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Emily Olin

Behind the Screens

Ken Museth, NVIDIA

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? It’s a long and twisted storyline, but I’ll try to give a short version. My background is computationally physics and chemistry (PhD in quantum dynamics), so it’s safe to say I had…
Emily Olin
April 14, 2020
Behind the Screens

Carmen Pinto, Foundry

Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? My first job as a software developer was designing a system to sort music files by metadata for employees at an engineering company, which led to work building software to store and…
Emily Olin
April 8, 2020
Behind the Screens

Michael Dolan, Epic Games

Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I’ve been tinkering with computer graphics since I was a kid in the 80’s, with a Commodore 128 and a light pen. I studied visual effects in college, and started my career…
Emily Olin
April 3, 2020
Behind the Screens

Bill Ballew, DreamWorks Animation

Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? While in college and during the beginning of my professional career, I had been fascinated by animation.  Disney was going through their resurgence with The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast,…
Emily Olin
March 27, 2020
Behind the Screens

Carol Payne, Netflix

Follow @carolalynn Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a film degree and a minor in computer science. I started working at a boutique VFX studio in Albuquerque called Pivot…
Emily Olin
March 19, 2020
ASWF ProjectsBlog

Calling all students for Google Summer of Code!

We are very excited to announce that we are participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a summer program for university students to learn about, and get involved in open source. Applying to participate with the Academy Software Foundation provides a great opportunity for students who are interested in learning…
Emily Olin
March 16, 2020
Behind the Screens

Pilar Molina Lopez, Blue Sky Studios

Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I have been working at Blue Sky Studios as a Software Engineer for the past 5 years. I got my first job in networking and databases after getting my undergrad degree in…
Emily Olin
October 10, 2019