The Napoleon Group – a leading pre-visualization production/post studio led by Founder Marty Napoleon, President Douglas Miller and Creative Director Ken Kresge – is set to relocate to New York’s Flatiron district in January 2013. The company will occupy more than 14,000 newly renovated square feet on two floors in what was once the corporate office for fashion designer Kate Spade at 48 West 25th St.
"We've decided to build our dream studio," Napoleon says. "After 25 years of expert service, we asked ourselves, 'can we raise the bar for our industry by making a better work environment?’"
Along with its custom-built edit and audio suites, the studio’s open-air workspace will seat more than 40 artists and designers, facilitating creative collaboration among staff and clients alike.
"We're fortunate to have an incredibly talented and dedicated team of storytellers that use a variety of production techniques," Miller says. "Because of that, it was important to us that we create a multi-faceted environment where people are inspired to create their best work."
The Napoleon group is building an in-house greenscreen stage and motion capture studio that will be available for immediate production support and expand the list of services already offered under one roof.
"Today, ad agencies come to us looking for a creative partnership," Kresge says. "We are building a technological infrastructure that will encourage a fluid workflow between all of our various divisions."