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Kim Libreri Helps Develop Iridas Products

Kim Libreri, former vfx supervisor at ESC Ent., played a key role in the inception and development of Iridas FrameCycler Digital Daily System and SpeedGrade, the new non-destructive color grading and film finishing application. Both products were used extensively in the two MATRIX sequels as well as CATWOMAN.

Kim Libreri was part of the team that won an Academy Award for their CG work in WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, and was co-winner of a Technical Achievement Award for his work as Bullet Time supervisor on THE MATRIX. His cutting edge vfx work continued in THE MATRIX RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS including the famous "Burly Brawl" and its use of virtual humans and universal capture for facial features and expressions.

"Iridas is delighted to have been able to support Kim's pioneering vfx work with our playback and grading technologies," said Iridas ceo Lin Sebastian Kayser. "We learned a lot from Kim and his team and that is invaluable for us since we build our applications based on what our customers tell us, not the other way around."

Iridas ( headquartered in Munich, Germany, pioneered uncompressed realtime playback technology in 2001. FrameCycler, SpeedGrade and other high-performance applications improve workflow effectiveness and creative collaboration within post-production teams. Iridas technologies are used by major animation and post-production houses, including Digital Domain, The Moving Picture Co., Warner Bros. Feature Animation and Meteor Studios.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.