Media Exposure

Academy Sci-Tech Awards (2018)

CBC Radio (Interview)
London man to receive technical Oscar next month

The Canadian Press (Multiple Outlets)
Metro News: Several Canadians to get sci-tech Oscars for work on films including 'Star Wars'
CBC: Several Canadians to get sci-tech Oscars 'for technology that's changed the industry'
National Post: Several Canadians to get sci-tech Oscars for work on films including 'Star Wars'
etalk: Canadian engineer Mike Jutan among 'math geeks' grabbing Oscar honours
CP24: Several Canadians to get sci-tech Oscars for work on films including 'Star Wars'

Here is the ILM BlockParty team (Jeff White, Jason Smith, Rachel Rose, Mike Jutan) giving our Academy Sci-Tech Award acceptance speech!

ILMvCAM: iPad Virtual Camera used for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2017)

Interview: Star Wars Insider Magazine
June/July 2017


'Rogue One' Cast, Filmmakers on Movie's Epic Battles, Special Effects

A segment on ABC News Nightline about the virtual production camera technology we created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, director Gareth Edwards and others on Darth Vader's return and the 'virtual camera' system bringing it to life.

ABC Nightline clip #2: more details on the spaceship model design and Virtual Camera workflows:
How Classic 'Star Wars' Spaceships Were Recreated for 'Rogue One,' 'Force Awakens'

This ‘Rogue One’ Shot Was Created, Animated, Rendered & Released in Under a Week

The Verge

Rogue One’s best visual effects happened while the camera was rolling
How Gareth Edwards and visual effects supervisor John Knoll created the film’s docu-style action

The Amazing Camera Technology Behind The Look of Rogue One
How old lenses and new digital environments helped Gareth Edwards change the visual language of Star Wars.

‘Rogue One’: How Gareth Edwards Made a Gritty ‘Star Wars’ Movie About Diversity

SyFy Wire
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Battle of Scarif biggest moment was barely scripted

The Star Wars After Show (2016)

“We Love K-2SO, New Rogue One TV Spot, and More!”

Chatting about how epic the new droid K-2SO is, and discussing motion capture for Rogue One with The Star Wars Show host Andi Gutierrez and some fellow Star Wars enthusiasts at Lucasfilm.

Batkid Begins documentary film interviews (2015)

See more details on the Side Projects: Batkid Begins page!

Dana Nachman (Director, Batkid Begins), Patricia Wilson (CEO/Executive Director, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area) and I went on a press tour in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco in June, 2015 to help share the message of Batkid Begins -- what happens when people say ‘yes’ selflessly in the spirit of community service, and how the digital lives we live in can influence real world action.

Here are a section of our interviews and some articles about the efforts of Make-A-Wish, the Batkid wish team and the film.


Talks at Google

CTV Canada AM


Cinefex (2015)

Inspiring ILM: “Who or what inspired you to get into visual effects?”

SFBatkid (2013)

Me as The Penguin with Lou Seal


iMenurkey (2013)

Articles: (2013)

Facial Animation performance for Dr. Hao Li’s Siggraph 2013 paper: “Realtime Facial Animation With On-the-fly Correctives”

University of Waterloo (2013)

Waterloo Math high school Euclid contest marketing material
Waterloo Math marketing poster

Waterloo Magazine (Fall 2012)

Advertisement for Waterloo Alumni Achievement Award

@uwaterloo alumni e-newsletter (December 2012)

Meet the 2012 Alumni Award winners

San Francisco Film Society/The Art & Science of Lucasfilm (2012)

”We Build Cool Stuff: A Day in the Life of a Lucasfilm Software Designer”
Classroom guide/course material following our talk at SFFS

Autodesk Maya MasterClass (2012)

“Developing artist-friendly pipelines using nested references at ILM”

CNET TV Rumor Has It (2012)

Aired 8/22/2012. Interviewed for CNET TV’s Rumor Has It show about Apple TV Cable Box rumor (at 3:25).

@uwaterloo alumni e-newsletter (January 2012)

Math Alumnus lives dream making Hollywood movie magic

/Film (2011)

Video of the Day: ILM’s Mike Jutan’s TED Talk on “The Power Of Enthusiasm”

TEDx Talk (2011)


J Weekly (2011)

Panel at JCC ponders spirituality vs. tech overload in iPad era

iMenorah & iMenorah HD (2008-Current)

Apple Store: In-store displays (worldwide, 2009)
iMenorah: Chestnut St, San Francisco, CaliforniaiMenorah: Austin, TexasiMenorah: Mall at Millenia, Orlando, FloridaiMenorah: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaiMenorah: Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaiMenorah: Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Apple iTunes App Store: Featured Holiday App (2009)
iMenorah: On the iTunes Featured App Store List
What’s on iPhone
CNET Crave
Oy Bay!
New York Times
• One of my favourites: An iMenorah holiday story to warm your heart
• New York Daily News (print): Fri. Nov 19th, 2010 "Your Home" section, page 8

Lucasfilm (2009)

The Star Wars Stories Project (Comic-Con/G4TV)

Ubisoft (2009)

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Viral video campaign)

Pixar Animation Studios (2006)

The Intern Experience
Quoted: “Pixar is something MUCH more than just a job. It is much more than just a cool place to work. It is a place where you can live out your childhood dreams of storytelling and filmmaking, and know that your hard work is inspiring people of all ages, all over the world.”

Alias (2004)

Happy, Healthy Workplaces (Toronto)

Waterloo Frosh Week (Sept 6, 2002)

Kitchener Record :: Sept 6, 2002

Harvey Norman (2001)

TV Ad (Newcastle, Australia)

Kardinal Offishall concert (Spring 2001)

London Free Press :: June 15, 2001Fuel Magazine :: April 2001

Youth Entrepreneur Centre research (Aug 3, 1999)

London Free Press :: Aug 3, 1999London Free Press :: Aug 3, 1999

Toronto Computes (May 1999)

Toronto Computes :: May 1999Toronto Computes :: May 1999Toronto Computes :: May 1999

Speaking to Business Leaders and Educators about my career goals and KidsNRG (Dec 18, 1998)

London Free Press :: Dec 18, 1999London Free Press :: Dec 18, 1999

Full-page feature about my website (Sept 19, 1996)

London Free Press :: Sept 19, 1996

Orchard Park Public School website (1995)

London Free Press :: 1995

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