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Andrew Hall to Supervise A52's CG Department

Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles visual effects and design company A52 has hired Andrew Hall, formerly a feature film animation supervisor for Digital Domain, as CG supervisor.

Hall began his career at London's The Motion Picture Co., earning the title of senior animator and working on numerous TV commercials and features, including THE ENGLISH PATIENT, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, RICHARD III and THE MIRACLE MAKER.

Hall then spent six years as animation supervisor for Digital Domain, where his feature film credits included PETER PAN, THE TIME MACHINE, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU and LAKE PLACID, as well as a long list of prestigious commercials and network on-air IDs.

Since early 2004, Hall served as vfx/animation supervisor at CreoCollective, handling vfx supervision on many projects, and also serving as animation supervisor on high-profile jobs, including David Cornell's 2004 HD SONY DREAMS project. At CreoCollective, he also directed a vfx-intensive cancer research spot for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

"Although our CG department is small," explained Mark Tobin, A52's managing director and exec producer, "between Andy and Denis Gauthier, we now offer animation, lighting and rendering capabilities that are truly beyond compareIn the past, the role of vfx supervisor has typically been in the 2D realm, but as CG becomes increasingly important, it's wonderful to have a world-class animator who also has the skills and talents to contribute effectively on-set to supervise visual effects."

The opportunity for CG to really take off in the creative world is imminent, and A52 wants to capitalize on that, Hall added. The idea of building a CG department that will be an integral part of the overall business was very attractive to me...

Established in 1997 as a home for the very latest high-end photoreal visual effects technologies and the industrys most innovative and talented graphic design artists, West Hollywood visual effects and design company A52 creates award-winning imagery for the worlds most visually ambitious commercial and television projects. For more information, Mark Tobin at (310) 385-0851 or visit www.A52.com.

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