- TECHNICAL RESUME
artist, engineer and developer with 20+ years expertise in
holography, holographic interferometry and holographic displays,
stereoscopic 3D film and video production and exhibition, 3D and
projection design and production for theater, digital graphics
and web media, speech-interactive avatars, virtual reality
environments, and interactive public displays.
archivist, historian, critic in holographics, stereoscopic 3D and
and Technical Developer of 4D holographic motion-picture imaging
and projection systems.
of custom 3D holographic imaging techniques, lab facilities and
exhibitions (transmission, reflection, interferometric,
multi-channel transfer technologies).
and developed film and video FX technologies and techniques
and developed stereoscopic 3D film/video techniques, which were
and developed speech-interactive 3D avatar content and delivery
and editor of periodicals on holography and film.
and developed 3D interactive media for the web and kiosk
and developed 3D and projection technologies for theater and stage.
film, video, holography and theater design.
historian in published international venues on the subjects of
experimental film, avant-garde film, holographic arts, virtual
reality, multimedia, stereo 3d video art.
and Media archivist, preservationist, display architect
Motion-Picture projection systems invention - development
Rainbow transmission holography.
optical elements (HOE).
development and maintenance.
Reality and Animation Director.
Video Editor and VFX Supervisor.
2D and 3D
Film Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, VFX.
2D and 3D
film and video Projectionist.
Writer for Film and Video.
Editor of technical and critical papers.
years Html, Dhtml, Css, JS, VRML, SR encoding, Flash, web media.
and Multi-media Project Management.
of public demo presentations and supporting technical materials.
Appointed Curator, Preservationist, Administrator of Sharon
McCormack and San Francisco School of Holography Collection and
Archives in perpetuity for future generations and history analysis.
catalog and preserve multiplex holographic stereograms produced
over three decades by Sharon McCormack and School of Holography
catalog and preserve embossed holograms produced over three decades
by Sharon McCormack and American Banknote Holographics, Polaroid,
and other companies.
catalog and preserve holograms, videotapes, audiotapes, photos and
slides, laboratory notes, and Optical Printer technology and lenses
produced over three decades by Sharon McCormack and School of
local studio exhibition a variety of works from the Sharon
McCormack Collection & Archives; prepare all works for future
exhibitions and touring to various venues.
Curating Statement with each exhibition and body of work for
presentation in public exhibitions.
web-pages and web-site for Sharon McCormack Collection &
Archives to feature all documentation pertaining to the collection
and making it available to the public via the web.
- Invited by Prof. Jianjiang Wang, Lanzhou City University,
Director of DCC, the initiator and Artistic Director with creative
idea and plan of Apsaras program to collaborate and develop
stage-craft and holographic motion-picture projection system for
the production 'Tales
of the Silk Road'.
– Inventor and Holographics Technical Lead for Holographic
Motion-Picture Projection System, contracted by Prof. Jianjiang
Wang for Lanzhou City University, Dun-Huang Cultural Center,
Lanzhou, China. This project was also developed and produced in
Canada as a Visual Alchemy studio co-production (Al Razutis CTO,
COO, project lead)
produce portable holographic motion-picture system for use in
and develop alternative holographic motion-picture systems for use
in theatrical presentations. Create film-sequential
pulsed-laser master holograms and rainbow transmission hologram
copies of human live-subjects for use in projection.
direct, and video record performer in HD 2D and Stereoscopic 3D for
projection reference mappings and storyboard.
engineer, build proof of concept portable holographic
motion-picture projection system which is suitable for transport to
demonstrations in Lanzhou, China and constructed at Visual Alchemy,
Saturna, BC, Canada.
and plan all logistics for transport of holograms, lasers,
holographic motion-picture projection proof of concept to Lanzhou,
China for demonstrations and exhibition.
holographic exhibition of large pulsed transmission holograms and
holographic motion picture projection system and re-assemble in
Lanzhou, China for demonstrations and exhibition. Conduct
demonstrations and exhibition for the media, government officials,
academics, technologists and invited guests.
project under budget and as promised and specified.
submit on time numerous technical progress reports, provide
samples, with comprehensive documentation for future patent
produce portable hologram exhibition installation featuring
holograms, special lighting and lasers.
Gallery' – holographic artist - group show – National
Stereoscopic Association 3D-Con, Costa Mesa, USA
hologram exhibition for conference duration at the ‘3D
Gallery’. Holograms exhibited were by Al Razutis and
included laser-transmission portrait master, interferometric
hologram, double-exposed two-color rainbow hologram, image-plane
reflection hologram, di-chromate hologram in sculpture, silver
halide reflection hologram in sculpture.
holograms and holography to conference attendees.
hands-on workshop on the origins, variations, technical and display
characteristics of transmission holograms, reflection holograms,
integral holograms, di-chromate holograms and rainbow holograms.
comparisons, practical and theoretical, and analyze the
relationships of 3D imaging technologies such as stereoscopic 3D
and holographic 3D. Question and answer period.
