Jess Ambrose
jessambrose.com

Resume

Managing Producer - current
Senior Producer – (Aug 2018 – Dec 2018)
FUSE FX - Los Angeles, CA: Aug 2018 - Present

Episodic TV: Midnight Texas, additional titles under NDA until released
Film: The Current War

Managing producer for our LA office.

Responsibilities include managing a team of 10 producers and 7 coordinators while producing and bidding up to 15 new shows at a time. Daily responsibilities include managing producer assignments; ensuring key project data (dates, status, bids) are kept up-to-date, monitoring bidding and invoicing activity across the studio and acting as production point person for new/incoming projects. Recently took on responsibilities overseeing the design/concept team to help expand the department.

Senior Producer / Senior Integrated Content Producer (freelance)
Framestore VFX / JAMM VFX / Nomad Editorial / Apache Color / BP - Los Angeles, CA: Nov 2014 - Present

Clients: Apple, Ford, Godiva Chocolate, Kelloggs, KIA, Kohler, Phillips, Target and many others in the U.S. and Internationally.

Senior VFX producer for various content, commercials, pitches, design work.

Responsibilities included line producing, client liaison, bidding new CG/VFX/VR/2D/3D projects, overages on existing projects and shoot supervision to advise clients on the best ways to film complex vfx shots. Managed budgets ranging from freebies to multi-million dollars. Collaborated with our internal directing team on creative pitches for agencies and direct to client projects.

Senior Integrated  Producer
Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners - Los Angeles, CA: Nov 2017 - Jun 2018

Clients: Mitsubishi Motors

Lead content producer on Mitsubishi Motors.

Responsible for managing all broadcast, social, content and radio requests with internal and external teams. Produced the Eclipse Cross Launch campaign, the first quarter social campaign (prep, line production, post, delivery) and tons of monthly incentives. Worked with our marketing clients to update the production guidelines and managed budgets ranging from 10K - to over $800K.

Senior Integrated Broadcast Producer
WongDoody Advertising - Los Angeles, CA: Sep 2016 - Oct 2017

Clients: Cedars Sinai, Go to Meeting, Houston Methodist, National University and Tinder.

Oversaw the content/broadcast department in the LA office. Responsible for managing all broadcast, content and radio requests with internal and outside teams. Most recently produced and supervised the 2017 Go To Meeting “Make meeting magic” campaign and the 2017 National University “for the greater” campaign.

Senior Broadcast Producer (freelance)
MullenLowe Advertising - Los Angeles, CA: Mar 2016 - July 2016

Clients: Acura and Patron

Responsible for producing and supervising the 2016 Patron “We didn’t invent Tequila” campaign. Responsibilities also included producing and supervising 2D/3D animations for Acura, managing budgets, schedules, outside vendors and working closely with cost consultants.

Executive Producer (freelance)
Prologue Films - Los Angeles, CA: Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

Clients: Paramount Pictures

EP for Main titles, features and VR projects.

Oversaw a team of 15 artists, producers and coordinators on multiple projects. Responsibilities included delivering 75 VFX shots, Main title sequence and Main on end in five weeks for a high profile feature film. Worked closely with Kyle Cooper to source top talent and made sure his creative needs and the client’s needs were met in a timely manor.

VFX Producer
The Mill - Los Angeles, CA: May 2012 - Oct 2014

Clients: Apple, Audi, Old Spice, Turbo Tax, Capital One, Gatorade, Google, Grey Poupon, Hyundai, Nissan, Microsoft, MAL, Chiat Day, Google, Venables, 180 La, Team One, Mother London, Goodby SF, Billboard Awards, and many others in the U.S. and Internationally.

VFX Producer for Broadcast, award shows, design, digital media, content and VR projects.

Produced award winning visual effects for TV commercials and short films including an Emmy, Cannes Silver Lion for Film, and a Gold Clio. Responsibilities included line producing, client liaison, bidding CG/VFX/VR/2D/3D projects, overages on existing projects and shoot supervision to advise clients on the best ways to film complex vfx shots. Managed budgets ranging from freebies to multi-million dollars. Collaborated with our internal directing team on creative pitches for agencies and direct to client projects.

