Image Metrics, Inc., a leading provider of facial animation technology, and IMPD Productions, Inc., formerly part of Image Metrics but now a wholly-owned independent animation production company, announced today their partnership to serve clients with state-of-the-art production technology and services. Through this unique collaboration, IMPD will provide more extensive animation services to Image Metrics‘ clients.
“As a valued partner, IMPD Productions allows our rapidly growing client base to access a broader spectrum of production-related services”, said Robert Gehorsam, CEO of Image Metrics. “IMPD enables us to focus on our core strengths: developing and delivering our cutting-edge technology and products to expand the way animators and consumers express themselves across the complete spectrum of digital media.”
Image Metrics, the creator of the revolutionary CG facial animation software, FACEWARE, will focus on developing a range of 3D animation software products for both professional and consumer internet markets. IMPD is a full service animation production company with unique expertise in FACEWARE and all aspects of character animation. As an Image Metrics Certified Partner, IMPD can now work closely with Image Metrics customers that require additional full-service animation offerings. Their service offerings include: Character Animation (facial and body), Motion Capture, Clean Up, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Full Editorial Services.
“From our Santa Monica facility we are capable of serving clients and projects of all sizes, with a flexible pipeline methodology that allows us to scale our resources while maintaining high quality control”, said Andrew Egiziano, Executive Producer of IMPD. “Additionally, we employ a highly collaborative workflow and approval process that ensures our clients are involved at every stage of production.”
IMPD is owned and operated by Egiziano, a former director of production at Image Metrics who has an extensive career in animation, having worked on and delivered projects for Disney, Sony, Paramount and Warner Bros. Additionally, the IMPD staff has vast experience and background in film, AAA video games, TV commercials and specialized CG projects. Key staff members include Director of Animation Ido Gondelman, Producer Jake Fenske and Associate Producer Kay Arutyunyan.
Image Metrics and IMPD will continue to work with their international partners to offer their software and services to clients worldwide.