files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Animation Dynamics
Portland, Oregon - August 16, 2010 - Animation Dynamics Inc. (ADi) announced today that Nick Nakadate, an animator with extensive feature film and TV commercial experience, has joined the company as 3D Technical Director. In this role, Nick will be primarily responsible for the post-production 3D process, including texturing, lighting and stylizing objects and scenes. He will also be actively involved in developing photo-real visual effects.
"ADi has an extremely diverse client list and an obvious eye towards emerging technologies including 3D user interface design, as well as some of the most leading-edge digital marketing and advertising strategies," said Kate Ertmann, CEO of ADi. "At an animation studio of our size, with our client list, creating a team of individuals with the skill and flexibility to tackle a variety of assignments is key. Nick's strong background in 3D combined with his experience in feature film VFX means that he will be a valuable asset across a wide variety of accounts and projects."
Nick has more than 17 years of experience in computer generated visual effects and animation. His background in 3D includes numerous TV commercials and feature film projects such as Superman Returns, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Sin City, Shark Boy and Lava Girl 3-D, Ironman, and The Day after Tomorrow. His diverse background includes lighting and rendering with multiple engines, particle effects, paint and compositing, 3D modeling and technical animation. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Iowa State University and his knowledge of CAD design and processes has proven to be an asset for design visualization. When not working Nick likes cycling and BBQ.
"I am looking forward to being part of such a tightly-knit, creative team at ADi," commented Nakadate. "This studio is pursuing so many emerging technologies in animation and in 3D applications that it will be a great opportunity to use my abilities across a range of projects."
Founded in 1996, Animation Dynamics Inc. (ADi) excels in visual communication for business-to-business marketing, consumer advertising, direct response television, education and entertainment. Clients range from Fortune 500 high-tech firms to independent film producers. The Portland-based company has the unique advantage of having expertise across a wide range of animation techniques all under one roof, and in particular is a leader in the new 3D user interface design. In addition, the company is also recognized for its skill in rendering digital prototypes for pre-production marketing efforts. Examples of the company's work may be viewed at www.animationdynamics.com