Dawn L. Yilmaz

Dawn specializes in Data Science and Business Intelligence solutions for the Extended Reality (XR) content creation sector. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in 3D Computer Animation and a Master of Science (MSBI) in Business Intelligence from Full Sail University. Technology, games and art have always played a significant part of Dawn’s life, from her first game system (a 1978 Magnavox Odyssey² found in the trash that she fixed), to her first camera (which, she hacked to shoot higher shutter speeds for sports).

As a part of the VArtisans Collective, Dawn functions as a Studio and Post-Production Supervisor (XR) and a Director of Photography (DP) on various projects. Recent projects Dawn has worked on with the VArtisans crew, include the theme park rides, VRBus and VRBalloon, located in Dubai Mall’s VR Park and on the PBS TV show, Mercy Street’s 360 cinematic, A Letter Home and interactive behind-the-scenes 360 site. These projects were written and directed by the wise and wonderful, Mark Lambert (marklambertvfx.com). For more information about VR video production, visit VArtisans (www.vartisans.com).

With no shortage of pursuits, you can find Dawn in the field, flying drones to shoot 3D footage in Monument Valley, wearing Google Glasses to explore Mesa Verde and collecting reference in interesting places around the world. Outside of digital formats, Dawn’s work appears in publication in 2 books, The Theatrical Firearms Handbook and RVA Lookbook, and in several magazines and newspapers, including U.S. News and World Report. Dawn is a strong supporter of Virginia’s growing film industry and is a proud member of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA).