The people behind the teeth..

We are creative chameleons, visual thinkers, experience designers and compulsive collaborators.  We use a wide range of tools to create in physical, digital and virtual worlds.
Our work includes (but isn’t limited to) VFX and animation for commercials, film & TV, and experience and content design for galleries, museums & festivals.

We have a multi-talented in-house team and also work with a number of talented creative free agents to stay flexible and come up with the best creative solutions for the variety of work we do.

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Lakshman Anandanayagam

Creative direction & VFX

Lakshman Anandanayagam has been working in the visual arts in various capacities since 2004.

Initially trained in motion design and VFX, his areas of commercial work and artistic practise now span multiple digital and physical toolsets. He's been a Flame artist for top Auckland post houses and collaborated on international projects in Europe and Asia, honing his commercial craft. Many weekends and holidays have been spent creating light art and projection mapped content for festivals and arts projects. He's happiest when creatively problem solving and exploring storytelling through sensory experience.

Kim Baldwinson

Producer

Kim Baldwinson is a creative producer with over 20 years of industry experience.  She started in film and TV, then moved into advertising to work at Ogilvy and DDB as a senior TV Producer. Now, with 7 years experience producing VFX and experiential projects, she has all the skills to coordinate production, post and deployment like a boss. She will turn a hand to getting any interesting project off the ground, and uses her epic producery skills to run our ship.

Tao Mao

Senior Motion Designer

Tao is a senior motion designer with a passion for illustration and character animation. Tao loves is to bringing clients’ ideas and stories to life with creative and attractive design and fluent storytelling. Tao is always looking outside of the box for new technology to achieve a personalised look for  each and every new project. He is an excellent problem solver and loves to help clients achieve their creative goals with quality and efficiency.

Jost Claassen

Creative Technologist

Jost has been with CP since he completed a communications degree at AUT. He is our resident expert in new tech, such as AR/VR and extended reality. He is hungry to research, test and constantly extend our technology based offering and skill set. Jost is also passionate about cinematography so you’ll see him documenting at all of our live events.

Colour grading

Colourists

Colour is a magical thing and boosts your production value no end.

We work seamlessly with the best colourists in all the (NZ) land, to cater for all styles, tastes and budgets.

Whether you work at their studio and transfer to us, do your approvals at CP, or even grade remotely, we have smooth processes set up for flexibility. 

Here is a selection of our talented local grading partners:

Pete Ritchie https://www.pete-ritchie.com/

Mikee Carpinter http://www.crayon.net.nz/about-wexley

Matic Prusnik https://mpcolour.co/

Dave Gibson https://www.davegibsoncolourist.com/about

Dave McLaren https://www.colourspace.tv/