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Ziva Adds Academy Award-Winning Talent to Character Technology Team

Ziva Dynamics is proud to announce and welcome Sci-tech Academy Award winner Simon Clutterbuck as the company’s Director of Character Products.

March 12, 2018
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Vancouver, BC

Ziva Dynamics, the virtual character technology company, is proud to announce and welcome SciTech Academy Award winner Simon Clutterbuck as the company’s Director of Character Products. In this move, Clutterbuck is joining the leadership team of Ziva and will also directly contribute to the company’s continued product evolution.

Ziva Dynamics offers a comprehensive technology platform for character simulation, enabling higher-quality virtual characters for all forms of digital media. Clutterbuck, who has been recognized globally for his prior achievements in the field, will be spearheading the advancement of Ziva’s preeminent technology platforms and driving Ziva’s innovative pursuits with strategic customers and partners.

“It’s with great pleasure that I am joining the Ziva Dynamics team. James has assembled a world class team to work in a very exciting space,” said Clutterbuck. “Ziva is engineering solutions to solve many of the technological obstacles commonly found in the character creation process. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” With over 20 years of CG character industry experience, Clutterbuck has worked for leading companies such as Weta Digital, MPC, Neil Scanlan’s Studios, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Some of the more notable projects he has worked on include James Cameron’s Avatar, The Planet of the Apes franchise and King Kong.

“Simon has continued to push the envelope throughout his professional career and is a world leader in the area of character and creature creation.” said James Jacobs, co-CEO and Founder of Ziva Dynamics. “We are excited to see how his considerable talent and vision can help shape our commercial offerings. I had the great pleasure of working very closely with Simon in my past VFX career, so I can attest to the quality of his work and variety of skills that he brings with him. He has a deep understanding of the problem space, where the future of character technology is headed, and what product choices will need to be made to continue upping the industry standards. ”

As Ziva’s Director of Character Products, Sci-tech Academy Award winner Simon Clutterbuck will play a pivotal role in the growth and acceleration of Ziva’s commercial offerings and will help develop groundbreaking new technology solutions for Ziva’s strategic partners. He brings with him over two decades of character creation experience and a profound knowledge of the industry’s growth and needs. For more information about Ziva’s commercial offerings or to track the growth of Ziva’s character platform, visit the Ziva Dynamics website at zivadynamics.com or contact the Ziva Team at humans@zivadynamics.com today.

About Ziva Dynamics

Ziva Dynamics is a virtual human company. Ziva’s proprietary virtual anatomy and biophysics simulation platform provides groundbreaking technology and software for companies creating high-quality characters, producing content, and designing virtual experiences for humans. Founded in 2015, Ziva’s technology is used by leading film, entertainment, retail, and consumer brand companies around the world.

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