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John Textor: A Visual Media Genius

Crunchbase postulates that after graduating with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics in 1987, John Textor began to show his entreprenurial genius when he co-founded and became the managing partner of Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997. Wyndcrest Holdings focused on entertainment, telecommunication, and the internet. In 2002 Textor served as the chairman of Parent Company and Baby Universe and became the CEO in 2005. In 2006, John Textor once again showed his business genius and acquired the position of CEO and chairman of the compay Digital Domain and Digital Domain Media Group. Textor led the visual effects for twenty-five films with Digital Domain Media Group. Some of the films included: Transformers, Tron: Legacy, Real Steel, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End just to name a few.

During his time with Digital Domain, the company was re-established as market leader in visual effects and won multiple Academy Awards, one of which was for the realistic human he created for the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

John Textor is currently the chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation. His responsibilities include special projects, strategic partnerships, venue partnerships, and relationships with major media companies.

John Textor is also involved with the development of entertainment properties and technology platforms. Currently, he is producing “Art Story”, which is an original animated feature film. Textor was also the producer and executive producer for the film “Ender’s Game”, which was a science fiction fantasy film that was released in 2013.

In 2012 Textor ventured outside of the film industry and created a life-like digital Tupac Shakur. Shakur was unveiled at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. John Textor created Shakur by projecting an image on glass or plastic at a 45 degree angle, which allows people to view the image.

In 2014, John Textor created an image of Michael Jackson that “brought him back to life” for four minutes. The image moved and functioned like a real life Michael Jackson. It took eight months to develop the image. The most difficult part of re-creating Michael Jackson was making the face and gestures realistic. When it was showtime at the MGM Grand in Los Vegas Jackson came to life and sang and danced for an enthralled audience.

John Textor revolutionized visual effects in entertainment and is a very gifted businessman.

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