|Issue: Studio - February 2008
DESIGN/FX STUDIO FARMER BROWN EXPANDS
|VENICE, CA – Farmer Brown (www.farmer-brown.com), the recently formed
broadcast design and commercial visual effects studio, has moved into
new space and expanded its creative and technical staff. The studio has
also added a high definition Final Cut Pro editing station as well as
upgraded its rendering capabilities.
Farmer Brown was co-founded by Tim Brown and Juan Granja. Brown began
his career as a print designer and then transitioned into computer
graphics in the late 1990s at Action Video in Hollywood. He did a brief
stint at Sony Image Works and helped launch The Game Show Network as a
freelancer before joining REZN8 as art director. There, during a
six-year stretch, he rose to creative director.
Brown went on to join Blur Studios in 2000 as a partner for several
years in the broadcast design division. He later formed Sweet Design
Studio and then Farmer Brown in 2006 with partner Juan Granja.
Granja began his creative career working in fashion design in Madrid.
He became the product manager for several labels before moving to
London to do theatrical set design. He relocated to Los Angeles where
he continued in the theater world. Along the way, he picked up computer
design and landed a job at TSI, where he explored 3D animation software
and tools while working on game development. He went on to join Blur
Studios in the late ‘90s where he spent five years. He then moved on to
form his own creative shop, Pixel Farm.
The studio is equipped with Intel-based Mac dual quad core
workstations, as well as with quad-core workstations. Applications on
hand include Adobe’s CS2 production suite, Autodesk 3DS Max, Eyeon
Digital Fusion 5, and Apple Final Cut Pro HD.
Farmer Brown’s recent work includes design packages for ESPN’s Madden Nation (ESPN), Pros vs. Joes (Spike TV), Funniest Commercials (TBS), Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (CBS) and Disney Movie Surfers package
(Disney Channel). The studio also completed an HD corporate video for
HP and in-store HD commercials for Best Buy and DirecTV.