Chicago-based production studio Vitamin Pictures has added Tim Sepulveda as technical director. Sepulveda brings broad experience in visual effects, animation and design through his work with Leviathan, Charlex, Daily Planet and elsewhere. At Vitamin, he will act a liaison between clients and the studio’s creative team and oversee projects for a technical perspective. He’ll also work to improve workflows and implement new technologies.
“We’ve been growing, taking on more projects and expanding the palette of our work, and it’s important that we have top talent to support all those efforts,” explained Danny DelPurgatorio, Vitamin’s creative director. “Tim is an extremely well rounded artist. He has excellent skills in storytelling and design. Plus, he has deep technical knowledge about 3D and effects. It’s very exciting to have him on board.”
Sepulveda has worked with Vitamin as a freelancer on several occasions over the past few years, most recently on a national commercial campaign for Coors. “I really liked the vibe of the studio,” he said. “It’s very well organized, everyone is very disciplined and the work is top notch.”
A Chicago native, Sepulveda began his career with Radar Studios. He later served as senior designer at Foundation Post before joining Charlex, where he became an associate creative director. He joined Leviathan as VFX supervisor in 2011 and has worked as a freelancer since 2012. His skills run the gamut from on-set visual effects supervision to designing 3D workflows to illustration and animation.
Vitamin Pictures executive producer Larissa Berringer said that one of Sepulveda’s chief tasks will be to grow the studio’s 3D capabilities. “We are doing a lot more 3D both as standalone work and as a component to other work,” she said. “Tim will help us elevate that.”