Anoop AK is an Animation/VFX Technologist, with over a decade of experience in the industry. He currently serves as the Pipeline Supervisor at Tau Films, where he is responsible for architecting Tau's globally distributed pipeline, and manages a team of Pipeline TDs and Developers across different studio locations in Asia and North America. Before joining Tau Films, he was associated with Dreamworks Dedicated Unit and Rhythm & Hues Studios, where he contributed to their production pipeline development.
Anoop received the Autodesk Shotgun "Pipeline Shotty Award," at the the 6th Annual Shotgun Pipeline Awards, SIGGRAPH 2019. The Shotty Award is given to developers of top pipeline tools in development, engineering, integration, or day-to-day use. He is also an avid technology enthusiast, with a profound interest in XR and real-time technologies.
Keith Goldfarb is the Chief Software Architect/Co-Founder of Blackthorn Media and an Academy Award winning artist. He was a co-founder of Rhythm & Hues Studios where, for 26 years, he was the chief architect for its proprietary software. His pioneering visual effects were honored with dozens of awards including Oscars, Baftas and Cleos. Over Keith’s career he has invented, designed, directed and managed massive pipeline production techniques and environments that are praised and imitated across the industry today.
Keith has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).