Our understanding of visual effects allows us to design productive and highly specialized software. Our products stand up to the rigors of production and are the culmination of many years of experience. Add an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement, 3 Emmy Awards, and experience in creating visual effects for hundreds of feature films, commercials, and television shows and you have a combination that can't be beat.
Meet The Team
Perry Kivolowitz, VES received an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Award in 1996 for his design and invention of shape based warping and morphing (Elastic Reality®). As the founder and President of Elastic Reality, Inc. ( ASDG, Inc.), Perry guided the development of that company's award winning products including Elastic Reality, No Strings Attached™, LFX™, Art Department Professional (ADPro) and others. Perry participated in the production of the pilot episode of Babylon 5 for which he received an Emmy Certificate. As a Senior Consulting Engineer with Avid Technology, Perry oversaw the Elastic Reality Technology Center and helped shape a number of Avid® products. Perry has also been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin where he currently teaches courses in computer graphics. He was a founder and President of Hypercosm, Inc., an early provider of highly interactive 3D simulations for the web. Along with Paul Miller, Perry co-founded Profound Effects, Inc. and helped create Elastic Gasket, Useful Things, Useful Assistants and the Camera POV plug-ins. Finally, Perry has helped develop knowledge bases in the Big Data / Big Pharma area, developed clinical trials management systems and products in the music industry. Notable trivia: Perry wrote the first recorded instance of a keystroke logger.
Paul Miller has been writing image processing and visual effects software for over 20 years. Among the dozens of graphics applications he has written his work includes Elastic Reality for Silicon Graphics workstations, the Python-scriptable Useful Things engine for Adobe After Effects, and powerful photo editing apps for iOS. Paul has extensive experience in cross-platform design, user-interface design, software architecture, and computer graphics. His languages of choice are C++ and Python. Paul holds a Private Pilot license, is PADI certified, enjoys travelling and WWII history, but his real passion outside of work is craft beer.
Marco Paolini is the President of Digital Film Tools. Over the years, his visual effects, commercials, music videos, and documentaries have brought him numerous Telly and Addy awards. Marco was the Senior Compositor at Digital FilmWorks for eight and half years. Marco worked his way up through the special effects ranks, advancing from videotape operator, to editor, to effects editing and finally to digital compositing. His feature film special effects work can be seen in The Last Samurai, The Terminal, The Ring 2, Elizabethtown and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby while a complete list of credits can be seen at: Imdb.com.
Peter W. Moyer is the co-founder of Digital Film Tools. Previously he was the President and Owner of Digital FilmWorks, a Los Angeles based visual effects company. Starting his career in Philadelphia, Peter worked as an editor on "The Mike Douglas Show" and while at KYW-TV won two Emmy awards for art direction and editing. In 1987, Peter was recruited by The Post Group and moved to the West Coast. Within two years, he was the visual effects editor of such high-profile series as "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Mission Impossible". Peter's work in "Pee Wee's Playhouse" earned him a third Emmy for videotape editing in 1989 and his visual effects compositing for "The Flash" captured him a Monitor Award in 1991. Peter left The Post Group in 1995 to concentrate on his newly formed company, Digital FilmWorks. Specializing in feature films, Peter supervised visual effects at Digital FilmWorks, which includes coming up with innovative solutions to everyday special effects challenges.