USC Cinematic Arts

Brandon Oldenburg is an award winning illustrator, designer, sculptor, and film director. He co-founded the Shreveport, Louisiana based Moonbot Studios and co-directed the Academy Award® winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Prior to launching Moonbot, Oldenburg co-founded Reel FX Creative Studios specializing in design and special effects  for clients as Troublemaker Studios, Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and Blue Sky Studios. While at Reel FX, Oldenburg oversaw a joint venture with William Joyce, collaborating on works for Martha Stewart, Disney and title design for feature films such as Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Additionally, Oldenburg and renowned designer Brad Oldham collaborated on a giant, nationally-acclaimed sculptural series for a $1.4 million commission called “The Traveling Man”. His illustrations have graced the covers for prestigious authors' books such as Elmore Leonard and Michael Chabon. In 2010, Oldenburg was honored with the Distinguished Alumni of the Year from Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Illustration in 1995 and sits on the Board of Trustees.