As of August 2009, Brandon Oldenburg is a founding, managing partner
in Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, LA. The state of Louisiana courted him
to help bring animation and movie projects to the state. For this assignment,
Oldenburg brings his special brand of creativity to the project.
Oldenburg began his career as a co-founding member of Reel FX Creative
Studios in 1995 doing a combination of design and special effects for
television and film. There he worked with such clients as Troublemaker
Studios, Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks and Blue Sky Studios.
As Senior Creative Director for the first 10 years of the company Oldenburg
helped establish Reel FX's national reputation as a premier animation
studio. Since 1998, Oldenburg has overseen a joint venture with famed
author and illustrator, William Joyce (Robots & Meet the Robinsons.)
What started out as an experimental puppet show has evolved into a joint
venture to create three feature films. Joyce and Oldenburg's other collaborations
include Halloween decor for Martha Stewart, Parade Floats for Disney Theme
Parks and Installations for The 100th Anniversary Exhibit for Peter Pan.
Most recently they sold a story DreamWorks ten years in the making
called “The Guardians of Childhood” set to release November 4, 2012.
Oldenburg's work has won many industry accolades most recently an Inspire
Design Award for Best Title Design in a Feature Film. Other works
include multi-media installations, experimental puppetry and live drawing
for fundraisers. Oldenburg and Brad Oldham collaborated on the initial
design for the $1.4 million sculptural commission for DART called The
Traveling Man, which has drawn local and national attention.
Brandon's illustrations have graced the covers for such prestigious author’s
books as Elmore Leonard and Michael Chabon. A '95 Graduate of Ringling
School of Art and Design, Brandon holds a B.F.A. in Illustration and a
D.F.O. from the Lunar Lamadary in Nepal. He also holds a seat on the American
Film Institute's Board of Directors and serves as Artistic Director of
the Tex Avery Animation Award. Last year he accepted a seat on the alumni
board for Ringling School of Art and Design.