The couple that animates together stays together
on Thursday,October 01,2009 16:10
Partners in animation Jeff Kleiser and Diana Walczak have had a storied career, producing visual effects for such films as X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Honey I Blew Up the Kid and Bruce Willis'' current futuristic robot-laden action pick, Surrogates.
The couple, together since a fateful 1985 computer graphics conference, are the proprietors of Synthespian studios - formerly known as the Kleiser-Walczak Construction Co a computer animation firm with locations in Williamstown, Pennsylvania and in North Hollywood.
The couple have years of experience in animation working on short films, feature length movies, video games, and print advertising among other media.
"We use illusions, tricks," says Walczak. "A lot of it is design oriented. We take images and recreate them, add layers to them."
As the owners of Synthespian, the couple employs a number of freelance graphic artists depending on the scope of the current assignment - with Kleiser helming the firm''s creative and marketing initiatives and Walczak still behind the computer producing visual effects.
Though Kleiser frequently flies to Hollywood for business, the couple currently resides in Williamstown - which Kleiser describes as "a much better place" to raise their three children.
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