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Animex Talk! 2003

Joel Friesch
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Joel Friesch's first film assignment was as a suit fabricator on Robocop 2, and he hasn't looked back. He later worked on Nightmare Before Christmas as a model builder and then as the model shop supervisor on James and the Giant Peach. He took a brief hiatus from the movie business and prototyped toys for Galoob. In 1996 he joined Tippett Studio as a texture painter on Starship Troopers. In 1998, he was promoted to Lead Painter on Virus, and then Art Department Supervisor on Armageddon . In 2000, Joel's keen eye awarded him the role of Visual Effects Art Director on Cats and Dogs. In the summer of 2001, he began design work on the Carl & Ray Pet Shop Campaign for Blockbuster Entertainment and worked as the Visual Effects Art Director for the first series of six commercials. Three of the first six Blockbuster commercials garnered Tippett Studio four Clio Awards. When the second series of Blockbuster Carl& Ray spots were awarded to Tippett Studio, Joel took on the Visual Effects Supervisor duties. He has already completed three of four new spots, while also co-supervising Troll for the Capital One No Hassle Credit Card Campaign.

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