Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as executive producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years experience in the VFX industry, previously working with such studios as Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. She began her career as a VFX producer at Zoic from 2006–2008 and now returns to work on TV series. Klippsten has an extensive background in both commercial and television visual effects, having lent her talents to a number of award-winning advertising campaigns and television series, ultimately earning an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the CBS post-apocalyptic action-drama Jericho.
“Television has always been a first love of mine and I’m excited to return to Zoic where I really got my start in visual effects,” said Klippsten. “It’s a dynamic time in television, with a much wider distribution landscape and a more diverse range of creative content. Having watched where Zoic has gone with their episodic work over the years makes me really enthusiastic to continue to grow the division.”
Klippsten learned postproduction hands-on, coordinating VFX for CSI Miami and CSI New York before landing at Zoic in 2006. She worked on a number of popular TV series, including HBO‘s True Blood. She spent the next eight years leading teams at top VFX shops, overseeing the production on major campaigns for such top brands as Pepsi, BMW, EA, Nintendo, Sony, Sprint and Honda.