About Christopher Bellaci:
Prior to joining Proof, Inc. as Head of Business Development, Mr. Bellaci had been the Overseas Supervisor for RGH Entertainment (Woodland Hills, CA) on the stereoscopic, computer-animated feature film “Postman Pat: The Movie” (based on the hit UK franchise). Bellaci supervised production of the film at animation studios located in Beijing, China and Mumbai, India.
Bellaci began his career in the Animation and VFX business in 1997 as a Motion Capture Artist at pioneering motion capture studio House of Moves in Los Angeles. There, his very first project was James Cameron’s “Titanic,” where he worked on the digital characters walking around, working on, and eventually falling off the doomed ship. Bellaci went on to become the studio’s first Production Manager in 1998, and held the post until 2007.
During his tenure at House of Moves, Bellaci worked with dozens of game developers and publishers on hundreds of titles. He also worked with numerous commercial, internet, film, TV and VFX production companies on the entire range of multimedia endeavors. Among the projects to which he contributed at House of Moves were the feature films “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation,” “The Patriot” and the “Spider-Man” trilogy, the video games “Madden NFL ’99,” “Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast,” “Guitar Hero” and “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune,” and commercials for Coca-Cola, “Gears of War,” “Halo 3,” and Miller Lite.
From 2008-2010, Bellaci served as Executive Producer at Aguru Images, a hi-tech VFX startup. The company specialized in ultra-high resolution, hyper-realistic 3D facial and materials imaging services and capture hardware sales. As an important part of the digital double creation process, Bellaci and his team provided facial scans for high-profile projects, including the cast of “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra;” Indian cultural icon Rajinikanth for the film “Enthiran” (the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced) and Nelly Furtado for the music video “Jump” by Flo Rida, a marketing tie-in for the Disney feature film “G-Force.”
Leaving Aguru, Bellaci next became VP & General Manager of Motion Analysis Studios in Hollywood. There, he produced all aspects of performance capture and camera tracking services for numerous animation, VFX, video game and virtual production clients and projects. During this period (2010-2011), Bellaci was involved with the feature film “Green Lantern,” and with the TV series “Falling Skies,” “Terra Nova,” and “Sid the Science Kid.” He was also the company’s primary liaison to The Jim Henson Company, where he and his team were an integral part of their Emmy Award-winning HDPS (Henson Digital Puppetry Studio) solution for on-set, real-time 3D animation previs and final animation production.
Bellaci holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCLA and is a member of the Visual Effects Society. His other memberships include IAAPA, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, Scrum Alliance, the Themed Entertainment Association, UCLA Alumni Association and Women in Animation.