AR/VR consultant, former Oculus Story Studio, Google Spotlight Stories, Pixar
Kim Adams is currently working with creative and technical innovators in augmented reality at some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies. Kim was the Head of Production at Emmy Award-winning Oculus Story Studio, a team at Oculus that focused on narrative virtual reality content. Before Oculus, Kim made her transition into VR at Google Spotlight Stories, where she produced Rain or Shine with partner Nexus Productions, and Special Delivery, with Aardman Animations. From 2009-2013, Kim was a Producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she played an integral role in the creation of Pixar Canada and led the creation of Pixar’s “Toons” Short Film division, heading a team of 125 across two companies in two countries. Partnering with John Lasseter and eight new directors, she produced 13 short Toy Story and Cars short films while shepherding the development of a multitude of additional Pixar short-format projects. Previous to Pixar, Kim served as a visual effects producer on several films including Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, where she was on location in the jungles of Mexico for seven months. She was also on the Oscar minated visual effects team of Peter Weir’s film, Master and Commander. Kim began her journey as a production assistant at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, then worked her way up the editorial ranks on major feature films for such editorial greats as Walter Murch and Francoise Bonnot, before working in production. Kim is proud to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year. She is also a member of the Television Academy, the Producer’s Guild of America, and Women in Animation, where she serves as an Interactive Council member.