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People who uplift you



The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

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People who uplift you



The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

chief executive officer

Chris Dawson

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PRODUCER   

Dan Chun

Dan has been the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu (an ECO Church) since 1994. He has a M.Div and a D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary. On the media side,  he is an award-winning filmmaker  who  received an M.A. from the University of Southern California in Cinema Production from the School of Performing Arts, and a B.S. in Communications from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. For three years he was a TV News Reporter for KGMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Honolulu.

Dan and wife, Pam, founded Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM,himonline.org) in 1983 with the vision of catalyzing Christian renewal and revival  through a trans-denominational, cross-generational equipping ministry for the Christian churches and leaders. The annual HIM conference held in Honolulu gathers 5000 people including 1200 youth featuring some of the best Christian communicators in the world. They have trained more than 60,000 people.

Dan has spoken all over the United States and in other countries like England, Thailand, China, Singapore, and the Philippines. He is a rabid fan of the Alpha Course and is passionate about releasing children from poverty through Compassion International and speaks against human trafficking and domestic abuse. He was also a speaker for Promise Keepers for four years in stadiums and arenas around the USA.

Dan serves on the Board of Trustees for Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a contributing editor for Leadership Magazine. He is the author of “How to Pick A Spouse,” recently published by Revell Publishing House (howtopickapouse.com). He and wife Pam have three children (Noelle, Dylan, and Quinn) and two dogs (Max and Molly).


Chief Technology innovator

Remington Scott

Remington Scott, a ground breaking pioneer in computer graphic imagery and emerging media for more than 25 years, has distinguished himself in the field for having developed concepts and toolsets to implement them successfully years before other industry players took on similar challenges. So it’s no surprise to now find him at the cutting edge of Augmented Reality.

He most recently won acclaim for his work as performance capture director on CALL OF DUTY, ADVANCED WARFARE. Starring Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey, ADVANCED WARFARE is the latest title in the $11bn Call Of Duty franchise and was the top selling video game of 2014.

His achievements in motion pictures are extensive, including supervisory digital production under filmmakers Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Robert Zemeckis, Bryan Singer, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Zack Snyder and others.

For Jackson he supervised the Performance Capture team for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, which won an Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects for “using a computer motion capture system to create the split personality character of Gollum and Smeagol.”

For Sakaguchi he became the first professional to direct performance capture for a completely computer-generated theatrically released film. That motion picture was FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN, which was widely noted for its outstanding digitally created human characters from the earliest scenes to the conclusion and voted by Computer Graphic Society in the top 10 of the 100 GREATEST 3D MOVIES.

He was instrumental in creating the digital human characters for Visual Effects Academy Award winner SPIDER-MAN 2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS, as well as BEOWULF, WATCHMEN and ANI-MATRIX: FINAL FLIGHT OF THE OSIRIS. The Visual Effects Society nominated his work in the category of Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Picture for SPIDER-MAN 3.

His passion for digital technology started at an early age. Before graduating from New York’s School of Visual Arts, Remington created the first digitized home video game in the mid 1980s, a full decade before the technology became mainstream in the consumer marketplace. The design of the most realistic human forms in computer games today can be traced to his efforts. Similarly, in the early 1990s he pioneered three-dimensional performance capture technology for the digitization of human characters in games and movies. Over his career Remington has authored patents for realistic digital human animation and replication which can be seen on films such as AVATAR, RISE OF THE APES, TIN TIN, and THE HOBBIT.

Remington’s work has helped generate the methods and technology that will make Augmented Reality the most significant media platform of the 21st Century.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / GENERAL COUNSEL

William G. Meyer III

Mr. Meyer began practicing business law in Hawai`i in 1979. His practice emphasizes intellectual property law (including copyright, trademark and right of publicity licensing and registration, entertainment, trade secret, art and advertising matters); government relations; real estate matters; and related dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation. 

