We are thrilled to have the EPIC talents of Nashville-based Magnetic Dreams animation studio! Executive V.P. Don Culwell captured the vision of the book series, and will lead his team to bring Max, Liz, and the Epic Order of the Seven to life. Read about Don and the studio, and check out the demo reel and animation samples below to see why his creative direction has won multiple Emmy awards and dozens of Tellies for Magnetic Dreams. The premiere of Max and Liz animation was for "EPIC VBS: Heroes of History" at Dunwoody Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, June 8-11, 2015. From here we'll expand animation to include Epic Webisodes, an animated series and feature film. Check back for frequent updates on this exciting process!
Magnetic Dreams has been creating digital content and animations for 25 years, combining skills from various fields to help clients bring their visions to life. Their clients include Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Marvel Entertainment, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Dell, Chick-Fil-A, and artists Taylor Swift and Five for Fighting. Visit their website to learn more.
Executive Vice President
Magnetic Dreams, Inc.
Don began his art career as a child illustrating award winning pieces throughout grade school. At age 14 he began applying his art background to film in the form of visual effects and animation. Two years later Don formed computer modeling and animation company Millennium Imaging, and in 1994 at age 18, Don merged Millennium with Mike Halsey's newly founded Magnetic Dreams. Working side by side in Mike's single car garage the two grew Magnetic into a multi-million dollar company employing as many as 50 artists and servicing client's such as Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Marvel Entertainment, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Dell, and many others. Don serves on Nashville's film incentive committee, Tennessee's Trans Media Council and the David Lipscomb University animation committee. He is the Managing Partner, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Magnetic Dreams Incorporated. Don also serves as CEO of sister company Dot Bot Inc., a software development initiative. In recent years Don served as art director on Taylor Swift's MTV VMA nominated music video “Fifteen” and has produced visual effects and animation for; ‘Elmo's Alphabet Adventure’, Veggie Tales ’The Pirates Who Don't Know Anything’, ‘After’, ‘Yellow Day’, ‘The Song’, ‘I Am Potential’, ‘Acts of God’, and ‘Summer Snow’ to name just a few. When Don isn't producing projects, learning new techniques or focusing on animation pipelines, he can be found renovating homes home with his lovely wife Lynsey and amazing son Gavin. Don’s primary goal is "to bring glory to the Lord through the arts and entrepreneurship and to support those in need….only made possible by His grace and love with the talent gifted to me by Him."
What will be animated first?
Max and Liz (of course!) will be the first characters to be animated. They will come to life in six video clips for a brand new Epic Faith Curriculum: Heroes of History. This exciting curriculum, based on the Epic Order of the Seven books, was launched as Vacation Bible School at the beta-test site Dunwoody Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA June 8-11, 2015. This curriculum is now available to the general public for VBS 2016. If your church or group is interested in learning more about this exciting new offering, click here.
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