(Emeryville, California--March 28, 2013) 3D Artist and Compositor Jeanette Vera has joined the crew of Athena Studios as Visual Effects Artist. Jon V. Peters, Founder, Athena Studios, made the announcement.
Vera had worked with Athena previously on a freelance basis, before leaving to work at The Base Studio in Foster City for a year. While at Base, she made VFX contributions to such hit films as “Captain America,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “The Smurfs,” “The Avengers,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and most recently, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.” She left Base to return to Athena Studios on a full-time basis.
“We’re thrilled to have Jeanette re-join our team, this time on a permanent basis,” said Mr. Peters. “Her expertise encompasses a wide breadth of modeling, compositing, match-moving and animation skills -- critical talents for a smaller studio like ours to be able to offer to clients. While her primary expertise may be hard surface modeling, she also has a tremendous understanding of organics.”
Adds Vera, "When I saw ‘Toy Story’ at the age of 5, I knew I wanted to be an artist and work in the film industry. I set my sights on a career that would make my dream a reality. I studied Animation and Visual Effects at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, where I also acquired a passion for 3D modeling. My specialty is hard surface and environmental modeling. I’m having the time of my life working within this dynamic industry.”
ABOUT ATHENA STUDIOS:
Athena Studios was launched in Summer 2012 as a full service production facility designed to help companies seeking to produce their own videos or shoot a feature film. Athena has a fully lit green screen stage available for daily or long-term rental, and can help outfit its clients with lighting and camera equipment through its alliances with local area vendors DTC Grip and Chater Camera.
Athena Studios is conveniently located off Highway 80 in Emeryville, CA., in the heart of Northern California's “New Hollywood” -- near Pixar, Tippett Studios and Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.
For more information, please see: http://www.athenastudios.com/