Black Logic Gains Five New 3D Artists
Black Logic has added five 3D artists to its CG department. The new Black Logic CG staff members include: Scott Petill, senior animator; Sebastian Bilbao, technical director; Julio Soto and Andrew Dayton, CG artists; and Glenn Harper, visual effects animator. Prior to joining Black Logic, Petill was at Post Perfect and earlier at ad agency Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer. In addition, he has consulted with Pixar on their commercial software releases, and designed a library of 3D textures for broadcast and print applications. "Scott is a wizard with motion and light. His extensive experience in still photography lighting and in the darkroom, applies directly to 'look development' for CG," said CG production head, John Mabey. "Scott is just as likely to use tricks drawn from the Zone System of B&W photography as he is to develop a Renderman shader to solve a problem." Bilbao joins Black Logic following two years at Santa Monica, California-based Pacific Ocean Post (POP), where he served as technical director on ARMAGEDDON, JUDGMENT DAY and numerous commercials. "Bilbao brings an impressive portfolio of long-form and film effects work, as well as rigorous academic credentials," said CG supervisor, Bruce Gionet. "His talents as a designer match his skills as a TD. He is brilliant with both concept and execution." Soto, after completing undergraduate work at The Royal Danish Academy of Arts, in Copenhagen, relocated to New York where he attended Pratt Institute and received an MFA. Dayton comes to Black Logic following two seasons as CG technical director for HBO's A LITTLE CURIOUS CHILDREN'S SHOW, produced by Curious Pictures, New York. Harper holds an MFA in Computer Animation from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, a Masters of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University, and a BA in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College. John Mabey, head of production for computer graphics, said, "The group is young, innovative and brings together a remarkably diverse skill set, technically and artistically."