Scott Billups

Scott Billups

Relentless Crusader Of Technological Innovation

Award-winning cinematographer, visual effects creator, director, producer, game developer and author of seven top-selling books, Scott is a relentless crusader for technological innovation. Widely regarded as a leading innovator in spatial media, virtual characters, AI cognizance, and soft robotics, Scott’s groundbreaking work is well documented and widely chronicled.
An accomplished and energetic leader with a recognized history of attracting and motivating highly talented professionals. Scott’s track record of exceptional achievement across the entire spectrum of commercial production is unparalleled in today’s environment of high-end cross-media.
A popular international speaker, Scott is a regular at many events around the world. His keynote addresses include Digital World, NAB, MacWorld (twice), Seybold Seminars, Florence Film Festival, Universal Studios World Summit, China International Film Festival, DV-Expo, Digital Day at the DGA and the NOB Symposium on Virtual Reality.
Co-founder of, and former instructor at, the American Film Institute Digital Studies Program, Scott has helped build infrastructure, develop curriculum and mentor students of numerous film schools around the world including UT Austin, UCLA, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and China’s Base FX.
Well known for inventive designs of theme park venues: Iwerks Cinetropolis (original designs and visualizations), Universal’s Jurassic Park Ride (original visualizations), World Oil Park (original designs and visualizations), Busch Gardens (original designs and visualizations), and Namco’s Chiba City LBE (co-designs and visualizations), as well as for reinvigorating existing installations for Universal Studios (Back to the Future & Jurassic Park), Iwerks (360 Theater, Extreme Screen & Turbo Ride).
25+ years of DOD, DARPA & NGO Consulting, Design & Production specializing in situational awareness, virtual cognizance, AI robotics, and virtual control symbology.