Animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures has appointed Paul Baaske to oversee the company’s global working operations, both technically and creatively, as head of technical direction.
Baaske joins the company from DNEG, where he developed and built multi-site and multi-project workflows. Prior to this, he worked as CG Supervisor for DNEG’s first animated feature film Ron’s Gone Wrong.
Jellyfish Pictures is currently aiming to double its workforce over the next 12 months, and intends part of Baaske’s role to facilitate continuous growth and scalability, providing futureproof workflows.
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures, said: “We have a clear view of Jellyfish’s trajectory over the next 12 months. The influx of animated content being commissioned alongside the strides in global working means studios must think differently about how they work going forward. With a distributed talent pool creating high quality animation, it’s critical we have a seamless alignment between teams, pipeline and processes to ensure client demands are met.
“Paul’s invaluable experience in building global workflows and bringing efficiencies across all areas of the business will ensure we continue to keep ahead of the curve with our global growth strategy. This high calibre appointment shows our intent, reputation and ability to hire the very best talent. I very much look forward to working closely with Paul as he adds his expertise to our growing leadership at Jellyfish.”
Baaske added, “I’m thrilled to join Jellyfish Pictures and contribute to an exciting period of growth. I can’t wait to work with the talented teams here to imagine and deploy cutting-edge workflows, tools and technology that empower and inspire our artists, producers and storytellers. This is an unprecedented time of opportunity in our industry, and Jellyfish pictures, with its state-of-the-art virtual setup and infrastructures is incredibly well positioned to embrace some of the most ambitious upcoming animation projects.”