Media & Production Creative Manager, The Foundry
Mariana is the Media & Production Creative Manager with The Foundry in the Americas and Development Manager for Australia-New Zealand.
Her focus for the last two years has been specializing in Virtual Reality Postproduction workflows and how they relate to the features needed in the software. She leads the Creative Team in the creation and deployment of training, software testing and demo materials, driven by client feedback. She travels globally working with studios to find solutions to streamline their post production workflows.
Prior to joining The Foundry she founded her VFX Studio in Mexico, serving as VFX Producer and on set supervisor on several major block busters such as: The Day After Tomorrow, Troy, & Desperado. She was part of Olin VFX; Mexico's VFX facility, beforehand.
Mariana Acuña has over 10 years of professional experience in the motion picture industry, where she has worked as a senior compositor for Sony Imageworks, ICO FX, CIS Hollywood and LOOK FX, amongst others.
Mariana graduated from UDLA-Mexico with honors in New Media. She also gained a Master's degree in Digital Post production & New Technologies in Spain and then finalized her studies at Gnomon School for VFX, specializing in Compositing and on set supervision.