For more than three decades, Mr. Meyer has provided creative legal and business guidance to a broad spectrum of individuals, companies and educational institutions, both in Hawai`i and on the mainland, including intellectual property owners, licensors and licensees such as artists, writers, photographers, television and film producers, composers, software and game developers, publishers, advertisers, broadcasters, art gallery owners, entertainers, recording artists, musicians, record labels, architects, scientists, apparel designers and merchandisers. Mr. Meyer's clients have included the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, national and international entertainment companies and many of Hawai`i's top recording artists, record labels and film makers. 

Mr. Meyer’s government relations work has promoted the diversification of Hawai`i’s economy through the adoption of legislation which has enhanced the development of the creative and high tech industries. 

Mr. Meyer’s real estate related practice has focused on the resolution of complex disputes involving real estate development and sales transactions, land use, eminent domain, construction defects, government bid disputes and real estate broker issues. 

Mr. Meyer has taught at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i at Manoa; the Pacific New Media Workshop, University of Hawai`i at Manoa; and the Hawai`i Music Institute at Windward Community College and served as a court appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i in connection with intellectual property issues. Mr. Meyer is past Chair of the Intellectual Property & Technology Section of the Hawai`i State Bar Association, and a frequent speaker on intellectual property, music, art, advertising, e-commerce and Internet law topics, and has authored numerous articles and other materials on these topics, including continuing legal education materials for the Hawai`i State Bar Association and other organizations and publishers. Mr. Meyer was selected for inclusion in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 “Hawai`i Super Lawyers” in intellectual property and is peer review rated “AV” (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. 

Mr. Meyer is active in community organizations dedicated to the promotion of literacy, the preservation of Hawai`i’s host culture and the arts, devotes time to a pro bono practice which assists creative individuals with their legal and business issues and mentors young lawyers interested in the creative industries. Mr. Meyer has served on the Board of Governors of the Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts, a Hawai`i non-profit organization, which each year presents the “Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards” (which is similar to the Grammy® Awards and recognizes outstanding achievement in the recording arts in the State of Hawai`i) and the annual Lifetime Achievement Awards (which honors those who have made significant contributions to the music, culture and related arts of Hawai`i and/or the host culture of Hawai`i). See <www.nahokuhanohano.org>. Mr. Meyer also serves on the Board of the Kaua`i Music Festival, the oldest and largest songwriters conference in the State of Hawai`i (see <www.kauaimusicfestival.com>) and acts as special counsel to the Hawai`i International Film Festival. 

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International Team


"In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome."
 

-William James

 

International Team


"In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome."
 

-William James

 

INNOVATION THROUGH AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF EXPERTS 

 
 

3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS LEAD

Lukáš Hajka

 

COMPUTER GRAPHICS SUPERVISORS

Sergi Sagas

Director of Research and Innovation at the Mediapro Group, one of the largest media companies in Europe (turnover of over $1.6B in 2012) and serves on the board of several technology and media companies.

Mr. Sagas worked as a Senior Technical Director for the production and R&D departments at The Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in Los Angeles and for six years at Sony Pictures Imageworks as a supervising member of several Academy Award® winning animation and visual effects teams including SPIDER-MAN 2 and THE CHUBB CHUBBS as well as ACADEMY AWARD nominated SUPERMAN RETURNS.

 

Xavi Rodriguez, PhD 

Co Founder and Director of Technology, LabSid

 

COMPOSER / MUSIC

Michael Ruff

Grammy® nominated producer and songwriter, BMI Award winner, Multiple Na Hoku Award winner and Nominee, Cable Ace Award winner. Musical director for major artists and tours.

