It’s amazing sometimes to think how accessible SIGGRAPH is as a conference. SIGGRAPH is a research conference, first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean only researchers can learn and participate. In fact, one of the best parts of the computer graphics event is the mix of sessions and experience, many based on recent releases of massive feature films and games. That’s exactly what the Production Sessions are about. Here’s a run down of what’s in store, starting on Sunday 24 July in Anaheim.
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ILM’s vfx work in the new TMNT film is top-notch. I especially liked the comedy duo Bebop and Rocksteady so I found out more from vfx supe Pablo Helman in this article for Cartoon Brew.
And that scene is Quicksilver’s rescue mission at the mansion, with vfx by Rising Sun Pictures. Check out my breakdown for Cartoon Brew.
For Dragonheart (released in 1996), ILM needed a facial animation system. So they made one and called it Caricature (they almost called it ‘Fanny’). Here’s a new retro vfx piece at Cartoon Brew.
Love this new short film from Valere Amirault called Symphony of Two Minds. My piece also has the exclusive premiere at Cartoon Brew.
One Perfect Shot has posted my piece on RISE FX’s vfx for the opening battle sequence in Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s a new story in Cartoon Brew which looks at Imageworks’ animation for Angry Birds – a tough film to make to keep the characters simple and play homage to the mobile game app.