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Jon Karafin
CEO Light Field Lab

Jon Karafin has dedicated his career to innovation in live action cinema, VFX post-production, and light field technology, transforming bleeding-edge concepts into market ready solutions. As CEO of Light Field Lab, a breakthrough technology startup, Karafin applies his expertise to designing the world’s most advanced, scalable holographic systems.


Karafin has an extensive background in light field and visual effects technology, having previously held executive roles at Lytro, RealD and Digital Domain. During his tenure, he was responsible for ushering in a new era of cinematic capture through the launch of Lytro Cinema, as well as delivering technology and content for many of the highest-grossing feature films, including Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Michael Bay’s Transformers 3, and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Karafin holds multiple graduate degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and BFAs in multiple fields from Ithaca College.