Tuesday, June 16, 2009
David and Joel then entertained the crowd with their thoughts on creativity, working as artists and the studio's latest venture-Exodyssey. The weather was perfect for tex-mex, beer and margaritas in the courtyard...and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to our student volunteers Shamrae, Emily, Justin and Anna! And congratulations to student's David Hassell and Justin Kaufmann for their fine interview skills on the 6 o'clock news!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Steambot Studios Lands in Austin
Digital Art Veterans from Videogame, Film and Feature Animation Lead New Austin Shop
June 4, 2009 -Steambot Studios (Montreal, CAN) announced the formation of Steambot Studios Austin today. “We chose Austin not only because we love the city, but because we feel that there is an unique combination of talent and educational resources here that will allow our studio to attract top talent and continue to grow our business with clients like Electronic Arts, UbiSoft and Disney” said David Levy, Steambot Studios CEO & Founder. “As a studio, we’re also committed to sharing our knowledge with future artists. In Austin, we have a rare opportunity to work with Roger Barcilon and the Gemini School of Visual Arts to train the entertainment artists of the future. It’s a win-win for us and the industry.”
Manny Carrasco, whose feature animation credits include Space Jam, Anastasia and Prince of Egypt will lead the Austin studio as Managing Partner. A 16 -year veteran of the videogame and feature animation industries, Carrasco’s career includes working with studios including Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Fox and Richard Rich. “Our entire team is excited to be working with the Steambot Studios founders (CEO David Levy, R&D Director Thierry Doizon, Visual Director Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Creative Director Sebastien Larroude ). They are incredible artists and innovators. We’re ready to deliver the same world class visual content to our clients in Austin.” The Austin studio will specialize in high end digital art creation including conceptual design, matte painting, illustration, and 3D asset development for clients worldwide in the film, videogame, animation and advertising industries.
About Steambot Studios
Steambot Studios (Montreal, CAN and Austin, TX) is a next-gen visual development studio creating world class visual content for international clients in the feature film, videogame, advertising, broadcast , graphic novel and publishing industries. Steambot artists count Electronic Arts, Disney, UbiSoft, Dreamworks and BlueSky as clients and have contributed visual content for high profile entertainment properties including James Cameron’s Avatar, Assassins Creed, TRON 2.0, Thief 4 and Prince of Persia. The studio recently launched their first original intellectual property - Exodyssey: Visual Development of an Epic Adventure which is now available in major bookstores. For more information, visit www.steambotstudios.com and www.exodyssey.com .