WE FOCUS ON TELLING YOUR STORY!

CAPTURE AND TARGET THE REALITY OF ANY EVENT

 Educate, Inform and Influence.

Providing Graphics and Animation for:

• Litigation and Forensic •

• Biotechnology •            • Architectural •

• Entertainment •             • Education •

Industries

About LIQUID PICTURES

LIQUID PICTURES
Liquid Pictures combines the creative and analytic skills of a team of talented professionals with backgrounds across architecture, mathematics, communications, art, design and more. Founded in 1993 to develop high end cinematics for multimedia games, the firm has expanded to visual simulations and litigation animation, book design, typesetting and desktop publishing services.
VISUAL STORYTELLING
Whether in forensic animation, architectural simulation, cover design or gaming, telling a story visually requires an ability to understand and convey a core idea quickly, easily, and artfully. In most of our work, that idea isn't always simple or obvious. Our clients rely on us to distill complicated concepts and share them in ways that educate, inform and influence. It’s what do best, EVERY DAY!

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Services

LITIGATION/FORENSIC Animation

LITIGATION/FORENSIC Animation

Winning litigation requires the ability to educate, inform and influence a judge or jury. At Liquid Pictures, we create compelling demonstratives and concise tutorials that do exactly that. We help clients win in state and federal courts, ITC and Congressional hearings and level one arbitration.
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ARCHITECTURAL SIMULATIONS

ARCHITECTURAL SIMULATIONS

From a basic massing study or full on photo realistic animation, stand alone rendering or a photo or video montage, Liquid Pictures understands architecture, construction and design and knows how to convey it with the greatest impact.
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MEDICAL and BIOTECHNOLOGY

MEDICAL and BIOTECHNOLOGY

Whether for marketing, funding, educational or informational purposes, Liquid Pictures’ medical expertise enables us to create 3d medical and biotechnology animations and motion graphics with incredible accuracy and detail.
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ENTERTAINMENT and EDUCATION

ENTERTAINMENT and EDUCATION

Liquid Pictures began by creating beautiful cinematic sequences for multi-media productions. Since then we’ve developed rich environments and compelling imagery for games, education titles and various websites for clients such as the SF Giants and Apple.
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TECHNICAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY

TECHNICAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY

When it comes to photography and videography, challenging conditions are where we shine.  We are continually investing in the hardware, software and knowledge required to capture difficult, complex and unique imagery.  And it shows!
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Desktop Publishing and Cover Design

Desktop Publishing and Cover Design

Liquid Pictures has been designing books for large, small and self publishers/authors/corporations for many years. We work closely with select publishing consultants that help get your project into print and out in the world.
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FRAMES RENDERED
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MINUTES OF ANIMATION DELIVERED
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GRAMS OF CAFFEINE CONSUMED PER YEAR
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IN-HOUSE CPU RENDER CORES


WHY LIQUID PICTURES


DEDICATED AND TALENTED STAFF
Liquid Pictures has a skilled and experienced staff willing to do what it takes to meet your final goals. Our team is constantly honing their skills and increasing their offerings. We also pride ourselves on being available and accessible; we are here to be partners, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
CURRENT AND SPECIALIZED HARDWARE
Liquid Pictures has a render farm of over 100 cores on location to expedite your project in a timely manner. When we need more horsepower, we have a special relationship with one of the largest render farms in Europe, with tens of thousands of cores to accelerate delivery.
EVER IMPROVING SKILLS AND SERVICES
Liquid Pictures uses advanced particle systems, fluid dynamics, ambient occlusion and sub-surface scattering which are just a few of the current features our animators take advantage of and use regularly. And we now offer the latest high dynamic range, low light, low noise digital photography and videography.
THE LATEST SOFTWARE
Liquid Pictures has a close relationship with Autodesk and have access to the latest 3d software and plug-ins to give us extended functionality such as crowd control, real-world physics, fire, smoke and explosion simulations. We utilize Adobe Creative suite and are always up to date on Microsoft Office.
DATA DRIVEN/AESTHETICALLY FOCUSED
Liquid Pictures is accustom to working with experts as well as complex data sets to develop and drive our animations. Whether working from CAD, spreadsheet or database files, complex formulas, expert reports or straight off of patent figures, we always keep aesthetics a high priority and the end look in view.
Legal Experience
Liquid Pictures has worked on hundreds of intellectual property cases in computer technology, telecommunications, medical and biotechnology, as well as product liability, environmental and construction defect and failure cases, and most recently, a number of officer involved shooting cases.
OFFICE HOURS
Liquid Pictures is typically "open" weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, but our work day does not stop there. We understand that your project must move forward, deadlines must be met and exchanges must be made. We are available 24/7 to accommodate your project's schedule. We are on call as needed.

