Mike Hoag has been working with the ROTU team for nearly (3) years handling the bulk of the technical work of producing VR experiences for Unreal Engine 4. He leads the development and implementation of core systems, and works on materials, environments, visual effects and creature rigging. He is a prolific tutorial creator, and also destroys all contenders in frequent internal Photoshop competitions where we blow some steam by picking on each other. Mike has been working on game development as a hobby for over (20) years, and was a lead developer for Sol Contingency (a 6-DOF multiplayer space shooter similar to Descent) and Battlefield Pirates 2 (a full conversion mod for Battlefield 2). He currently lives in Atlanta, GA.
Born in Baltimore Maryland, Francis has traveled the world and uses these life experiences to aid in his creative process.
He created Promethean Studio 1 in 2009, and has been blessed to do that which he loves since.
His work has most recently been featured on ESPN2 and the Disney Channel.
Francis came on board with ROTU in December 2018 filling the roll of 3D Generalist with and emphasis on Rigging and Animation.
Braulio FG, also known as Brav FG, is a 3D artist from Costa Rica. Brav specializes in characters for real-time rendering and motion capture. He has recently worked on IpSoft´s digital human “Amelia;” worked on a cinematic trailer for an unannounced project develop by polish studio RealTime Warriors; and he created several real-time characters for a virtual exhibition fight developed by Hyperreality Inc.
He is the lead character artist at ROTU Entertainment & Media for their upcoming video game “Rhythm of the Universe”. Besides that he is also directing a real-time cinematic based on the ancient folklore of Costa Rica that involves motion capture and 3D scanning. He shares his personal projects on his social media.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1984, Emir has already become one of the youngest, successful and influential musicians in his country. Emir was first discovered in 2005 when he composed a piece in tribute to his country’s leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. His piece quickly grew to over 4 million views after being shown on CNN Turk, Fox News, and MTV Turk. Emir was also honored at a tribute to Erol Pekcan, a famous jazz drummer, as “The New Young Jazz Player of The Year”.
One of Emir’s greatest accomplishments was being accepted to the best Music School in the world with full scholarship, Berklee College of Music in 2007. Since then, Emir has won many awards like the Film Scoring Contest in 2008. In addition, Emir was also the first to bring Berklee auditions to Turkey in 2009, as well as creating the first Berklee College of Music fundraising concert in Istanbul. Emir wrote a 100-piece symphony for the Istanbul State Symphonic Orchestra, Performed by Turkish popstar, Sezen Aksu, which was broadcasted live from the Lutfi Kirdar Convention Centre on numerous national television channels.
In 2010, Emir worked to create one of the most unique music collaborations ever, which brings 90 musicians from 90 different countries all coming together to write one song called “Anthem for the World”. He built on this success, forming the company “Rhythm of the Universe” – a group of extraordinary people who believes they can change the world through music.
Since graduating, Emir has had the privilege of producing and performing in some of America’s top music halls, like Boston Symphony Hall, Boston Hatch Shell, Carnegie Hall, Paramount Theatre, as well as in Memphis, Miami, Los Angeles etc. Emir has worked and collaborated with many Grammy award winner producers and composers, such as Alan Silvestri, Daniel Carlin, Prince Charles Alexander, Shota Nakama, Lucas Vidal, Wataru Hokoyama etc.
In 2011, he created a video for city called Van in Turkey, through social media, his video reached millions peoples, in Turkey and Europe (Bizim Eller). In 2013, he became the AFA (Artists for Amazon) project, alongside with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, and Angelique Kidjo.
As a hobby in 2012, Emir started writing and developing the storyline of what is known today as Rhythm of The Universe. His passion for creativity has earned him the title of Chief Creative Officer for ROTU, and he continues to inspire everyone he comes in contact with.