Carol Alynn Payne

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Carol Alynn Payne started her career in visual effects, working for almost six years at Industrial Light & Magic, a Lucasfilm Company, most prominently as Color & Imaging Engineer. It was there she found her passion – in how we capture, create, digitally manipulate, and display imagery to make content shine. At ILM, Carol worked on over 30 films, including The Irishman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War.

In May 2019, Carol joined Netflix as Imaging Specialist on the Creative Technology team, focused on standards of the future and how we can best utilize imaging technology to preserve creative intent. Carol is a Virtual Working Group chair for the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), as well as a Technical Steering Committee member of OpenColorIO, and a chair of the Academy Software Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. Active in SMPTE and ACM SIGGRAPH, she’s also a founding member of Women in Visual Effects.

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Jera Sky

Since graduating, I've been in two national commercials, made/written/directed 10 Feature Films with my production company PuppyDragon...