Fun Facts

 

Here, There and Everywhere

Our forensic animations, demonstratives and tutorials have been used nationwide, from arbitration and the ITC, to federal court and congressional inquiries.

High Profile

We have developed animations for such high profile cases as Apple v Samsung, BP Deepwater Horizon and many for Google, Samsung and Intel.

Clean & Elegant Design

We always keep the story in sharp focus, that is what drives the animation.  We also keep aesthetics a priority allowing the story to shine with clarity.

Beyond Virtual

We offer services beyond the virtual world.  Site visits, physical models, life size sets and reenactment videos to name just a few, we go out of our way, and go anywhere, to make sure your project is a success.

 

Non-tech Friendly

Even though we know technology, we also know how to speak in plain and simple terms.  We help you take advantage of all that technology has to offer.

 Documentation

We often document our process and technique in order to justify the visuals we develop. Please let us know ahead of time if this is a requirement.

Relationships

We strive to build long lasting relationships with our clients, many of whom have been working with us since we opened our doors in 1993. 

Experience

We know the drill and get up to speed quickly, but are always looking for new challenges. If anyone says it can't be done, they have not worked with Liquid Pictures. The impossible just takes a little longer.

 

What's News


Portfolio

Deepwater Horizon BOP Issues

Deepwater Horizon BOP Issues

This scene depicts one of the issues encountered when trying...
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Gas Station Accident

Gas Station Accident

After driving through a stop sign on a slippery winter day, ...
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Video Reenactment

Video Reenactment

Our client was wrongfully accused of child abuse (shaken bab...
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Gas Plant Explosion

Gas Plant Explosion

A case where insurance payout was $10,000,000 if the victim ...
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Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

Liquid Pictures was recently hired to develop a series of an...
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Train Station Visual Simulation

Train Station Visual Simulation

Ratcliff Architects came to Liquid Pictures to help them...
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Shimadzu MIRAGE VR Simulation

Shimadzu MIRAGE VR Simulation

Shimadzu needed various demo animations for E3 Expo showing ...
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Juvinon Health Supplement

Juvinon Health Supplement

Juvinon is an anti-aging health supplement company that hire...
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Forensic Demo

Forensic Demo

Liquid Picture is currently working on a new demo reel, in t...
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Biotechnology / Aganocide Simulation

Biotechnology / Aganocide Simulation

Liquid Pictures developed a series of animations showing the
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Construction Falsework Failure

Construction Falsework Failure

Liquid Pictures was hired to depict the cause of the collaps...
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Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

Liquid Pictures was hired by a southern California city to s
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W E ‘ V E     H E L P E D !

Clients Testimonial

I have worked with Zac and his team for over 15 years.

Simply put, Liquid Pictures adds value and gets the job done right and on budget.

They are my go-to resource for Animation and video editing services.

BRIAN WARD, Principal – Creative Edge Legal Graphics

BRIAN WARD, Principal – Creative Edge Legal Graphics

Fulcrum has worked with Zac and his outstanding team at Liquid Pictures for more than 17 years.  Throughout the many projects we have successfully completed together, Zac, Jeffrey, and their colleagues have always been thoughtful, efficient, and dedicated to providing us with the highest quality product, in the shortest possible time, for the lowest possible cost.

