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Clearwater Animation
Type Subsidiary of 2BIG3k Animation
Industry Traditional animation
Motion Pictures
Licensing
Computer-generated imagery
Television
Post-production
Founders Adam Hargreaves
Henri Dosclz
Steven Samono
Headquarters Clearwater, Florida, United States
Key people Steven Samono (CEO)
Henri Dosclz (Chairman)
Employees ~500
Owner(s) Geo LTD. Public Holdings
Parent 2BIG3k Animation

Clearwater Animation is an animation production company and post-production facility founded by Steven Samono, Adam Hargreaves and Henri Dosclz.

The employees were hired from such companies like Blue Sky Studios, 2BIG3k, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Pacific Data Images, 20th Century Fox Animation, Digital Domain, Glass Ball Productions and Industrial Light & Magic. Steven Samono, Adam Hargreaves and Henri Dosclz are the founders and key members of the company.

Clearwater Animation does the previsualization, visual effects, traditional hand-drawn animation, flash animation, stop-motion animation, CGI animation, color grading, color timing, computer graphics, compositing, creative design, character creation, character design, conceptual design, 3D modeling, sculpting, lighting, prop design, location design, visual development, clean-up animation, digital ink & paint, puppetry, special effects, physical effects, matte painting effects, digital puppetry, on-set supervision, animatronics, sound design, sound editing, sound mixing, sound effects, sound recording, music editing, music recording, music mixing, and video editing for film and television.

FilmsEdit

  • Rico (2017, distributed by 20th Century Fox, based on the television series created by Geo G, film directed by Steven Samono and Terry Ward)
  • Untitled Clearwater Animation film (TBA)

CancelledEdit

  • Unnamed video game-related film (2013, cancelled in November 2012)
  • The Jan and Jason's Super Mega Ultra Awesome Mevie (2015, cancelled in June 2014)
  • 10 Birds (pitched in 2013, scrapped)

StudiosEdit

North AmericaEdit

  • Clearwater Animation Florida, founded in August 2011, operating through 2 studios at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and Clearwater, Florida, United States. Responsible for storyboards, creative design, character creation, character design, conceptual design, prop design, location design, visual development, previsualization, models, textures, rigging, look development, layout, 3D character animation, facial animation, lighting, compositing, visual effects, color grading, color timing, rendering, animatronics, on-set supervision, prosthetics, digital image processing, traditional animation, matte painting, motion capturing, and stop-motion animation.
  • Clearwater Animation Georgia, founded in November 2012, operating through 2 studios at Atlanta and Savnnah, Georgia, United States. Responsible for storyboards, creative design, character creation, character design, conceptual design, prop design, location design, visual development, previsualization, models, textures, rigging, look development, layout, 3D character animation, facial animation, lighting, compositing, visual effects, color grading, color timing, rendering, animatronics, on-set supervision, prosthetics, digital image processing, traditional animation, matte painting, motion capturing, rotoscoping, stop-motion animation, post-production services, film laboratories, and computer graphics.
  • Clearwater Animation Michigan, founded in August 2012, operating through 2 studios at East Lansing and Detroit, Michigan, United States. Responsible for storyboards, creative design, character creation, character design, conceptual design, prop design, location design, visual development, previsualization, models, textures, rigging, look development, layout, 3D character animation, facial animation, lighting, compositing, visual effects, color grading, color timing, rendering, animatronics, on-set supervision, prosthetics, digital image processing, traditional animation, matte painting, motion capturing, rotoscoping, stop-motion animation, post-production services, film laboratories, and computer graphics.
  • Clearwater Animation Los Angeles, founded in August 2012, located at Los Angeles, California, United States. Responsible for models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, licensing, previsualization, visual effects, and post-production.
  • Clearwater Animation Marin, founded in March 2012, located at San Rafael, Marin County, California, United States. Responsible for animatronics, on-set supervision, rigging, prosthetics, models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, licensing, previsualization, post-production, stop-motion animation, lighting, 3D animation, and traditional animation.
  • Clearwater Animation Montreal, founded in March 2013, located at Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Clearwater Animation Texas, founded in June 2014, located at Houston, Texas, United States.
  • Clearwater Animation New York, founded in August 2011, located at New York City, New York, United States. Responsible for models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, color grading, previsualization, visual effects, lighting, CGI animation, digital ink & paint, matte painting, color timing, negative cutting, 2D hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, layouts, animation fix, paint fix, post-production services, animatronics, digital puppetry, rotoscoping, clean-up animation, rendering, and film laboratories.
  • Clearwater Animation Santa Monica, founded in August 2012, located at Santa Monica, United States. Responsible for models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, color grading, previsualization, visual effects, lighting, CGI animation, digital ink & paint, matte painting, color timing, negative cutting, 2D hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, layouts, post-production services, rotoscoping, rendering, and film laboratories.
  • Clearwater Animation Toronto, a boutique post-production and animation facility, founded in May 2013, located at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Responsible for models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, color grading, previsualization, visual effects, lighting, CGI animation, digital ink & paint, matte painting, color timing, negative cutting, 2D hand-drawn animation, layouts, rotoscoping, rendering, and film laboratories.
  • Clearwater Animation Vancouver, founded in May 2012, located at Vanocuver, British Columbia, Canada. Responsible for models, digital image processing, look development, matte painting effects, compositing, motion capturing, extensions, facial animation, color grading, previsualization, visual effects, lighting, CGI animation, digital ink & paint, matte painting, color timing, negative cutting, 2D hand-drawn animation, layouts, rotoscoping, rendering, clean-up animation, animation checking, and film laboratories.

