Head of Light Field Video, Lytro

Jon Karafin is a production executive with expertise in technology innovation for live action cinema, VFX post-production, light field imaging, VR and AR. With a proven track record of new product development increasing profitability through technology and innovation, Jon is responsible for successfully delivering technology and content for several of the all-time highest grossing feature films, including Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Michael Bay’s “Transformers 3” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Now he’s tackling his latest challenge as the Head of Light Field Video at Lytro.

With a strong technical background in live action cinema, VFX and stereoscopic post-production, Jon is leading a team to bring light field cinema technology to market. Lytro’s light field video camera will give directors unprecedented creative control during post-production.

Prior to Lytro, Jon was the Vice President, Production Technology and Senior Scientist at RealD, and Director of Production and Operations at Digital Domain.

Speaker years: 
2015