PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - MICHAEL F. WILLIAMS
is the fearless leader and founder of NITPIXEL creative has more than 20 years experience creating stunning visual content for live events, broadcast and corporate clients. His hands on approach stems from experience as a fine artist, cinematographer, editor, and digital effects artist. By fully understanding the creative mindset in which visual production flourishes, Michael is able to translate your ideas into reality while maintaining deadlines and budget. Whether producing a branding piece for the film, television, or commercial world, Michaelís visual content is always fresh. Be it a single stream of interactive media, or a multiplex of content shown in a completely imersive environment, Michael exceeds expectations. As Lead-Editor and Digital FX Artist for the 1998 KISS Psycho Circus World Tour, Michael stepped into the world of Stereoscopic 3D media and also served as technical director for the Stereoscopic 3D Acquisition of the band footage. He has worked this 3D magic for clients such as: Alcon Labs, Coca Cola, E3, Fujitsu, IAAPA, KISS, Raytheon and Texas Instruments. Michaelís clients range from American Eurocopter to EDSÖfrom Cingular to the wildly successful childrenís DVD series ďAthletic BabyĒ, a recipient of accolades from 2006ís CCM Creative Child Toy Awards as Parentís Choice and bestowed with the CCM Seal of Excellence. "Sundown", submitted into 2008ís AFI and Sundance Film Festivals was Michaelís Directorial Film Debut.
PRODUCER - ERIC BENSON
is the motivational heartbeat of the NITPIXEL team, and with nearly 10 years experience in the trenches of both the production and live event arenas, breathes life into rough concepts and abstracts. Whether developing show and media concepts, directing a production or producing behind the lens, Eric’s defining fingerprint is his nurturing yet efficient work-style and a motivating charisma that has taken seasoned talent from great to greater. He generates creative messaging by designing and delivering in creative ways. Eric has provided support for Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Lion King, and Wicked. He has produced numerous concerts for country artists from Pat Green to Jo Dee Messina to the more rock/adult contemporary sound of artists like Hootie & The Blowfish. He produced and created product launch trailers for the video games All Pro Football 2K8, Bioshock, Civilization, and Grand Theft Auto IV debuting at the 2007 E3 Business and Media Summit, and Eric has played roles in image branding for clients like American Eurocopter. Eric recently made his film debut as the Producer of John William Galt’s “Sundown”, submitted into 2008’s AFI and Sundance Film Festivals.
WRITER/COMPOSER/VISUAL ARTIST - CHRISTIAN P. WRIGHT
is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of quite a few of them. From paper to performance, mind to music, and blue screen to big screen, more than 8 years as a producer have seen Christian gravitating toward the art that he has cultivated in his clients. Proficient in software spanning the creation of video, digital effects, still graphics, 3D modeling, and audio, no digital medium is safe. He has developed scenic elements and lighting systems for entertainers such as Savion Glover and the Gatlin Brothers, corporations such as Volvo and JP Morgan, and associations such as E3 and the American Academy of Neurology. In addition to scenic design, he has also developed and authored media for acts like Hootie and the Blowfish and game labels like Rockstar, 2K and 2K Sports. He has written and recorded original music for Take 2 Interactive, Harmonix Music Systems, and Gaylord Hotels, and produced eight full-length albums. He recently made his film debut for Original Score Composition in John William Galt’s “Sundown” and is currently penning the feature screenplay “Perspective”. Christian is an alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering, a student of Chemistry at Texas Women’s University, and an active member of Mensa International.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - BROWN COOPER
has over 26 years experience in motion picture photography of features, commercials, music videos, documentaries, corporate and industrials. Brown has worked with many talented Cinematographers and Directors over the years and is proficient with any 35mm film, 16mm film, and all video formats including HD. Special Equipment expertise include Aerial Photography, Techno Crane, Louma Crane, Unilux, Swing/Shift, Ulti-Matte, Innovision, Frasier, Revolution Lens System, Photosonics, Remote Heads, Time Lapse, Lightflex, and Freeze Camera Techniques. Brown has worked with DP's and Directors on music videos for Daniel Pearl, Marc Rechovsky, Toby Phillips, Thom Oliphant and Wayne Isham. Brown’s music video collaborations range from Def Leppard to Metallica. Additional DP and Camera Operator credits for film and television include Friday Night Lights, Glory Road, Prison Break, and Walker Texas Ranger. In the commercial world, Brown has served as the DP for hundreds of commercials for clients and national spots ranging from McDonald’s to Lowe’s.
LEAD ANIMATOR - WILL NICHOLSON
has over 20 years of producing mind-blowing Character Animation and Visual FX that leave the viewers stunned and waiting for more. You may recognize Will’s handiwork leading the team that created Spiderman 3’s “Sandman” or his animation in the movie “Ghost Rider”. Some of Will’s other feature film credits include Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Mist, Snakes on a Plane, Sin City, Flight of the Phoenix, Spy Kids 2 and Mazer World. Will has worked on Stereoscopic 3D Media with Michael Williams for clients such as Coca Cola Rockola Tour, IAAPA, Mercury Marine, Owens Corning and many others.
DIGITAL SCENIC ARTIST- WILLIAM STROTHER
has over 30 years experience in Lighting and Stage Design. Bill’s accolades include many live events such as Boston 2004 Tour, CMS / Toshiba Beach Boys Miami, Coca Cola Rockola Tour, Dallas Millennium Event, Gilleys Dallas Night Club, KISS Psycho Circus, and The Spectrum “Music Awards”. Bill and Michael collaborated on the Kiss Psycho Circus Tour to bind the 3D with the real world. Bill focused primarily on the stage design to ensure optimum viewing experience for the audience, but also developed countless frames of scenic animation elements. Bill’s Theatrical Digital Environments include Metropolitan Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast, Monday Night Metro Prestonwood- Garden of Eden, and Diary of Adam and Eve IBOC.
THE VOICE OF NITPIXEL CREATIVE - JOHN WILLIAM GALT
is a seasoned actor, writer and producer of independent films. He has enjoyed a long and varied career. He has been in 37 films, as an actor or a voice, working with some of the best directors in the business. Two were Academy Award winners, "J.F.K." for Oliver Stone and "Forest Gump" for Robert Zemeckis. John has done hundreds of Industrial films and thousands of commercials. His voice has been heard on hundreds of Movie Trailers. John was Dr. Evil for "Pantera" and did all the first promotions for "Damage Plan" Dime and Vinnie's new group. He'll quickly tell you it was some of the most fun and creative things he'd done. John’s Original Screenplay, “Sundown” has been submitted to both the 2008 AFI and Sundance Film Festivals. He loves creative young people who can dream and always quotes to them the ancient wisdom saying, "The world belongs to those who show up."
THE VOICE OF NITPIXEL CREATIVE - KEN EAKEN
, say Casting Directors, Directors, and Producers, has a "unique " timbre or voice quality and offers a smooth delivery with flawless diction for a variety of voice over work, from the sound of NFL Films and The History Channel, to upbeat and touching radio and TV commercials. It all started at the recommendation of legendary Casey Kasem at Watermark Studios in Studio City, CA. Ken was originally trained by Johnny Rabbit (a.k.a. Don DiPietro), Rabbit was Dick Clark’s number one radio station programmer, big time disc jockey in LA and a producer of Casey Kasem American Top 40 radio show. Ken can be heard in voice over projects from coast to coast, from commercials, industrials, and narrations to radio and television imaging. Ken has been known to appear behind the mic for ABC’s Desperate Housewives as well as The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He was the Executive Producer of “Sundown”, the John William Galt film which was entered into the 2008 AFI and Sundance Film Festivals.