Biography for Girish Balakrishnan
Virtual Production Engineer
Side Effects

Girish Balakrishnan is a virtual production engineer working at 5D Global Studios along side production designer Alex McDowell and previsualization pioneer Colin Green. He is currently exploring brand new real-time workflows for preproduction pipelines that leverage cutting-edge game and film technologies. As part of his work with the SmartVCS, a new mobile virtual camera capture platform, Girish is researching possibilities for reshaping virtual production techniques. His cinematography research work has recently been awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Randy Pausch Award and the Unity Awards at Unite 2013 and was presented at SIGGRAPH 2013′s Studio Exhibition.