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Deepak Chetty is a Director, Cinematographer, VFX/Virtual Production explorer based out of Austin, Texas. He received his BFA in Film Production from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and his MFA in Film Production from UT Austin. His last film Hard Reset was named  "Best 3D Live Action Short" by the Advanced Imaging Society, honored the same year among other winners such as " The Martian by Ridley Scott and Star Wars: The Force Awakens by J.J Abrams. Hard Reset has been distributed by Gunpowder and Sky where it is featured on their curated Sci-Fi network DUST and has gathered over 1.5 million views across all platforms. A feature adaptation of the project has been optioned and is in pre-production. In the world of XR, he is a partner and Head of Post Production at Digital Quilt, a full-service XR company based out of Los Angeles whose clients include Electronic Arts, Respawn, Uber, Stanford Medical, Wendy's, NBC/Universal, Reebok, Vice, and The Washington Post among others. He has spoken internationally about Virtual Production, Real-Time Rendering, and XR including workshop and panel appearances at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, the Austin Film Society, the Online News Association, The Monterey Institute of Technology and during the Goldsmith Lectures held by UT's School of Architecture. He also works as the Producer for Film/TV/Virtual production at Epic Games' Unreal Online Learning where he develops and produces the workflows and online teaching material around the use of Unreal Engine as a Realtime Rendering tool for filmmakers. 


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