Tippett Studio Animates the COSMOS®

Tippett Studio re-joins forces with TED director Seth MacFarlane to create eye-popping visual effects for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

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Tippett Studio Supervisor Eric Leven oversaw the creation of more than 200 effects shots in just over 6 months for the re-boot of Carl Sagan’s beloved 30-year-old COSMOS: A Personal Voyage series' 13-episode run.

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Tippett Studio has re-joined forces with TED director Seth MacFarlane to create eye-popping visual effects for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

Tippett Studio Supervisor Eric Leven oversaw the creation of more than 200 effects shots in just over 6 months for the re-boot of Carl Sagan’s beloved 30-year-old COSMOS: A Personal Voyage series' 13-episode run. Tippett Studio's work includes a tour of the solar system with The Ship of The Imagination and the lonely journey of the Voyager spacecraft as it heads towards the edge of the Milky Way. All the work, from the rings of Saturn to the hardy but microscopic tardigrade creatures, was scrutinized for artistic detail as well as scientific veracity.

“I loved the Carl Sagan show as a kid, and I think for those of us who experienced that it’s always been a dream to work on a series like this," said Leven.

The series had an unprecedented March 9th launch, when COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey debuted simultaneously on 10 different US television networks, as well as internationally on 220 channels in 181 countries.

Tippett Studio uses Dell Hardware Servers, Switches, and Precision Workstations to power through their work with increased render speeds and higher quantities of images in shorter amounts of time.

FOX's COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey was produced by National Geographic Channel, Fuzzy Door, and Ann Druyan, widow of the late Carl Sagan. Tippett Studio continues its ongoing relationship with the usually boundary-pushing MacFarlane, creating the VFX for his summer comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

About Tippett Studio

Founded in 1984 by animation pioneer Phil Tippett, Tippett Studio is an Academy Award®-winning visual effects company specializing in a wide range of CG animation and digital effects for feature films, television and commercials. Projects include Ted, The Twilight Saga, Cloverfield, Hellboy, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, Robocop and After Earth. Tippett Studio has won two Emmy's and four Clio's. Tippett Studio is in production on Jurassic World. The Tippett Creature Shop in the Efexio app allows anyone to add animation and visual effects to their own movies and photographs.

Inquiries: Corey Rosen - crosen(at)tippett(dot)com, 510-649-9711