Multi award-winning Bay Area production studio Little Fluffy Clouds, founded in 1996 by creatives, Betsy De Fries and Jerry van de Beek, specializes in high-end motion graphics and animation.
Talented, imaginative, experimental yet pragmatic, Little Fluffy Clouds, brings a unique edge to concept design, live action with integrated motion graphics, state-of-the-art VFX, character development, 2D and 3D animation, title sequences and all forms of interactive and mobile media.
Their compulsion for storytelling, interwoven with a constant eye for exploration, development and investment in the latest technologies, allows this talented duo to think freely, to playfully question, concept, dream, draw, code, animate, produce and deliver experiences that enable their clients’ ideas to shine. Diversity of style is the studio's byword.
Jerry is LFC’s co-founder and is the director of many award-winning productions. He likes nothing more than experimenting with the latest software to ensure that he remains at the forefront of new technologies. Staying hands-on, by applying his designs in 2D, 3D, VFX and live-action, he mixes up the usual to arrive at the unusual.
Prior to LFC Jerry worked for some of the best production houses in Europe before setting sail for the US to join Colossal Pictures in San Francisco as an animation director.
Jerry is an avid photographer using the medium as the means to capture a narrative in real time.
Jerry’s animations are often seen on the international animation festival circuit and in multiple art publications.
Prior to LFC Betsy was Senior Producer for New Media & Interactivity at the legendary, animation powerhouse, Colossal Pictures. After many years spent on live action sets as a scenic painter, set dresser, stylist and art director, she opted for the relative sanity of emerging new media, first producing, Where Next Columbus: Mission to Mars, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum’s longest running interactive exhibit. Betsy then joined the creative team at Apple Computer’s Discovery/Zenda Studio. A stint at Paramount Media Kitchen, conceiving and producing interactive TV pilots, eventually led her back to the extremely production oriented Colossal Pictures and finally to found Little Fluffy Clouds.
Betsy’s work can be seen on the international animation festival circuit and in multiple art publications. All latest work and items of interest can be viewed on the LFC website and the aptly named, a cumulus, animation blog. Betsy hales from London but now lives happily in California with her dog, JAX.