June 12, 2007


"The addition of the Optic Flavor team, an extraordinarily creative and talented group, has expanded our capabilities," notes studio president and founder, Michael Chomet. We can now field anything our clients challenge us with. It's a very exciting time at Chomet and we are proud to be a well-integrated SD and HD shop." 

Chomet and Optic Flavor now offer a range of creative services, including editorial, 3D animation, 2D animation, complex visualizations, compositing, and photo-realistic renders. Based in the facility's new and expanded studio in midtown Manhattan are Optic Flavor creative director/co-owner Stephan Zlotescu, VFX supervisor Jim Yeo and project coordinator Shamim Seifzadeh. Chomet producer Bethel Dudt will act as project manager, handling interaction with all Chomet clients. 

Optic Flavor's European staff includes VFX supervisor/co-owner Vlad Caprini; 3D animators Andre Ilie and Bogdan Diaconu; modeling/rigging specialist Catalin Otelea; texturing/lighting/compositing artist Iulian Purcaru; and particles/dynamics/hair/liquid specialist Razvan "Brazil" Vasilache.  

Chomet's primary effects tools, running on high-end graphics PC workstations, include Maya, After Effects, Z-Brush, Shake, Boujou, Softimage XSI, Deep Paint 3D, Vue 6 Infinite, Corel Painter IX, Poser, Mudbox and Flash. 

Optic Flavor is currently at work on their first project under the Chomet banner, an 18-hour HD self-help series of inspirational tapes for the Life Book Center. The series will include an additional 18 alternative versions.