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Design Dialogues with Paul Debevec

Join us for a discussion with Paul Debevec, Chief Research Officer of Eyeline Studios – Powered by Netflix

Paul Debevec is the Chief Research Officer of Eyeline Studios – Powered by Netflix, where he oversees R&D in new technologies in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning with applications in visual effects, virtual production, and animation. His 2002 Light Stage 3 system at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies introduced the technique of surrounding actors with LEDs to light them with images of virtual sets in virtual production. Techniques from Paul’s work have been used to create key visual effects sequences in The Matrix, Spider-Man 2, Benjamin Button, Avatar, Gravity, Furious 7, Blade Runner: 2049, Gemini Man, Free Guy, numerous video games, and to record a 3D Portrait of US President Barack Obama. His light stage facial capture technology has helped numerous technology companies, video game studios, and visual effects companies create photoreal digital actors and advance ML datasets for facial appearance. Paul’s work in HDR imaging, image-based lighting, and light stage facial capture has been recognized with two technical Academy Awards and SMPTE’s Progress Medal. Paul is a Fellow of the Visual Effects Society and a member of the Television Academy’s Science and Technology Peer Group, and has served on the Motion Picture Academy’s Visual Effects Executive Committee and Science and Technology Council, and as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH. More info at:

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