Steve Pugh Joins Pixomondo
Press Release by Pixomondo:
Los Angeles, CA -- Pixomondo has hired Steve Pugh as an Executive Producer to help oversee projects from the Burbank office, one of the company’s 11 studios around the world. A twenty year veteran of the visual effects industry, Pugh will be involved in streamlining the production pipeline of the Burbank office to better accommodate their growing mixed roster of television and film work. In March, the Burbank office will upgrade to a much larger facility - an 11,000 square foot space located in Media Studios North.
Pugh comes to Pixomondo from Eden FX where he spent a decade as a Visual Effects Producer. As the go-to producer for many show VFX supervisors, he oversaw work on a number of high profile television series including Lost, Fringe, Pushing Daisies, Community, Person of Interest and Pan Am. He also worked on several feature films including Hellboy and Shoot 'Em Up.
“We have wanted Steve to come on board for awhile now,” said Mark Miller, Executive Producer and General Manager, Pixomondo Burbank. “We are excited to finally have him and the timing is perfect with our move to the new facility. I worked closely with him at Eden FX and know firsthand how his deep technical background, production pipeline mastery and client friendly attitude benefits projects. Not only is he incredibly dependable under fire, but he also knows how to deliver work quickly and smoothly. He will also be an excellent mentor for our junior staff members.”
“Having worked with a number of Pixomondo’s artists in the past, I know they’ve assembled an exceptional crew and I’m thrilled to be joining the team,” said Pugh. “The caliber of projects that they’ve worked on is quite impressive, and I am excited to bring my experiences in workflow design and project management to the table to help them tackle even more ambitious projects.”
After a brief stint in special effects makeup, Pugh began his VFX career at Foundation Imaging as a systems engineer and artist. Working on the groundbreaking series Babylon 5 and designing their render pipeline, Pugh expanded his role over time, eventually becoming General Manager as the staff grew from four artists to over 150.
Pixomondo is an international visual effects company boasting 24-hour production capabilities, sharing projects across a global network of 11 facilities in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Munich, Burbank, Toronto and Hamburg. Founded by CEO Thilo Kuther in 2001, Pixomondo has created visual effects for more than 30 feature films including Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Red Tails, Hugo, Sucker Punch, Super 8, Fast Five, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2012 . The company is currently in production on upcoming features including Snow White and the Huntsman and The Amazing Spiderman, and TV series including Game of Thrones, Terra Nova, Hawaii 5-O and Grimm. In addition to visual effects, Pixomondo delivers the full range of creative, production and post services required to produce design-driven storytelling for commercials. More information on Pixomondo can be found here: http://www.pixomondo.com