Ian Pearson started CAL Videos 3D computer graphics department in th early 1980's. As head of the department, he produced computer graphics for commercials, industrial films and sequences for the feature film Electric Dreams.
On leaving CAL, Ian joined Rushes Post-Production where he was intrumental in expanding the company's graphic facility to encompass special effects compositing using the first Quantel "Harry" in Europe.
While at Rushes, Ian animated the first computer-generated characters ever seen by most television audiences for the music video classic Money for Nothing by Dire Straits. He was later appointed to the Board as Creative Director.
In left Rushes to join a group of liked-minded creative people to found the world's first fully digital facility, The Mill, where he was named Creative and Technical Director.
Ian and the The Mill parted company when he decided to devote his attention to the development of his pet project, ReBoot. During this time, Ian was animation director on the award-winning innovative music video Let's Get Rocked for Def Leppard. Much of the technology Ian used in this acclaimed video served as tests of applications that he would later perfect and use in the successful production of ReBoot.