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13:00-14:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
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CG character animation for recent feature films and commercials
Jeff Kleiser, Co-founder and CEO, Kleiser-Walczak Studios

Jeff Kleiser, President of Synthespian Studios in Hollywood, will be showing excerpts from recent projects involving computer-generated character animation. Among the projects featured will be X-Men 3, Scary Movie 4, and a new advertising campaign for Sun-Maid raisins, designed and produced at Synthespian Studios for Sun-Maid Growers of California.



Jeff Kleiser’s pioneering work in computer animation has spanned the history of the medium. He has contributed to films with groundbreaking visual effects including "Tron", and "Stargate". He served as senior visual effects supervisor on "The One". More recently, Kleiser has supervised visual effects in "Exorcist The Beginning", "Son of the Mask", and "Fantastic Four".
With Diana Walczak, Kleiser has directed ambitious CG-animated stereoscopic films for projects such as the Thea and EDDY Award-winning "Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man" thrill ride (for Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida); the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson digital opera, "Monsters of Grace", "Santa Lights Up New York" for "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular", and "Corkscrew Hill" an original ride attraction written by Kleiser and Walczak for Busch Entertainment.


Jeff Kleiser
Co-founder and CEO
Kleiser-Walczak Studios

Kleiser-Walczak is a pioneer in computer-generated animation and visual effects. It’s also renowned for its success in the location-based ride film market with properties such as the acclaimed The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure in Orlando and its original Corkscrew Hill ride film at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Kleiser-Walczak was founded by Jeff Kleiser and Diana Walczak in 1987 and has studios in North Adams, Massachusetts and Hollywood, California. Over its 19-year history, the company has acquired a unique range of experience in the modern storytelling arts and has been an innovator and trendsetter at each stage of industry advancement



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