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Cinnafilm Hires M&E and Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada to Head New Cloud-based Strategies

Published: December 3rd 2015

[Albuquerque, NM] Cinnafilm is proud to announce the recent hire of Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada as VP of Applied Technologies. Aaron brings a unique blend of expertise in IT virtualization and post production workflow design, both essential components for Cinnafilm’s emerging cloud strategies.

Before joining Cinnafilm, Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada was CTO of the boutique feature VFX company Pivot VFX, where he also served as a VFX Supervisor. His track record includes co-founding the computer graphics group at Dreamworks TV Animation, where the group pioneered the use of cost-effective desktop computers for the production of broadcast-quality animation. The efficient pipeline and workflows he helped develop at DWTVA allowed a modest team averaging 4 artists to produce 60 minutes of computer animation in less than a year. Aaron’s professional resume includes work as a lead in the computer graphics groups of Sony Development and Nickelodeon and work as a Senior VFX Artist at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Rising Sun Pictures, Dreamworks Feature Animation and  Rhythm & Hues | BoX.  His filmography includes: Smurfs 2, Iron Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kung Fu Panda, Men in Black 3, The Green Lantern, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, Shark Tale, G-Force, Cats and Dogs 2, Zookeeper, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and several location-based films, commercials, and TV programs including the Emmy Award-winning Earth2 pilot.  

“Aaron is the perfect addition to our terrific technical team. At Cinnafilm, we pride ourselves on creating innovative and powerful technologies to improve image quality for modern content delivery methods. With recent announcements centered around easier access to cloud-based GPU computing, we realized it was time to advance our solutions into this space.  Aaron will help us evolve our technologies for these cutting-edge, virtualized workflows. It’s an exciting time to be in this business” said Lance Maurer, company CEO.

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