izmocars Taps Video Game Industry Veteran Brian Wiklem to Lead CG Imaging and Virtual Reality Efforts

Wiklem brings more than 20 years of experience in large-scale CG content production and digital publishing to the international production studio

Long Beach, CAJanuary 20, 2016 — izmocars, the leading producer of interactive media for the automotive industry, has announced the appointment of Brian Wiklem to lead izmofx, the company’s CG effort and izmotion, izmocar’s automotive interactive video brand.

An executive veteran of the video gaming industry for more than two decades, Wiklem brings a wealth of experience in publishing knowledge, operational expertise, and a passion for gaming to his role. At izmocars, he is busy producing izmofx, a complete computer graphics (CG) product line, and izmotion, featuring innovative video capabilities, moving izmocars into the future and redefining how vehicles are sold world-wide.

“I’m thrilled to have joined izmocars and have the opportunity to build a progressive content library for the automotive marketplace,” said Wiklem. “There are so many innovative ideas taking shape in CG right now and izmocars is in the right place to take auto marketing to the next level for our partners and clients.”p 25 - izmocars Brian Wiklem

In addition to his on-going work with izmotion, Wiklem is also leading the efforts for izmocars newest product, izmofx. izmofx is izmocar’s entrance into the CG market, with high resolution images produced from fully-rendered CG vehicles featuring the highest accuracy available. Using izmofx, clients will be able to show any car, with any color, any background, and at any angle. Wiklem says “You dream it, we build it.” izmofx is being delivered to izmocars clients today.

“This is going to be a very progressive year for izmocars and our clients. In addition to our work with izmofx, we will be delivering a virtual reality product to clients in the second quarter, and a way to present a content-rich overview of a car in 100 seconds. Stay tuned, it’s going to be an exciting couple of quarters,” said Wiklem.

Prior to joining izmocars, Wiklem was involved in large scale automotive CG production as well as video game development. His gaming background ranges from founding a social game developer and publisher, to managing production for established game developers and publishers. Brian has a strong background in building and managing large scale teams, and his entrepreneurial spirit ensures that the team and product is poised for success. At Heavy Iron Studios, he was responsible for the production of console games based on Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille, and Up! Additionally, he led production efforts at Shiny Entertainment (a former Atari-owned studio) on a series of video games based on The Matrix movie trilogy, including one of the highest grossing video games of all-time, Enter the Matrix. Previously, Wiklem spent eight years at Sony Computer Entertainment America where he produced many best-sellers for the Playstation videogame console.

“I think Brian’s resume speaks for itself, he has been at the center of groundbreaking events for gaming the better part of his career,” said Tej Soni, CEO of izmocars. “We’re excited to have such an experienced CG Publisher working with izmocars and leading our video and interactive teams. I can’t wait to introduce some of the innovative video and CGI products Brian’s team is working on to the market.”

For more information about izmocars, as well as their interactive offerings, please visit www.izmotion.com.

About Izmotion

izmotion is an international production studio specializing in automotive interactive media. We provide studio services in Europe and North America, with studios in Brussels, Belgium and Long Beach, California. Our studios utilize the latest digital interactive imaging solutions to produce your media projects of first class quality automotive photography, high-resolution animations, CGI, Videos, HDRi interactive 360º panoramas, and motion control video.

Media Contact

Laurie Halter, Laurie@charismacommunications.com, (503) 816-2474

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