Visual effects company Brickyard VFX announced that industry veteran Jeff Blodgett has joined the company's Santa Monica shop as Executive Producer.
Jeff comes to Brickyard after five years at Radium/ReelFX as Executive Producer. He worked out of the Santa Monica office of Radium/ReelFX overseeing visual effects, animation and motion graphics projects primarily for commercials for brands such as Target, Nike, Pepsi, Lexus, Energizer and others. Previously he spent ten years at Sight Effects, where he learned the business through his roles as visual effects producer, producer, and senior producer. Jeff has worked on over 300 commercials over the course of his career and brings a wealth of experience to the Brickyard team.
"Jeff brings so much experience and has deep ties in the advertising industry; he's going to be a great addition to our Pacific office," said Steve Michaels, Managing Partner at Brickyard VFX. "With our recent expansion, we've been able to build out our design and CG team and Jeff is the perfect choice to help Brickyard extend our service slate beyond visual effects into more design-centric CG and motion graphics work."
"Brickyard has such a strong reputation in the industry for their talent and innovation." said Blodgett. "Plus being part of a smaller boutique where I can be closer to the projects and closer to the clients is a huge draw for me. I'm really looking forward to joining the team, and helping Brickyard expand into new territory."
Blodgett hails from Western Massachusetts and joining a team with a Boston home base was a natural fit. He will be working out of the Santa Monica Brickyard office, and joins just as the company expanded with an additional 3200 square-feet. The new space provides a new home for the company's growing CG team, screening room, conference room, Autodesk Flame suites and a 20-foot bar fashioned out of reclaimed church pews.