Thursday, January 18, 2007
Sundance Film Fest: former Shreveporter Cody Cobb designer of Digital Kitchen openers
"Cody Cobb is a 22 year old 3D designer at Digital Kitchen in Seattle, WA," says correspondent Shannon Cobb. "His latest project is a series of promotional spots for the 2007 Sundance film festival. This is Cody's second year to produce animations promoting Sundance.
Cody grew up in Shreveport, LA and from a very young age pursued interests in both artistic and technical subjects, including photography, music, web design, and illustration. He graduated from Caddo Parish Magnet High School in 2002.
He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a full summer scholarship. He returned to Louisiana after being offered a position at Digital FX in Baton Rouge. Here he learned the multimedia production process and became self-taught in 3D animation software, including Softimage and AfterEffects. During his 3 year tenure at Digital FX, Cody's animation work contributed to earning the company several Emmy awards.
In September 2005, Cody relocated to Seattle to join the Digital Kitchen team. Since then he's created work featured in such projects as the Xbox 360 game Crackdown, the miniseries The Path to 911, the movie Superman Returns, and commercials for clients such as Yoplait and AT&T.
When he's not "three-deeing" Cody pursues other interests such as photography, music, and exploration of his new environment in the Pacific Northwest. Cody possesses the rare trait of being both artistically and technically talented, which enhances his incredible ability to consistently produce innovative work."
Cody wrote last week: "I just wanted to show you a piece that I recently completed for Sundance (which I will be attending next week). This movie, along with three others created by Digital Kitchen, will play before every movie screened at Sundance. The movie was inspired by the industrial anatomy artwork of Fritz Kahn."