PIKE FX is a high-end animation and visual effects boutique located in Studio City specializing in Visual Effects, CGI,
3D Animation, 2D Animation, VR Virtual Reality, Motion Graphics, and Compositing.
We strive for the highest quality of work in a relaxed, creative environment.
Harry Paakkonen is co-owner of PIKE FX. Harry is a veteran of the entertainment industry with over 25 years of experience in producing and creating animation and special effects for motion pictures, commercials, and TV shows. He has worked with all the major studios from Disney, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal, New Line Cinema, Dreamworks to Nickelodeon Movies. He has worked with a long list of ad-agencies and production companies such as Chiat Day, J. Walter Thompson, and McCann-Erickson, creating commercials for Coke, Pepsi, Honda, Toyota, Verizon, Budweiser, Miller, Ford, Visa, Intel, Reebok, and numerous others. He is a member of the Producers Guild and the Visual Effects Society. He has won a Clio for Best Computer Animation in a commercial, two Telly awards and he was a finalist for the London International Advertising award for best computer animation.
Ben Ceccarelli is co-owner of PIKE FX. Before founding PIKE FX, Ben incorporated over a decade of animation knowledge and visual effects skills working at various studios including Warner Bros. Animation, Rough Draft Animation, Artifact LA, Moo Studios, Zoic, and served as Creative Director at 23D Films. Classically trained as a 2D characer animator, he designed, directed, and developed high-end animation and effects for feature films, commercials, television shows, and music videos. His clients included Walt Disney, Warner Bros., and FOX studios. Budlight, Yahoo, The Office, and NBC's Community were among Ben's commercial and television clients as well.