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Jeff Lait, SideFX

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? I started programming because I wanted to write video games.  I tended to find myself writing game engines rather than actual games, however.  During my co-op terms at University, I first worked…
Emily Olin
May 6, 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
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
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