Maker of the Pixotope virtual production platform appoints Tom Shelbourne and David Stroud to team


Virtual production specialist The Future Group has added to its senior leadership team, hiring Tom Shelburne as director of sales & business development in North America, and David Stroud as senior product specialist.

The Future Group is the maker of the Pixotope virtual production platform.

Shelburne’s (pictured, above left) experience spans sales, business development, TV station general management, technical direction and operations for companies including Sunday Night Football, TVN Entertainment, Vizrt, and most recently, start-up TV station, WSCG-TV34.

He is briefed with expanding The Future Group’s Pixotope user base, and developing a network of dealers and partners across North America.

Stroud (above right) has experience in engineering, product development and technical marketing at Avid, FilmLight, Antics Technologies and most recently, Ncam, where he held the role of senior product specialist.

In his new role, Stroud will work with the engineering and creative departments to help bring Pixotope to a wider audience.

Halvor Vislie, CEO of The Future Group, said: “Pixotope builds on our successes over the past several years where we have earned a position as a leader on augmented reality and virtual production technology. Our ability to attract industry veterans like Tom and David is not only a testament to the transformative nature of our market offering, but also a key element in our efforts to remain at the innovative forefront of our industry”.