Motion Theory has hired Angie Jones as animation supervisor. With more than 14 years of experience in creature and character animation for blockbuster films, TV, commercials and videogames, Jones is charged with strengthening the studio's animation department, pushing the ideals of how computer animated characters look and move and overseeing animation teams for all 3D and 2D project work.
"Angie brings with her an incredible wealth of talent and knowledge and we're honored to welcome her to the studio," said Javier Jimenez, exec producer and co-founder of Motion Theory. "We look for the most exceptional artists who fit in to our collaborative setting, and Angie's innovative vision will only complement the team."
"Motion Theory is a collection of some of the most cutting edge and forward thinkers in our industry," said Jones. "The teams overflow with imagination and excitement. I've admired the studio's work for years and am very excited to join the effort."
Jones' work can be seen in major films, including NATIONAL TREASURE and NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS, the Oscar winning PAN'S LABYRINTH, X2: X-MEN UNITED, SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED, GARFIELD and STUART LITTLE.
Her commercial work includes her leadership role on Disney's 50th Anniversary campaign as well as the AMP energy drink PAPER spot, winner of the bronze Clio in 2007, and recently nominated for outstanding "Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial" by the Visual Effects Society (VES). She has also contributed to spots for Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Nintendo, Popsicle and Geico Insurance's iconic Gecko spots.
Additionally, Jones' work is found in popular videogames such as ODDWORLD: ABE'S EXODDUS, MUNCH'S ODDYSEE, DINO CRISES 3 and RED DEAD REVOLVER.
She is also the author of THINKING ANIMATION, published in 2006, which discusses the future of computer animation while retaining core values that traditional animators use as formulas and principles. Jones has additionally taught at Dhima in Santa Monica and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. She also serves on the advisory board for the LA Film Schools new computer animation program.
Motion Theory (www.motiontheory.com) is a studio redefining the production industry through a combination of creative development, filmmaking and innovative visual effects.