Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lance Larson joins Team Synthetic!

Synthetic Pictures owner & executive producer, Justin Corsbie officially announced the signing of director/editor Lance Larson to the Synthetic Pictures family. His current short film "Bloom" is taking the festival circuit by storm racking up award after award. For more info go to

Lance Larson is an award winning director and editor. His first short film "Crosswalk" won "Best Short Film" at the New York International Film Festival, USA Film Festival and Sidewalk Film Festival. Larson directed commercials for Slingshot Agency (United Way) and Square One Agency (Dallas Morning News). He also directed a promotional spot for the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (What Is Independent Film) sponsored by DEJ Productions.

Aside from directing Larson works as an editor on commercials, promos and movie trailers for Blockbuster Entertainment, DEJ Productions, MTV, Universal, Artisan, Dreamworks, Lions Gate, Slingshot Agency and Square One Agency. He has received two Telly Awards for achievement in editing.

Larson's educational background includes a BS in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. He studied AVID Editing at Video Symphony Institute and the Montana Edit post house. He received further training at Digital Media Solutions for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Currently Lance is in development with Creative Artists Agency to direct his first feature film "Invisible".

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Synthetic Appoints New In-House West Coast Sales Rep

May 15, 2008 -- Synthetic Pictures has hired John R. Randolph as its new in-house west coast sales representative. With the addition of Randolph to the sales roster, Synthetic is boosted by his on-the-ground experience with a history of excellence. Randolph previously spent more than a decade in the video music world, representing some of the most prolific directors to come out of the urban and pop music scenes.

Synthetic Pictures founder and director Justin Corsbie says, “We're really excited about hiring John. He brings both experience and a freshness that's invaluable. He's a dynamic, fun guy to be around, and will undoubtedly be a great addition to our Synthetic team."

Randolph is equally thrilled with the task at hand, saying, "I'm excited about this opportunity and look forward to the challenges of the position. I'm most enthusiastic about joining a team that is poised to make a substantial impact on the industry. Having developed a successful career fostering new and preexistent directing talent in a highly competitive, ever-changing environment, I understand the importance of persistence, tenacity, cultivating relationships and teamwork. In this unique opportunity with Synthetic Pictures, I intend to add to the foundation of those building blocks."

Welcome aboard, John!