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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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Shell “Further”

Nicolai Fuglsig’s Shell Further, supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain. This spot is entirely CG animated, with the idea of a fleet of supercar-SUV’s ripping through a deserted wasteland like a squadron of aerobatic jets. A VERY difficult project.

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ESPN NASCAR “Variables”

All CG spot for NASCAR, Directed by Loni Perestere, VFX co-supervised (only 20%) by Les Ekker, for Zoic Studios. The (actual NASCAR) drivers faces shot live, projected on CG heads in all CG scenes.

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Jen Anniston: “SmartWater Viral”

Leslie, I’m just loading this as an example. Ideally and for best visibility on the web, I’d recommend that you create a youtube channel for your clips, and set it up for high def videos and tag them using the keyword terminology that you want to be found under.

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Les Ekker Visual Effects Reel

32 years in Visual Effects, Oscar nominated, BAFTA winning creativity and technical direction.  Dozens of feature films, and over 130 commercials over 14 years.  Les Ekker brings design integrity, inspirational team leadership, arresting and clear visual communication to the style and concept of Directors.  Experience counts!

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New Mexico State Fair “The Most Wonderful Time”

Directed by Leslie Ekker, this is meant to be a whimsical fun silly vintage-feeling hand-made organic stage performance, like a small town Drama Club vibe. We were extremely constrained in budget and schedule, but succeeded in satisfying the client (New Mexico Gov.) in the extreme. It is still used and loved today.  ALL set dressing […]

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