Joel Pennington works on augmented and virtual reality strategy and development at Autodesk. Joel was hired in 2010 to head design for MotionBuilder in Singapore, leading a multi-year collaboration with James Cameron's company, Lightstorm, to rebuild Autodesk software for the Avatar sequels. Prior to joining to Autodesk, Joel spent 10 years working on virtual production features for Disney and AAA game titles for Electronic Arts. He held management, art, and technical positions throughout. Joel graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2001. His short film, "A Cheese Without Cause," won several awards and was shown at film festivals throughout North America.