Pixeldust Studios' Recently Launched Interactive Division Delivers First High-Profile Projects for Diverse Clients:

NBCUniversal, Population Connection, and Red Rock Films All Retain Pixeldust for Interactive Services
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Bethesda, Maryland, September 1, 2015 - The recently launched Interactive Division of Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has just delivered its first three, high profile projects on behalf of clients NBCUniversal, Population Connection, and Red Rocks Films.

Pixeldust's Interactive Division specializes in a broad spectrum of services, including: responsive website development; logo design and branding; interactive widgets; E-commerce sites; app design; infographics; video content; content platforms; social media, and mobile apps. Currently, Pixeldust has a number of upcoming new projects in development, including design for a special interactive exhibit for the Smithsonian.  

Regarding Pixeldust's Interactive Division news, Andrade said, "We are delighted with the success that our new Interactive Division has achieved within such a short window of time. Our first three delivered projects are a great start to many more such interactive projects yet to come. Our Interactive Division is also presently active in research and development on upcoming Virtual Reality (VR) content using Oculus Rift, as well as on the next generation of online educational games and mobile apps."

Adds Lori Butterfield, Pixeldust Executive Producer, "Our passion is in visual design for all media. We now have the proven ability to launch fast, content-driven websites without compromising design. We can also build mobile apps or partner with established in-house mobile and web teams, to deliver any initiative in record time."

Pixeldust has a number of projects in active development, including work on an upcoming special exhibit on the History of the Incas to be presented by the Smithsonian's American Indian Museum.  Pixeldust is designing and developing an interactive website and unique online games associated with the exhibit. 

Also upcoming, Pixeldust is designing and developing a new website for client Michael Hoff Productions, one of America's premier creators of factual programming, ranging from wildlife and technology, to crime and the paranormal. The company's content has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, Investigation Discovery, PBS, and many other top cable channels.

Pixeldust Studios' Interactive Division is also actively involved in research and development on the creation of new VR content for various clients. The new VR content is being developed in conjunction with Oculus Rift technology. 

In related Pixeldust News: Ricardo Andrade, Pixeldust Founder and Chief Creative Director, has just earned a 2015 News and Documentary Emmy Award Nomination as Art Director in the category of "Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction," for a Smithsonian Channel documentary program entitled "Mass Extinction: Life At The Brink." 



Pixeldust Studios recently designed, developed and launched the website for the 2015 NBCUniversal Short Film Festival. Writers, producers, actors, directors, and storytellers were sought to submit entries for the 10th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, as the event seeks the next generation of emerging talent. Submissions have just been accepted in four categories of narrative short film - comedy, drama, horror and sci-fi. The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival seeks submissions from talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Submitted entries had to be between 2 to 20 minutes in length. 

Kevin Seldon, Founder of Keldof Marketing, who has partnered with NBCUniversal on the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival since its inception, said, "We wanted to revamp our website in honor of the festival's 10th Anniversary, to give it a simple, modern, sleek feel. Pixeldust was wonderful to work with, and created a site that exemplified everything we were hoping to achieve." 

Please see: http://nbcushortsfest.com 
And http://www.pixeldust.us/portfolio/nbc-short-film-festival-website/


For client Population Connection (since 1968, America's voice for population stabilization and the largest grassroots population organization in the United States,) Pixeldust designed and developed the new interactive website www.WorldPopulationHistory.org

Pixeldust also produced the video for that site, and created an Infographic highlighted there. This interactive website depicts major population changes throughout time, including the top five inventions that changed population history (oil wells, the magnetic compass, the microscope, the flush toilet, and nitrogen-based fertilizer.)  From the Han Dynasty to the Information Age, the site provides users with insight on how major historical moments contributed to an expanding population, and how it will impact the future.

The Pixeldust-designed WorldPopulationHistory.org site was launched on July 11th, 2015, also known as "World Population Day." Another highlight of the site is a video that portrays the history of population growth with dots, each representing 1 million people, illuminating a world map. The video is available in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi and Mandarin. Closed captioning is also provided. Historical images within the video provide context for the events, discoveries and civilizations that shaped world population over the past 2,000 years. Also, an interactive timeline on the website showcases over 370 milestones, including humanity's major inventions.

Pam Wasserman, Senior Vice President for Education, Population Connection, said, "Pixeldust was an ideal partner in the creation of the new edition of our World Population video animation and the World Population History interactive website. From the first conversations with the Pixeldust creative team, it was clear that they 'got' what our goals were for these educational products, as well as the style and tone we wanted to convey.  Every step of the way, it has been an enriching collaboration. The Pixeldust developers are focused, dependable, responsive to our feedback, and clearly vested in the success of the project. We are delighted with the new video and website and look forward to using them in our teacher education efforts for years to come, both in the U.S. and internationally.  Initial feedback from educators and the media has been very positive - there's so much content to explore and in such an engaging way!"

Please see: http://www.pixeldust.us/portfolio/population-connection/


For client Red Rock Films, Pixeldust designed and produced a highly interactive new website. Red Rock Films specializes in unscripted television formats for major broadcasters including Discovery Channel, American Heroes Channel, The Smithsonian Channel and Nat Geo Wild. Red Rock Films launched in 2010 with three hours of programming for Nat Geo Wild that documented the life-and-death drama of creatures struggling to survive along the Mississippi River during a major flood. Red Rock's experienced staff comes from a diverse background and includes specialists in crime, reality, news and other unscripted genres. The company's main office is located just outside of Washington, DC. Please visit: http://redrockfilms.net/


Pixeldust Studios is an award-winning, full-service digital, design and interactive company with proven expertise in creative intelligence and a focus on delivering exceptional client service. Located in Metro Washington, D.C., Pixeldust Studios employs a world-class roster of editorial and design talent, and commands the latest technological tools to visualize and execute any project.

Founded by Ricardo and Elizabeth Andrade in 2004, Pixeldust's global client portfolio ranges from broadcast television and entertainment networks and production companies, to corporate and retail clients, as well as museums, non-profits, academic organizations, and scientific research institutions and organizations.

To view the Pixeldust Studios website, please see: www.pixeldust.tv
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