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Eric A. Furie

Senior Technologist, 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 performance capture when Vicon gave USC SCA it's first performance 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.