(Los Angeles, CA--May 7, 2015) Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios
has added veteran Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst
. With over two decades of experience in VFX, he has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW, and worked for top shops including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Method Studios. He has also amplified the visuals on music videos for the likes of Tori Amos, Air, Annie Lenox, George Michael, Jamiroquai and Missy Elliot, and feature films such as Transformers 3D, Pearl Harbor, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter
and The Big Lebowski
. Recent work out of Zoic includes spots for Jeep, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation.
Notes Zoic Executive Creative Director/Partner Chris Jones, “Toby is a great addition to the Zoic Commercial division. He’s the perfect mix of artist, technician and the guy you want by your side on set and in the bay. We’re incredibly lucky to have him on board.”
After spending his youth as a shepherd on his family’s dairy farm in Wiltshire, England, Brockhurst earned a degree in architecture and officially traded in his crook in for a computer when he interned at VTR London. He spent nights and weekends learning the Qualtel Paintbox, then Harry, and quickly moved up an an artist, eventually jumping on the Flame in 1995.
Brockhurst spent a number of years bouncing between London and the U.S., directing, VFX supervising, and of course on the Flame—perhaps most notably on Jamiroquai’s “Supersonic” music video, for which groundbreaking Milo camera and Cyclops motion control rig software was developed. He eventually succumbed to the need for vitamin D and has resided permanently in Los Angeles since 2011. Brockhurst is a favorite among clients and creatives alike, and has collaborated with premier directors such as Dante Ariola, Tarsem, and Jonan Renck.
About Zoic Studios
Zoic Studios is a visual effects company based in Culver City, California, and Vancouver, B.C. Our team has a proven track record of success, crafting innovative visual experiences for film, television, advertising, video game and interactive projects.
“Visual Evolution” is our mission: to advance the story, art, and technology of the moving image. Masters in the fields of design, animation, compositing, and production management, Zoic’s reputation attracts rising talent and encourages a strong work ethic.
Zoic prioritizes research and development in service of constant creative growth, from in-house virtual production to real time rendering using game engine technology.
For more information contact: Jenna Wigman @ Press Kitchen 310.394.3900
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