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Philippe Bergeron

President, CEO

Computer animator / writer / actor / landscape designer Philippe Bergeron holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from University of Montreal. He published over a dozen articles in computer graphics. ...

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Computer animator / writer / actor / landscape designer Philippe Bergeron holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from University of Montreal. He published over a dozen articles in computer graphics. He co-directed the groundbreaking short "Tony de Peltrie," the world’s first CGI human with emotions. It closed SIGGRAPH’85, the most prestigious computer animation festival in the world. Time called it a "...breakthrough. A digitized character with whom a human audience can identify." John Lasseter, the creative force behind Pixar, called it a "landmark piece."

As a writer, Philippe co-wrote the critically-acclaimed CGI IMAX 3D film "Adventures in Animation" aka "The Boxer.

As an actor, Philippe has appeared in over 50 films and TV shows, including "Iron Man 2," "Mad Men," "Entourage," "E.R.," "The Shield," "Alias," "Rush Hour 3," "Contact," and "Godzilla." He guest starred in the first episode of "The Sopranos" final season. Recently, you’ve seen him opposite Alan Rickman in "Bottle Shock."

As a landscape designer, Philippe created "The Forest of Mirrors," one of the most unique gardens in the world. Built in a house once owned by Buster Keaton, it features over 50 giant hidden mirrors, but one only sees what’s inside the mirrors. The illusion is mesmerizing.

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Julia Bergeron

Vice-President

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 ...

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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.

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Kevin Botham

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, ...

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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.

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Mike Cianciola

VP, Operations

Mike Cianciola is a tech entertainment industry professional with over 30 years experience in audio, lighting and visual effects. 

On a national scale, Mike has provided his services to sports ...

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Mike Cianciola is a tech entertainment industry professional with over 30 years experience in audio, lighting and visual effects. 

On a national scale, Mike has provided his services to sports teams from the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, for example creating huge pyro and laser shows for many football teams. He’s produced events for The Cordish Companies, Kohl’s Inc, and Harley-Davidson.

With a diverse production background that includes audio mixing, lighting design, system integration, projection, laser effects, pyrotechnic and flame effects, Mike is uniquely qualified to understand the needs of different disciplines to contribute to a cohesive, integrated production.

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Michael Kory

Director

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 ...

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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.

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.

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