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Brad Jacobson Returns to Gasket as Lead Animator

From the release:

Brad Jacobson, Gasket’s Lead Animator, may be on the quiet side but don’t be fooled. He’s got triple threat bragging rights! A 2D & 3D animator and an illustrator . . . and a black belter in Tae Kwon Do . . . and an avid runner. So what do martial arts and running have to do with animation and illustration, you ask?

Let’s break it down for you. Tae Kwon Do literally means foot (tae) + hand (kwon) + art (do). Tae Kwon Do and animation both involve kinematics, the geometry of motion. See where we’re going with this? Who understands better how bodies (or anything) move or what speed and stealth look like than a soft-spoken animation artist / black-belt-tae-kwon-doer!

After graduating from The Arts Institutes International, Brad started his career with Gasket in 2008. A few years later, he headed to L.A., where he found himself working with Rhythm and Hues, bringing the characters to life in “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chip Wrecked.” At Syndrome Studio, Brad did animation for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, creating four of the tongue-in-cheek, irreverent interpretations of different award categories: Best Kiss, Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Best Line From A Movie and Best Villain.

Recruited back to Gasket in 2014, Brad was eager to be part of a tight team and not just a number in a row of animators, and we were excited to re-welcome such a trusted team member. It’s fun working with people like Brad, people with the right ethics, ambitions and creative itch. You know, Gasket Studios kind of people.

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