Michael Ferraro

Executive Director, FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab

Fashion Institute of Technology

Mr. Ferraro is the Executive Director of the FIT/Infor Design and Technology Lab at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. He came to FIT from Lehman College/CUNY where he spent 12 years as an associate professor in the digital media program of the art department. in 2015, working with, students he won an NY Emmy for Graphics and Animation Supervision on a series of PSAs titled “Best of the Bronx”

Mr. Ferraro was a co-founder in 1986 of Blue Sky Studios, a feature length computer animation studio, at which he also served as vice president and system architect until 1994. Prior to co-founding Blue Sky he was part of the R&D team at MAGI/ Synthavision as they produced the CGI sequences of Disney’s TRON, the 1st feature !lm to use computer animation.

In 1996, he co-founded PossibleWorlds, Inc, where he invented the innovative real-time animation technology known as Kabuk™ which has been used by such media giants as Cartoon Network, Disney TV, MTV, and Warner Brothers.

 


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