CO-FOUNDERS
MICHAEL FRANZ & GAVIN FARRELL

Michael Franz specializes in gigapixel photography and creating high-resolution images. With 25 years of experience, he has traveled around the world sharing his knowledge and expertise.

Michael has worked with The Space Needle, Major League Baseball, NBC, CNN, TBS, The Boston Globe, The Toronto Star, Salesforce, Sports Illustrated, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and several other major companies and media providers. In March 2014, his collaborative image from the top of the One World Trade Center was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, the first image in TIME’s 91-year history to ever expand the Red Border to three pages.


Gavin Farrell is a panoramic photographer with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, he is an acting Director on the board of the International Virtual Reality Photographer’s Association (IVRPA).

He has been shooting panoramas since 2005. In 2008 he partnered with xRez Studio's (& team) to capture the Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project. In 2010 he worked alongside Canon's "Explorer of Light" Clint Clemens to capture Gigapixel imagery throughout Tibet.  Gavin's expertise in image composition made him invaluable in the final stitched image for TIME's 1WTC Panorama.
 


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Susan Thesing
Operations

Susan's multi-faceted 20+ year background with technology companies has covered all facets of a company’s operations - project management, business development, sales, marketing, public relations and accounting.   Having worked with startups to publicly traded companies, she is the perfect fit to help Panogs continue their momentum in the immersive imagery business.

Susan has managed numerous imagery strategies for major contracts including Samsung, MLB, MLS, NBA, TIME, Facebook, Olympics, Sports Illustrated, Disney, BBC, Turner Broadcasting (CNN), Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Showtime, Boston Globe and Kolor (now GoPro).


Paul DeSilva
VFX and Post-Production Supervisor

Paul is a Filmmaker, Motion Designer, and Visual Effects Artist. His first short film, 'A Spark at Darkest Night,' premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win best short at the Stockholm International Film Festival. He has worked as a Compositor and VFX artist in various animation studios and effects houses in Canada and the US.


Ted Youngs
Director Creative Services

Ted Youngs is a writer and filmmaker. Ted's background is in creating immersive experiences on emerging digital platforms. Past successes include Microsoft Encarta (CD-Rom Encylopedia), Sixdegrees (first digital social network), Doodle Jump (best-selling iOS game). He has lead design teams at advertising firms and consultancies, and his recent work has focused on capturing footage and stories from tall places, including The Space Needle and Mount Everest.