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Kathryn Brillhart is a Cinematographer, Director, and Producer who 

leverages volumetric capture, visualization techniques, and supervising visual effects to enhance projects.  Her recent work incorporates real-time game engine and virtual production techniques to achieve in-camera visual effects.


For the past decade, she has helped to redefine best practices and standards in virtual production and has advocated for diversity in the film industry through her role on the Global Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society. 


Kathryn is a member of the Virtual Production Committee and the Advanced Data Management Committee within the ASC Motion Imaging and Technology Council.  She also serves as a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Media.

As a Director, Kathryn's body of work explores deeper human issues by pushing the boundaries of visual poetry, movement, and mixed media.  She is known for curating public screenings to give context for her films as well as provide exposure for other artists.  




2019 | Clexacon Film Fest - Best Short Film, "Light In Dark Places"

Credited as VFX Supervisor

2016 | Award of Excellence in Cinematography presented by the Southern Shorts Film Festival as Director of Photography on "The Boots"

2015 | Recipient of the Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers as Director of Photography on "The Boots"

2014 | 5 Award Winner in Experimental Film- Best Concept, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Actor for "I AM" at the 2014 Los Angeles New Wave Intn'l Film Festival

2013 | Official Selection in Experimental Film for "I AM" at the Atlanta Film Festival


Camille--Virtual Production Case Studies:  Considerations for Working With LED Walls for Independent Filmmakers

SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal - Issue May 2023 

Ripple Effect White Paper - Entertainment Technology Center (ETC)

University of Southern California (USC) - March 2021

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VFX Voice Magazine - Spring Issue 2023

How VP Rethinks The Way Stories Are Being Told

VFX Voice Magazine - Spring Issue 2022

Round Table: Virtual Production Lessons Learned on the Ground

ICG Magazine, The Interview Issue - July 2021

International Cinematographers Guild, Imagination NationPage 64

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