Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as executive producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
"I've always been a fan of Blur; their work has emotional impact and authentic, human resonance. Blur pushes the creative concept until it's absolutely memorable and hard-hitting," Talmage said. "My goal is to broaden our horizons, elevate brand awareness and expose more people to the passion and talent here: we work with top-level movie directors, develop our own properties, write trailers, direct commercials and create stunning animation. Now, it's time for Blur to also shine in different markets and new forms of media."
In addition to bringing Talmage on board, Blur has promoted three long time artists to leadership roles within the company. Director Dave Wilson assumes creative director responsibilities, providing a guiding vision together on all company projects with Blur co-founder Tim Miller, while former VFX/CG supervisor Kevin Margo will be directing commercials, shorts and content for video game marketing campaigns. Previously the most senior CG supervisor at Blur, Jerome "Jed" Denjean now oversees all department leads as head CG supervisor, in addition to managing projects.
"Blur is recharged by the success of recent projects and exciting opportunities in film and TV. We're ready for a new chapter," said Jennifer Miller, COO, Blur Studio. "I am eager to see Greg push us into greater visibility and broaden our relationships. His background will help advance us further into the commercial space and he will be instrumental in telling the world about the creative forces that are Dave, Kevin and Jed."
Talmage began his entertainment career at DreamWorks in marketing in the late ‘90s and then gravitated towards design and short-form projects, rising through the ranks as a producer at companies that included Imaginary Forces, Transistor Studios, Troika and Logan, where he managed projects for major brands such as Microsoft, Apple and Electronic Arts.
Wilson is known for telling epic stories through extraordinary imagery and compelling characters. His recent directorial credits include cinematic trailers for Tom Clancy's The Division and The Elder Scrolls Online, which Denjean also worked closely on as CG supervisor. In addition to projects with Blur, Kevin Margo made headlines earlier this year for his independent short film Construct. The talented trio has been with Blur since 2003, and is aptly poised to help lead the company in new endeavors across formats and markets.
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