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faceshift Hires VFX Veteran to Launch UK Studio

Posted Tue 16 Sep, 2014 by Doug Griffin

faceshift have hired Nico Scapel as their new Creative Director. During his career, Nico has pioneered techniques for procedural rigging, anatomy simulation, and performance capture on high ­end CG creatures and digital actors. Nico’s previous role was Rigging Supervisor at Framestore, where he lead the rigging team on 20+ VFX films including the Oscar-winning film Gravity. He’s also served in roles at Dreamworks.

faceshift CEO, Thibaut Weise. “We recognized that as our design needs were becoming increasingly more sophisticated, we needed a truly inventive and original thinker to help lead our creative efforts.”
 

In his new role, Nico will oversee creative development, including both internal and external production teams as well as management of asset creation from concept to developed product. He will be based in London, where he’ll also manage a new team of 3D technical artists.

“We recognized that as our design needs were becoming increasingly more sophisticated, we needed a truly inventive and original thinker to help lead our creative efforts,” faceshift CEO, Thibaut Weise. “Nico not only brings a wealth of technical expertise, he also possesses an amazing aesthetic vision. We’re thrilled to have him as part of the team.”