Saswat Sahoo is the architect of 88 Pictures’ technical pipeline. Single handedly Saswat built the pipe from ground up that enabled delivering the first project out of 88 Pictures. In his role, he is responsible for building the robust technical infrastructure and cutting edge technology making sure the right tools are provided to produce the best output seamlessly in the most optimum manner. Anticipating the next big thing and always trying to be a step ahead in the technical segment of animation is what excites Saswat and keeps him going.
One of the first hires of 88 Pictures, Saswat has lead the Pipeline development since the studio's inception. Starting from scratch he has built the Pipeline and a strong team that is instrumental in 88's success with its first project, the ground breaking DreamWorks TV series - Troll Hunters. In a career spanning over a decade Saswat has worked at major studios like Rhythm & Hues, DreamWorks Animation and Prime Focus. His IMDB profile boasts of several blockbusters like Penguins of Madagascar, Puss In Boots, Superman Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Happy Feet, Night at the Museum, and Alvin and the Chipmunk. He was part of the crew that won the Academy award for best VFX for the Golden Compass feature film.
Saswat has done extensive development in areas of Production Tracking and Asset Management systems, Artist facing UIs and Automation systems. A hands-on developer and TD at heart, his reputation as an expert trouble-shooter precedes him. When he is not typing away lines after lines of code or having heavy duty geeky chats in the hallways, he loves watching action flicks, listening to music and writing stories