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Girish Balakrishnan




SmartVCS: Mobile Virtual Cinematography System

Girish Balakrishnan

​Girish Balakrishnan is a Virtual Production Technical Director working at Digital Domain, currently exploring brand new real-time workflows for preproduction pipelines that leverage cutting-edge game and film technologies. As part of his earlier work developing the SmartVCS, a new mobile virtual camera capture platform, Girish is researching possibilities for reshaping virtual production techniques. His patented cinematography research work has recently been awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Randy Pausch Award and the Unity Awards at Unite 2013, and was presented at SIGGRAPH 2013′s Studio Exhibition

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

LA ACM SIGGRAPH: State of the Art in Games
GDC 2014 with Side Effects Software
LA Animation & VFX Pipeline Developers Meetup
LA Unity3D User Group
SIGGRAPH 2013: Studio Research Talk & Booth

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