Jon Karafin

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Jon Karafin has dedicated his career to innovation in live action cinema, VFX post-production, and light field technology. Drawing on his experience transforming bleeding-edge concepts into market ready solutions, the CEO and founder of Silicon Valley-based startup Light Field Lab is focused on developing a next-generation light field display and holographic ecosystem. As former Lytro Head of Light Field Video, Karafin spearheaded efforts to usher in a new era for cinematic capture and post-production via his contributions to the Lytro Cinema camera, which was unveiled at NAB 2016 to a near record-setting audience. He oversaw product management, engineering and software, intellectual property, and business development for the project. Karafin previously served as VP of Production Technology at RealD and Director of Production, Technology, and Operations at Digital Domain Media Group.

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  • It’s exciting because for a long time we have talked about this patient vision to bring about a completely new way to create objects out of light. We can show you we have achieved that and now we’re going to be scaling to build much larger things.