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Overview

The role of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is to facilitate communication and collaboration among the Technical Projects. The TAC will be responsible for:

  •  Coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community;
  •  Making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects;
  •  Electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”); and
  •  Such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.

TAC Members

All members of the broad ASWF community are welcome to participate in TAC activities, such as meetings or online discussion. For voting matters such as project inclusion or graduation, TAC members are composed of:

  • One representative appointed by each Premier Member;
  • One representative appointed by the technical oversight body (e.g., a technical steering committee) of each TAC Project; and
  • Up to three experts from the broader motion picture industry (who serve for one-year terms)

Current TAC Members are:

Representative Appointed By Role Organization
Bill Roberts Premier Member representative Voting Rep Adobe Inc.
Sean O'Connell Premier Member representative Voting Rep Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Sean Looper Premier Member representative Voting Rep Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Michael B. Johnson Premier Member representative Voting Rep Apple Inc.
Gordon Bradley Premier Member representative Voting Rep Autodesk
Roy C Anthony Premier Member representative Voting Rep DNEG
Bill Ballew Premier Member representative Voting Rep DreamWorks Animation
Christina Tempelaar-Lietz Premier Member representative Voting Rep Epic Games, Inc
Brian Cipriano Premier Member representative Voting Rep Google LLC
Sean McDuffee Premier Member representative Voting Rep Intel Corporation
Greg Denton Premier Member representative Voting Rep Microsoft Corporation
Michael Min Premier Member representative Voting Rep Netflix, Inc.
Eric Enderton Premier Member representative Voting Rep NVIDIA Corporation
Larry Gritz Premier Member representative Voting Rep Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cory Omand Premier Member representative Voting Rep The Walt Disney Studios
Mark Visser Premier Member representative Voting Rep Unity Technologies
Kimball Thurston Premier Member representative Chairperson - Voting Rep Weta Digital Limited
Michael Dolan Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep Epic Games, Inc
Chris Kulla Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep Epic Games, Inc
Jonathan Stone Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep Lucasfilm
Ken Museth Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep NVIDIA Corporation
Joshua Minor Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep Pixar Animation Studios
Cary Phillips Vote of TSC Committee Voting Rep The Walt Disney Studios
Daniel Heckenberg Industry Representative Voting Rep Animal Logic Pty Ltd
Jean-Francois Panisset Industry Representative Voting Rep Visual Effects Society

Technical Projects

Technical Projects are approved by TAC Members per the ASWF Project Lifecycle guidelines. You can submit your project for inclusion as an ASWF Technical Project by completing the Project Contribution Proposal Template and emailing it to tac@lists.awsf.io.

Each of the ASWF projects are open to participation by anyone subject to the governance each project has adopted. If you are looking for a way to contribute to a project, many ASWF projects maintain a list of “good first issues” ( linked to below ).

Current Technical Projects are listed below.

There are many more VFX related open source projects than what is hosted at ASWF; check out the list and add any we are missing at the ASWF Landscape

ASWF Landscape

Current Working Groups

Working groups may be formed by the TAC to focus on specific areas of technical interest or need within the ASWF. They report to the TAC which remains responsible for any formal decisions or voting matters.

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