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BRICKYARD VFX VENTURES INTO CG ANIMATION

November 8, 2005
BRICKYARD VFX VENTURES INTO CG ANIMATION

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.


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