CGI stop motion characters and a beautiful story. Thanks to the team at DiMassimo Goldstein for the amazing opportunity. And thanks to our Animation partner, Juice for another great collaboration!

If anyone needs help with addiction in these tough times please check out the Partnership to End Addiction

Link to Partnership & Film:

#bonfirenyc #stopmotion #maya3d #unrealengine #onemonth #PSA #partnershiptoendaddiction #recoveryispossible #AA #connectionsmatter #dimassimogoldstien

Inside ILM: Creating the Razor Crest

Take a look inside the Razor Crest and the motion control rig behind the minis in the Mandalorian.

Join us as we journey behind the scenes of the Emmy™ Award-winning visual effects behind the first season of The Mandalorian. We’ll pull back the curtain on ...

VFX assistant Cheese goes on a NYC coffee run!

VFX assistant Cheese goes on a NYC coffee run!

Human Experience is driving innovation and tech. Brave New World.
Human Experience is the New Fossil Fuel: Jeff Orlowski on His Big Tech Critique, The Social Dilemma | Filmmaker Magazine

Human Experience is driving innovation and tech. Brave New World.

From Arab Spring uprisings to Russian disinformation campaigns, social media platforms have swung from heralded saviors to all-purpose bogeymen with breakneck speed. So how did we get here? And can online life even be fixed? Was it all the inevitable result of a worldwide collective bargain with the...

Oh snap! The God of Thunder is coming to an LED wall near you!
WIRE Buzz: Thor: Love and Thunder using Mandalorian tech; Sigourney Weaver in Avatar 2; Superman radio

Oh snap! The God of Thunder is coming to an LED wall near you!

The Mandalorian’s StageCraft tech used to blend virtual backgrounds with real-life performers, set pieces, and props is making its way to another Disney franchise. The big ol’ curved LED backdrop running massive VFX environments crafted in the Unreal Engine (yes, like a video game) is coming to ...


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