CGI Producer
Innocean Worldwide - Huntington Beach, CA: Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

Clients: Hyundai

Produced award winning creative for Hyundai.com including OC Addy Gold and Silver awards for the Hyundai Azera journey microsite. Responsible for the development and implementation of CG process/folder structures for the department, training freelance producers and creating and managing all RFQ’s, bids and PO’s. Collaborated closely with Armstrong White, the agency’s contract CG vendor to make sure vehicles are scanned, product accurate, assets created look real, lighting styles are approved and final assets delivered on time and on budget. Managed all CG projects for Hyundai.com and the TUBE; projects include model year updates for 15 vehicles, assets for print/OOH, stylized animations for .com and Broadcast.

Project Manager
XYZ Graphics - Los Angeles, CA: Apr 2009 - Feb 2011

Clients: Audi, Nike, Innocean Worldwide, Toyota, Lexus, 180 LA, McCann Worldgroup, Fisker Automotive Karma, Campbell–Ewald, DC shoes, Vizio, and many other agencies across the United States.

Responsible for bidding, producing and maintaining a high quality product for CG animations/stills for print and digital medias. Coordinated closely with our MD to implement CG projects into the current pipeline. Worked closely with the creative, sales and management teams on new business pitches. Managed schedules and multi-million dollar budgets with tight turnaround launch dates for demanding clients.

Assistant Producer (freelance)
Rock Paper Scissors Editorial - Santa Monica, CA: Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Clients: Paramount pictures, Warner Brothers and many different advertising agencies across the United States.

Assistant producer for the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Organized and managed detailed schedules for all editors. Responsible for bidding new jobs and setting up incoming editorial sessions.

Print Production Manager (freelance)
David and Goliath Advertising - El Segundo, CA: Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

Clients: KIA Motors, Universal Studios, Cazadores, New York-New York Hotel/Casino Mammoth Mountain and Anchor Blue.

Responsibilities included the Kia Borrego launch, Simpsons Ride launch at Universal Studios and the Mammoth Mountain season pass kits that included a 5-ft trail map. Collaborated with the creative, account and project management teams to ensure client needs were met. Managed multi-million dollar budgets and schedules with tight turnaround launch dates.

Print Production Manager (freelance)
Ground Zero Advertising - Los Angeles, CA: May 2007 - Mar 2008

Clients: Contessa Shrimp, Halekulani Waikiki Hotels, ESPN, California Department of Health, Pinky Vodka and Ditech.com

Responsibilities included estimating, trafficking and the production of projects. Managed art buying for photographer and illustrator costs, usage and buyouts. Agency cyberian for the image library of all advertising materials.

Print Production
Rubin Postaer and Associates - Santa Monica, CA: Oct 2005 - Feb 2007

Clients: Honda, Acura, Pioneer and Soy Joy

Responsibilities included proofing ads for delivery, research for the design teams, maintained agency image library and worked closely with vendors to ensure internal request were met. Worked extensively to supply all creative directors, designers and vendors with images for the RPA 20th anniversary book.

Education
CSUF
BA Communications with an emphasis in advertising
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Fullerton, CA

Skills
• Proficient in PC and Macintosh formats: Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, File Maker Pro, internet applications, actualizeit, Basecamp, Webvantage, Jira and Ceta bidding/scheduling software.

Awards:

2014
2014 Cannes Silver Lion for Film - Apple "Misunderstood"
2014 Emmy for Outstanding Commercial - Apple "Misunderstood"
2014 CLIO Film Gold - Apple "Misunderstood"

2013
2013 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Commercial - Grey Poupon "The Chase"
2013 OC Addy Gold - Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite
2013 OC Addy Silver Award – Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite. Elements of Advertising, Digital Creative Technology.
2013 OC Addy Silver Award – Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite. Digital Creative Technology.
2013 OC Addy Silver Award – Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite. Elements of Advertising, Sound.
2013 SXSW award finalist for Motion Graphics - Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite

2012
2012 Communication Arts Webpick of the day – Hyundai Azera Journey Microsite
2012 Webby Honoree – Hyundai Veloster iAd mobile advertising
2012 OC Addy Gold for Special Effects, Internet - Hyundai Blue Link CG animations
2012 OC Addy Gold for Interactive Media mobile apps - Hyundai Veloster iAd
2012 OC Addy Gold for Interactive Media Mobile Websites - Hyundai Mobile Site

2011
2011 Gold in the Cyber Category of Innocean Creative Awards - Hyundai Veloster iAd

Organizations:

Visual Effects Society (VES)
Active Member