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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:23:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1vfx, mograph, and production news Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour johnmont@fxguide.com johnmont@fxguide.com (Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour) © fxphd Pty, Ltd fxguide covers the visual effects industry and software from a high-end professional vfx artists' perspective. vfx,visual effects,production,post,technology,cinematography,3D,motion graphics fxguide: fxpodcast http://www.fxguide.com/wp-content/themes/fxguide/images/podcasts/podcast-fxpodcast-rss.jpghttp://www.fxguide.com/podcast/fxpodcast fxpodcast #279: SIGGRAPH preview – Real-Time Live!http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-279-siggraph-preview-real-time-live/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-279-siggraph-preview-real-time-live/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:35:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=51870 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-279-siggraph-preview-real-time-live/feed/ 0 We preview the Real-Time Live! sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, talking to Real-Time Live! Chair Nico Gonzalez and jury member Ari Shapiro from USC ICT. We preview the Real-Time Live! sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, talking to Real-Time Live! Chair Nico Gonzalez and jury member Ari Shapiro from USC ICT. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 56:16 fxpodcast #278: Transformers: Age of Extinctionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-278-transformers-age-of-extinction/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-278-transformers-age-of-extinction/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:17:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=51543 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-278-transformers-age-of-extinction/feed/ 0 This week, fxguide's Mike Seymour talks to ILM vfx supe Scott Farrar and ILM associate vfx supe Pat Tubach about the making of Transformers: Age of Extinction. This week, fxguide's Mike Seymour talks to ILM vfx supe Scott Farrar and ILM associate vfx supe Pat Tubach about the making of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 58:26 fxpodcast #277: Shotgun users on the Autodesk acquisitionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-277-shotgun-users-on-the-autodesk-acquisition/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-277-shotgun-users-on-the-autodesk-acquisition/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:05:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=51445 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-277-shotgun-users-on-the-autodesk-acquisition/feed/ 1 Key Shotgun users - Ben Grossmann, Zoic's Mike Romey and DreamWorks Animation's Lincoln Wallen - discuss their reactions to the Autodesk acquisition. Key Shotgun users - Ben Grossmann, Zoic's Mike Romey and DreamWorks Animation's Lincoln Wallen - discuss their reactions to the Autodesk acquisition. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 59:56 fxpodcast #276: Director Gareth Edwards on Godzillahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-276-director-gareth-edwards-on-godzilla/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-276-director-gareth-edwards-on-godzilla/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 13:29:01 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=50706 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-276-director-gareth-edwards-on-godzilla/feed/ 3 This week we have Godzilla director Gareth Edwards on the fxpodcast for an in-depth chat about his journey while making a new version of the famous Japanese monster film. This week we have Godzilla director Gareth Edwards on the fxpodcast for an in-depth chat about his journey while making a new version of the famous Japanese monster film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:14 fxpodcast #275: Art direction in gameshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-275-art-direction-in-games/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-275-art-direction-in-games/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 06:26:17 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=50666 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-275-art-direction-in-games/feed/ 3 This week we speak to Robh Ruppel, an art director at Naughty Dog, about the role of art direction and production design in computer games. This week we speak to Robh Ruppel, an art director at Naughty Dog, about the role of art direction and production design in computer games. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:39 fxpodcast #274: The Amazing Spider-Man 2http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-274-the-amazing-spider-man-2/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-274-the-amazing-spider-man-2/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 07:59:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=50492 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-274-the-amazing-spider-man-2/feed/ 2 Our detailed interview with SPI VFX supervisor Jerome Chen about facial performance, set re-creation and lighting in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Our detailed interview with SPI VFX supervisor Jerome Chen about facial performance, set re-creation and lighting in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:05:12 fxpodcast #273: ILM’s Ben Snow on Noahhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-273-ilms-ben-snow-on-noah/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-273-ilms-ben-snow-on-noah/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:54:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=49805 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-273-ilms-ben-snow-on-noah/feed/ 2 ILM VFX supe Ben Snow discusses the water sims, creature, digital foliage and timelapse work for Darren Aronofsky's Noah. ILM VFX supe Ben Snow discusses the water sims, creature, digital foliage and timelapse work for Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:12:17 fxpodcast #272: Digital costume designhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-272-digital-costume-design/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-272-digital-costume-design/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:40:43 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=49390 This week we talk to Framestore CFX lead Juan-Luis Sanchez about digital costume design, including the incredible work he contributed to Gravity.