Tigar Hare Studios Celebrates 10th Anniversary


Last Updated: December 10, 2007 8:55 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--December 10, 2007) Tigar Hare Studios, founded by Michael Tigar and David Hare, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Marking the significant milestone, the company leaders announced a series of new, high-profile projects completed recently by Tigar Hare, as well as two new growth directions for the successful, full-service animation and fx studio.

Recent projects completed by Tigar Hare Studios include: videogame trailers for "Brutal Legend" for Sierra/Double Fine Productions/Trailer Park; "Prototype" for Sierra/Radical Entertainment/Trailer Park; two "Call of Duty 4" trailers for Activision/The Ant Farm; "Stargate Worlds" for Cheyenne Mountain Games/The Ant Farm; and "Prince Caspian" for Disney Interactive Studios/The Ant Farm. Tigar Hare also just completed a Hot Wheels commercial for Mattel staring a fire-breathing dragon and half the episodes for the new webisode series "Afterworld." Currently, Tigar Hare is producing the next "Wheel of Fortune" game for M.G.A. Entertainment/Sony.

To view Tigar Hare Studios' portfolio, go to: www.tigarhare.com

According to Michael Tigar, the first 10 years of the company's history was about building not only an internal infrastructure of highly skilled talent and high-end technology, but also an external infrastructure with an extremely diverse client base in the feature film, television, commercial, broadcast design, videogame, interactive and specialty venue arenas. Featuring an international team of highly skilled 3D and 2D animators and visual effects artists, as well as up-to-the-minute technology, Tigar Hare also includes its own motion capture stage unique for a smaller studio in today's marketplace.

Remaining true to its roots as a high-end service company, Tigar Hare Studios is celebrating its 10th year in business by expanding into two, new growth areas. David Hare notes the company's expansion into the very creative "cinema-quality, real-time cinematics market." "In the past, videogames didn't have the fidelity for cinematic animation," comments Hare. "Now with the technological advancements of videogame consoles such as X-Box and PlayStation 3 to deliver high-quality audio and video -- mixed with our creative abilities, we will be able to take game assets and create real-time cinematics."

Additionally, the company will be taking a foray into producing its own original content via computer-generated feature films, concludes Michael Tigar. "We have always been fueled by a passion for storytelling. It's a natural evolution for us to embark on creating our own stories, yet we are committed to simultaneously remaining committed to our loyal and diverse client base and their projects."

Founded in 1997 by Michael Tigar and David Hare, Tigar Hare Studios, is a high-end 3D computer animation, fx and graphics design studio providing innovative and creative solutions for its clients' ever-expanding needs. Visual Effects Supervisor/Co-Creative Director Michael Tigar, formerly a Digital Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Technology Director/Co-Creative Director David Hare, former owner of Wild Hare Graphics Arts, have amassed an outstanding array of credits and industry awards for their work with feature films, television, commercial and videogame productions. Tigar Hare offers complete visual effects and 3D animation services. These include commercials, broadcast design packages, film titles, 3D/Live Action integration and character design. The company also offers 2D services including motion tracking, morphing and non-linear editing. Additionally, Tigar Hare Studios' in-house programmers can provide custom software solutions for today's demanding projects.

Tigar Hare Studios is located at 4485 Matilija Avenue, Sherman Oaks, California 91423 Tel. 818.907.6663.


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