Lichtman and Wu both come to Brickyard from London’s Glassworks, where Lichtman was head of production and Wu was senior 3D lead. Sethi joins the company from UK-based feature film and television effects house Double Negative, where he was most recently lead character animator and a technical director on the film Batman Begins.
On venturing into CG, Brickyard co-owner Geoff McAuliffe says the studio often uses these elements when performing compositing on projects. “Establishing our own CG division to bring character modeling and animation capabilities in house was a logical next step, thus affording us more control over the elements and offering a better and more complete service to our clients,” he notes.
Brickyard has also expanded its artistic toolset. The company’s existing suite - which includes Autodesk Discreet Flame HD systems and 2d3 Boujou tracking software - gains Alias Maya, Adobe After Effects, Apple Shake and a film capable render farm runniNg Pixar Renderman and Mental Images’ Mental Ray.