Hollywood executive John Textor may not be a household name, but he has helped change the way we watch the biggest budget movies and live events. However, John Textor has brought his skills with technology and finance together to create some of the most interesting and successful companies in the entertainment industry. Working within the entertainment industry has provided Textor with a series of opportunities that he has taken to create a new way of creating virtual Worlds and people that have proven so successful they have been awarded Oscars and many other awards. His latest work in the visual effects field brings him into the arena of live events, where virtual human beings are now being used to wow crowds around the World when deceased musical and entertainment icons are brought back to the stage.
After completing college, John Textor quickly moved into the entertainment industry, working in investments that were based around entertainment and other areas of the movie and show business industries. Textor did not stand still or simply await the opportunity to expand his knowledge and work opportunities, instead he took on major roles in retail in businesses as varied as baby wear and snowboards. This grounding in retail provided John Textor with the opportunity to discover how the public wanted their items delivered and how they should be packaged.
One of the major achievements John Textor is often mentioned alongside is the relaunch of the Digital Domain Group, a large Hollywood corporation that seemed to be going nowhere before his arrival in 2006. Textor oversaw the relaunch of the company, which saw the impressive use of the latest in visual effects to realign Digital Domain as a leading provider of effects for big budget Hollywood movies. An Oscar was won for the creation of a human looking character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was accompanied by a makeup nomination despite none being used on the purely digital character.
The creation of human beings in digital form seems to have gripped Textor, who has now moved on to head up development at Pulse. This company is responsible for creating human forms in a digital format that can be projected during live performances. So far the development has seen icons of music Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley make their digital stage debuts.