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Brightly acquires Externa CGI 

In today’s whirlwind of digital evolution, keeping pace is more than just a goal — it’s critical to our clients’ success. For more than a decade, Brightly has been turning complex ideas and problems into innovative, engaging, and user-friendly experiences and solutions. Today, we take what we’ve built to the next level with the acquisition of Externa CGI, the award-winning 3D animation studio. 

Founded by Brian Knapp, Externa CGI has carved a niche in crafting compelling visual narratives for brands such as DuPont, Sharpie, and Orb, among others. Whether it’s CG animation, motion graphics, or the intricate art of sound design and audio editing, Externa brings a unique set of skills that complements and elevates our work at Brightly. 

With Externa CGI’s robust experience in animation, AR, and 3D visualization, we’re amplifying our capabilities, merging design and technology to craft immersive, dynamic narratives. Our offerings now expand to include:

  • CG Animation
  • Script Development & Production
  • Voice-Over Production
  • Motion Graphics, VFX

Bringing Externa into our portfolio enables us to provide fully integrated digital solutions to our clients that fit with their evolving needs. Furthermore, existing Externa CGI clients will have access to additional services, as Brian Knapp takes the role of Creative Director for Brightly. 

View Externa CGI’s demo reel below: