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Issue: Animation - Aug 29, 2003

ALADINO V. DEBERT HEADING CG DEPARTMENT AT RADIUM

LOS ANGELES - Radium (www.radium.com) has promoted Aladino V. Debert to head of its CG department. Formerly CG supervisor at Radium's LA studio, Debert's new position expands his reach to oversee the technical and creative direction of the CG department for the company's LA and San Francisco offices.

A native of Argentina, where he attended the School of Architecture at the Buenos Aires University, Debert moved to New York in 1991 to study computer graphics and pursue a career in visual effects. After receiving a degree from Pratt University in 1994, Debert enjoyed a three-year stint as an animator and compositor for Manhattan's Evolution Logic Studios and performed freelance work for main title and effects house Balsmeyer & Everett.

Following a 1997 move to LA, Debert spent three years as a senior animator at Metrolight Studios where he was involved in various film and commercial projects. His work on such films as "Sense and Sensibility," "The First Wives Club" and "Kull the Conqueror," as well as his commercial and broadcast experience, led to his position as CG and animation supervisor with Santa Monica-based visual effects house Digital Art Media (formerly VisionArt Design & Animation). There, Debert worked on notable films including "Dungeons & Dragons," "Little Nicky," "Spy Kids" and "Dr. Dolittle 2."

He left D.A.M. in September 2001 to join Digital Domain as a senior digital artist. He was involved on the effects for "The Time Machine," "Star Trek: Nemesis and Spike Jonze's Adaptation."

Debert took a position as the head of CG for Radium Los Angeles in September 2002, where he was in charge of CG and visual effects supervision.