.

COMPANY PROFILE

ZRG-THE CALL CENTER SPECIALIST COMPANY

COLUMN FOR THE RECORD
POLITICS & POLICY SAARC: PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
SOCIETY 1- 3D ANIMATION COMES TO PAKISTAN
2- NEEDED MORE HOSTELS FOR GIRLS
3-
POST AMAZERS AND KLEISER-WALCZAK

 

POST AMAZERS AND KLEISER-WALCZAK SIGN A MOU

 

Under the arrangement Post Amazers will do a significant part of the animation work for various projects undertaken by Kleiser-Walczak

 


By SHABBIR H. KAZMI
Jan 05 - 11, 2004
.

 

 

Post Amazers, Pakistan's largest animation and post-production company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kleiser-Walczak, a leading Hollywood studio for animation projects. According to this exclusive arrangement the Pakistani animation company will do a significant part of the animation work for various projects including feature films undertaken by the US company. In addition, experts from Kleiser-Walczak will also provide high quality training to Post Amazers' animators both in Pakistan and in the US. The MoU was signed between the two companies at a ceremony recently held in Karachi. Asif Iqbal, Chief Executive Officer of Post Amazers and Jeff Kleiser, President and Co-founder of Kleiser-Walczak signed this historic agreement, the first of its kind.

Speaking on the occasion, Jeff Kleiser said: "We are very impressed with the quality of 3D animation work Post Amazers has produced in the last two years and we are excited about the opportunity of working closely with their team. It has been a meeting of minds and we believe this partnership is the start of a long-term relationship for the benefit of both parties."

Asif Iqbal stated: "This liaison marks the beginning of a new era for Post Amazers and for the animation industry in Pakistan. Through Kleiser-Walczak, which is regarded as one of the top ten animation studios in the world, Post Amazers has obtained an incredible platform from which to launch itself in the international market. Post Amazers has always had the ambition to become an international animation company and our partnership with Kleiser-Walczak is an important step in this direction."

Post Amazers is a portfolio company of TMT Ventures, Pakistan's pioneering venture capital company. It is the largest and most resourceful animation and post-production house, the first of its kind in Pakistan. Ever since its establishment in January 2002 Post Amazers has been providing a wide range of animation, post-production, art direction, broadcast designs and other related services to local and international industry. With more than 75 animators along with other artistic and technical expertise, Post Amazers has the largest human resource base ever hired by any Pakistan based animation and post-production house. To supplement their creativity, the company has acquired the best technology available in South Asia and it is a dynamic combination of talent and technological know-how that produces magic and nothing inferior to that.

 

 

Asif Iqbal is not a new name in the regional post-production industry. He has spent 12 years in the industry in many countries, particularly in the Far East. Asif is unsurpassed in his technical and creative expertise and has the ability to combine script and editing in a manner that conveys the emotion of the subject into a stunning final product. He is also a dynamic effect artist, with an uncanny knack for creating stunning 2D/3D effects and compositing.

Kleiser-Walczak founded by Jeff Kleiser and Diana Walczak has existed in Hollywood since 1987. Its creative team comprises of artists and technologists whose credits include groundbreaking work in features, ride films and commercials. Its team shares the founders' commitment to quality, as well as their passion for stretching the boundaries of visual entertainment. It has contributed to some of the Hollywood's biggest feature films. 'Frida', 'The One', 'X-Men', 'X-Men United', 'Stargate', 'Clear and Present Danger' and 'Scary Movie-3' are a few prime examples. 'The One' needs specific mention in which martial arts master Jet Li battles his evil doppelganger that required the development of innovative face replacement techniques. In addition, Kleiser-Walczak has designed and produced some of the top theme park attractions in the world including Universal's 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man'.

Scaling dizzying heights with the much touted success of their video Jaanbaz, an impressive myriad of special effects, 3D layering and compositing and recent arrangement with Kleiser-Walczak one expects to witness the start of a new trend in Pakistan. It marks beginning on a new era where particular emphasis will be on keeping pace with the latest developments and integration of technology with creative art.

Post Amazers, Pakistan 's largest animation and post production company has recently announced its collaboration with Kleiser-Walczak, a leading Hollywood studio for animation projects. Picture Shows (L-R) Sohaib Umer, CE, TMT Ventures; Ali Ansari, CEO, AKD Securities; Asif Iqbal, CEO Post Amazers; Jeff Kleiser, President & Cofounder Kleiser-Walczak and Gordon Dikson, Kleiser-Walczak