Holographic Installation lead, Deja Vu Exhibition of Holographic Art
and Stereoscopic 3D, Vancouver, Canada
selection, technical installation, laser and white-light
illumination of holograms, maintenance of facilities and hardware
for duration of exhibition.
Project Designer and lead, Sonora Technologies, B.C., Canada
produce speech-interactive avatar 'Sonora' for Sonora Technologies
Inc., Canada, for presentation at B.C. Showcase, 2010 Winter
Olympics, Vancouver, Canada.
3D modeling and animation for 'Sonora' avatar.
and de-bug all software / hardware for kiosk presentation of
avatar content and speech-interactive media.
Producer-director-project lead, Pulsed Holography, independently
produced at Laser Reflections, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA
Stereoscopic 3D film producer - director - stereographer,
independent productions in HD 3D, Los Angeles, CA
scenario and screenplay.
stereo 3D rig and test quality.
shoot HD 3D as per scenario requirements.
and edit material; presentation of results.
Web-Master and Web graphics artist, Visual Alchemy, Los Angeles, CA,
managed web sites for corporate, foundation, scientific, cultural
clients with client-driven designs (eg. Durfee Foundation,
CA; Saturna Sports & Recreation Centre, Canada; Hotel St.
Manana, Los Cabos, Anne Popperwell - Fine Art, Canada;
Jane Fontana, Los Angeles, CA; American Museum of Beat
Art, Los Angeles, CA; Roberta Booth - Photographer,
Hollywood, CA; Hi-Q Industries, Arcadia, CA; SACOR Inc., Los
graphics elements, e-commerce, 3D displays, HTML and VRML
design-programming, audio and video displays, interactive PDF
forms, quick-time VR and Ipix walk-throughs, biographic libraries
and resources. Domain registration, server configuration,
file update management.
internet web sites featuring experimental use of video and dynamic
Reality (VRML 2.0) - Commissioned sites include VRML elements
for 6DOS: The Library for Bell Northern - Nancy Paterson, and
Uroboros VRML 2.0 for Banff Center, Alberta.
Technical Director & Lighting Director, XIII Lithuanian
International Folk Festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
lighting, staging, and video requirements as per Scenario provided
by Artistic Director for 15,000 person capacity arena production
with 1,200 dancers and special props.
department managers and crews (stage manager, lighting crew
manager, props manager, sound manager, video director, production
manager, transportation manager, venue manager).
second-specific Cue Book for all departments and managers for
run-through and performance.
special lighting, staging, and props and modify if required prior
all communication and crewing for production, and conduct a cue
test during rehearsals with all department managers.
all transportation of props, scenic decorations, and lighting.
direct and lighting, video direct with full crews at Final
direct and lighting, video direct with full crews at Performance.
striking of set and all equipment.
Head of Virtual Reality and Animation, Mission Corporation,
headed Web Graphics - 3D Animation - Virtual Reality department at
Bellevue, WA. start-up company.
R&D and product development in speech-recognition VR set-top
managed a staff of 2D graphics artists, Flash animators,
web-designers, 3D (Max and Maya) modelers and animators, virtual
reality and speech-recognition artists.
technical designs, production, quality control, and schedules for
interfaces and demonstration displays.
demo development and presentations in Bellevue WA, San Juan, Puerto
Documentary Video and Stereoscopic 3D Video producer-director,
independent productions, Los Angeles, CA, Vancouver, Canada
producing, directing, cinematography, editing, and visual FX
four awards from the Shearwater foundation to produce and direct a
series of video and DVD documentaries on west-coast holographic
and directed innovative and award-winning Stereoscopic-3D
videotapes which were resented at Southern California Stereo Film
Festivals (1996, 1997, 1998)
present stereoscopic 3D video at the Louvre, Paris, France (1997),
EMAF, Osnabruch, Germany (2002), SENEF, Seoul, South Korea (2004).
Researcher and Writer, ‘Laser Lab’ – Handbook and
Lab Guide for High-school Physics, Hi-Q Products, Arcadia, U.S.A.
and writing for publication a handbook on laser physics,
holography, geometric optics, solid-state lasers, gas lasers,
experimental procedures for a Secondary School curriculum
– Holographic Exhibition Installation Director, ‘Images
in Time and Space’ – touring international exhibition of
holographic history, science, and art, Burbank, Pasadena, U.S.A.
for all aspects of holographic exhibition, including preparation of
exhibition space, lighting, physical barriers, hologram
installation, information material, shop and educational areas.
all aspects of installation and lighting of holograms of various
kinds (laser, white light illuminated).
the care of all holograms and lighting and all technical features
for the exhibition;
the disassembly and transport of the exhibition to next venue.