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-272-digital-costume-design/feed/ 1 This week we talk to Framestore CFX lead Juan-Luis Sanchez about digital costume design, including the incredible work he contributed to Gravity. This week we talk to Framestore CFX lead Juan-Luis Sanchez about digital costume design, including the incredible work he contributed to Gravity. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:03:12 fxpodcast #271: VFX Oscars Marchhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-271-vfx-oscars-march/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-271-vfx-oscars-march/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:43:17 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=49151 In this special fxpodcast, we report directly from the VFX Oscars March which took place today in Hollywood.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-271-vfx-oscars-march/feed/ 2 In this special fxpodcast, we report directly from the VFX Oscars March which took place today in Hollywood. In this special fxpodcast, we report directly from the VFX Oscars March which took place today in Hollywood. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 19:53 fxpodcast #270: Solid Angle’s Marcos Fajardo on Arnoldhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-270-solid-angles-marcos-fajardo-on-arnold/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-270-solid-angles-marcos-fajardo-on-arnold/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:08:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=48843 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-270-solid-angles-marcos-fajardo-on-arnold/feed/ 3 This week we talk to Marcos Fajardo, the founder of Solid Angle which makes the renderer Arnold. This week we talk to Marcos Fajardo, the founder of Solid Angle which makes the renderer Arnold. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 51:40 fxpodcast #269: SciTech winner Jeremy Selan on OpenColorIOhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-269-scitech-winner-jeremy-selan-on-opencolorio/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-269-scitech-winner-jeremy-selan-on-opencolorio/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:48:18 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=48335 This week we talk to SciTech winner Jeremy Selan, developer of the OpenColorIO color management framework.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-269-scitech-winner-jeremy-selan-on-opencolorio/feed/ 0 This week we talk to SciTech winner Jeremy Selan, developer of the OpenColorIO color management framework. This week we talk to SciTech winner Jeremy Selan, developer of the OpenColorIO color management framework. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:39 fxpodcast #268: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaughttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-268-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-268-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:30:57 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=48100 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-268-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/feed/ 1 Key members of Weta Digital's visual effects team discuss the creation of Smaug, spiders, the barrel sequence and environments in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Key members of Weta Digital's visual effects team discuss the creation of Smaug, spiders, the barrel sequence and environments in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:24:31 fxpodcast #267: I AM VFX Soldierhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-267-i-am-vfx-soldier/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-267-i-am-vfx-soldier/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:31:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=47852 An exclusive, in-depth interview with Daniel Lay, the formerly anonymous blogger known as VFX Soldier. What motivated him to come forward now? You may have a perception of Soldier now, we're willing to bet you will have a different one by the end of the interview. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-267-i-am-vfx-soldier/feed/ 6 An exclusive, in-depth interview with Daniel Lay, the formerly anonymous blogger known as VFX Soldier. What motivated him to come forward now? You may have a perception of Soldier now, we're willing to bet you will have a different one by the end of t... An exclusive, in-depth interview with Daniel Lay, the formerly anonymous blogger known as VFX Soldier. What motivated him to come forward now? You may have a perception of Soldier now, we're willing to bet you will have a different one by the end of the interview. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 58:52 fxpodcast #266: Catching Fire vfx supe Janek Sirrshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-266-catching-fire-vfx-supe-janek-sirrs/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-266-catching-fire-vfx-supe-janek-sirrs/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:40:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=47765 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-266-catching-fire-vfx-supe-janek-sirrs/feed/ 0 In our latest fxpodcast, Mike Seymour talks to renowned visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs about crafting the effects in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Warning: plot spoilers. In our latest fxpodcast, Mike Seymour talks to renowned visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs about crafting the effects in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Warning: plot spoilers. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 51:32 fxpodcast #265: Paul Miller on creating VFX softwarehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-265-paul-miller-on-creating-vfx-software/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-265-paul-miller-on-creating-vfx-software/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:24:15 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=47419 This week we talk to software developer Paul Miller who has contributed to VFX packages such as Elastic Reality, Toxik, Tiffen Dfx and Silhouette.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-265-paul-miller-on-creating-vfx-software/feed/ 5 This week we talk to software developer Paul Miller who has contributed to VFX packages such as Elastic Reality, Toxik, Tiffen Dfx and Silhouette. This week we talk to software developer Paul Miller who has contributed to VFX packages such as Elastic Reality, Toxik, Tiffen Dfx and Silhouette. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:34 fxpodcast #264: Physically plausible shading at Pixarhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-264-physically-plausible-shading-at-pixar/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-264-physically-plausible-shading-at-pixar/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:00:34 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46954 We talk to Pixar's TD Paul Kanyuk. Paul will be giving a course on 'Physically Plausible Shading and Lighting on Monster's University and Beyond' at SIGGRAPH Asia in Hong Kong.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-264-physically-plausible-shading-at-pixar/feed/ 1 We talk to Pixar's TD Paul Kanyuk. Paul will be giving a course on 'Physically Plausible Shading and Lighting on Monster's University and Beyond' at SIGGRAPH Asia in Hong Kong. We talk to Pixar's TD Paul Kanyuk. Paul will be giving a course on 'Physically Plausible Shading and Lighting on Monster's University and Beyond' at SIGGRAPH Asia in Hong Kong. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:41 fxpodcast #263: Framestore’s Tim Webber on Gravityhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-263-framestores-tim-webber-on-gravity/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-263-framestores-tim-webber-on-gravity/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 07:45:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46934 This week we talk to Framestore's Tim Webber, who was the visual effects supervisor on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-263-framestores-tim-webber-on-gravity/feed/ 2 This week we talk to Framestore's Tim Webber, who was the visual effects supervisor on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. This week we talk to Framestore's Tim Webber, who was the visual effects supervisor on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:06:02 fxpodcast #262: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-262-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-262-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:13:09 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46736 With the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having just aired, we interview series visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-262-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d/feed/ 2 With the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having just aired, we interview series visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack. With the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having just aired, we interview series visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 59:47 fxpodcast #261: Voice-overs for your video projecthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-261-voice-overs-for-your-video-project/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-261-voice-overs-for-your-video-project/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 03:45:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46697 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-261-voice-overs-for-your-video-project/feed/ 0 We take a look at the world of voice-overs and how services like Voices.com can be used for video projects, podcast intros, commercials or animated films. We take a look at the world of voice-overs and how services like Voices.com can be used for video projects, podcast intros, commercials or animated films. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:30 fxpodcast #260: Mark Spatny on TV VFXhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-260-mark-spatny-on-tv-vfx/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-260-mark-spatny-on-tv-vfx/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:31:32 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46198 Stargate Studios visual effects supervisor Mark Spatny on television VFX awards, the industry, artistic excellence and how effects is covered in the mainstream press.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-260-mark-spatny-on-tv-vfx/feed/ 1 Stargate Studios visual effects supervisor Mark Spatny on television VFX awards, the industry, artistic excellence and how effects is covered in the mainstream press. Stargate Studios visual effects supervisor Mark Spatny on television VFX awards, the industry, artistic excellence and how effects is covered in the mainstream press. