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Athena Studios Founder Appointed to VES Board

Athena Studios founder Jon V. Peters is named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California Chapter.


Emeryville, CA – Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter.

"We're sincerely delighted to have Jon Peters become a newly elected VES Bay Area board member,” said VES Section Chairman for the Bay Area and Northern California, David Tanaka. “Over the years, Jon has helped the VES Bay Area Section many times as a dedicated local VES member, offering video-graphy, post-production and archiving services on numerous occasions, including a 2012 Ralph McQuarrie Tribute, the Mill Valley Film Festival ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 30th Anniversary and ‘Star Wars’ 35th Anniversary retro-spectives, to name a few. We appreciate all that Jon and Athena Studios have done for the VES Bay Area Section in the past, and we look forward to future collaborations with Jon and his company through his new capacity as a board member.”

Peters began his career as an industrial designer in San Jose, California. He went on to become a professional model maker, and helped design and build a special full-scale interactive spaceship, special venue project with the Optical Photography Coordinator from George Lucas’ Miniature and Optical Effects Unit on the original Star Wars and effects professionals from Universal Studios Hollywood. Shortly thereafter, Peters left model making to start his own advertising and design firm, which specialized in high technology clients.

“I am thrilled to play a more integral role in the Northern California Visual Effects Society,” adds Peters. “I am looking forward to helping our members by creating a greater understanding of Visual Effects and their role in film-making, as well as having the opportunity to educate our members on other aspects of effects through panel discussions and other events.”

The Bay Area Chapter of the VES is comprised of nearly 400 members, including those working at LucasFilm, Pixar, Tippett Studios, Atomic Fiction, Dreamworks, 32TEN Studios, Athena Studios, and many other Bay Area visual effects studios.

Source: Athena Studios

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