PDI has hired Arnauld Lamorlette, 34, formerly vice president and director of R&D at the Paris-based studio Buf Compagnie, to join PDI's visual effects team. Lamorlette has been named a Senior Visual Effects Developer on SHREK. Aron Warner, SHREK producer, said, "He has been brought on to PDI's team to oversee the creation of computer-generated human characters and the rich organic world they will inhabit in SHREK. Arnauld will be instrumental in developing new animation systems and unique technical applications." As vice president of Buf Compagnie, Lamorlette was involved in the production of the company's film projects including THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and BATMAN & ROBIN. Lamorlette also contributed to Buf Compagnie's commercial spots for such clients as Coca-Cola, Michelin, Loreal, Perrier, Reebok, Ford and Hewlett-Packard, as well as music video projects for Bjork and The Rolling Stones.