As visual effects outfit Framestore CFC prepares to make its move into feature animation production, former head of 3D animation Andy Lomas has returned to the company in the newly expanded position of head of CG. Lomas will oversee the application of digital imagery across all of the studio’s operations, including commercials, longform television and feature films.
For the past six years, Lomas has been working on various U.S. production including Matrix: Revolutions. Most recently, he served as head of character effects for DreamWorks Animation’s Over The Hedge, which opens in the U.K. later this month.
“During my career I’ve worked in CGI on television commercials, TV projects, film VFX and animated features,’ Lomas comments. ‘Coming back to Framestore CFC now makes total sense, offering as it does a unique opportunity to bring all that experience together.’
Lomas has been working with computer animation since the early 90s, joining Framestore CFC as a senior animator in 1994. During his tenure, he supervised the CG work on the Emmy Award-winning Hallmark television movies The Odyssey and Alice in Wonderland, as well as the Emmy-nominated television remake of Jason and the Argonauts. He also acted as a troubleshooter, solving CG production problems and leading research and development on Discovery Channel’s Walking With Dinosaurs and the ABC miniseries Dinotopia.