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Technology Guru Keske New Nice Shoes CTO & Rypkema Tapped Chief Engineer

Robert Keske joins the Nice Shoes family of companies (Nice Shoes, Freestyle Collective, Guava, Nice Spots) as cto. Keske will work closely with Nice Shoes principal Joe Bottazzi to deepen the company's position as an innovator in the area of post-production technology systems.

Keske was an infrastructure and interoperability product development manager for Autodesk Media & Ent., working on software color correction products and designing and developing efficient high-end production and 2k/4k workflows for various companies.

As Nice Shoes cto, Keske will utilize his extensive experience in the areas of storage area network management and hardware/software development. His Nice Shoes responsibilities include planning and implementing any changes to the companyâs vast and complex technology infrastructure, in addition to Freestyle Collectiveâs and Nice Spotsâ planned move to a new space later this year.

He will be joined by Kenny Rypkema, who was recently appointed chief engineer for Nice Shoes.

New York City-based Nice Shoes ( is a full service HD post-production house specializing in high-end commercial work. Established in 1996 with the goal of creating a boutique environment that stays ahead of industry trends, the studio employs the newest technology, including three Specter 2K Datacines and four Discreet (Autodesk) Flame/Smoke suites, totally HD capable.

To extend into broadcast design, shoot supervision, visual effects and 3D, Freestyle Collective was born into the Nice Shoes family in 2001, followed shortly by Guava in 2002 and, most recently, Nice Spots in 2005.