Head of Animatronics
Warner Bros. (F.E.) Inc. Entertainment
Animatronics is the use of electronics and robotics in mechanised puppets to make them appear to be alive. It is mainly used in moviemaking, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. Its main advantages to CGI and stop motion are that it is not a simulation of reality, but are physical objects moving in real time in front of the camera. The technology behind animatronics has become more advanced and sophisticated over the years, making the puppets even more realistic and lifelike. As the Head of Animatronics I lead a team of Information Technology and Electronics specialists who have been working on special effects (FX) for some of Warner Bros. most successful blockbusters.