Since beginning his career in 1994, Andy McKenna has earned a solid reputation as one or the world’s premier visual effects artists working in commercials, music videos and feature films. His VFX talents were honed at Sydney’s GMD through contributions to major feature film projects, including “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Rabbit-Proof Fence” and then reached new heights after he joined Animal Logic as a Senior Flame Compositor. There, Andy’s VFX supervision and contributions to major ad campaigns included Carlton’s “Big Ad” for director Paul Middleditch, the 2006 Adidas “What’s Inside” spot from director Noam Murro, and other ads for Verizon, Nike and Gatorade.
Andy joined Santa Monica’s Moving Pixels in 2006 as VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, where his technical mastery of visual effects compositing and his creativity shone through in high-profile commercial work for Buick, Coors Light, Nissan, and Mercury, among many others. Andy then landed at a52 in November of 2008. Since then he’s created a stunning portfolio of work collaborating with top directors and creatives.