Fylde digital studio gets a touch of Hollywood style

Fylde coast based digital studio Realtime has added a touch of Hollywood glamour.

By Tim Gavell
Sunday, 8th March 2020, 6:45 am
Updated Monday, 9th March 2020, 8:48 am

The animation, cinematics and visual effects group which is based at Westby has appointed a new animation director who has worked on top films.

Nicolas Seck, 44, from Dunkirk in France, has held senior and lead animation roles in over 30 major films since 1997.

Most recently, he has worked on Wonderwoman 1984, The Kid Who Would Be King, Venom and the John Lewis Edgar the Dragon Christmas advert.

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Realtime UK has studios at Westby and in Manchester

He was also a senior animator on Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Robocop.

Realtime said Nicolas was a highly-skilled character animator who developed a love for character design as a young artist drawing comic strips.

He will be responsible for building and coordinating specialist creative teams to use the latest CGI tools to create visual experiences that captivate audiences, engage viewers and inspire belief.

Nicolas Seck, said: “After over 20 years in the industry, I knew I was ready for a new challenge. I’m joining Realtime at an exciting time. It is a studio growing in reputation and size.

Nicholas Seck

“And it’s great to be working alongside some of the most ambitious and creative animators in the country. I’ve always been interested in feature films, special effects and video games industries as well as teaching opportunities.

“So, this role gives me the chance to manage teams and inspire them to bring client dreams to reality through expressive animation.

“I’m easy to speak to. I hope this can make the creative production process even more fun for everyone.”

Fiona York has also joined the studio as Senior VFX Producer. Fiona, who celebrates 30 years in TV next year, has enjoyed career highlights including Stephen Hawkings Universe for Channel Four and Battlefield Britain for BBC.

Realtime founder and chief executive Tony Prosser, said: “The quality of our recent recruits has been a real boost; Nicolas is no exception. He’ll offer another exciting new dimension to our creative animation projects. I’m a huge admirer of his work.

“Our recent work on War of the Worlds for BBC, plus projects we have in production for other major international broadcasters, demonstrates we can now compete with some of the best studios in the world.”