August 8, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
computer animation Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology Ilmenau Technical University Institute for Media Technology Karlheinz Brandenburg MP3 PDI Richard Chuang SIGGRAPH SIGGRAPH ASIA VFX
An expert in computer animation and VFX for both animated and live action films, Chuang, co-founder of PDI/DreamWorks over 30 years ago, pioneered the studio’s proprietary animation system, which received an Academy Technical Achievement Award in 1998. Besides the feature length animated films at PDI/DreamWorks, he helmed the CG production for DreamWorks’ first all-computer animated primetime TV show, Father of the Pride in 2005. He was also the executive responsible for developing production capacity worldwide for DreamWorks Animation, including multi-national productions in Asia and Europe.