Rik Shorten

Rik is an award-winning visual effects director and producer with over 20 years of design and animation experience. He is best known for creating the visually intense forensic CG style for CBS’s hit tv show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2010 his eight seasons of groundbreaking design work on CSI, which took medically accurate computer graphics to new dimensions, was recognized with an EMMY for Best Visual Effects. Rik continues to push the boundaries on visually compelling content and considers VR and AR the ultimate mediums to ply his tradecraft for good. Along with co-founders, Rik launched the med tech start up BioflightVR in 2014 and is currently partnered with several west and east coast hospitals to develop pilot programs that will change the way doctors are trained, patients are diagnosed and medicine is delivered around the globe.