CREATING WORLDS

Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

David Morin, Chairman, Virtual Production Committee

David is Director of Industry Relations and Business Development for the Film and Television Industry at Autodesk. He is also chairman of the Virtual Production Committee, a joint effort of six Hollywood-based organizations: the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the Art Director's Guild (ADG), the Visual Effects Society (VES), the Previsualization Society, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). David is a past chair of the “Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council”, a product focus group of large studio facilities, and a past co-chair of the "ASC-ADG-VES Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization", a committee that helped define the role of previsualization in the film industry.

David earned a B.Sc.A. in computer science from Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) in 1982 and followed the "International School of Computer Animation" program at Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) in 1990. In 1991 he joined Softimage, then a start-up, where he participated in the early development of motion capture and 3D software, and later opened the Softimage office in Santa Monica, California. David became Director of Special Projects when Softimage was acquired by Microsoft and Vice-President of Special Projects and Content Group when Microsoft sold Softimage to Avid Technology. In 2000 David joined Manex Entertainment as President of the MVFX division, a visual effects house. From 2003 to 2013 David chaired industry efforts centered on the analysis of new digital workflows in the motion picture industry, and worked as a consultant for such clients as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Autodesk, Shotgun and others. Today he works for the Media & Entertainment division of Autodesk from his base in Los Angeles, California. David is chairman of the Virtual Production Committee, a joint effort of six Hollywood-based organizations: the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the Art Director's Guild (ADG), the Visual Effects Society (VES), the Previsualization Society, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). He is also a past chair of the “Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council”, a product focus group of large studio facilities, and a past co-chair of the "ASC-ADG-VES Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization", a committee that helped define the role of previsualization in the film industry. David earned a B.Sc.A. in computer science from Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) in 1982 and followed the "International School of Computer Animation" program at Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) in 1990. In 1991 he joined a start-up called Softimage where he participated in the early development of motion capture and 3D software, and later opened the Softimage office in Santa Monica, California. David became Director of Special Projects when Softimage was acquired by Microsoft and Vice-President of Special Projects and Content Group when Microsoft sold Softimage to Avid Technology. In 2000 David joined Manex Entertainment as President of the MVFX division, a visual effects house. Since 2003 David is chairing industry efforts centered on the analysis of new digital workflows in the motion picture industry, and works as a consultant for such clients as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Autodesk, Shotgun and others, from his base in Los Angeles, California.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).