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P E O P L E 38 Post • March 2010 MATT VON BROCK Matt Von Brock has joined LA VFX house FuseFX (formerly The Outfit) as CG supervisor. He has over 12 years of CG animation and effects experience, having worked on features, episodic television, commercials, videogames and music videos.Von Brock's career began as an art director at game developer EAI. He then moved to LA where he joined Hollywood Digital, which later merged with Encore Hollywood.There he was the head of 3D for Encore's CG depar tment for sev- eral years. He then relocated to Dallas, where he joined the animation team at Green Grass Stu- dios, working as director of entertainment. DAVID JEFFERS London's BlueBolt, a 2D and CG studio that opened last September, has named David Jeffers executive chairman for the company. Jeffers was CEO of MPC, Technicolor's London VFX division. During his time with MPC, Jeffers not only grew the VFX and post company, he also managed the relocation into new, custom-built space and its subsequent sale to Thomson/Technicolor in 2005. Jeffers retired from the company in 2007. TOMMY MUROV Jump has hired producer Tommy Murov as the new executive producer at its NYC office. He comes to the creative editorial boutique from Spot Welders, where he had been EP since he helped establish the studio's New York operations in 2006. Murov has more than two decades of production experience and has worked on projects for BMW, United Airlines, Nike and Honda, to name a few. Prior to Spot Welders, Murov worked at King Cut Editorial, Rubin Postaer and Fallon Minneapolis. BARRY MUNSTERTEIGER, KENJI HAYASHI, ADAM OESTERGAARD SF-based motion graphics/integrated media com- pany Bonfire has made three new hires. Creative director Barry Munsterteiger is an industrial designer whose experience spans digital, broad- cast, user experience and user interface design. He spent nearly eight years with Apple. Pro- ducer/technical advisor Kenji Hayashi will work with Bonfire and sister facility Phoenix Editorial. Hayashi was an EP at Compression Group and spent five years at Rough House. Denmark native Adam Oestergaard is an animator/3D ar tist who honed his skills at Bonfire, while attending the Academy of Art, San Francisco. ANDY LOMAS, PATRICK JOCELYN London-based VFX software developer The Foundry has added to its team with two recent hires. Andy Lomas joins the company as lead engineer, responsible for integrating core elements of the look development and lighting technology acquired by the company from Sony Imageworks. He is an Emmy winner with over 16 years experi- ence in CG and animation, and comes to the company from Framestore. Patrick Jocelyn joins The Foundr y as global head of sales. He brings over 20 years of experience in the film and post industries having worked for Avid, Autodesk, Liquid Audio, Dynatech and Quantel. RON HARRIS Ron Harris has joined Broadway Video in NYC as VP of sales and marketing. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the post industr y, and most recently headed sales for the New York office of LA Digital Post. In his new posi- tion, Harris will oversee sales for Broadway Video's edit and sound divisions. Harris' background in- cludes senior sales positions with National Video Center, Rhinoceros and Image Group Post — all in New York. He began his career as an editor, includ- ing a long stint at National Video Center, and con- tinues to produce, direct and edit broadcast and corporate projects. NEIL ZIESING, ANDREW HARRIS Ask Video Interactive Media, which creates software tutorials on DVD, has added Neil Ziesing and Andrew Harris of Group 55 Technology Consulting as sales reps for the Nor th American market. Ziesing is a founding par tner who has worked with Opcode Systems and Rocket Network. Harris, also a par tner of Group 55, is an audio/music industry veteran who in '93 managed Digidesign's business in LA and in '97 became the company's Nor th East regional sales manager. NOAH HAEUSSNER Bi-coastal Union Editorial has expanded its long- form and feature film services with the addition of Noah Haeussner, who joins the company as head of enter tainment development. Haeussner comes from Level 1 Promotion, where he was di- rector of national promotions for film and televi- sion.The addition makes Union a full-service mar- keting and post house in the feature arena. TRAVIS TAYLOR NYC's Nice Shoes has brought in Travis Taylor to unify its US sales force, grow its core business and expand into new realms. Taylor will serve as VP of sales and marketing, and brings with him experience in sales management, print adver- tising, event marketing and rebranding. Taylor has held positions at MetroMedia Company, Clear Channel and Centra Software. JEFFERS VON BROCK MUROV HARRIS LOMAS ZIESING MUNSTERTEIGER TAYLOR

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