Thinkbox Software has provided creative tools and pipeline technology for both small and large scale projects including the worlds largest feature films. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Avatar, Tron, GI-Joe the Rise of Cobra and hundreds of other films have utilized their software in front of and behind the screen. Their tools have been at the core of award winning projects, music videos, commercials and hundreds of hours of creative content spanning film, broadcast, commercial, marketing, games and web content.
Chris Bond is the founder, CEO and president of Thinkbox Software. He founded the company in 2010 with a mission of bringing technology and visualization to the world of high-performance computing.
Years prior to forming Thinkbox, Chris had started another company which melded technology and creativity. In 1997, he launched Frantic Films, one of the fastest growing technology corporations in Canada and North America. Frantic was committed to remote workflows in VFX and research and development coupled with artistry and won numerous creative and business awards. In 2007, the technology and VFX portions of Frantic Films were sold to Prime Focus where Chris took the reins as President of Prime Focus North America. After completing work on Avatar as VFX Supervisor and launching the 2D to 3D conversion arm, Chris left Prime Focus and moved on to start a private consulting corporation called The Secret Service. In the fall of 2010, Chris re-acquired the technology he started building in 1997 and formed Thinkbox. Chris started his career in new media and interactive technology before he discovered his calling as an entrepreneur.
Chris has VFX Supervisor credits on dozens of feature films and has collaborated on over 40 film projects in a variety of creative and technical roles in pre-visualization, production and post-production. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.