When we need animation for a project, there is only one choice – Liquid Pictures.

Tim Merrill-Palethorpe, Founding Partner – Fulcrum Legal Graphics

Tim Merrill-Palethorpe, Founding Partner – Fulcrum Legal Graphics

We use Liquid Pictures for all of our pharmaceutical animations to show how our products work to attack bacteria for various conditions.  Their team is knowledgeable and easy to work with.  Zac knows how to keep a project moving forward and works hard on managing expectations. The final animations not only tells our story, it looks great and comes in on budget.  I really appreciate all the effort Liquid Pictures puts in to the process and their product.

Ron Najafi, Ph.D., CEO – NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ron Najafi, Ph.D., CEO – NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Team Leaders

Zachary Rymland

Zachary Rymland

President and Founder:

Zac has close to 30 years experience designing in 3D space. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Zac graduated from UC Berkeley in 1987, with a degree in Architecture. He worked for a corporate architectural firm in San Francisco, as well as with a small start-up company in Oakland where he became one of the pioneers in this "new" field of 3D animation. "When I went to college, there were no degrees for what we were doing", Zac says, "especially on a PC platform". He was quickly promoted to upper management and after four years, saw many more possibilities and decided to forge ahead with his own creative ideas, and had the courage to initiate his own start up.

Liquid Pictures opened its doors in 1993. Zac has been the driving force behind the company since its inception, and now oversees staff,  sub-contractors, all production and most importantly research and development.  He is also responsible for keeping abreast of new software, technology, and keeping Liquid Pictures on the cutting edge.  Zac is known among his peers as a technophile - if it's not modified it's not Zac's.

Jeffrey Reynolds

Jeffrey Reynolds

Senior Animator:

Jeffrey is an eighteen year veteran of Liquid Pictures. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 with a degree in Mathematics. He has an extensive, albeit informal background in computers, including 2D graphics, page layout and programming. Jeffrey has worked on projects ranging from DNA sequencing and Gene-chip applications for Affymetrix to Cargo Crane Sway Analysis for the City of Long Beach, CA.

Jeffrey started at Liquid Pictures in May of 1997 with no formal training in 3D computer graphics, but an intense desire to learn. Zac says, "Jeffrey has a unique way of approaching a challenge. He saves us an incredible amount of time through his ability to customize and automate a process within a 3D environment." With his stellar math skills and problem solving capabilities he quickly became an invaluable member of the team.

Piyatida Shiozaki

Piyatida Shiozaki

Animator:

Piyatida is an award-winning designer who comes to Liquid Pictures from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her rendering of the Taj Mahal won the "Best Rendering" category as well as "Best Overall Entry" in an Alias/Wavefront International Student Competition. She received her Masters of Computer Arts from the Academy in 1999 where she studied Multimedia, Animation, Art History and Philosophy and received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from King Monkut's Institute of Technology, from her native Thailand. She has worked in the fields of Interior Architecture and Print. We highly value her aesthetic ability. "She brings a little beauty to our heavily technical work with her extraordinary skills in lighting and material application."

Joining Liquid Pictures in 1999, she has worked on many projects including a simulation of the Hearst Mining Building for a case involving UC Berkeley, and a Federal case for International Paper v. Affiliated FM Insurance Co., which resulted in a win for our client. This case happened to be the fifth largest verdict in the United States for the year 2003.

Trina Rymland

Trina Rymland

PR and Business Development:

Trina's background combines a B.A. in Communication from Cal State University, San Bernardino with practical experience as a graphic artist. She assists with the daily management of the office as well as developing public relations strategies and long term business plans. She consults on projects with an objective point of view regarding aesthetics and logic. But in the end, Trina is a people person. When trying to explain complex ideas, we often pass the our final visuals past her for a fresh "audience minded" point of view and clarity of vision.  When you call our office, most likely her's is the first voice you will hear.

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Contact Info

  • 510-644-3533
  • 3dh2o@liquidpictures.com
  • www.liquidpictures.com
  • Liquid Pictures
    1639 San Pablo Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702