August 1, 2007


Hill was most recently with Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI), where he collaborated with Pixar to improve all aspects of its Renderman solution - most notably the implementation of fast point occlusion and indirect illumination approximation functionality. At Sony, he operated as a core member of the facility production pipeline standards committee, and 2D and 3D proprietary software standards and development councils. He conceived and authored automated shot assembly and assignment tools for Haunted Mansion and Polar Express, in addition to creating the "One-Touch" rendering and pipeline automation tool used as a facility standard on all SPI projects.

Hill was a CG supervisor for the upcoming movie, Beowolf.