Gravity has named Emmy Award winner J. John Corbett as its new VFX supervisor/design director. Corbett will be based at the creative content, visual effects, and brand communications company's New York office. He won a 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Award in the category of 'Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series' for his work as lead compositor on the pilot episode of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. He joins Gravity from Brainstorm Digital's New York studio, where his work included serving as the animation and design supervisor for The Adjustment Bureau. His work in the advertising industry includes visual contributions to the Canon Digital Rebel's Impossible campaign (visual effects) and to Kmart's television campaign graphics (2004).
audioEngine has added mixer and sound designer Brian Beatrice to its mixing team. His portfolio includes short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy Channel and truTV as well as commercials for the Kaplan Thaler Group, Publicis, Inkwell and CDA. He has also worked on WNET/PBS's Nature, Secrets of The Dead, Wide Angle, documentaries for National Geographic Channel, PBS, VH1, Lifetime, and The History Channel, and numerous independent films. Prior to joining audioEngine, he spent time at Bionic and Tonic in New York.