NYC production studio since 1996 providing design, effects & new development for the film, television & advertising industry. We’re a smart & friendly group of passionate creatives who stay up late to help entertainment & marketing professionals tell their stories in memorable ways.
  • AR Thought Bubbles

    Augmented reality for trade show & displays

    Facial tracking plus graphics get people to interact.

    Medicus International New York met EMD Serono’s challenge by attracting booth traffic with fresh experiences.

    Facial tracking triggers a sequence of thoughts over a user’s head while looking at their reflection in a mirror or monitor.

  • Samsung on Psych

    Digital screen replacement and rig removal in post reduce time on set.

    Black Spot produced three funny effects spots with actors from USA’s “Psych” to demo Galaxy S4’s futuristic functions.
  • New Experiences for Medical Conferences

    Next-level Touch Table

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    Re-purposing static content from posters into an interactive table with a custom graphical interface gets attention
    Saatchi Health Care fills the Novartis booth with health care providers at ACR

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  • Projection Mapping for Marketing

    Showtime Grand Central

    Large scale CGI trompe l’oeil illusions get noticed and makes tens of thousands impressions on commuters over several days

    Viewers are attracted into Showtime’s live event, promoting season-premiere of award winning programs, Homeland & Dexter

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  • 3D Demos for Spots

    Never be powerless

    CGI products and dimensional graphics

    P.S. 260’s Brandname charged up the design for Woods Witt Dealy & Sons in the Duracell Powermat campaign featuring Jay-Z


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  • Finishing for Spots

    Usain, Cesc & Soul by Ludacris

    Motion Design, Invisible Fix-it Effects and Conform

    Nimbus turned to Broderville Pictures to increase the volume on Soultronic’s headphone campaign.  Spots feature Usain Bolt “The Fastest Man on Earth” and FC Barcelona’s midfielder Cesc Fàbregas

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  • CGI Design For Upfronts

    3D environments transport audiences through digital worlds

    Sony Entertainment with Black Spot captures all their blockbuster properties in one wild ride

    (Source: mechanismdigital.com)

  • How do you impress a NYC audience?

    MULTI-PLANE ANIMATION FOR EVENTS

    3LD and Eyeliner technology create holographic visuals live on stage

    American Express kicks off the NYC Partners in Preservation Initiative with Katherine McPhee at the Metropolitan Museum


    Mechanism Digital was brought in to help American Express kick off their Partners In Preservation program to choose three sites out of forty NYC landmarks to donate $3million dollars to.  The team’s challenge was to combine a disparate collection of still photos and drawings of historical sites from around NYC and bring them to life for Amex’s press event introduced by Mayor Bloomberg at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mechanism Digital teamed up with 3LD to employ an Eyeliner, a technology originating from the 1800’s called the Pepper’s Ghost, which uses an invisible high tension sheet plastic to reflect holographic-like imagery. The Eyeliner recently made a splash at Coachella to project Tupac singing “live” with Snoop Dog.  The creative team orchestrated a live stage presentation with cut-out, multi-plane elements from historical photos which unfolded like a pop-up book around Katherine McPhee, the star of TV show “Smash.” while she sang Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”

  • Killer Sequence & Dark Secrets

    Opening Credits for Feature Films

    Color treatments and effects evoke emotion in film, putting the audience in a receptive state of mind even before the plot unfolds.

    Director Roberto Buso-Garcia styled historic footage to suggest a dramatic backstory of a town’s downfall, its children and a dark secret in “Los Condenados” 

  • Interactive “Minority Report” Mirror!

    Rich Visual Content at Trade Shows

    Immersive environments attract crowds and keep people talking about your message

    Area 23/DraftFCB used interactive mirrors to explain trends while capturing attendee usage metrics for Genentch/Roche

  • In Theatres Now!

    Finishing Effects for Feature Films

    Films become polished in post production

    Werc Werk Works blends dark comedy and delirious Midwestern noir. “A crime tale with twists worthy of Hitchcock and dialogue worthy of the Coen Brothers.’ - David D’Arcy, Screen Daily

    http://thinice-movie.com/

  • Have a Heart!

    Augmented Reality creates buzz

    3 modes for Medical, Sweethearts and VFX fans
    HeartCam attracts crowds and gets them talking

    Free download on iTunes
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heartcam/id498104248?mt=8

  • Save on set, go digital?

    Invisible Effects for Feature Films

    Rig removal and digital makeup techniques make the impossible believable while saving time and money on set

    By opting to produce the crash and all scars digitally, “Musical Chairs” director Susan Seidelman, had more creative flexibility throughout production

    Centerpiece film at Lincoln Center in the Dance on Camera Festival

  • How Can Pixels Boost Comprehension?

    Computer Imagery for Medical Explanations
    Compelling visuals make complicated information approachable and understable

     

      

    Advertising agency Landmark360 uses 3D animation to help doctors and their patients see microscopic benefits of using Periosheild to prevent disease

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  • How Can SLRs Add a Striking Edge to Opens?

    Creative Services for Television Networks
    Hand held SRL photo-sequence technique delivers a gritty feel to show opens and graphics packages

    NBC News/ Peacock Producutions strengthened the brands of Dateline and Cloo Network by capturing viewers’ attention through a texural show open 

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