Philippe Bergeron is founder and CEO of PaintScaping, a global leader in 3D projection mapping. PaintScaping has done mapping in the USA, Mexico, Canada, France, Ireland, and South Africa. Its clients include MGM Resorts, Ritz-Carlton, Sony Pictures, Westin Hotels and Cirque du Soleil. Bergeron has had an eclectic background. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from University of Montreal, but is also a successful actor, and landscape designer. He co-directed the groundbreaking short "Tony de Peltrie," the world’s first CG human with emotions. Time Magazine hailed it as a "breakthrough.” It closed SIGGRAPH’85, the premier computer graphics trade show. More...
As an actor, Philippe has appeared in "Iron Man 2," "Mad Men," "Rush Hour 3," "Entourage," "Family Man," "Contact," "Godzilla," "E.R.," and guest starred on the season premiere of "The Sopranos" final season.
As a landscape designer, Philippe has created "The Forest of Mirrors," a garden that would make Houdini proud. Using over fifty giant hidden mirrors as masterful Trompe l’Oeil, it has been featured on HGTV and NBC. It was the location of SIGGRAPH'08 and SIGGRAPH'12's closing night receptions.
Coming from a Hollywood family, Julia Bergeron is no stranger to things theatrical. And PaintScaping is an amazingly theatrical invention. With a B.A. from UCLA and a diverse background that includes playwright, successful theatrical producer, and programmer analyst, Julia Bergeron now juggles the various incarnations of the PaintScaping system with the ease and enthusiasm of the multi-talented individual she is.
Michael Kory is an Emmy Award winning artist who first became interested in 3D computer animation while majoring in Design at UCLA. After studying with some of the pioneers of the field and earning a B.A. in Design, he was hired at one of the first companies to do large scale 3D animation for the entertainment industry. He has since worked at a variety of companies as a Creative Director, Technical Director, and CG Supervisor, contributing to such feature films as "The Last Starfighter," "Total Recall," "Batman & Robin," "Sphere," “The Time Machine,” “Star Trek: Nemesis,” “Bruce Almighty,” and “The Fast and The Furious” series. More...
His passion for character animation, both keyframed and motion-captured, has been born out in work for McDonald's, Minolta, Peter Gabriel, “Space Jam”, and Fox's "Martin." Michael has garnered five Emmy nominations and has won twice, for the main title to PBS's "Future Quest", and a second Emmy for the main title to the syndicated show "Strange Universe". Michael has also used his computer animation knowledge to help train others in the field, both in the undergraduate Design Department at his alma matter UCLA, at the Gnomon school and as a faculty member in the graduate Digital Media program at A.F.I.
Director of Scenic Development
As a prop maker and set builder, Kevin served as construction foreman on "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Hidalgo." His other feature film credits include Spiderman 3, G-Force, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Drillbit Taylor, Team America, and Planet of the Apes. On the set of Titanic, Kevin solved a major production problem by developing a waterproofing technique for period light fixtures. TV productions include The Sarah Connor Chronicles, That 70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will and Grace, and most recently Castle. He has been an active member of IATSE since 1997.