Edit1 has added visionary animation director Todd Winter as Creative Director. Working with Michael Zimbard, and Executive Producer Mike Donovan, Winter will play a leading role in the direction of Edit1's creative work and the growth of the company overall.
"Edit1 is all about providing our clients with the best creative minds we can, and Todd is certainly that," commented Michael Zimbard.
"Between his experience in features, TV, advertising and pre-viz, there literally is nothing he hasn't done in animation. He's worked in traditional animation at Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbara, and was at the forefront of CG animated features with DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky Studios. The level of talent and experience he brings to Edit1 is phenomenal."
Most recently animation director at Launch, the animatics division of postproduction house Charlex, the LA-native Winter began his animation career as a layout artist at Warner Bros Animation where he worked on "Batman: The Animated Series," and the now-classic animation/live action mash-up "Space Jam," directed by advertising legend Joe Pytka.
Looking for new creative challenges he joined the Ossining, NY-based Blue Sky Studios where he worked on the popular features "Ice Age and "Robots." In 2008, following stops at Charlex (DP on the acclaimed 2006 short "One Rat Short"); and Curious Pictures (DP/Art Director on "Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace" -- an Official Sundance selection in 2007), Winter turned his attention toward the niche world of pre-visualization and has never looked back.
"I was at Launch for four years and was looking for a new creative challenge, and when I met Michael I could see he was inspired to do things a little different and put his stamp on the company," Winter said. "I knew I wanted to be a part of what he's building at Edit1."