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    Tippett Studio

    Founded Year: 1984
    Tippett Studio® is an Academy Award®-winning VFX company specializing in high-end character animation and visual effects for theatrical movies and television commercials. Animation pioneer Phil Tippett founded the company in his garage in 1984. The first creation was a short, stop-motion dinosaur movie, Prehistoric Beast. That venture grew into today?s Tippett Studio, employing up to 165 artists and technicians occupying four buildings in Berkeley, California.

    The company has created visual effects for over 70 films including The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse, Drag Me to Hell, Cloverfield, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Enchanted, Hellboy, The Matrix Revolutions, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park and Robocop, and garnered multiple Emmys®, Clios®, Academy Awards®, and nominations.

    Specialties
    visual effects, animation, character design, previsualization

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    Ken Kokka (1997 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Producer Visual Effects Coordinator
    Phil Tippett (1997 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Character Designer Animation Supervisor Creature Visual Effects Supervisor
    Eric Leven (1997 - 2011)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Cg Supervisor Digital Effects Animator
    Matt Jacobs (2002 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Digital Compositor Lead Compositor Compositor
    William Groebe (2004 - 2012)
    Storyboard Artist Animator Animation Supervisor Lead Animator Character Animator Character Animation Lead
    Christopher Mullins (2008 - 2013)
    Animator
    Adam Valdez (1993 - 1997)
    Lead Character Animator Computer Systems
    Dan Cayer (2002 - 2006)
    Digital Compositor Compositing Supervisor Lead Compositor
    Hans Brekke (2007 - 2011)
    Lead Animator Character Animator Animator
    Mark Dubeau (2009 - 2011)
    Digital Effects Artist Visual Effects Supervisor Digital Painter
    Robert Rossello (2009 - 2011)
    Digital Compositor Compositor
    Kristen Borges (2010 - 2011)
    Texture Painter
    Mike Cavanaugh (2011 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Editor
    Scott Liedtka (2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Popular Software: renderman maya nuke motion builder houdini Popular Tasks: the dante beast sequence creature visual effects templeton motion capture digital doubles cg titans cg teddy bear rock storm sequence cg wolf crows digital blood cg humans

    News

    Creating the Immortals
    July 23rd, 2012
    BarXseven, Modus FX, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Scanline VFX and Tippett Studio talks about their work on Immortals.
    Ted: the bear facts
    July 3rd, 2012
    fxguide covered the visual effects made by Tippett Studio and Iloura in this article.
    A Teddy Bear Fit for Seth MacFarlane
    July 3rd, 2012
    Find out how they stuffed Ted for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's first feature.
    Animation Mentor Presents "Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut"
    May 29th, 2012
    School Partners with Autodesk, Inc. to Host All-Day Animation Workshop with Animators from Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, and Tippett Studio.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2012
    May 9th, 2012
    A must see!
    Tippett Studio - Who's the fairest Beast of them all?
    May 1st, 2012
    VFX supervisor Matt Jacobs and animation supervisor Will Groebe talks about the vfx on Mirror Mirror.
    Ted - Red Band Trailer
    April 3rd, 2012
    This is the first Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) project for the big film.
    Tippett Studio and their work on Breaking Dawn
    February 7th, 2012
    A must see video about the Wolves on Breaking Down.
    MutantLand - A Phil Tippett's short film
    December 15th, 2011
    MutantLand to release on Ain't it Cool News tomorrow December 16th.
    Behind the Scenes: Twilight CG Wolf Pack
    December 12th, 2011
    The Daily video article about the VFX done by Tippett Studio for Breaking Dawn.
    Killer visuals: Tippett's God speed fx for Immortals
    November 18th, 2011
    An in-depth article about the visual effects by Tippett Studio on Immortals.
    Immortals - Tippett Studio Breakdown Video
    November 17th, 2011
    This is the first time that Tippett Studio uses Houdini as a production tool.
    Immortals: Clash of the Titans
    November 17th, 2011
    Tippett Studio takes on MoCap for the first time in the new bloodthirsty epic by director Tarsem Singh.
    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - Trailer
    September 14th, 2011
    The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven.
    Tippett's treasure trove of effects
    August 2nd, 2011
    Matt Jacobs takes us through his studio's work on the treasure vault sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
    Priest: not your average vampire movie
    June 18th, 2011
    Tippett Studio, Spin VFX, Svengali FX, Spy Post, The Senate, Kerner Optical, Iloura, Gradient Effects, The Base Studio and Zoic Studios worked in this film.
    The Smurfs - Theatrical Trailer
    March 14th, 2011
    Finally we can see more of the Smurfs in this trailer
    Interview to Tippett Studio
    November 7th, 2003
    Tippett Studio worked in LXG and The Matrix Revolutions, 3DA did an interview to them.