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Blake Senftner
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Long term developer:

  • 2015-present: joined CyberExtruder as Sr. Software Scientist developing end-user apps, remote API and video subsystem for global leading Facial Recognition provider.
  • '10-'13: Created 3d-avatar-store.com, a webApp / WebAPI with capacity of 100K+ new 3D avatars of real people per hour. Focused 3d-avatar-store.com on video game industry and independent digital artists.
  • '06-'08: personally wrote & acquired a global patent for Automated Actor Replacement in Filmed Media.
  • '06: MBA Thesis: creation of an automated actor replacement production pipeline leading to a Personalized Advertising startup.
  • '04: Working on Disney film "Ice Princess", developed an automated actor replacement process replacing stunt performers with film stars; granted ownership of the technology by John Hughes, studio owner.
  • '02: Managing Digital Artist at Rhythm & Hues Studios, invited to Finance department due to attending MBA program concurrently; R&H duties evolved to production resources forecaster and production technical firefighter.
  • '01: Director of Research at Rotor Communications, pioneered Interactive Streaming Video over Internet, pre-dating YouTube by 5 years.
  • '98: Technical Director at Sennari Games, managing 20-person video game development studio.
  • '94: Rhythm & Hues VFX Studio: created Interactive Games Division & production pipeline.
  • '94: Sony Computer Entertainment: in Tokyo, designed video streaming system for the original PlayStation OS.
  • '94: Electronic Arts Advanced Technology Division: authored video subsystem for the 3D0 game console.
  • '90: Philips Interactive Media: designed and implemented an interactive documentary production system, producing 13 award winning documentaries, each 7+ hours in length, in 8 languages.
  • '88: PacTel: created a clone of the Mac GUI for their in-house Windows apps, pre-dating Windows 3.1.
  • '85: Boston University, 3D Graphics Research Lab: worked for Robert DeVanney & Benoit Mandelbrot, pioneering Fractal Mathematics, work appearing in the popular "Beauty of Fractals" book.
  • '83: beta tester for original Macintosh, and 1st gen Mac developer.
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