Zoic Adds Derek Crosby as CG Supervisor in Games
February 05, 2013 --
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios bolsters their Gaming Division with the addition of CG Supervisor Derek Crosby. He comes to Zoic from Digital Domain where his role encompassed a variety of tasks including crafting custom pipeline solutions and solving technical issues in Maya and game engines for a multitude of projects. Crosby boasts over 10 years of experience in the entertainment business, concentrating heavily on character and animation. He has leveraged his exceptional technical prowess and unconventional problem solving skills to constantly innovate custom pipelines for emerging technical innovations.
Notes Zoic Games Executive Producer Cindy Airey, "We are really excited to welcome Derek to our games team here at Zoic! His proven expertise in game engine and specifically Unreal Engine will be an integral part of our growth strategy for the Zoic Games division." Adds Crosby, "Being at the forefront of technology, Zoic has allowed me to spread my wings and take that next leap towards innovation and efficiency."
Crosby began his career as an Ink and Paint Artist at 7?th Level, L.A., next joined Raydon as an Art director, and Midway Chicago as a Technical Artist and was heavily involved with early motion capture systems. In 2002, he made the migration to Los Angeles where he spent the next 10 years working for numerous top shops including Luma Pictures, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Spark Unlimited. He has worked on such premier projects as multiple Gears Of War trailers, Borderlands2 launch trailer, 2 trailers for Transformers Fall of Cybertron, Sim City cinematic trailer and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Battlegrounds."
About Zoic Studios
Zoic Studios is a visual effects company based in Culver City, California, which creates computer-generated visual effects for film, television, commercials and video games.
"Visual Evolution" is their mission: to evolve the story, art, and technology of the moving image. Zoic's accomplished artists and producers understand story, process, technique and relationships. Their team has a proven track record of success in a range of media including episodic, film, commercials and gaming. Masters in the fields of 3D, Compositing, and Production Management, their elite reputation attracts additional talent and encourages a strong work ethic. Zoic's relationships with its clients are deep and long lasting. The company is known for results-driven excellence in all endeavors.