|Most recently, Tim
was a Senior Software Architect at Pinnacle Systems, now a part of Avid
Technologies. He was responsible for a large part of the initial
design of the DekoCast™ live on-air graphics system, an object-based
graphics design and display product combining video, clip playback,
animated logos, and text elements in a single powerful and flexible box.
Tim came to Pinnacle from Shoreline Studios, a company he founded in
1995 to bring powerful realtime 2D and 3D graphics hardware to the live
broadcast field. Pinnacle acquired Shoreline's realtime
object-based Rocket technology, which grew into the DekoRocket™,
DekoCast, Deko Objex™, and Inflexion™ technologies.
Tim led the graphics team that developed Fox Sports FoxTrax™ glowing
hockey puck, a feat for which he receives severe abuse from his
Canadian friends. FoxTrax later grew into the "1st and 10"
down line now widely used in football broadcasts.
Tim also led the development and deployment of several graphics
projects for live on-air scoreboards, election results, 3D terrain
flyovers, touchscreen and 3D telestration for clients such as Fox
Sports, CBS, NBC, and ESPN.
For seven years, from 1989 to 1995, Tim headed the development of the
Animation and Special Effects market for Silicon Graphics, working with
developers like Wavefront, Alias, SoftImage, Abobe, and Macromedia, and
with customers such as ILM, PDI, Pixar, Amblin, and Disney to bring new
3D graphics technologies to the entertainment industry.
Tim received an Emmy as a part of the ESPN team producing the America's
Cup broadcast for his development of the SailTrack™ realtime yacht
tracking and realtime 3D animation system.