Prysm Studios and MK Films join forces

hybrid adds
motion GFX,
editorial, and
visual effects savvy
to 50,000 sq.-ft.
Chicago facility

This past summer, Ryan Gilbert opened Prysm Studios in a joint effort with MK Films to offer a full-service production and post-production facility.

MK Films boasts 50,000 square-feet of production space with lighting, cameras, high-speed motion control robot, and now 4K post-production capabilities through the new partnership with Prysm Studios.

Prysm Studios is a hybrid post-production model, designed to expand and collapse for projects big and small, and partners with well-established artists to offer editorial, 2D/3D motion graphics and visual effects. By sourcing from a variety of talent, Prysm Studios is able to bolster its capabilities to offer solutions for every project.



Behind the Prysm
Since its opening, Prysm Studios has formed core partnerships with a handful of highly respected artists in addition to Gilbert, who edits as well as oversees all projects from start to finish.

Most notably on the roster is Greg Sunmark, a well-known editor in the post-production community. In addition to creative editorial, Greg also does sound design and, having experience in AfterEffects and Smoke/Flame, is very comfortable and familiar with compositing and motion graphics.

Also on the roster is Adam Bruno who has eight+ years of experience editing in the ad industry. He has helped tell the stories of brands like Boeing, CenturyLink, Citi Bank, Glade, and Illinois Lottery to name a few.


Prysm founder Ryan Gilbert created graphics for John Malkovich’s “Allegory of the Cave” video directed by Sandro

Prysm bolsters GFX & VFX capabilities
In an effort to expand its motion GFX and VFX capabilities, Prysm partnered up with veteran motion graphic artist Jerry Nelson.

Jerry has over 13 years of video experience working with agencies and post-houses like Leo Burnett, Optimus, Utopic, Carbon VFX, Arc Worldwide, and Digitas for clients like Nissan, Coke, McDonald’s, United, HP, Whirlpool, Miller, P&G, Fruit of The Loom, Oreo and many others.


Stage One at MK Films

Creative advantage
By sharing a space with MK Films, Prysm has a creative advantage by opening up the lines of communication between artists, directors, and clients. Real-time input during the filming process is an instant value add to the clients’ ultimate end product. The all-in-one business model allows for higher efficiency, and more transparency throughout the creative process.

About Prysm Studios
Prysm Studios is a state-of-the-art, full service, hybrid post-production studio located in Chicago designed to expand and collapse for projects big and small. We source from talented artists that specialize in Editing, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Color Correction and a wide range of digital services.

About MK Films
MK Films is a world-class tabletop commercial production house providing clients with endless opportunities to translate their visions into reality. Since 2004, MK Films has produced superior work by approaching every storyboard with creative innovation, cutting-edge techniques and artful cinematography. The skilled directors and supporting production team deliver distinctive advertising content to enhance clients’ visions and branding.

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