Creative studio Costume Code, right now announces the signing of Emmy award-winning director, Daniel Castro to its business roster. The Brooklyn-primarily based expertise delivers with him a multimedia tactic to storytelling, incorporating 2D layout, quit movement and VFX into his live-action work.
Soon after graduating from his scientific studies in merchandise style and design, Daniel learned he experienced a talent for graphics, and commenced doing work as a visual designer, freelancing in New York before going to San Francisco to work for clientele including Pottery Barn, Style and design Continuum Italia, Sephora, and Brooks Stevens Style. Although in San Francisco, Daniel pursued a lifelong want towards images, and identified achievements doing the job as an ad photographer and escalating as a visible artist.
Returning to New York in 2013, Daniel commenced to experiment with halt-motion animation, relishing in the independence and prospects that lie in crafting full narrative movies as a substitute of singular continue to times. In 2014, he founded Sky Pie Studio, which became one particular of the go-to quit motion outlets in the metropolis. Daniel advanced his perform into extra live action do the job involving 2D and 3D animation as time went on.
Some of Daniel’s job highlights contain working with French soccer star Paul Pogba for the Pepsi x KFC Champion’s Challenge. The mammoth task concerned developing and bringing to everyday living a 40 foot Rube Goldberg device (a chain-response kind device, deliberately made to have out a simple endeavor in an overcomplicated or impractical way), and taking care of a inventive group that spanned across five international locations. On top of that, Daniel labored pretty intently with Oatly, directing several places for the manufacturer during the brand’s quick expansion.
It was in 2021 when Daniel gained an Emmy award for the quick movie ‘Quarantined’ manufactured in collaboration with Leverage Dance Theatre and Aligned Media. Filmed as Covid-19 limits were being drawing to a near, ‘Quarantined’ explores the thought that even in just restriction there exists monumental likely.
Daniel’s evolution as a director, little by little embracing new artistic mediums which include design, pictures, prevent-movement, and VFX and integrating these into dwell action work echoes the advancement of Gown Code alone. Hunting to the long term as aspect of the studio, Daniel will utilise his ambitious multi-media technique together with Dress Code’s increased output abilities to make design and style-centered, persuasive promoting.
Daniel Castro, director, Costume Code stated “I’m wanting forward to tackling technological and innovative worries with the prowess of the Gown Code team backing me up. My multi-medium strategy has allowed me to tackle briefs from all kinds of angles – but occasionally I experienced to shy away from the wildest solution because of creation restrictions. Now the gloves are off. With Dress Code I can go entire tilt.”
Brad Edelstein, executive producer at Gown Code included “Daniel’s visible aesthetic and tactic to initiatives aligns so effectively with Gown Code’s model and ethos. Daniel leans closely into the use of in-depth art course and he’s truly developed a stunning and inspiring occupation by increasing his apply throughout artistic mediums. To go from common layout, to photography, to prevent-movement, to expanding additional into VFX and allowing all of that to inevitably complement his dwell action operate is just so extraordinary. His ever-evolving and insatiable spirit is inspiring. We are so energized to have him join the crew and cannot wait for what is future in shop for him.”