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James Jacobs

ZIVA Co-CEO, James Jacobs, is an Academy Award winning VFX pioneer with over 20 years of expertise as a Technical Director and Software Developer. James has received critical acclaim for his professional contributions to blockbusters such as Avatar, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, and King Kong.

After developing VFX software, delivering shots and leading teams on over 20 feature films, I knew that there had to be a better, faster, more visually compelling way to approach character creation. This pursuit is now paying off.   

Ziva transforms the process of character performance creation from slow and offline to fast and interactive. The world is just now beginning to see the potential for accurate anatomical representations of individuals, and ZIVA's technology and the Ziva team will be considered the gold standard in this endeavour. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished and can’t wait to see what is to come.   

I have never worked anywhere that has such potential. And, of course, this has all been made possible by the incredible concentration of talent and experience on our team. I am honoured and thrilled to be on this journey with each of them.