President / Co-Founder
Creative, resourceful, technically proficient, VES Nominated, and budgetary conscious DFX Supervisor with 19+ years experience. Eric has worked with many great studios including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digital Domain Productions, Digital Domain Media Group, Stan Winston Studio, Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company, and has done so in many different roles. With a thorough understanding of CG, and years of experience building and maintaining CG pipelines, Eric has the knowledge and know how to deliver visual effects at the highest caliber.
Eric has been exposed to all aspects of visual storytelling. He has partnered with directors, production designers, art directors, producers and visual effects supervisors to create visual effects of the highest level while staying on time and on budget.
CEO / Co-Founder
Greg Galliani has over 15 years experience in the visual effects and animation industry. His credits include numerous live action and animated feature films. Greg is creative, reliable, efficient and hard working. The knowledge and experience Greg has gained through the years working at different studios has given him a thorough understanding of visual storytelling, effects and animation, and the ability to deliver at the highest standard.
Greg has worked closely with many directors, production designers and art directors to transfer their vision from concept to reality. Working at Sony Imageworks for over ten years, Greg has been nominated for a VES award and had the privilege to lead the modeling team on SpiderMan 2, the winner of the academy award for best visual effects; and led the modeling team for the academy award nominated animated film Surfs Up. Greg has most recently worked as a CG-Supervisor and Modeling Supervisor at Digital Domain, where he led his team to create new and challenging environments pushing the envelope and scope of animated film.
Robert "Magic" Land
Director of All Things Technical
Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the computer industry as a programmer and IT professional where he holds many industry certifications for Microsoft, Oracle, and CISCO for programming, database design, networking, and IT related technologies. He brings a unique prospective to the company from other technology driven industries.
More recently, before being brought to Ascend as the Director of All Things Technical, he has worked as a Senior Pipeline Tools Developer at a leading Visual Effects studio where he was a key player in the development of the pipeline. Some of his accomplishments include contribution in the design and development of Asset Management tools and Visual Effects software plug-ins.