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Venice, CA, July 24, 2006 - Devastudios, a full service creative communications company specializing in film graphic design, broadcast design, and game trailer design, has named Matt Hartle as 3D Motion Graphics Director. The announcement was made today by John Berlin, president, Devastudios, Inc.

In his new post, Hartle will oversee the development of the quickly growing 3D Design and Visual Effects department at Devastudios.


Prior to joining Devastudios, Matt Hartle was, from 2002-2006, the 3D Department Head of the A/V division of noted creative advertising agency BLT, based in Hollywood. There, he oversaw all 3D design and production, managed the creative staff, and worked on design and implementation of the renderfarm for Maya and Mental Ray.

Among the projects he worked on during his term with BLT were the trailers for “Troy,” “X-Men 2,” “Batman Begins,” “SWAT,” “Zathura,” “Poseidon,” Disney‘s “Space Mountain,” XBOX‘ “Too Human,” “Corpse Bride and the “Sony Pictures Animation” and “JC-23” logos, to name just a few.

Since l994, Hartle has worked in the motion picture production and advertising industry, specializing in 3D services for film and broadcast television projects. From l999-2000, Hartle was the Visual Effects Supervisor with ARC/Haven Studios. He oversaw production, both on set and in post, for visual effects work for such projects as “Harry Potter” development, “Batman” advertising, and trailers for “Cats and Dogs” and “Scooby Doo.”

For the last eight years, Hartle has taught Maya, Mental Ray, and Entertainment Design at several educational institutions including Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and the Art Institute in Santa Monica. Hartle is also the author of three Mental Ray training DVD series for the Gnomon Workshop.


Founded in Venice, CA, in 2001, Devastudios is a full service creative communications company specializing in film graphic design, broadcast design, and game trailer graphics. The company‘s clients have included Sony Pictures, MGM, Paramount, Fox, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, MTV, and CMT. Recent projects have included both the “Horror” and “Hero” versions of the Lionsgate logo, as well as graphics for “The Island,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Harry Potter,” “Click,” “V For Vendetta,” and others.

Devastudios prides itself on its unique design work, all aspects of production--from concept to finish--and strong relationships with its diverse clientele. For more information, please visit



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