Character technical director in San Francisco Bay Area

  1. Oren Jacob

    Title
    Cofounder, CEO at ToyTalk, Inc.
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Entertainment
    Current:
    Cofounder, CEO at ToyTalk, Inc., Instructor, Entrepreneurship at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
    Past:
    Mentor at 500 Startups, Instructor, Entrepreneurship at Columbia University, Entrepreneur in Residence at August Capital, Executive Producer at Ensemble Pictures, Director, Studio Tools at Pixar, E245 course mentor at Stanford University, Chief Technical Officer at Pixar, Supervising Technical Director, Finding Nemo at Pixar, Instructor, Character Animation, and Curriculum Design at Academy of Art University, Associate Technical Director and Effects Lead, Toy Story 2 at Pixar, Technical Director, A Bugs Life at Pixar Animation Studios, Instructor, Pixar University at Pixar Animation Studios, Lighting and Effects TD, Toy Story at Pixar Animation Studios, Technical Director, various TV commercials at Pixar Animation Studios
    Education:
    Alpine Skills International, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, University High School
    Summary:
    Creating conversation as entertainment at ToyTalk. Before that, 20 years in computer graphics and animation at Pixar. The intersection of technology and storytelling. Film production. Visual effects. Design. Large software system architecture. And I can type really fast.
    Oren Jacob
  2. Tracy Wiseman

    Title
    Software Engineer at MyOwnStartup
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Information Technology and Services
    Current:
    Software Engineer at MyOwnStartup, Principal IT Infrastructure Specialist at Symantec
    Past:
    Business Systems Analyst at Genentech, VP Programs/Technology at StealthNetwork, Event Chair at MIT/Stanford Venture Lab ( VLAB), Strategic Analyst at Silicon Valley Bank, Tech Specialist at Virgin America, Business Systems Analyst at Wells Fargo Bank, Co-Manager, Steering Committee Chair at ProMatch.org: Social/Career Network, 3d Character Animation Training at AnimationMentor.com, Strategic Analyst at Business Objects, U.S. Ambassador Delegate to China at AmbassadorPrograms.Org, VP VisaNet Distributed at Visa International, VP/CTO at GPWare, VP Engineering at CentriFi, Architect/Developer at Applied Materials, Peformance Analyst & Technical Trainer at SGI, Architect / Director at Portal, Architect / Director at Gupta/Centura, Senior Engineer at Qualtrak, Senior Engineer at Unify, Architect / Developer at Locus
    Education:
    UC Santa Cruz, AnimationMentor.com, ABA - American Banking Association, Quality Education System, California State University-Sacramento, UCLA
    Summary:
    • 15 years technical leadership. Expert at building and leading teams to achieve outstanding productivity. Expert at delivering solutions, including interacting at the CxO and Board of Directors level: full lifecycle development, contracts, SLAs and P&L responsibility. • 20 years software/systems/service development in diverse areas. • Strategic IT specialist. Public speaker and trainer. Versatile ability to scope, establish vision, and produce at hands-on and leadership levels. Open Networker: tracyjeannine@yahoo.com. Strategic technology specialist. My ideal position is one where I lead a software/systems development effort, creating or realigning teams, plans, processes and products, with or without direct reports. Targeted industries: • Software/Services – any high tech software/systems solution is a potential candidate, as are online communities and online services. • Financial Services, including Banks, Credit Card companies, EPayments. • Broadband /DigitalMedia /RichMedia – including Broadband Service Providers (BSPs) and companies that build enterprise management systems &/or tools for these. • Entertainment – candidates are large or small companies in the animation, television, movie, video game, mocap areas that need help scaling and growing their team, process and infrastructure.
    Tracy Wiseman
  3. Luis Lundgren

    Title
    Technical Sales Manager at PhaseSpace, Inc.
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Entertainment
    Summary:
    Technical Sales Professional and Senior Technical Artist/Director, CG generalist, hobbyist game developer, with experience in rigging, pipeline design and small team leadership. Focus on technical problem solving and support for animators and artists. Also interested in system set up for start-ups in order to achieve peak effectiveness. Specialties: Business, Games, Animation, media and entertainment, game development, advertising.
    Luis Lundgren
  4. Eric Voegels

    Title
    Senior Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Animation
    Current:
    Character Effects/Lighting Technical Director at Freelance
    Past:
    Senior Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Character Simulation Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, Creature Development Technical Director at Creature Art and Mechanics Digital, Senior Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Technical Animation TD at Rhythm & Hues, Senior Artist/Creature Development Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, Character Effects Technical Director at ImageMovers Digital, Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, Systems Analyst at EG&G WASC, Statistician/Tester/Technical Writer at Vitro Corporation
    Education:
    Living Arts College, Old Dominion University, United States Naval Academy, Burkburnett High School
    Eric Voegels
  5. James Bottini

    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Information Technology and Services
    James Bottini