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Established Date: Jan. 1, 1960
Thad Beier left Johns Hopkins at the age of 18, and started working at New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab in 1978. He spent five years there doing innovative CG software and animation. Thad then went to Pacific Data Image (PDI) as they were just starting doing computer graphics commercial work, again writing software and creating animation, and began leading teams in both of those fields. He then started Hammerhead Productions to do VFX work in Hollywood, eventually became a VFX supervisor on a dozen films, including at Digital Domain. Thad most recently worked on high-dynamic-range content creation at Dolby Laboritories where he retired in 2019 due to illness.