Cristin Pescosolido

cristin@sobo7.com
213.286.6284


VFX Supervisor, Madison Square Garden/Obscura Digital

2019-

Developing new techniques for extremely high-resolution immersive images for the Las Vegas and London MSG Spheres. VFX supervision, on-set VFX supervision, bidding, shot planning, tool design, pipeline design, camera rig development, studio planning.

VFX/VR Supervisor, Lytro

2016-2018

Product management, defining MVP for Lytro Cinema, VFX supervision, developing lightfield VFX tools and workflow in VR and Cinema, leading the Cinema VFX team, research and development (machine learning, computer vision, optics, rendering, light field), shaping camera and software design, bidding, client interaction, pipeline design, and defining best practices.

Stereo Supervisor, Lead Compositor, Industrial Light & Magic

2009-2016

Stereo supervision, compositing tech team lead, sequence supervision, compositing, software tool design, problem solving.

Compositor, Composite Supervisor, Digital Domain

2008

Compositing, client interaction, problem solving, composite supervision of all Speed Racer 3rd party shots.

Visual Effects Supervisor, Meteor Studios

2004-2007

Supervising all aspects of several shows, on-set supervision, compositing, client interaction, software testing, pipeline design.

Sequence Supervisor, ESC Entertainment

2003

2D & 3D supervision, compositing, technical direction, client interaction.

Compositor, Centropolis Effects, LLC

1998-2002

Compositing, software testing/development, technical direction, building strange sculptures in the offices.

Composite and Matchmove/Layout Supervisor, Cinesite

1995-1998

Composite supervision, sequence (2D & 3D) supervision, matchmove/layout supervision, product management for tools development (computer vision, camera matchmove, lens distortion, optical flow), layout on set, training artists.

Service to the Field:

Ad Hoc reviewer: Digital Production Symposium (DigiPro) program committee, 2018 and 2019
Juror: United Nations Women Global Voices Film Festival, 2017
Juror: Siggraph Computer Animation Festival, 2017
Speaker: Women In Film, Film and Digital Technology, 1996

Useful Skills:

Software: Nuke. Unity. Maya. Shotgun. Ftrack. Jira. A smattering of other packages, 2D, 3D and proprietary.
Animation/Film: trained in cinematography, classical 2D, stop-motion, optical printing, and armature building.
Programming/OS: unix shell, some python, perl, C++, arduino/processing, HTML.
Other: light field theory, stereography, photography, microcontrollers, light metal fabrication skills, some Spanish,
   and some Icelandic.

Education:

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

MFA coursework, Experimental Animation

Harvard/Radcliffe College

Cambridge, MA

AB cum laude, Visual and Environmental Studies



Filmography:

Industrial Light & Magic (2009-2016)

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story - Compositor
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon (venue project)
    - Stereo Supervisor
Teenage Mutant Turtles 2 - CG Sequence Lead
Soarin' Around the World (venue project) - Compositor
Star Wars - The Force Awakens - Compositor
Jurassic World - Compositor
Tomorrowland - Compositor
Avengers, Age of Ultron - CG Sequence Lead
Ultimate Energy (venue project) - Stereo Supervisor
Noah - Compositor
The Lone Ranger - Compositor
Now You See Me - Compositor
The Avengers - CG Sequence Supervisor
Transformers 3 - Dark of the Moon - Compositor
Transformers Ride (venue project) - Compositor
Rango - Compositor
The Last Airbender - Compositor
Transformers 2 - Compositor

Electric Entertainment (2008)

Leverage - Compositor
Librarian 3 - Compositor

Digital Domain (2008)

Speed Racer - Compositor/composite supervisor

Meteor Studios (2004-2007)

Scooby-Doo 2 - Lead Compositor
Exorcist, The Beginning - Lead Compositor
Catwoman - Visual Effects Supervisor
Librarian, Quest for the Spear
    - Visual Effects Supervisor
Elektra - Visual Effects Supervisor
Fantastic Four - Lead Compositor
Final Destination 3
    - Visual Effects Supervisor
300 - Digital Effects Supervisor
Journey 3D - Lead Compositor

ESC Entertainment (2003)

Matrix Reloaded - Lead Compositor
Matrix Revolutions - Sequence Lead

Centropolis Effects (1998-2002)

13th Floor - Compositor
Storm of the Century - Compositor
The Faculty - Compositor
Stuart Little - Compositor
End of Days - Compositor
The Patriot - Compositor
How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Compositor
What Women Want - Compositor
Monkeybone - Compositor
61* - lead Compositor
K-Pax - Compositor
Vanilla Sky - Compositor
Rose Red - Compositor
Scorpion King - Compositor
Eight Legged Freaks - Compositor
Maid in Manhattan - Compositor
Unconditonal Love - Compositor

Cinesite (1995-1998)

Waterworld - Matchmove Artist
French Kiss - Digital Artist
Free Willy 2 - Digital Artist
Under Seige 2 - Dark Territory - Digital Artist
Sleeping Beauty - Restoration Artist
Lawnmower Man 2 - Digital Artist
Flipper - Compositor
Matilda - Compositor
Broken Arrow - Compositor
Space Jam - Matchmove Supervisor
Jerry Maguire - Matchmove Supervisor
Air Force One - Matchmove Supervisor
Beautician and the Beast
    - Matchmove Supervisor
Smilla's Sense of Snow - Matchmove Supervisor
Event Horizon - Matchmove Supervisor
Titanic - Compositor
Tomorrow Never Dies - Matchmove Supervisor
Hard Rain - Matchmove Supervisor
Batman & Robin - Compositor
Almost Heroes - Matchmove Supervisor
The Truman Show - Matchmove Supervisor
Primary Colors - Matchmove Supervisor
Sphere - Cargo Bay Sequence Supervisor
The Devil's Advocate - Compositor
The Thirteenth Warrior - Compositor
Practical Magic - Compositor
Lethal Weapon 4 - Compositor