Robbie Robfogel serves as CEO and visual effects supervisor at the facility with LuzMary Robfogel acting as chief operations officer. The studio has also brought aboard 3D modeler/animator Brandon MacDougall and character animator Jeff Clifton.
Ocean Visual FX is outfitted with NewTek LightWave 3D software, Eyeon's Digital Fusion compositing package and Boxx Technologies 3D workstations and render-farms. The studio is also offers HD editing capabilities via an Avid system.
Robfogel is a 10-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He has been affiliated with Foundation Imaging, O-Entertainment, UFO Films, Transcontinuity Studios and Interweave Entertainment. His credits include work on Batman & Robin, Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles, Max Steel, Voyeur 2 and numerous music and corporate videos.
MacDougall is an Emmy award-winning modeler and animator. He won a team Emmy in 1998-99 for "Outstanding Special Effects for a Series' for Star Trek Voyager. He was also nominated for an Emmy in 2000-2001 for the same series.
An experienced expert with LightWave, Clifton was previously a character animator at Clear Crown Studio where he created animal characters for the PC game title Wild Life! Before that, Clifton was a 3D artist at Brainforest Digital Animatics where he helped create a pre-viz animatic for Betty Crocker Warm Delights.
Ocean has completed a Web and DVD 3D modeling and animation package for Champion Sidecars, a company specializing in the conversion of Harley Davidson and Honda Gold Wing motorcycles into classic three-wheelers and sidecars.