October 12, 2006
NEW EDITOR BENJAMIN DENRICH ADDED TO STAFF
Continuing its recent expansion due to tremendous business growth, president Joel Kitay announced today that Benjamin Denrich has joined Kitay Productions as a full-time employee in the newly created position of Video Editor.
Denrich will immediately assume the role of primary editor on all projects, as well as manage and operate an in-house Final Cut Studio editing suite, with particular emphasis on After Effects, motion graphics, and 3D compositing.
Since 2002, Denrich has been freelancing throughout the United States, creating motion graphics, feature film title sequences, 3-D animations, and educational videos. He served as the lead animator on a short film/cartoon pilot titled "Guidolon the Giant Space Chicken's Half Power Hour," for which he has won four national awards for his animation work.
"I am classically trained as an illustrator, painter, and installation artist," said Denrich. "I'm able to bring the same sensibilities and artistic visuals from those worlds into the world of film and video."
A Baltimore-area native, Denrich is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC '02), earning a bachelor's of arts degree in Imaging and Digital Art, with a focus on animation and experimental digital video.
Denrich has created and shown four independent, short, animated films in over 75 worldwide film festivals in the past four years, all of which received top honors for style and overall artistic value.
Owings Mills-based Kitay Productions will continue to expand the corporate and non-profit sectors of its business through the hiring of Denrich, who will play a key role in this effort.
"Our business has been growing at a rapid clip," said Kitay Productions president Joel Kitay. "With all the work coming in, we were in immediate need of someone who could immediately step into our edit suite, and add a fresh, vibrant look to all of our productions. Denrich's creative eye caught our eye right away, and we look forward to the new heights he's going to lead us to with our sports and non-sports clients."