Former Senior Vice President of 3D Production, Sony Corporation

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Buzz Hays is one of the leading experts in stereoscopic 3D film development, production, and postproduction in the motion picture and television industry. As senior vice president of 3D production at Sony
Corporation, he played a key role as the 3D expert worldwide, from film production to live-broadcast events to consumer and professional electronics design. Hays founded the award-winning Sony 3D Technology Center, where he oversaw the creative and technical direction of Sony’s 3D efforts on multiple platforms. He was integral to the rollout of Sony 3DTV in 2010 and his contributions in camera design for 3D has led to successful products in the marketplace both for professionals and consumers. Hays has collaborated with the most influential filmmakers and leaders in the film and television industry on the creation of highquality 3D storytelling experiences, and he lectures on the subject of 3D to international audiences. Before joining Sony, Hays was an independent animation and film producer (“Swimming With Sharks”), and served as head of research and development at Lucasfilm THX.

 

Experience
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF 3D PRODUCTION, SONY CORPORATION - CULVER CITY, NEW YORK, TOKYO (2009-2012)
3D Technology Center - Designed, built, staffed and managed company-wide division.
Sony Consumer and Broadcast Electronics - Consultant to technology R&D teams throughout Sony worldwide.
3D Storytelling Consultant - Consultant to leading film and television directors, producers and editors working in 3D production.
SENIOR PRODUCER - 3D FEATURE FILMS, SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS, CULVER CITY, CA (2006-2009)
Alice In Wonderland (Disney) - Consulting 3D Producer (2009)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Sony Pictures Animation) - Consulting 3D Producer (2009)
G-Force 3D (Bruckheimer Films/Disney) - Senior 3D Producer (2009)
Jonas Bros. 3D Concert Experience (Disney) - Senior 3D VFX Producer (2009)
Beowulf (Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros.) - Senior 3D Producer (2007)
Open Season (Sony Pictures Animation) - Senior 3D Producer (2006)
Monster House (Columbia Pictures) - Senior 3D Producer (2006)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS, RADIUM, SANTA MONICA, CA (2005)
Missy Elliot “Lose Control” - Award-winning music video - Executive Producer (2005)
Spider Man 2.5 (Columbia Pictures) - European DVD release VFX - Executive Producer (2005)
Warm Springs (HBO) - VFX Producer/Executive Producer (2005)

 

Commercial Production:
Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Bud Light, Oracle, Texas Instruments/DLP, and VW Polo - Executive Producer (2005)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER//PRODUCER - MAIN TITLE SEQUENCES & VFX, YU+CO, HOLLYWOOD, CA (2003-2004)
NOVA (WGBH) - Series Intro - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
Beijing Summer Olympics (Int’l Olympics Committee) - Inaugural film - Producer (2004)
Catwoman (Warner Bros.) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
The Terminal (Dreamworks) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
Chronicles of Riddick (Universal Pictures) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
Taking Lives (Warner Bros.) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
Van Helsing (Universal) - VFX - Producer/Executive Producer (2004)
Iron Jawed Angels (HBO) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2003)
Sobini Films Logo - Motion Logo Design - Producer/Executive Producer (2003)
Sex and the City (TBS) - Series Launch Campaign - Producer/Executive Producer (2003)
The Last Shot (Touchstone Pictures) - Main Titles - Producer/Executive Producer (2003)
HBO Summer Films Campaign (HBO) - Producer/Executive Producer (2003)
 

Speaker years: 
2012