Mariana is a technologist, connector and entrepreneur. During her years at The Foundry she focused on virtual reality post-production workflows, as well as being the Head of Product Specialists in the Americas. She was instrumental in the launches of ExploreVR (a hub for sharing industry insight in VR content production) and Cara VR, the 360 video plug-in for Nuke.
Mariana was a pioneer in her home town Mexico City, where she founded the first VR and 360 video production and branding agency – JoltVR. Most recently she co-founded Opaque Studios, where she leads the roadmap for new and existing technology developing tools for Virtual Production using Virtual Reality, transforming the way film making is done today.
Prior to her switch into tech, she has over 13 years of VFX supervisor experience in the motion picture industry, working at such studios as Sony Imageworks, CIS Hollywood, Digital Domain, HBO, Columbia Pictures and Fuse FX. She was one of the ten finalists of the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI.