Fredrick Armstrong, President
Location: 34 Winthrop St., East End
About: Animatus Studio specializes in traditional 2D hand drawn animation for motion pictures and video projects, but also offers web animation, 3D CGI, video editing, and illustration. With a background in film techniques, Animatus brings over 25 years of expertise to today’s digital projects. They use programs like After Effects, Toon Boom, Adobe Animate, Maya and Photoshop. Major clients include Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Crystal Pix, the U of R, and Sticky Lips BBQ. In addition to their work in animation, Animatus produced the documentary The End of the Line – Rochester’s Subway shown on PBS and The History Channel, and later authored the special edition DVD. Animatus Studio also operates The Animation Workshop where animation is taught to students of all ages.