For four years, the Pipeline Awards have recognized excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. They have honored creative visionaries who have given artists and studios around the globe the ability to focus on the things that matter. Although their work is not always publicly recognized, they remain devoted to improving laborious processes and achieving new successful models. We have seen some incredible work from extraordinary individuals that we fondly call our "Pipeline Heroes".
Pipeline Heroes Inside-Out aims to celebrate past Pipeline Award winners by getting to know them a little better! In the third installment of the series, our heroes discuss...
What excites you most about pipeline development?
Benoit Leveau, Milk VFX
2015 Shotty Award for Smart Publish Notifications
In the age of Google, Facebook and Netflix, there is a lot we can do to improve our workflows and come up with innovative solutions.
The buzzword of the day is "cloud". In terms of pipeline infrastructure, this will have a huge impact.
Andy Jones, Psyop
2017 Shotty Award for Cryptomatte
Right now? The fact that after decades of waiting for game engines to change everything, it finally looks like game engines are going to change everything.
Chris Bennett, Dreamworks Animation
2017 Shotty Award for DWATV Credits Tool
Working with all different departments and people. I get to see how the big machine works, and learn a new part of the process every week.
It constantly requires me to think in a different way, which I find to be a fun challenge.
Read Part Two HERE