Bryan Brandenburg

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Bryan Brandenburg

Bryan Brandenburg (born February 18, 1959 in Châteauroux, France) is an American author, technology entrepreneur and former game programmer. Brandenburg is best known as co-founder of Sculptured Software and Salt Lake Comic Con and Executive Producer at Engineering Animation, Inc.

Career[edit]

After completing his studies in mathematics and physics in 1982, Brandenburg began programming 3D computer games on the Commodore 64 (C64), Apple II and later the IBM PC and Amiga. Brandenburg started several technology companies that were later acquired by private and public corporations. In 1984, he co-founded Sculptured Software[1] and led the company as President. The company was eventually sold for almost US$40 million after producing dozens of titles for the C64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC and Apple II.

In 1994, Brandenburg started another game company, Software Arts International that was acquired in 1996 by Engineering Animation, Inc., where he was the Executive Producer for the public company's Interactive Division, producing titles for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro Interactive and Sierra On-Line.

In 1999, Bryan Brandenburg partnered with Karl Malone to build a media-centric outdoors media company (Amazing Outdoors) with websites, a television show, a radio program, a monthly magazine (Utah Outdoors), and a book publishing arm.[2] The company was acquired in 2001.

Brandenburg was an executive officer of DAZ 3D, a 3D content company and launched Bryce[3] in July 2004.[4][5] In January 2005, he was recruited as the CEO of Zygote Media Group[6][7][8] and launched Male Anatomy Collection 2.0,[9] the 3DScience.com website,[10] Female Anatomy Collection 3.0[11][12] and Zygote Heart 3.0.[13] In 2006, Brandenburg partnered with Content Paradise produce a current 3D model of the solar system including planets, moons and asteroid field.[14]

Brandenburg is the co-founder of Salt Lake Comic Con.[15] As Chief Marketing Officer, he announced a global partnership with PopLife Entertainment, the company that distributes the big-headed Funko Pop! figures in Asia, to bring FanX events to China, Thailand and the Philippines.[16] In November 2017, he was inducted in the Honorary Commander program for the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base.[17][18]

In 2018, Brandenburg came under scrutiny for apparent mishandling of a sexual harassment complaint against author Richard Paul Evans made by a fellow author. The controversy arose after Brandenburg's response to an email from acclaimed author Shannon Hale expressing concern over what was perceived as Farr's dismissal of concerns over the incident.[19] Some guests and a publishing house pulled out of participating in the 2018 convention following the incident.[20]

Major software contributions[edit]

Published print media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City". Moby Games. 2003-02-04. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  2. ^ "Move over Doug Miller, Malone has own show". Deseret News. 2000-07-06. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  3. ^ a b Nagel, Dave (July 6, 2004). "Bryce is Back! A Q&A with Bryan Brandenburg of DAZ Productions on the future of Bryce". SIGGRAPH News. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  4. ^ Nagel, Dave (July 6, 2004). "Bryce is Back! A Q&A with Bryan Brandenburg of DAZ Productions on the future of Bryce". SIGGRAPH News. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  5. ^ "DAZ Productions, Bryce and MAC". Mac4Ever. September 22, 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  6. ^ Post, Eric (April 10, 2006). "3D Science and the Human Heart". Renderosity. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  7. ^ "Zygote Media Group releases Zygote Human Heart 3". CG Society. February 14, 2006. Archived from the original on February 18, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  8. ^ Hoffman, Leah (August 10, 2005). "The Art of Data". Forbes. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  9. ^ "Make scientific concepts come alive with these free 3D images". e School News Online. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on June 30, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  10. ^ "Zygote Media Launches Web Site – Signs Brandenburg as CEO". Adnews. January 1, 2005. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  11. ^ "Zygote Media Group Releases New 3D Female Anatomy". Medgadget. November 4, 2005. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  12. ^ Wright, Guy (November 3, 2005). "Female Anatomy 3D Models Now Available from Zygote". Animation Artist. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
  13. ^ Heller, Jacob (February 13, 2006). "Zygote puts the "art" in heart". DCCCafe. Archived from the original on December 7, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  14. ^ "3D Solar System Model Available for Educators, Students and Science Enthusiasts". CreativePro. August 28, 2006. Archived from the original on December 5, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  15. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con Sets Record By Leveraging Social Marketing Trends". Forbes. September 18, 2013.
  16. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con expanding FanX to Asia". The Salt Lake Tribune. March 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "419th FW inducts honorary commanders". Standard Examiner. November 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Hill Airmen make cameo at Salt Lake Comic Con". Hill AFB News. September 22, 2017.
  19. ^ https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/05/21/a-popular-utah-author-criticized-how-fanx-has-responded-to-harassment-complaints-it-invited-her-to-sit-this-one-out-and-published-her-private-email/
  20. ^ https://www.bustle.com/p/shannon-hale-complained-about-a-fan-conventions-sexual-harassment-policy-their-initial-response-was-really-disturbing-9166725
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k http://www.mobygames.com/developer/bryan-brandenburg/credits/developerId,2800/
  22. ^ "Bryce is Back!". Digital Facility. August 28, 2004. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  23. ^ "Bryan Brandenburg IMDB bio". IMDB. July 6, 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  24. ^ "DAZ Productions Offers Digital Art to the Masses with Launch of Free 3D Content and Software". Business Wire. 2004-09-23. Retrieved 2014-03-05.

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