Professor - Educator, Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University,
Professor (Tenured) and Head of Film-Video program.
oversaw film / video production and film studies curriculum at the
undergraduate level as senior member of academic department.
for hiring, budgets, curriculum and administration, and teaching of
selected courses (film production, video production, screenwriting,
critical studies, special topics workshops, including holography)
in four-year undergraduate program.
duties, committee presentations, curriculum and hiring development.
research and scholarly publications,conference presentations.
producer in over 200 student film projects (many of which garnered
(Resigned in 1987 to pursue independent
Publisher and Editor, 'Wavefront' holography magazine and 'Opsis'
Journal of Avant-Garde and political Cinema., Vancouver, BC
Artist in Residence, Fringe Research, Toronto
- Artist – Solo Traveling Holographic Art Exhibition, ‘Visual
Alchemy’, Traveling international exhibition of holographic
art by Al Razutis, touring 7 Canadian cities, and Seattle, U.S.A.
and preparation for exhibition of 40 holographic works, including
sculpture-holograms, wall pieces, projected works, transmission and
reflection holographic works.
preparation of all lighting, laser, and installation features
required for traveling holographic art installation.
television and newspaper news stories on the subject of holography
1974 – Vising Faculty – Theater Design -
Holography & Projections, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
curriculum and technology for courses in holography and theater
design for advanced students in theater design and lighting at the
Banff Centre, Theatre Program.
assistant to assist in holography lab work by students.
manual for holography, projection, and theater design and lighting
to be used in the classes.
and evaluate all student work in the hologram laboratory and
theater workshops and presentations conducted on the main
proscenium stage of the Banff Centre.
students a advertised presentation featuring motion-picture
projection, computer graphics, live action filming, laser
illumination, and theatrical lighting and props, and set design,
for production and presentation.
direct presentation of student show on proscenium stage featuring
motion picture projection, volume screen, props, laser projection,
and lighting and sceno-graphic elements to a live audience.
Scenic Lighting and Projection Specialist ‘What To Do ‘Untill
The Messiah Comes’, Ballet stagecraft, Royal
Winnipeg Ballet, Vancouver, Canada
Ballet Artistic Director content for video projections on scenic
elements and backdrops for the production ‘What To Do Untill
The Messiah Comes’ ballet by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in
performance in Vancouver.
video-synthesizer and film optical printer the film material from
video sources suitable for both film and video projection on a
adapt all film and video material for projection as per Ballet
Artistic Director’s requirements.
- President, CEO-COO, Lab and Art Director of Visual Alchemy Inc.,
Film animation, special effects, video and holographic studio,
responsibilities of owner, President, and CEO – COO,
pertaining to all aspects of management and operations of
registered company and media laboratory.
produce all necessary technologies in film animation, film optical
printing, film editing, stereoscopic 3D film making and projection,
video editing, video synthesis, bio-synthesis for the purpose of
making art and offering client services to film makers and video
train a staff of 3 to 5 lab assistants for various client projects.
develop a holography laboratory for the purpose of creating all
forms of holograms known, and to develop holographic motion-picture
and projection technologies.
workshops in holographic imaging to be conducted at Visual Alchemy.
workshops and present screenings of works at educational
institutions and universities.
body of experimental films and videos for exhibition and
distribution nationally and internationally.
free image-exchange for film makers to swap or deposit stock
footage on film.
unique laboratory of products and services and distribute examples
of these works to the current day (2013).
works in film, video, holography, or hybrid techniques of imaging
in local, national, and international exhibitions.
traveling holographic art exhibition named ‘Visual Alchemy’
for the Burnaby Art Gallery and trans-Canada exhibition, including
the Science Centre in Seattle, U.S.A. Some of this
holographic art continues to be exhibited today (2012).
first video-synthesis bio-feedback process in Canada (1974), first
motion-picture animated hologram (1974), first touring solo
exhibition of holography in Canada (1977), and first instance in
Canada of interferometric hologram art (1974, 1983).
- Visiting Faculty Member, Evergreen State College, Olympia, U.S.A.
unique curriculum for individual students in the arts of video,
video-synthesis, film, and experimental and documentary film
practices and history.
with all faculty art departments in sharing of facilities and
support of all projects taken to point of completion.
artistic works as faculty research in the areas of video art, film
art, video-synthesis, bio-feedback with video.
California Western Univ. - BA, Major: Chemistry,
Physics Minor: Mathematics, Biology - cum
Univ. of California, Davis - (graduate fellowship - PhD program):
Nuclear Chemistry. (Resigned)
3D Society, Member
Society for Information Display (SID), Member.