Alex is the kind of person who gets a lot of random questions from strangers like: Where are you from? Are you from there or here? Let me rephrase that . . . She’s really just from Duncanville (and half Columbian and half Nicaraguan). While at SMU, she interned at Dieste and got to visit this really cool post house with really cool people. Months later, with a degree in Cinema-Television, she landed a job at that same really cool post house with really cool people. She runs the vault and assists at this really cool post house with really cool people.
Greg Beninger | VFX Artist
This one graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in film production and an emphasis in cinematography. It shows (literally, he has it hanging up on his wall). He started out at Red Car as an intern, and has run the table working as vault manager, assistant editor, visual effects artist, graphic animator, visual effects supervisor, director, dp… whew. When not in front of a computer at Republic, he’s on the set of a music video (no, not as a performer).
Carrie Callaway | Managing Director/Partner
Carrie hails from Louisiana where she brings her Cajun attitude of "Laissez les bons temps rouler " (loosely translated as “Add spice to soup”). She founded Yellow Rose back in the days of film (a series of still images which, when televised or projected on a screen, creates an illusion of moving images due to phi phenomenon), helped found Red Car Dallas, and is a founding partner of Republic Editorial. An unbelievable MD who’s addicted to her job, when Carrie is not at work, she can be reached on her phone. Sometimes.
William Franklin | Senior Assistant Editor
William was born in Oscoda, MI. Notable residents: 2 killers, a baseball player, and the cat man. After traveling the world (California and Virginia) he got his degrees on at the University of North Texas, and after a series of chance encounters at random bars, William got a job working at Red Car (this is how we hired 99% of our staff). William’s a music lover. When he's not staring into an AVID he's staring into his iTunes library.
David Gaitan | Creative Director: Motion Academy
Creative director, motion designer, 3D artist, VFX supervisor/artist, illustrator, photographer, painter, independent comic creator, David Gaitan is a man of many hats who, ironically, never actually wears hats.
Gordon Gibson | Audio Engineer/Sound Designer
A metal rocker back in college, Gordon’s now getting his band back together while he’s sending his daughter off to college. As the official VO talent of Republic, you’ve probably heard him on the radio at some point or another selling something people want you to buy. He can name any tune in just one note and measures his children's height in decibels. When he speaks Spanish, even people who don’t speak Spanish understand him completely.
Edgar Garza | Assistant Editor
Edgar’s personality and work ethic are evident in the bio he sent us: “I was promoted to assistant editor and got the privilege to assist and learn from one of the best in Chris Gipson. Though grueling hours from time to time and high pressured moments, I have emphatically enjoyed doing what it takes to put out the best product possible and am excited to continue to grow as an editor and as a person, in hopes of one day reaching the next level.” Edgar is able to also be extremely sarcastic in Spanish.
Chris Gipson | Senior Editor/Partner
Chris (or Gibby as the cool kids call him) joined the staff of Red Car Hollywood back in June of ’94 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara. Six years later, he finds himself working with the likes of Marcus Nispel on some of the most Gibtastic stuff we’ve ever seen. In 2004, he moved to our Dallas office (a move he told his wife would be just for a year) and over the past eight nine years (who’s counting) he’s taken Gibolisciousness to a whole new level. A founding partner of Republic Editorial, he’s got an adorable pair of twin daughters, and his wife still wonders when “the year” will end.
Patrick Hammond | Editor
An Argentine soccer player by birth, he is the first soccer player in history to win Four FIFA Ballon d’Or. We’re talking about Lionel Messi - Patrick’s a really, really big fan of him. Most people tell us his ability as an editor is somewhere between above average and daunting (this time we’re talking about Patrick, not Lionel). We’re really glad he’s on our team and not on Barcelona’s.
Keith James | Senior Editor/Partner
A founding partner of Republic Editorial, Keith actually grew up in Tokyo where, as a high-school student, he produced a weekly television show. Though this just sounds like another one of his made up stories (like the time he got into a pants versus shorts debate with George W.), it’s actually true (as is the pants story). Mix in four years at UT Austin, seven years at Charlie Uniform Tango, eight years at Red Car, a wife, three boys, and two gut wrenching World Series losses, it’s amazing that he still gets laughs like he did back in Japan (he didn’t, really. . it was a language barrier thing).
Andy McGee | Editor
Publicis Dallas hired Andy directly out of college. As an assistant editor, this gave him valuable insight into how much hard work was needed to produce TV commercials (especially without the aid of liquor). He left the cushy agency life for the even cushier post-production world in 2006. His focus, work ethic, and wardrobe of slightly amusing t-shirts led him to become the senior assistant editor and eventually paved his path into editing. Andy’s worked with an exciting and impressive list of national companies so you should be excited and impressed.
Jackie Sandoval-Roman | Post Producer
From the Valley (the cool one in Texas, not the lame one in LA), Jackie was one of those over achievers you hated in college (triple major in Advertising, Marketing, and Management). Hired by us out of school (flash three degrees and we let ya in), she keeps our online and audio rooms running like clockwork (a finely tuned, speck free clock). She claims to not like ketchup but will have it with fries.
Jason Vigue | Motion Designer: Motion Academy
We call him “Vigs.” He calls himself our “lead nerd”. Everyone knows him as the guy that gets it done, really fast, no matter what it is, even if it’s unrelated to what you want to get done. We like to think that’s because he grew up working on “The Jimmy Neutron” TV series. Whatever it is, he’s a darn special motion graphics and visual effects guy that brings the ‘Ademy’ to our team from ‘Motion Academy’ (we have no idea what that word means either).