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Zachary Rymland

Zachary Rymland

President and Founder:

Zac has close to 30 years experience designing in 3D space. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Zac graduated from UC Berkeley in 1987, with a degree in Architecture. He worked for a corporate architectural firm in San Francisco, as well as with a small start-up company in Oakland where he became one of the pioneers in this "new" field of 3D animation. "When I went to college, there were no degrees for what we were doing", Zac says, "especially on a PC platform". He was quickly promoted to upper management and after four years, saw many more possibilities and decided to forge ahead with his own creative ideas, and had the courage to initiate his own start up.

Liquid Pictures opened its doors in 1993. Zac has been the driving force behind the company since its inception, and now oversees staff,  sub-contractors, all production and most importantly research and development.  He is also responsible for keeping abreast of new software, technology, and keeping Liquid Pictures on the cutting edge.  Zac is known among his peers as a technophile - if it's not modified it's not Zac's.

Jeffrey Reynolds

Jeffrey Reynolds

Senior Animator:

Jeffrey is an eighteen year veteran of Liquid Pictures. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 with a degree in Mathematics. He has an extensive, albeit informal background in computers, including 2D graphics, page layout and programming. Jeffrey has worked on projects ranging from DNA sequencing and Gene-chip applications for Affymetrix to Cargo Crane Sway Analysis for the City of Long Beach, CA.

Jeffrey started at Liquid Pictures in May of 1997 with no formal training in 3D computer graphics, but an intense desire to learn. Zac says, "Jeffrey has a unique way of approaching a challenge. He saves us an incredible amount of time through his ability to customize and automate a process within a 3D environment." With his stellar math skills and problem solving capabilities he quickly became an invaluable member of the team.

Piyatida Shiozaki

Piyatida Shiozaki

Animator:

Piyatida is an award-winning designer who comes to Liquid Pictures from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her rendering of the Taj Mahal won the "Best Rendering" category as well as "Best Overall Entry" in an Alias/Wavefront International Student Competition. She received her Masters of Computer Arts from the Academy in 1999 where she studied Multimedia, Animation, Art History and Philosophy and received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from King Monkut's Institute of Technology, from her native Thailand. She has worked in the fields of Interior Architecture and Print. We highly value her aesthetic ability. "She brings a little beauty to our heavily technical work with her extraordinary skills in lighting and material application."

Joining Liquid Pictures in 1999, she has worked on many projects including a simulation of the Hearst Mining Building for a case involving UC Berkeley, and a Federal case for International Paper v. Affiliated FM Insurance Co., which resulted in a win for our client. This case happened to be the fifth largest verdict in the United States for the year 2003.

Tim Merrill-Palethorpe, Founding Partner – Fulcrum Legal Graphics

Tim Merrill-Palethorpe, Founding Partner – Fulcrum Legal Graphics

Fulcrum has worked with Zac and his outstanding team at Liquid Pictures for more than 17 years.  Throughout the many projects we have successfully completed together, Zac, Jeffrey, and their colleagues have always been thoughtful, efficient, and dedicated to providing us with the highest quality product, in the shortest possible time, for the lowest possible cost.

When we need animation for a project, there is only one choice – Liquid Pictures.

Ron Najafi, Ph.D., CEO – NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ron Najafi, Ph.D., CEO – NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

We use Liquid Pictures for all of our pharmaceutical animations to show how our products work to attack bacteria for various conditions.  Their team is knowledgeable and easy to work with.  Zac knows how to keep a project moving forward and works hard on managing expectations. The final animations not only tells our story, it looks great and comes in on budget.  I really appreciate all the effort Liquid Pictures puts in to the process and their product.

LITIGATION/FORENSIC Animation

LITIGATION/FORENSIC Animation

Winning litigation requires the ability to educate, inform and influence a judge or jury. At Liquid Pictures, we create compelling demonstratives and concise tutorials that do exactly that. We help clients win in state and federal courts, ITC and Congressional hearings and level one arbitration.

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ARCHITECTURAL SIMULATIONS

ARCHITECTURAL SIMULATIONS

From a basic massing study or full on photo realistic animation, stand alone rendering or a photo or video montage, Liquid Pictures understands architecture, construction and design and knows how to convey it with the greatest impact.

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MEDICAL and BIOTECHNOLOGY

MEDICAL and BIOTECHNOLOGY

Whether for marketing, funding, educational or informational purposes, Liquid Pictures’ medical expertise enables us to create 3d medical and biotechnology animations and motion graphics with incredible accuracy and detail.

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ENTERTAINMENT and EDUCATION

ENTERTAINMENT and EDUCATION

Liquid Pictures began by creating beautiful cinematic sequences for multi-media productions. Since then we’ve developed rich environments and compelling imagery for games, education titles and various websites for clients such as the SF Giants and Apple.

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