Jellyfish Pictures has been nominated for an Emmy for it’s work on PBS doc Spillover – Zika, Ebola and Beyond and has also hired ex-pixit media’s Dave Wells as Pipeline TD and Compositor.
Jellyfish was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy in the category ‘Outstanding Art Direction and Graphic Design’. The show, produced in collaboration with Tangled Bank Studios, for PBS, investigates the diseases that spill over from animals to humans. Jellyfish Pictures had previously worked with Tangled Bank Studios on the 2014 series Your Inner Fish, for which Jellyfish won an Emmy in the same category.
The nominated team includes Creative Director Tom Brass, VFX Producer Amber Ducker and Lead Designer Yianni Papanicolaou.
Dave Wells has been hired to help Jellyfish Pictures’ expand into developing standalone solutions, and his role will also see him providing support and technical know-how to Jellyfish’s CTO, Jeremy Smith.
He joins from data storage solutions provider, Pixit Media, where he designed storage and network infrastructures for the media industry, specializing in GPFS, IP networking and security. Before joining Pixit Media, he spent seven years at Cisco Systems as a certified Cisco engineer, with the last three focused purely on the media and entertainment industry.
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures said, “Dave has a long-standing relationship with Jellyfish from his time at Pixit Media when he played an integral part in supporting our media storage and LAN and WAN security. We’re really pleased to offer him an opportunity at Jellyfish at this stage in his career and his experience will be invaluable to us as we develop and expand our service offering.”
Dave Wells added, “I’m delighted to join Jellyfish Pictures at a time when the company is expanding and moving into a new and exciting phase. Having been close to the company for many years I’ve seen it grown from strength to strength and now relish the opportunity to be a part of the team.”
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