Frank Foster helped pioneer digital filmmaking while still a college student; his first computer film “Phosphenes” (1973) was selected to represent the United States that year at the World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
His corporate experience includes executive positions at Atari Corp. and Lasermedia, Inc.
He was the Founder of Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he was the Senior Vice President of Previsualization for over eight years. He has worked on numerous American feature films including "SPEED", "Starman", "Staying Alive", "Anaconda", "The Craft", "Jumanji", and "Contact".
He has also produced titles and visual effects for many 3D IMAX films including: "Wings of Courage" and "Cyberworld 3D".
Frank Foster has directed and produced two feature films:
The Story of Computer Graphics (1999) narrated by Leonard Nimoy, which features interviews with over forty industry legends including an exclusive interview with George Lucas.
Thru the "Moebius Strip (2005)". An innovative 3D animated feature that was completely produced in mainland China. At that time there was no CG animation industry in China and the school (IDMT) and the studio (GDC) were created by Frank Foster from scratch. The design and story for this film are by acclaimed French comic book artist, Jean "Moebius"- Giraud.
An early advocate of more cost effective PC production, Foster created some of the first digitally animated title sequences and full photo-real feature film shots on PC based workstations. He began doing business in India in the mid 90’s and helped start Maya, the Indian studio which pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in India.