GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique Evolves Into A One-Stop Hybrid Creative Resource
Designer Doug Johnson Marks His Company's 10thYear With A Total Re-Branding & Integrated Editing, Finishing & Audio Services
April 01, 2014 --
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of expanded editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities. A new website showcasing its evolved brand and Galaxy 61's new 2014 Show Reel was also unveiled this week to coincides with the re-launch.
"The response to the re-tooling of the company has been extremely enthusiastic," adds Johnson. "Clients who previously only thought of us
|' 'The Fabulous Life' (2014 Show Intro)|
Galaxy 61 has integrated Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects for editing and compositing, and Apple Logic ProX for audio finishing and sound design into its workflow. In addition, the boutique has also upped its game with the newly installed 88-core render farm, servers, and 4X Gigabit network, which enables much faster turnaround times for complex projects rendered using Mental Ray and VRay for Maya. It also dramatically increases bandwidth for computing multiple simultaneous liquid simulations, enabling them to efficiently execute complex fluid-based visual effects. Galaxy 61's CG artist, Jasper Johnson and a multi-disciplined team of talent work with Doug, as a collective, bringing a level of creativity and technical knowledge to each project that taps the full potential of its resources.
Over the last decade Galaxy 61 has earned a reputation as a high-end, cost effective creative shop that a growing list of agencies, brands and networks have come to rely upon for concepting, storyboarding and designing content that taps into Johnson's honed creative vision. His mastery of a myriad of skills includes crafting 2D and 3D animation, character animation, visual FX and motion graphics to live action integration, fluid simulations and stereoscopic 3D, along with the ability to effectively helm a handpicked team of talent and guide their collective artistry as they bring his vision to life.
| 'Ten Seconds of Hell' |
(Original Mini-Series/Character Animation)
"As accomplished as Galaxy 61 is as an innovative, budget-conscious design, animation and VFX resource, there's an untapped reservoir of companies that want to work with a high-end design firm that can also provide them with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a full-service pipeline," says Johnson. "Now Galaxy 61 can offer them the same caliber of services at the back end of a project. Meeting the demands of that target market is what the re-structuring of Galaxy 61 is all about."
Galaxy 61's full-service offerings have already attracting some inspired projects in both the national and regional arenas. Recent work
|Nick at Nite 'Game On' (Promo Package)|
About Galaxy 61:
Galaxy 61 is a design-driven animation/VFX boutique crafting captivating creative content that goes beyond just expanding brand awareness to consistently deliver inventive, evocative, and even spellbinding visual stories. Compact and streamlined by design, we a seamless creative resource that can take the reins of a project from concept, design, animation, character development, motion graphics, 3D for print, stereoscopic 3D - right through editorial, audio, sound design and compositing. The ultimate creative partner, Galaxy 61 is a mash-up of experience, raw talent, wit, ingenuity, originality - merging art and technology to create memorable brand experiences for both digital and traditional platforms. To learn more about Galaxy 61 contact Doug Johnson at 718-965-0965, Doug@galaxy61.com - or tour our new website, http://www.Galaxy61.com.