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The Jim Henson Company

Jim and Jane Henson founded Muppets, Inc. in 1958. Now known as The Jim Henson Company, a leading innovator of puppetry, animatronics and digital animation, they created the iconic Muppet characters. The Muppet Show debuted in Britain in 1976 and ran for five seasons. Though headquartered in Los Angeles, The Jim Henson Company has additional offices in New York and London.

FX Technical Director

Realistic particle and fluid effects are among the most challenging visual effects to recreate in the digital environment. Such effects include fire, smoke, moving water, air debris, snow, and clouds. To accomplish a convincing sequence involving these effects, studios rely on the expertise of a technical director to solve complex computer modeling and geometry problems.

Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning visual effects group based in Los Angeles, Calif., which serves clients in feature film, television commercials, and game publishing.

Digital Domain Productions

Digital Domain Productions is an Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, which has contributed to films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, X-Men First Class, and Thor.

Telltale Games

Three veterans of the entertainment technology industry, Kevin Bruner, Troy Molander, and Dan Connors, founded Telltale Games in 2004. All are veterans of LucasArts, having worked on such titles as Grim Fandango, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.

Animation Layout Artist

In computer-aided animation, a layout artist serves a similar function to a cinematographer; this person is responsible for determining the shot’s frame, camera angle, camera path, and lighting of each key animation scene. While the camera is virtual, and an artist, instead of a gaffer, fills in the lighting, the principle is essentially the same.

Associate Animation Director

Similar to how a film or theatrical director coaches the performance of actors and blocks the movement of the scene, an animation director working in video game development is responsible for guiding animators to create lively, expressive characters that evoke real emotion and provide the player with a heightened game experience.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt and Roy Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923. Known today as Walt Disney Animation Studios, it is the oldest subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937 as the first full-length animated feature film in English and Technicolor.

Industrial Light & Magic

When George Lucas began development on the first film in the Star Wars saga, he concluded that the available filmmaking technology was not adequate to fully realize his vision for the story. As a result, he founded the Industrial Light & Magic visual effects studio in 1975. Two years later, the studio won the Academy Award for visual effects on Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It was announced in October 2012 that Walt Disney Company would purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion.

Christie Digital Systems, Inc.

Established in 1929, Christie Digital Systems is one of the largest visual technologies companies in the world. The organization specializes in the design, manufacturing, and installation of projection systems, and has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide.