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2017 GTC San Jose

Damien Fagnou

CTO, MPC

Speaker Bio

Damien Fagnou is the global head of VFX operations at MPC, where he brings together his expertise in software and production to evolve and refine the creation processes across all feature film VFX work. After finishing university with an M.S. in computer science in France, he worked for an animated series implementing the technology to speed up the motion capture pipeline and rendering. He later accepted a job to help set up the workflow at Attitude studios and then took on the role of Tools and Workflow Programmer at Climax in the U.K. In 2003, he transferred his skills to the film industry and started at leading VFX post-production studio MPC to work on Troy, implementing preview tools and city rendering scripts. In 2005, Damien became R&D lead on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "10,000 BC," and "Narnia." He then moved closer to production and became MPC's stereographer working on movies, including "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the Harry Potter films, and "Prometheus." After a few years in production, he returned to his software roots and became global head of software overseeing software development efforts across the company.

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