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Ryan Laney loves using technology to support storytelling in movies and special interest projects. He has worked with outstanding visual effects teams at Manex Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Digital Domain, and Sony Pictures Imageworks. He is now exploring solutions in the crossover between Machine Learning and Visual Effects at Teus Media.

Digital veiling he developed and produced for the documentary Welcome To Chechnya earned the film a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Supporting Visual Effects and a spot on the Oscars' VFX Shortlist, the first documentary to do so.

His visual effects work has been an amalgam of leading and developing and is most often in the support of cross departmental tools and teams, and always helping to produce visual effects tailored to each film's unique needs. He has developed tools and supported teams for cloud and water effects in The Aviator, Goo in Spider-Man 3, house destruction and space and planet effects for Zathura, Energy systems for Green Lantern, robots in G-Force, and a custom cloud rendering engine for Hidalgo.

A recent focus on machine learning techniques in visual effects has led to working with human rights groups and efforts to make identity protecting tools available to television series and documentary filmmakers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Debbie Rich

Since 1990, Ryan Laney has helped productions and clients navigate the technical landscape to achieve their creative visions. He has a solid foundation in the technology and production of storytelling and user experience. In addition to film projects, he has contributed to scores of in-house software, interactive apps, and other media projects.

Ryan has worked at large VFX companies and as contract producer, supervisor, and developer for smaller outfits. At Manex, ILM, Digital Domain, and Sony Pictures, he designed, built, and managed pipelines for summer blockbuster effects. As a consultant for agencies and boutique operations he has managed the people and technologies that create the products.

Based in Venice Beach, CA, Ryan is an avid diver and he plans to someday circumnavigate the globe in a single scuba-centric trip.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Debbie Rich

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EpicDive - Adventure is off the path

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