Codex (www.codexdigital.com) today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
Gaffney has joined Codex from Technicolor, where he was product manager for Technicolor’s Advanced Production Technology Group in development of cloud-based workflows. He joined Technicolor in 2006 when his company, Creative Bridge, a provider of on-set digital lab services, was acquired, with Gaffney becoming the Vice President of Technicolor’s On Location Services. With Technicolor/Creative Bridge, he worked on over 100 projects using the DP Lights on-set colour correction system, including Iron Man 3, where he worked alongside cinematographer John Toll ASC. Earlier in his career Gaffney worked at Turbo Squid, MTI Film and Autodesk, where he was responsible for sales for the Americas of the Discreet product line, at a time when the company reached its pinnacle of success.
Marc Dando, managing director of Codex, said, “Brian has deep roots in both VFX and on-location services. This combination, along with his recent experience in cloud-based services, makes him ideal for this new position at Codex, which we’ve created to support the continued expansion of our product line.”
“I think we are at a pivotal point for the production and post production industries,” added Gaffney, “I’ve watched Codex develop into an industry leader and have even been a customer of theirs. There are so many places where they add value and I’m excited to be a part of the team and expanding business.”
Codex recording and workflow technology has been used on hundreds of motion picture productions worldwide. Forthcoming releases to rely on Codex include: In The Heart Of The Sea, The Fantastic Four, Pan, Jupiter Ascending, Fifty Shades Of Grey, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Point Break.
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com.