In this short talk you will learn about the growth of open source software in many industries and why it is important, with a deeper dive in the Academy Software Foundation, its people, member companies and projects. Attend and have a look at the work done within the motion picture industry to foster innovation and collaboration between developers, studios and vendors around an ever expanding list of software development projects.
David serves as the Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation, a non-profit focused on developing open source software for the motion picture industry. David is also Industry Manager at Epic Games, where he works with the Unreal Engine team to develop virtual production tools for film and television. He is also chairman of the Joint Technology Committee on Virtual Production, and a past co-chair of the Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization. He has a computer science degree from Laval University up in Canada, and has participated in the development of motion capture and 3D software since “Jurassic Park” at companies such as Softimage, Microsoft, Avid Technology, Autodesk, and now Epic Games.