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VFX Legend Doug Trumbull Presents May 4 at FMX 2021

‘Then & Now Track’ welcomes the visual effects pioneer, who will talk on ‘The Cinema of the Future;’ conference runs online May 4-6.

The countdown has begun - only one week until FMX 2021, running online May 4-6. To help participants get ready for the conference and optimize their experience, the event has released, “How to FMX 2021” a guide to your FMX 2021 experience.

New Program highlights:

May 4 at 10:30 pm CEST

Then & Now Track - Doug Trumbull on “The Cinema of the Future”

The VFX pioneer will share his unique vision of the future of visual effects. Trumbull’s credits include special photographic effects supervisors for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); visual effects supervisor on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977); Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979); and Blade Runner (1982). Each of these films earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Additional information is available here.

Other ‘Then & Now Tracks’ presenters will Include:

  • Shane Mahan (Legacy Effects), special effects creator of such classics as The Terminator, Terminator 2, Aliens, and The Shape of Water.
  • Sheena Duggal (Sony Picture Entertainment), visual effects supervisor on Venom, The Hunger Games, and Contact.

FMX Partners in this year's Forum program:

FMX 2021 Platinum Partners:

Epic Games, maker of Unreal Engine open-sourced real-time 3D tool. Used by creators across games; film; television; architecture; automotive and transportation; advertising; live events; training; and simulation to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds.

FMX 2021 Gold Partners:

SideFX is the Academy Award-winning developer of Houdini – the 3D procedural software for VFX; character FX; crowds; rigging; animation; lighting; layout; lookdev; modelling; and rendering. Houdini is used by studios and individuals across the world to create incredible work for film, TV, advertising, video games and more. Learn more.

Unity is used by some of the industry's most innovative creators and studios to develop stunning VFX, achieve their artistic visions, and solve their production challenges.

Visit the FMX 2021 website for a full line-up.

Source: FMX 2021