Seasoned visual effects engineer Jean-Francois "JF" Panisset joins Psyop as Chief Technology Officer, bridging the bi-coastal production company's technology and creative teams.
Panisset earned a reputation as a world-class engineer and coder during his many years at Discreet Logic and then Auodesk, where he was instrumental in writing the code for the first version of Inferno. He then moved to Sony Imageworks and worked in their high speed compositing group.
Panisset worked with Psyop's COO, Mark Tobin, for several years at Rock Paper Scissors and a52, where he was part of the team that built the first end-to-end digital solution from camera capture to final delivery for a major Hollywood studio film with director David Fincher. Panisset and Tobin worked together again at Moving Picture Company, where Panisset helped define the technical infrastructure for the MPC offices in both Los Angeles and New York.
Panisset will be working closely with Psyop's technology teams on both coasts. Panisset will also collaborate with Psyop creative directors to explore non-traditional, integrated campaign work. Panisset's reputation as a bridge builder and enabler between technology and creative teams suggests the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the 12 year-old production company.