EuropeEdit

  • Clearwater Animation Manchester, founded in August 2012, located at Manchester, England, UK. Responsible for stop-motion animation, advertising, visual effects, color grading, post-production services, film laboratories, color timing, negative cutting, and compositing.
  • Clearwater Animation Belgium, founded in November 2012, located at Brussels, Belgium. Running through branding, animatronics, previsualization, character creation, creative design, digital production, post-production services and film laboratories.
  • Clearwater Animation Germany, founded in November 2012, operating through 3 studios, located at Münich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Responsible for 2D hand-drawn animation, CGI animation, color grading, visual effects, compositing, rotoscoping, and computer graphics.
  • Clearwater Animation Iceland, founded in April 2012, located at Reykjavík, Iceland. Mainly focused on advertising and responsible for running through color grading, previsualization, compositing, visual effects, look development, matte painting, color timing, models, layout, CGI animation, character animation, facial animation, stop-motion animation, matte painting effects, animatronics, post-production services, film laboratories, and negative cutting.
  • Clearwater Animation London, founded in November 2011, located at London, England, UK.
  • Clearwater Animation Ukraine, founded in April 2012, located at Kiev, Ukraine.

AsiaEdit

  • Clearwater Animation Beijing, founded in September 2012, located at Beijing, China.
  • Clearwater Animation Emirates, founded in October 2012, operating through 2 studios, located at Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Responsible for hand-drawn overseas animation, facial aniamtion, visual effects, visual development, character creation, character design, character builds, background builds, prop builds, prop creation, background creation, location builds, background design, location creation, location design, prop design, storyboards, workbook, rotoscoping, computer graphics, and post-production.
  • Clearwater Animation Hong Kong, founded in November 2012, located at Hong Kong, China.
  • Clearwater Animation India, founded in October 2012, operating through 3 studios, located at Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai, India. Responsible for hand-drawn overseas animation, facial aniamtion, visual effects, visual development, character creation, character design, character builds, background builds, prop builds, prop creation, background creation, location builds, background design, location creation, location design, prop design, storyboards, workbook, rotoscoping, CGI animation, compositing, and post-production.
  • Clearwater Animation Malaysia, founded in October 2012, located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Clearwater Animation Manila, founded in October 2012, located at Manila City, Phillippines.
  • Clearwater Animation Shanghai, founded in October 2012, located at Shanghai, China.
  • Clearwater Animation Singapore, founded in October 2012, located at Singapore. Responsible for hand-drawn overseas animation, facial aniamtion, visual effects, visual development, character creation, character design, character builds, background builds, prop builds, prop creation, background creation, location builds, background design, location creation, location design, prop design, storyboards, workbook, rotoscoping, and post-production.
  • Clearwater Animation Tokyo, founded in March 2012, located at Tokyo, Japan. Responsible for physical effects, hand-drawn overseas animation, facial animation, creative design, branding, animatronics, previsualization, character design and production, licensing, digital production, post-production services, film laboratories, and visual development.

AustraliaEdit

  • Clearwater Animation Sydney, founded in February 2013, located at Sydney, Australia.
  • Clearwater Animation Melbourne, founded in March 2014, located at Melbourne, Australia.
  • Clearwater Animation Queensland, founded in July 2013, located at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Mainly focused on film and video production, and responsible for hand-drawn overseas animation, CGI animation, color grading, visual effects, and compositing.

Other production studiosEdit

  • Clearwater Sound Studios, sound effects, sound editing, sound design, sound mixing, music editing, music mixing, and music recording studio, founded in November 2011, located at Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Clearwater Productions, post-production services, live-action production services, animation production services, hair styling, make-up styling, lighting, grip, special effects, camera equipment, camera dollies, branding, animatronics, physical effects, on-set supervision, and licensing, founded in November 2011, located at Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Clearwater Creature Shop, puppetry, animatronics, physical effects, on-set supervision, digital puppetry, special effects, and creative design, founded in January 2012, located at Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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