Lanmar Services – A BOXX Customer Story

 

 

Lanmar Services, an Austin, Texas-based architectural firm, specializes in scanning buildings and transforming those scans into 3D models for the world’s leading architectural and engineering firms. Their projects include One World Trade Center, The Sears Tower, The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, The Rose Bowl, and countless other sports stadiums. Continue reading

Full Plate – A BOXX Customer Story

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With a healthy appetite for BOXX hardware, elite | studio e takes the food service design industry by storm.

By John Vondrak

It only takes a few clicks of a television remote to realize that America is enamored, if not slightly obsessed, with food. From celebrity chefs, cooking shows, and competitions, to entire networks dedicated to the subject, Americans want to know more about what they eat, what they should eat, and how it should be prepared. But it goes deeper. Preparing and serving food is work, so what should that workshop look like? Going further, who creates the environments that transform the idea of food service and simply “grabbing a bite to eat” into a practical and pleasant experience? Look no further than elite | studio e, a company with two divisions that designs, develops, and delivers one solution.

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The Animator – Webster Colcord

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Meet Webster Colcord, the animator and motion capture artist who relied on a battle-scarred BOXX workstation to bring Ted to life.

By John Vondrak

A native of Eugene, Oregon, animator Webster Colcord went to work for Vinton Studios right out of high school, cutting his teeth on projects like the Emmy Award-winning A Claymation Christmas Celebration and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. This was followed by years of freelance and studio work that includes countless commercials and Hollywood productions like James and the Giant Peach, Antz, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Most recently, Webster has earned raves for his outstanding motion capture work on Seth MacFarlane’s Ted films. Currently animation supervisor at Atomic Fiction (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Flight, Cosmos) in Oakland, CA, Webster generously agreed to share his time by taking a few questions.

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PBK Architects – A BOXX Customer Story

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When leading architecture and engineering firm PBK needed state-of-the-art rendering for their new visualization lab, they chose BOXX

By John Vondrak



Jose Galindo is the Director of the PBK Visualization Lab (or VIZLab as he likes to refer to it), a San Antonio-based illustration and animation group within PBK Architects, a national architecture and engineering solutions leader focused on K-12 school, higher education, healthcare, corporate, and government clients. “The firm has been providing professional planning and design services for more than 34 years and has established a strong reputation for its unique approach to performance-based design and responsive customer service,” says Galindo. “We effectively facilitate a collaborative, consensus-generating design process that produces customized, purpose-specific, building environments which enhance end-user performance. We also maintain strict control of the client’s budget and schedule objectives.” PBK has offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and McAllen.

In 2014, when PBK CEO Dan Boggio announced the creation of the VIZLab as an independent group within the firm, it was understood that the new division would be tasked with specific goals, chief among them, providing clients with dynamic, real-time, life-like, project visualizations prior to the start of construction. At its inception, the VIZLab primarily assisted PBK’s Higher Education division (also based in the San Antonio office), but it wasn’t long before that changed. “Now that the group has grown in its capabilities,” says Galindo, “we’re taking on projects sourced from the entire firm. Also, the VIZLab has the capability to work with outside clients on a variety of project types ranging from renderings to augmented reality presentations to mobile application development.”

Galindo has worked in the A/E industry since 2005. Prior to PBK, he owned a small San Antonio illustration firm and had a stint at Jacobs Engineering, the Fortune 500 international technical professional services firm. The other VIZLab team member, visualization specialist Oscar Veloz, is an architecture school graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Veloz began his PBK career as an intern in January of 2014, but transitioned to the VIZLab later that year. Together, Galindo and Veloz have built the VIZLab from the ground up, helping PBK develop stunning new visuals and client presentations.   Continue reading

First in Line

Windsong Productions takes their business to the APEXX

By John Vondrak

When BOXX announced the introduction of the APEXX 5, the most advanced workstation in the world, Windsong Productions, an up-and-coming Central Valley, California production studio, was first in line—thanks to the legwork of lead colorist and motion graphics artist Jeremiah Belt. An avid BOXXer, Belt had relied on BOXX systems long before joining Windsong and throughout his career, continued to keep track of the Austin, Texas-based company and their innovative, high performance computer workstations. On behalf of Windsong Productions, Belt kindly agreed to the following interview.

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Tell me about Windsong Productions.

Windsong Productions is a California-based, full-service creative production company. Since 2011, we’ve been producing commercials and web videos, as well as providing post-production services for TV shows. More recently we’ve expanded into full TV show and documentary production. By investing heavily in creative services, in addition to equipment and technical know-how, we’re able to manage every single aspect of production, from concept to filming to graphics to color correction. We love every part of the process.

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