Writing, Production, Touring and Recording credits include:

India Arie, Bonnie Raitt, David Sanborn, Lionel Richie, Chaka, Andrae Crouch, BeBe Winans, The Winans, Natalie Cole, Arif Mardin, Tommy LiPuma, George Massenberg, Martin Terefe, Kenny Loggins, Randy Brecker, Gino Vannelli, The Jacksons, Harvey Mason, Stevie Nicks, Bill Schnee, Doug Sax, Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Bros., Rickie Lee Jones, Kal David, Crystal Lewis, Carl Anderson, Arnold McCuller, Brenda Russell, Marilyn Scott, Glen Scott, Larry John McNally, Jose Feliciano, Right Said Fred, Nancy Wilson, Diane Schuur, Nils Langren, Michael Franks, Jackie McLean, Jimmy McGriff, Eric Burdon, John Lee Hooker, Flim and the BB's, Pat Coil, Cyril Pahinui, Hawaiian Style Band, Mike Keale, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Eric Gilliom, Kapala, Cory and Loke Oliveros, HBO, Toyota, Budweiser, NFL, NBA, Burger King, Sony Pictures, Disney and so many others..

 

Eric Gilliom

One of Hawaii's top performers, This Na Hoku Award winner melds his Hawaiian roots, theater training, and film expertise to create some of the most dynamic entertainment in the islands.

Eric has opened for, performed on screen & on stage with: Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Steven Tyler, Earth Wind & Fire, Mick Fleetwood, Alice Cooper, Carlos Santana, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Rick Vito, Pat Simmons, Hutch Hutchison, Debbie Allen, Darlene Love, Betty Buckley, Earl Klugh, Dave Koz, Michael Ruff, Willie K, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali'i, John Cruz, Makaha Sons, Robbie Kahakalau, HAPA, Barry Flanagan, Nathan Aweau, Jeff Peterson, Hawaii Pops Symphony, Vince Esquire, Gene Hackman, Bruce Willis, Richard Dreyfus, Emilio Esteves, Judd Nelson, Al Jarreau

 

LINE PRODUCER

Jennifer Champagne

Ms. Champagne is a multi award-winning producer with over 19 years of experience in digital effects and film production. She was most recently nominated for a 2015 National Arts & Sciences Regional Emmy Award for her work as director and producer on a PSA about volunteer firefighting. Jennifer owns Milake Pictures, a film production company. She was also co-owner of Max Ink Productions and the multi-Emmy Award Winning animation and VFX house Max Ink Cafe.  Ms. Champagne oversaw all business and production. Milake is currently in production on a handful of feature films – Jake Stevens: The Last Protector, Ten Years Too Soon, Finding Henry, The Woods and a documentary feature Girl Who Would Be King on fast-rising Detroit country music star Paulina Jayne.

Ms. Champagne’s film experience ranges from Visual Effects ( Jeepers Creepers, NCIS, X-Files) to Live Action (Border, The Last Supper, Lonesome Matador).  Her multi-award winning feature documentary, Border, explores border security and immigration within the United States.  She produced the film and directed the second unit interviews.  The political film was called “a visual expose” by the New York Times.

An accomplished visual effects and entertainment trade press writer, Ms. Champagne regularly contributes articles to National Rock Review, Millimeter Magazine, Animation Magazine and Animation World Network. Ambassador  Magazine recently featured her articles on Janet Mock, Dream Hampton, Ty Stone, Jaime Ray Newman and Paulina Jayne, and her article on The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun was a cover story for Ambassador Magazine

 

 

FACIAL RIG 

3Lateral

 

Motion Capture Lead Studio Technician  

Ryan Beeson

 

Scan Lead

Chip Parsons

 

Project Manager, Motion Capture & Scanning

Teresa Porter

 

Manager, Motion Capture & Scanning

James Scarafone

 

Technical Supervisor, Motion Capture

Steve Olsen

 

HMC Operator

Armon Vahidi

 

Video Reference Operator

Patrick Guera

 

Behind the Scenes, Camera Operator

Ron Ilano

 

Audio Engineer

Chris Canning

 

Makeup-Artist

Grace Pae

 

Motion Capture Studio Technician

Brian Phipps

 

Senior Tracker

David Ibarra