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Nick Porcino, Pixar Animation Studios

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I saw Star Wars when I was twelve, and decided then and there “I want to help George Lucas make movies.” Not much later, Jim Blinn created an amazing animation of the…
Emily Olin
May 13, 2020
Behind the Screens

Larry Gritz, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I had a hobby interest in visual effects and photography after seeing Star Wars in 1977. In particular, this 1980 TV special was transformative for me. I recorded it (VHS!) and probably…
Emily Olin
April 21, 2020
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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
ASWF ProjectsOther

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

Christina Tempelaar-Lietz, Epic Games

Tell us a bit about yourself - how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? After studying computer science at UC Berkeley, I worked at Silicon Graphics in the Advance Graphics Software group from 1997-1999 on an unreleased scenegraph API called OpenGL++. At the same time, I…
Emily Olin
September 25, 2019