[Person image] Christoph Bregler
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NEWS: We got an Academy Award in the Oscar's Science & Tech Category



BIO: Chris Bregler currently works at Google. He was on the faculty at New York University and Stanford University and has worked for several companies including Hewlett Packard, Interval, Disney Feature Animation, LucasFilm's ILM, Facebook's Oculus, and the New York Times. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and his Diplom from Karlsruhe University. In 2016 he received an Academy Award in the Oscar's Science and Technology category. He has been named Stanford Joyce Faculty Fellow, Terman Fellow, and Sloan Research Fellow. He received the Olympus Prize for achievements in computer vision and pattern recognition and was awarded the IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for "Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision that have withstood the test of time". His work has resulted in numerous awards from the National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Google, U.S. Navy, U.S. Airforce, N.S.A, C.I.A. and other sources.He's been the executive producer of Squidball.net, which required building the world's largest real-time motion capture volume, and a massive multi-player motion game holding several world records in The Motion Capture Society. He has been active in the visual effects industry, for example, as the lead developer of ILM's Multitrack system that has been used in many feature film productions, including Avatar, Avengers, Noah, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

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" [...good producers] also need to be excellent plate-spinners, fire-eaters, and circus ring-masters, with an inherent ability to herd cats."
David Sproxton, Producer

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
Oscar Wilde

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Hunter S. Thompson

"I now inhabit a life I don't deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end soon."
David Carr

"I do not use story boards, I think it's an instrument of the cowards."
Werner Herzog