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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
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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
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Brian Cipriano, Google

In Behind the Screens, we talk to developers and software engineers from across the motion picture and media industries to learn more about their work in visual effects and animation, how they use open source software, and their involvement in the Academy Software Foundation. Tell us a bit about yourself…