With over 25 years of experience in motion picture, visual effects & emerging media production technologies, Jon Gress has been on the cutting edge of digital production technologies since their beginnings. He has trained thousands of filmmakers and visual effects artists from all over the world, who have gone on from his training to secure jobs in top visual effects companies and have worked on blockbuster movies and award winning television series including: 24, Ant Man, Assassin’s Creed, Captain America, Conan The Barbarian, CSI, Die Hard, Fringe, Game of Thrones GI Joe, Godzilla, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Harry Potter and many many more.

Jon, is a published Pearson Higher Education author (“Digital Visual Effects & Compositing”, a complete college curriculum textbook), has been a regular writer/columnist for motion picture industry publications and has produced, directed and supervised hundreds of movie, television, VFX and cutting edge interactive & immersive media productions (for institutions ranging from small independent to Fortune 100) since 1998.

Jon brings to The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School decades of expertise, research and development in cutting edge visualization technologies such as 3D Stereoscopic Imaging, 3D Photogrammetry, 360 & 180 VR photo/video, 3D motion capture, 3D motion control and the integration of these into a the real-time visualization and VR development environment for Motion Pictures, 3D Visual Effects, Game and Immersive Technologies.