FMX Releases Program Details
International Visual Effect's Studio Pixomondo will present their Visual Effects expertise featured in two feature films. "Sucker Punch" directed by Zack Synyder and "Fast Five" directed by Justin Lin. This will be presented by Rainer Gombos, Visual Effect Supervisor for Pixomondo. Rainer has supervised movies such as "The Red Baron" and Roland Emmerich's "2012".
ScanlineVFX present on "Hereafter", directed by Clint Eastwood and nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects. For this production they created extensive water sequences to create a realistic Tsunami effect. Thomas Zauner, co-founder of ScanlineVFX will discuss how full CG water extensions were applied to water plates. The use of digital doubles, CG set extensions, digital make up and how a full CG environment with extensive destruction was developed. This effect has later been dubbed the "hereafter effect" as it appears throughout the film.
"Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible" - A Documentary Directed and Produced by Leslie Iwerks
Industrial Light & Magic has created some of the most iconic imagery that cinema going audiences have ever seen. For over 35 years, their pioneering and breathtaking visual effects have transformed the way we see movies.
This is the entertaining and illuminating story of the visual effects house that revolutionized Hollywood. From their earliest days creating the special effects for "Star Wars", up to today, director Leslie Iwerks takes audiences on a journey inside the walls and through the years of Industrial Light & Magic, where creating the impossible remains a daily operation. Through the eyes of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, Robin Williams, JJ Abrams and ILM's top visual effects supervisors and artists, among many others, we see how ILM continues to bring cinema's impossible ideas to fruition.
History of 3D through eyes of Variety
FMX is delighted to welcome Variety Magazine to FMX who will present on the History of 3D presented by David Cohen. The myth of 3D says it was introduced to cinema in the 1950s in response to television, only to fail. But in reality, stereoscopic cinema was a dream of filmmakers from the dawn of movies, along with sound and colour, and studios and tinkerers alike have pursued that dream for more than 100 years. The Variety archives, recently digitized and made searchable for the first time, reveal the struggle of the movies to master 3D, and how today's 3D issues echo those of the past.
The Interactive Content Creation (ICC) Track will discuss how Transmedia reflects the convergence of film, TV, computers, consoles and mobile devices. Speakers will discuss the convergence amongst these platforms, how one commodity can become franchised across additional platforms. The 360° track includes presentations on the complex process of Transmedia production, including contributions from Film Bilder and GEElab. The flashconference focuses on the latest developments in flash and innovations in the 2D sector and offers a glimpse into business applications and games. Contributors include Steven Peeters, Alexander Gellner and David An. ICC will include SIGGRAPH papers selected by Paul Debevec; the best of Eurographics, selected by Oliver Deussen, and Stuttgart Media University Juniors papers.
Global Production: VES Forum
The Visual Effects Society will host a special track on Global Production focusing on how Global Production is affecting the industry by allowing continuous work-flow and co-financing. Convergence is getting faster and the complexity of production is rapidly growing.
Eric Roth will host this track focusing on key people across all media - games, film, television and social platforms - to discuss how these changes will influence the industry; how to deal with new ways of distribution and the rapidly growing industries in Asia. Speakers include Jean-Julien Baronnet (Ubisoft Motion Pictures), Lee Berger (Rhythm & Hues), Jacques Bled (Mac Guff), Michael Coldewey (Trixter), Chris DeFaria (Warner Bros.), Dan Glass (Method Studios), Philippe Gluckman (DreamWorks Dedicated Unit, Technicolor India), Scott Ross, William Sargent (Framestore), Sebastian Sylwan (Weta Digital), Xavier Nicolas (Lucasfilm Animation), Thilo Kuther (Pixomondo) and Christian Roberton (MPC).
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