MPC is out in force at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver presenting work on some of the biggest movies of the year, including ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Maleficent,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
MPC Supervisors will be taking part in 4 highly anticipated Production Sessions:
- Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present the VFX of Godzilla
- Inside the Magical World of Disney’s Maleficent
- Twentieth Century Fox Presents the VFX of X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Making of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
SIGGRAPH Production Sessions are where the world’s elite computer graphic experts and creative geniuses gather to explain the processes and techniques used to create compelling content. Following each presentation, attendees ask questions about the challenges and issues associated with complex productions.
In Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present the VFX of Godzilla, MPC Animation Supervisor Ferran Domenech and 2D Supervisor Axel Bonami describe the creative and technical challenges behind Gareth Edwards’ acclaimed Godzilla remake.
MPC Vancouver CG Supervisor David Seager will reveal how the team created a fantastical world of faeries, magical creatures, and otherworldly environments in Inside the Magical World of Disney’s Maleficent.
MPC Montreal Animation Supervisor Benoit Dubuc will illustrate a wide range of VFX work for the latest X-Men movie including the creation of the Future Sentinels in Twentieth Century Fox Present the Visual Effects of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
VFX Supervisor Nicolas Aithadi presents MPC’s work on The Making of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy revealing the technical and creative challenges of one of the biggest movies of the year.
Read the full list of production sessions here: http://s2014.siggraph.org/attendees/production-sessions
Damien Fagnou, MPC’s Global Head of VFX Operations will present Dekko, their GPU-accelerated interactive preview renderer for feature films at the NVIDIA Visual Computing Theater - Booth # 1201 and at the FabricSoftware Usergroup.
Other VFX projects to be presented by MPC on the exhibition floor include The Secret life of Walter Mitty and Disney’s Oscar-nominated The Lone Ranger.
MPC’s VFX breakdown for World War Z was accepted into the Computer Animation Festival and will be screened at the Electronic Theatre. Key sequences on the project include the swarming Zombie hordes in Jerusalem, the plane crash, the Wales Sequence and the Epilogue. Showing Monday and Tuesday evenings, the Electronic Theater showcases an eclectic mix of the finest work in computer graphics from the last 12 months.
MPC is currently on a recruitment drive across studios in London, Vancouver, Bangalore, LA and Montreal. Current shows include Ridley's Scott's Exodus, Disney's The Jungle Book and Batman V Superman. With vacancies across all disciplines including compositing, FX, animation and lighting, interested candidates should apply online at moving-picture.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.