Eric A. Furie
Manager, Digital Systems and Creative Computing
Work Phone: 213.740.3296
Eric Furie is a manager of digital technology and an adjunct faculty
member at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic
Arts. His focus at the school is on the most advanced technologies in
filmmaking and computer graphics, such as motion capture. Eric is also
a filmmaker who has worked and consulted as a director, producer,
cinematographer and visual effects artist for the last 12 years. His
own work has often involved the use of cutting-edge technology in 2D,
3D, and cinematography.
Eric Furie began his career as an intern in software design at
Industrial Light & Magic while still attending Princeton University.
The work he did at ILM in building compositing and greenscreen software
eventually developed into his senior thesis in computer science at
Princeton. After graduating with his B.S.E., Eric enrolled in the USC
School of Cinematic Art's Graduate Film Production Program.
While at USC and after graduating, Eric continued to work in the realm
of media technology. He consulted at various visual effects,
post-production and educational facilities, specializing in advanced
technologies and complex workflows. In 2001, Eric began to get
involved with the field of motion capture when Vicon gave USC SCA it's
first motion capture system. Eric taught numerous workshops on the
system, and began teaching the full-fledged motion capture curriculum in 2007.
He continues to develop the motion capture and virtual production
curriculum at the school.