Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of Previsualization
“With the transformation of film production from step-by-step methodology into a nonlinear creative process, previs has become an essential ally to filmmakers,” said Alex McDowell, RDI, production designer and a Previsualization Society charter member. “In the ten years I’ve been working alongside previs practitioners in film, department after department have discovered the enormous benefit of plugging into the core of information and exploration that previs provides within a collaborative virtual workspace and at any scale of production.”
“Beyond its highly useful functionality in the day to day,” McDowell added, “previs continues to allow an evolving dialogue to develop through the arc of production — between early creative development, through production and capture and into the far reaches of post production — that helps to ensure the creative vision of directors and their teams reaches the audience intact.”
Funding for the Previsualization Society is provided through membership and sponsorship. The Previsualization Society is pleased to be working with strong supporters, including charter sponsor Autodesk®, a leading provider of media and entertainment technology. Autodesk products help push the bounds of entertainment creation from initial concept through to final delivery and include a family of 3D applications that are core tools for previs and pre-production of movies, commercials and video game cinematics.
"Previs wouldn't be where it is today without the democratization of powerful digital tools that allow us to work at our best creatively and technically. The Previsualization Society is thrilled to welcome Autodesk as our first charter sponsor. Autodesk has been a pivotal provider of innovations with its 2D and 3D software," said Daniel Gregoire, treasurer of the Previsualization Society.
Inquiries for membership in the Previsualization Society may be made through the Previsualization Society Website, www.previssociety.com. Applications submitted now will be considered for membership induction in January 2010. Also in January, the Previsualization Society expects to launch a purpose-built content site to be populated with public articles, professional forums, handbooks, tutorials, definitions, archives, real-world previs examples, databases and downloadable tools. The Web portal will also offer targeted advertising, promotional and continuing education opportunities.
The Previsualization Society is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with chapters in Europe, Latin America, Australasia and other regions around the world. Further details on membership and sponsorship are available at www.previssociety.com or by emailing email@example.com.
About The Previsualization Society
Formed in 2009, the Previsualization Society is a permanent non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of previsualization, or “previs,” for all who participate in or benefit from the previs process. Members of the Previsualization Society are engaged with the production or use of previs around the world within such fields as feature film, television, commercials, games, visualization and architecture. Through a community that is as collaborative and interdisciplinary as previs itself, the Previsualization Society promotes effective applications, standards and practices, education and practical knowledge exchange and takes a leadership role in developing and articulating the capabilities of an evolving medium that is playing an integral role in how content is made. For additional information, please visit www.previssociety.com.