Symbolic Pictures, LLC is a full service production and animation studio specializing in cutting-edge digital computer animation, motion capture technology, Flash animation and traditional animation. Our studio is a “concept-to-completion” one-stop provider of everything from character design, writing, storyboarding, directing, modeling, data capture, animation, rendering, editing, and sound design. What you will find at Symbolic Pictures, LLC is originality, creative thinking, quality, variety, innovation, and adaptability.
Symbolic Pictures, LLC is comprised of a veteran team of animation artists, producers, and creators who have experience working with major film studios including Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Jim Henson Company, Sony, and Paramount. Our corporate clients include Spin Master Ltd., Lowes, Pepsi, Dodge, Pontiac, Toyota, University of Phoenix, Tostitos, SRP, Air Canada, Konika-Minolta, as well as the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Denver Broncos, MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, and Old Dominion University.In addition, our team has developed and produced dozens of interactive titles across a variety of game platforms for THQ, Sony 989, Sony Online America, and Vivendi Universal.
SYMBOLIC PICTURES: A CINEMATIC APPROACH
The creative team at Symbolic Pictures, LLC firmly believes it offers a creative, unique, and stylish approach for the artistic needs of its clients. With a powerful variety of backgrounds and approaches to production, animation, and digital effects, clients will not be getting a re-hashed “been there done that” methodology.
Symbolic Pictures, LLC prides itself on its policy that clients get our complete attention that is why we undertake a select amount of projects at a time. Television entertainment does not come from assembly line tactics, but from the details. It is within these details that we also secure our responsibility of delivering spectacular entertainment for our viewers.
CLAYT RATZLAFF – CEO SYMBOLIC PICTURES ANIMATION / PRODUCER & LEAD ARTIST
Clayt has been in the animation industry for more than eleven years and founded Colorado Springs, CO based Symbolic Pictures, LLC, a full-service, concept through completion animation studio and art house.
Mr. Ratzlaff specializes in creating the right look and feel for client’s projects, while respecting the scope of work, timelines necessary to complete the project, and the budget attached to the project. Mr. Ratzlaff specializes in concept art and storyboarding, 3D modeling, technical directing, surfacing, character and visual FX animation, and composting, to name a few.
Mr. Ratzlaff’s client and credit list includes Amblin Entertainment and Steven Spielberg, Leo Barnett Agency (USA and London), Doodle Films, Vibrant Films, McDonalds, as well as interactive game developer’s SEGA, Activision, Sony Online America, Vivendi Universal, EA Games, and Vision Scape Interactive.
ANDY KREISER – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Andy has thirteen years of production accomplishments, developing, managing, and producing over 500 hours of programming for a wide variety of clients. Mr. Kreiser has held production executive positions for two production companies prior to his arrival at Symbolic Pictures, LLC. Mr. Kreiser launched his career with Tempe, Arizona based Conner Entertainment, where he managed and produced broadcast, commercial, and live-event projects for diversified clients including the Discovery Channel, History Channel, NBC, MSNBC, ESPN, Nickelodeon, MLB, NBA, Boy Scouts of America, Motorola, and the Fiesta Bowl, among others.
Mr. Kreiser then moved to San Diego in 2001, where he became Director of Development for Vision Scape Interactive. He effectively managed the creative process, developing 3D animated properties that encompassed film and television series, direct to video programming, and interactive games. In addition, Mr. Kreiser produced and managed show design for 26 episodes of the Nickelodeon 3D animated television series, “The Butt Ugly Martians”, which included international production in Hong Kong.
Mr. Kreiser now resides in Sacramento, California, where he serves as a Producer for Symbolic Pictures, LLC. With his extensive experience and background producing 3D animated projects, he was tasked with developing new client relationships in areas of business that focus on a variety of 3D and 2D animated graphics. Since that time, Mr. Kreiser is responsible for the expansion of Symbolic Pictures’s talent base by adding Symbolic Pictures, LLC to its creative team and with it an opportunity to create a variety of animated content.
BRYAN PRITCHARD – LEAD ANIMATOR
Bryan Pritchard has over 15 years of artistic and technical game development experience. He worked on such titles as Tony Hawk and Spiderman for the N64, Ultima Online, Crash Nitro Kart for all major console platforms and Doom 3 for the Xbox. His recent work experience includes Barking Lizards, acting as the President ahd Chief Creative Officer Bryan shipped over 25 titles on various platforms from mobile to handheld to console. Before Symbolic Pictures, Bryan led art departments at Vicarious Visions, Mesa Logic, Edge of Reality, VisionScape Interactive, Ion Storm and Origin Systems.
Symbolic Pictures, LLC brings many other experienced and talented artists to each project. The wide-ranging experience of its core-group personnel includes work on high-profile animated feature films, family-oriented television series, edgier prime-time and late night series work and well-known video games titles. Symbolic Pictures, LLC also “casts” additional personnel as appropriate for the special needs and styles of each specific project. The partnership’s combined experience and longevity within the animation industry has created a vast network of talent from which to draw, as needed.