Precipice Labs Inc. — Founders

Ron Brinkmann

Many years as a supervisor in feature-film visual effects & animation world and a founding employee of Sony Pictures' in-house studio Imageworks. Received numerous accolades including nomination for a British Academy Award. Authored The Art and Science of Digital Compositing a standard reference book in the visual effects industry.

Founding employee of Nothing Real, a startup focused on software for film and video production. Served as the company's Product Designer as well as (among other things) primary evangelist and liaison to the film industry. The company was eventually acquired by Apple Computer where he continued to work on tools for creative professionals.

Later recruited to be Director of Book Technology for Amazon.com, leading initiatives related to enhancing and socializing the book-reading experience.

Mitch Middler

Over 20 years of professional software engineering experience, the last 10 of which was spent at Apple, Inc. developing applications for the professional video and visual effects market. Served as engineering lead for the application Shake, which was used to create the visual effects for many Oscar winning feature films.

Granted multiple patents in the area of computer graphics and UI design.

Founding member of several startups, including Station X Studios, where he developed the award-winning production software, "Spider."