Author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing. (A few more copies of the classic 1st edition are still available too!). Occasional supervisor in the visual effects and animation world. One of the founding employees of Sony Pictures Imageworks. Part of the initial design and development team that produced the digital compositing application Shake (acquired by Apple in 2002). Continued as Shake Product Designer for a few years, until development on the product was ruthlessly terminated. Also was involved with Apple’s photo-management software Aperture for a bit. Worked at Amazon for a bit, doing things completely unrelated to visual effects, animation, image processing or photography. Just because.
Frequently speaks at seminars on the topics of visual effects, digital filmmaking and general technology. (Has spoken in England, Netherlands, Russia, China, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Japan and India… and several less-interesting locations). Regular guest/host on This Week in Photography podcast. Gadabout.