John Haddon is a programmer specializing in tools for rendering and compositing.
He studied both the creative and technical aspects of computer animation at Bournemouth University and upon graduating in 2001 moved to London to work in the R&D department at the Moving Picture Company. There he worked on films such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Troy and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, developing, among other things, a crowd rendering system and a bridge between Maya and PRMan.
In 2006 he moved to Vancouver to work on his snowboarding skills and, of course, to lead the development of Image Engine's film effects pipeline, including the company’s contributions to the open source projects Cortex and Gaffer. His Image Engine film credits include The Incredible Hulk; District 9; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Thing.
For the past year, John has consulted for Image Engine, whilst taking time out to pursue personal projects. The company is now pleased to welcome John back to Vancouver to join the team full time.
Click here to find out more about Cortex and Gaffer.
Click here to view John's presentation at SIGGRAPH Vancouver 2011.