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MARILYS ERNST

Producer  

MARILYS ERNST • PRODUCER

Producer of digital media, mobile apps, short films, animations, video installations and branded content

Creative Producer

Case Study: Jumping Pages, Inc.

Managed $500,000 start-up team of four in the development of six children's story apps starting with the original iPad (OS platform) through iPad 4 and Android. 


Created budgets, storyboards and pitch presentations for investors ($150k – $4.5m). 

Staffed teams up to 25 for each app, managed & led teams to develop design solutions during pre-UI era.

App development was just taking off in 2012 when I began working with Jumping Pages on these exciting new products for children.


OTHER HATS: Editor, Music Editor, Sound Design, Animator, Developer, Voice-over Artist.

COOL FACTOR: My son now plays with apps that I helped create before he was born and since some of the character voices are me, it's fun to watch him make a personal connection.

Video Installation Producer

Case Study: Foundry Theatre at Arena Stage:
PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY  

Re-created the experience of touring on a bus through the Bronx for a live performance theatrical installation.

Produced a shoot of a continuous shot for four cameras that were mounted on a rigged vehicle.

Developed video clips that ran continuously and in synch throughout the one-hour show on three screens with the objective of simulating a live tour. 


I have produced videos for over 20 NYC live performance productions including theatre, dance and music by world renowned artists including Michael Cerveris, Carl Hancock Rux, Ellen McLaughlin, Gabri Christa and Vernon Reid. Productions I collaborated on with these artists won numerous awards. 


OTHER HATS: Editor, Designer, Videographer, Sound Design, Video Tech, 2nd Camera.

COOL FACTOR: Surrounding an audience with video screens while seated on stage under headphones; an awesome theatrical experience.

Video Producer

Case Study: Manhattan Motorcars: On-Line Auctions

Produced and directed marketing campaign for MMC’s 20th anniversary event held in their new 4.5 million dollar showroom. 

Created a commercial campaign featuring 5 luxury cars ranging in value from $150,000 to $2.4M (a Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Ferrari) to define the quality and uniqueness of this new venture auction experience. 

Co-created tutorial instructional video for use with the online bidding platform.


This new enterprise focused on a niche market of high-end online auctioning. It had access to top-of-the-line inventory of luxury cars. I developed a campaign to bring awareness to its investors and perspective clients.


OTHER HATS: Director, Editor, Music Editor, Sound Design, Web Designer & Developer.

COOL FACTOR: Being surrounded by muscle cars and fancy sedans in spectacular colors for MMC's 20th Anniversary Event was a thrill for me!

Animation Producer

Case Study: Fly Agency and Mobile Video: Neater Feeder

Produced 3D animation with water flowing FX.

Led team in finding cost effective solutions for animation; final choices: Cinema 4D for the elements and open source Blender for the water.


My post production company was asked to create animation that would integrate well with live action. On a limited budget, using Blender, we produced great results for this 45-second commercial spot and created the animation in one week. 


OTHER HATS: Editor, Team Leader, Designer.

COOL FACTOR: Learning how to animate water!