Bethesda, MD, and NYC, January 4, 2011â€“ Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, continues its company expansion with the addition of studio space in New York City. Todayâ€™s news follows on the heels of the companyâ€™s recent relocation and expansion of its Bethesda, MD, headquarters. Concurrently, Nick Jernigan has been named Visual Effects Supervisor of the companyâ€™s newly expanded Manhattan office.
The Pixeldust office in Manhattan consists of a large office space in the heart of SoHo. In addition to Jernigan, the office, which includes five digital artists and producers, has the capacity to expand personnel, based on individual project requirements. Pixeldustâ€™s New York operation is located at 584 Broadway, Suite # 612, NY, NY 10012, and the phone is 646/476-2053
Ricardo Andrade, President and Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, said, â€œWe think that the New York market is always looking for fresh and innovative ideas. NYC has great potential for Pixeldust. Having a studio here allows us to better serve our current Manhattan-based clients, both locally and through the seamless workflow between the Big Apple and our operations in Bethesda. The New York office also affords us the opportunity to grow our current client base in television, commercials and feature films. I am especially pleased to have Nick Jernigan on staff. He is a gifted Visual Effects Supervisor, and well-suited to lead the efforts of our company here.â€?
Recently, Pixeldust Studios provided digital animations and motion graphics for several high profile TV series, including the seven hour HD National Geographic Channel mini-series â€œGreat Migrationsâ€? as well as â€œAmerican Loggersâ€? and â€œPowering the Futureâ€? for the Discovery Channel; â€œHoarding: Buried Aliveâ€? and â€œDC Cupcakesâ€? for TLC; and â€œModern Marvelsâ€? for the History Channel.
ABOUT NICHOLAS JERNIGAN:
A native of Maryland, Pixeldust Studiosâ€™ Visual Effects Supervisor Nick Jernigan attended American University in Washington, DC, where he majored in Visual Media with a concentration in Film through the School of Communications (SOC).
Jernigan was employed by National Geographic Television for four years, working his way up to the position of Senior Visual Effects Artist. While there, he was nominated for four Emmy Awards for his work on behalf of National Geographic Television, and, in 2005, he won an Emmy Award for â€œOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic and Artistic Designâ€? for the TV program â€œPredators at War.â€?
Since spearheading Pixeldust Studioâ€™s operations in New York City as the companyâ€™s Visual Effects Supervisor, Jernigan has received an Emmy Award nomination for Discoveryâ€™s TV program â€œApocalypse How?â€? The Pixeldust New York office has also contributed imagery to Discoveryâ€™s â€œWrath of God,â€? â€œPowering the Futureâ€? and â€œMonsters and Mysteries in Alaska,â€? National Geographic Televisionâ€™s â€œMega Tsunami,â€? â€œAmerican Serengetiâ€? and â€œHooked,â€? History Channelâ€™s â€œMystery Questâ€? and â€œAlaska,â€? PBSâ€™s What Darwin Never Knew,â€? Discovery Health Channelâ€™s â€œMystery Diagnosis,â€? TLCâ€™s â€œD.C. Cupcakes,â€? and NHNZâ€™s â€œMan Made Marvels.â€?
ABOUT PIXELDUST STUDIOS:
Pixeldust Studios is an Emmy and Telly Award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create innovative animations and motion graphic design for major broadcast and cable television clients. The company, which has delivered hundreds of hours of broadcast animation to its clients, specializes in combining proprietary techniques with world-class creative talent to develop character animation, visual effects, motion graphics, and digitally animated sequences seen within television series, specials, mini-series, documentaries, docu-dramas, and reality programming, as well as within on-air promotional campaigns.
Founded in 2004 by Creative Director Ricardo Andrade, Pixeldust Studios is based in Bethesda, MD (in the Greater Washington, D.C., area) and in New York City. Andrade, a multi-award winning designer, and his company are highly regarded for their work on behalf of such prestigious clients as Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Military Channel, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Television, NBC News, PBS, A&E, History Channel, NOVA, National Geographic International, NHNZ, Speed Channel, True TV, â€œFrontline,â€? Spike and the Smithsonian Network.
Pixeldust Studios is headquartered at 4350 East-West Highway, Suite # 350, Bethesda, MD, 20814. The phone is 301/656-0050. For more info, please see: