Organised by Directors Guild, funded by Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of "A Bigger Future 2" and in partnership with BAFTA, this event incorporated a day's worth of inspirational masterclasses presented by leading figures in the visual effects industry.
In this series of videos and podcasts recorded on the day, experts in the VFX field reveal the creative and budgetary opportunities that become available when using visual effects in film. Choose from the range of sessions below covering all aspects of visual effects creation including creative development, 2D to 3D conversion, the impact on filming and budget considerations.
11 April 11
A series of masterclasses covering all aspects of Visual Effects creation delivered by a host of industry experts.
Case Study: Tron
Introduced by: Simon Robinson
Visual effects professional Simon Robinson from The Foundry examines the impact of 3D on visual effects post-production in the 2010 film; Tron, which stretched current movie technology to its limits.Listen to the event audio
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Unlocking the Imagination
Introduced by: Leigh Took
In this Case Study, Visual Effects Supervisor John Paul Docherty leads a discussion with Leigh Took about the choice and variety of visual effects used in Terry Gilliam’s extraordinary tale; The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.Listen to the event audio
The VFX Production Lifecycle
Introduced by: Adam Valdez
Let The Moving Picture Company (MPC) talk you through the stages of visual effect production in this lifecycle session. MPC pride themselves on high quality work for the feature film, advertising, digital and television industries.Listen to the event audio
Impact of Filming - What Happens on Set and Why?
Introduced by: Alex Wuttke
Get the inside scoop on what exactly happens on the film set from Alex Wuttke, VFX Supervisor and Head of 3D at Double Negative; Europe's largest provider of visual effects for Film. The company’s impressive list of credits includes Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim Vs the World and the 2011 BAFTA-winning film; Inception.Listen to the event audio
Budgeting, Bidding and Scheduling
Key Speaker: Dan Barrow
Learn everything you need to know about budgeting, bidding and scheduling from Visual Effects Producer Dan Barrow whose credits include Sherlock Holmes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and a selection of the Harry Potter films.Listen to the event audio
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