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GMC Acadia “Tech”

VFX Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain, and secnd unit directed by Les Ekker, with a of of CG animation.  The jet, canopy, all flying elements, are CG animated.  Les Ekker created the background matte painting of the Dodger Stadium parking lot. (yes, those odd trees are real…)

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Subaru Forester “Waterfall”

Subaru Forester debut ad for Japan.  VFX Supervised by Les Ekker, shot in Japan and in Northern California.  Lots of intense CG animation: the waterfall, road panels, base, all cars, some background, some rocks… challenging!

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Subaru Secret Base “Forest”

Subaru Forester Debut ad for Japan, VFX Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  The car is always CG animation, the cave, doors, road path, many trees and ferns, and more are all CG.

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GMC Acadia “Launch” :60

GMC Acadia, Launch spot :60.  Visual Effects Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  Les had a great amount of input in the making of this spot, including numerous rigging and element challenges, paint pouring device design and execution, and second unit direction,

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GMC “Parking Test”

Made for the Hispanic market, directed by Tim and Jeff Cronenweth and VFX Supervised by Les Ekker.  Les also designed the (warning!  Spoiler!) robots at the end.

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Ace Combat

Ace Combat video game spot, VFX Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain. All CG animation, animation directed by Les Ekker as well.

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Warsteiner “Pour”

This is MOS, and was created to cut into various spots in Europe.  VFX Supervision by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  It is entirely CG, meant to be a trip through a freshly poured stein of Warsteiner Beer.  Refreshing!

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Subaru “Secret Base: Pool”

Shot in California, this is one of three “Secret Base” spots VFX supervised by Leslie Ekker at Digital Domain during his 10 year stint as VFX Sup’, Commercials. It was shot on location, and includes extensive 3D animation. The pool was much smaller, and obviously not equipped with a trap door! This was one of […]

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Chevy Volt E3 Debut

We produced this all CG piece for Chevy Volt, to be debuted at E3. It has a pause in the middle, where the car changes color, to hand off to a live “explainer” at the E3 show, and then segue in to the ending. We created a :30 from it, with added shots, and then […]

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Consol Energy “Dust in the Wind”

VFX Supervision, Animation direction by Les Ekker.   2D and 3D animation, with 2D and 3D particles, CG pump jacks, and pan and tile environments.

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