Steve leads the Mixed Reality Capture Studios program at Microsoft, creating high-quality holograms of real people and performances for Mixed Reality and 2D applications. From 2002-2012, he was Director of R&D and then Senior Technology Officer at ILM/Lucasfilm. He led R&D across the Lucas Divisions, driving both strategy and execution to advance the state of the art in computer graphics and production technologies for film, TV, and games. Steve contributed to over 70 films including the Star Wars prequels, Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Minority Report, among many others. He received three Academy Awards for Technology for matchmoving, image-based modeling, and on-set motion capture, and the R&D team earned nine more for work during his tenure. He is
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