I started with Blue Pixel at 5 a.m. New Year's Day in a stadium parking lot in Buffalo, N.Y. — and yes, it was snowing! We were setting up to do green screen compositing for Verizon Wireless before the NHL Winter Classic. Tens of thousands of fans show up every year for this frigid outdoor hockey game. Inside our tent I had heat packs strapped to virtually every part of me. As the sun rose the snow thickened, and I began to get nervous: Has anyone ever done green screening in the snow? I am proud to say the event was a huge success, and I look forward to it each year.
Rick’s job at Blue Pixel: Creative force for all video, mobile and online initiatives. Coordinates all visual assets across all platforms and runs the green screen division of Blue Pixel.
He got his start as: A computer graphics and pre-press consultant in the early days of desktop publishing. In 1997 he ventured into digital video and now has experience in virtually every aspect of post-production: eye-popping title sequences, nonlinear editing, motion capture directing, VFX supervising sound designing and more.
Some favorite production experiences: Trendsetting, award-winning live event video productions for the NBA and the NHL. Designed the title sequence for the HBO comedy special “Sketch Pad 1&2,” VFX supervisor and MOCAP director for Fox Sports’ series “Sport Science.” Post-production manager for National Geographic’s “Fight Science,” “Wright Brothers: First in Flight,” "MegaCities" and countless others, including ESPN, Discovery Channel, and PBS.
You may have seen him: At live event green screen experiences for Verizon Wireless around the country. Also hidden among the credits (that zoom by too fast to read) as a valuable behind-the-scenes member of your favorite broadcast TV show.
Honors and Awards: National Emmy Award for graphic design for “Sport Science” series, 11-time IDEA award winner for outstanding sports video and graphics production. Regional Emmy Award winner for editing and graphics for the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.