CULVER CITY, CA — Animation, visual effects and design company Blur Studio (www.blur.com) has added new talent to its team. Eric Maurer comes on board as character effects supervisor, while Oded Raz joins the studio as asset supervisor. The hirings increase the studio's capacity for larger projects, and foster the development of new technology.
Maurer (left) joins Blur with more than two decades of experience in the visual effects industry. He spent 15 years at Blue Sky Studios as the primary architect of the character effects and voxel rendering pipeline used across the facility, and contributed to 11 animated features including, The Peanuts Movie, Rio and all five films in the Ice Age franchise. Prior to joining Blue Sky, Maurer worked as a technical director and digital effects supervisor on film and commercial projects at multiple facilities in New York, including R/GA and Imaginary Forces.
Raz (right) joins Blur with many years of experience as a CG supervisor and look development lead for visual effects companies such as Luma Pictures, Digital Domain and Mirada Studios. He has worked as both an artist and a supervisor on both feature films and commercial projects. His feature credits include Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He has also developed commercial visual effects for brands such as Disneyland, Coca Cola, Nike, Microsoft and Universal.