Marc Weigert, CEO of Uncharted Territory, talks about economic realities, production strategies and the inherent difficulties in making a good VFX-driven film.
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Max Solomon, an animation supervisor at Framestore, discusses his work as on 'Jupiter Ascending' and 'Gravity.'
Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.
Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.
Christophe Hery, global tech and research TD at the Pixar Research Group, talks about the importance of new lighting technology on the film 'Finding Dory.'
Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.
Sebastian, a visual effects and digital media technologist, discusses consumers' acceptance of virtual reality and what the technology means for creators.
Eric Roth, executive director of the Visual Effects Society, discusses recent entertainment industry business trends, how they impact artists and studios and how the VES is addressing membership regarding these critical issues.
Ed Hooks, author of 'Acting for Animators,' discusses the main elements of good acting and how animators bring life to an animated film.
Duncan Burbridge, executive producer at The Third Floor, discusses how previs helped director Joss Whedon realize his creative vision on Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher discuss how computer graphics and VR technologies affect the entertainment industry.
Walt Disney Animation Studio's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley discuss the impact their new rendering system, Hyperion, had on production of the animated feature 'Big Hero 6.'
Don Parker, senior director for Shotgun at Autodesk, discusses what the acquisition by Autodesk means for Shotgun and how Shotgun is solving operational problems within the production process.
Terrance Masson, founder and CEO of Building Conversation, discusses the mobile, location-based augmented reality applications being developed at his company.
Rob Bredow, VFX supervisor and head of new media at Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm, talks about the work his team is doing with virtual reality and what it means for the film industry.
Paul Debevec, chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, discusses some of his lab's recent research work, potential legal concerns over digital doubles and what excites him most about virtual reality.
Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the NYU Media Research Lab, discusses where virtual reality may be used in years to come and what that could mean for our society.
Psyop's Kymber Lim and Marco Spier discuss their work on the AirBnB commerical 'Wall and Chain' as well as their risky move into feature film VFX.
Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to host director Mark Osborne and stop-motion creative director James Caliri as they discuss their successful blend of animation techniques in ‘The Little Prince.’
Irina Rubina's one-minute animated tour de force is chosen as the new trailer for FMX 2016, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.
In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.
In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.
Chris DeFaria, Warner Bros. president of animation, digital production and visual effects, talks about assessing a film's viability, extensive industry use of previs and virtual production, as well as the studio's shock when 'The LEGO Movie' didn't receive an Oscar nomination.