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Girish Balakrishnan




SmartVCS: Mobile Virtual Cinematography System

Girish Balakrishnan

Girish Balakrishnan is a researcher in the field of virtual production currently working at Side Effects Software on the Houdini Engine team developing procedural previsualization tools for cinematic pipelines. As part of his work with the SmartVCS, a new mobile freespace camera capture platform, Girish has been at the forefront at rethinking how virtual production could be applied to the masses. His cinematography research work has recently been awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Randy Pausch Award and the Unity Awards at Unite 2013.

Awards & Honors

Unite Conference 2013: Best Student Project Award (2013)
SIGGRAPH 2013 Studio Research Talk & Booth Presenter (2013)
Drexel University Masters Research Award (2013)
Adobe Design & Achievement Awards Semifinalist (2012)
Academy of Interactive Arts: Randy Pausch Award (2012)

Talks & Presentations

NAB 2014: Panel Speaker (Tentative)
GDC 2014 with Side Effects Software (Tentative)
LA Animation & VFX Pipeline Developers Meetup
LA Unity3D User Group
SIGGRAPH 2013: Studio Research Talk & Booth

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