2015 JPR SIGGRAPH Luncheon - Getting Virtual

Event Date: 12 August 2015 - 12:00 am
Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE - 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. The Olympic III banquet room, 3rd Floor


GRANT ANDERSON Head of Studio, Jaunt Studios—Jaunt VR is developing hardware and software to enable a new generation of filmmakers working in VR. Anderson has extensive experience in the film and television studio system and he is focused on melding imaginative stories with the latest advances in technology. Jaunt’s mission is to evolve the language of cinematic VR. Before coming to Jaunt VR, Anderson co-founded and was Chief Creative Officer at Creative Monster Productions. He was Executive Director and Stereoscopic Supervisor at Sony Pictures where he worked with creative professionals and helped train them in the use of 3D. He was CG Supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks; a senior producer at Stan Lee Media, and Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Throughout his career, Anderson has been able to combine his understanding of the filmmakers’ art with technical expertise to design efficient workflows and expand the audience’s experience. 

SANJAY DAS Chief Operating Officer, Tippett Studio—Sanjay shepherds Operations and Technology at Tippett Studio. Under his management, the Studio has delivered breathtaking visual effects and animation for blockbuster hollywood movies like Ted, Ted 2, Ninja Turtles, Twilight Series among many others. Currently, Sanjay is leading the studio into mobile content creation and breaking ground into orchestrating content for VR, AR and 360 degree storytelling. Sanjay collaborated with NBC Universal Digital Marketing and delivered creative marketing solutions for the mega blockbuster film Jurassic World which is heading to become one of the biggest movies of all time. Before Tippett, Sanjay was a senior technology executive at DreamWorks Animation where he oversaw tool development and technical needs for popular movies like Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Madagascar among many others. Sanjay worked at HP for nine years in various capacities innovating and creating solutions for HP’s marquee customers.

JAMES KNIGHT Performance Capture, BluStreak Media—Mr. Knight is a British Born, LA-based Virtual Production Manager specializing in motion capture. Additionally he has managed the Motion Capture for films including Avatar, I Am Legend, Hulk, and Prince Caspian and various video games including, Scene It, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Gotham Racing. Knight, along with colleagues from Avatar, started BluStreak Media based at Universal Studios, California. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES), on the Board of Directors at the British Academy’s Los Angeles chapter (BAFTA-LA), and a member of the Scientific and Technical Achievement Committee at The Academy (AMPAS).


In addition to meeting with specialists and leaders in the industry, our sponsors have generously donated great prizes to our annual raffle. Prizes include a Dell Venue 10 7000, 2 Nvidia Shield Android gaming devices, AMD has donated a PS4 and a Foundry Production Collective software suite as well as a HP Omen Pro 15 workstation.