Rick E. Sayre

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Pixar Animation Studios

Other Affiliation(s):

  • The University of Chicago


  • SIGGRAPH 2017

    Rick Sayre has been at Pixar Animation Studios for three decades. His feature credits include a long list of Pixar films from “Toy Story” onwards. He has also been involved extensively in theater, live action visual effects and interactive art. Recently, he contributed to standards and workflows for high dynamic range feature film production and exhibition. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Visual Effects Society and SMPTE. He is currently supervising an upcoming animated feature.

    SIGGRAPH 1992

    Rick Sayre joined Pixar in 1987. He received his B.S.E.E. from the University of California at Berkeley and studied film at the University of California at Davis. At Pixar, he built a wide variety of warping and image processing tools and constructed shaders before joining the Animation Production Group, where he is a technical director and production software developer. Rick has outside interests which could be used to label him Art Damaged, and occasionally blows up performance artists.

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