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:27 fxpodcast #259: Elysium – Weta Workshophttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-259_elysium_weta_workshop/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-259_elysium_weta_workshop/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:45:27 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=46067 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-259_elysium_weta_workshop/feed/ 0 We visit Weta Workshop to discuss practical props of Elysium with Rob Gillies, Workshop Sup. & Richard Taylor - co-director of Weta Workshop. We talk about the practical HULC suits and ultra cool weapons. We visit Weta Workshop to discuss practical props of Elysium with Rob Gillies, Workshop Sup. & Richard Taylor - co-director of Weta Workshop. We talk about the practical HULC suits and ultra cool weapons. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:41 fxpodcast #258: SIGGRAPH 2013 – final report UPDATEDhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-258-siggraph-2013-final-report/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-258-siggraph-2013-final-report/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:21:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=45589 Mike gives a final rundown from SIGGRAPH 2013 and talks to The Foundry's Katana product manager Andy Lomas about an NVIDIA OptiX / Katana lighting preview demo presented by Pixar.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-258-siggraph-2013-final-report/feed/ 1 Mike gives a final rundown from SIGGRAPH 2013 and talks to The Foundry's Katana product manager Andy Lomas about an NVIDIA OptiX / Katana lighting preview demo presented by Pixar. Mike gives a final rundown from SIGGRAPH 2013 and talks to The Foundry's Katana product manager Andy Lomas about an NVIDIA OptiX / Katana lighting preview demo presented by Pixar. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 19:22 fxpodcast #257: Pixar’s Ed Catmullhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-257-pixars-ed-catmull/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-257-pixars-ed-catmull/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:17:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=45156 As a SIGGRAPH special: an interview with Ed Catmull. Pixar's RenderMan is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary (see Main story) and Catmull helped develop and protect the renderer that has had such a key impact on the vfx and animation.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-257-pixars-ed-catmull/feed/ 0 As a SIGGRAPH special: an interview with Ed Catmull. Pixar's RenderMan is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary (see Main story) and Catmull helped develop and protect the renderer that has had such a key impact on the vfx and animation. As a SIGGRAPH special: an interview with Ed Catmull. Pixar's RenderMan is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary (see Main story) and Catmull helped develop and protect the renderer that has had such a key impact on the vfx and animation. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:38 fxpodcast #256: SIGGRAPH 2013 – Tuesday Reporthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-256-siggraph-2013-tuesday-report/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-256-siggraph-2013-tuesday-report/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:13:13 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=45445 Mike and Jeff report from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor on Tuesday.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-256-siggraph-2013-tuesday-report/feed/ 0 Mike and Jeff report from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor on Tuesday. Mike and Jeff report from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor on Tuesday. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:59 fxpodcast #255: SIGGRAPH 2013 – Monday Reporthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-255-siggraph-2013-day-1/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-255-siggraph-2013-day-1/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:59:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=45405 In this special fxpodcast from SIGGRAPH 2013, Mike Seymour and Jeff Heusser have reports from conference sessions and an exclusive announcement from Pixar and The Foundry about Katana and RenderMan.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-255-siggraph-2013-day-1/feed/ 1 In this special fxpodcast from SIGGRAPH 2013, Mike Seymour and Jeff Heusser have reports from conference sessions and an exclusive announcement from Pixar and The Foundry about Katana and RenderMan. In this special fxpodcast from SIGGRAPH 2013, Mike Seymour and Jeff Heusser have reports from conference sessions and an exclusive announcement from Pixar and The Foundry about Katana and RenderMan. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 50:34 fxpodcast #254: Fabric Engine’s Creation Platformhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-254-fabric-engines-creation-platform/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-254-fabric-engines-creation-platform/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:38:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=45334 EXCLUSIVE: From SIGGRAPH 2013, we talk to Fabric Engine CEO Paul Doyle and investor Marc Petit about Creation Platform, an application framework for building 2D & 3D apps suitable for VFX.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-254-fabric-engines-creation-platform/feed/ 1 siggraph 2013 EXCLUSIVE: From SIGGRAPH 2013, we talk to Fabric Engine CEO Paul Doyle and investor Marc Petit about Creation Platform, an application framework for building 2D & 3D apps suitable for VFX. EXCLUSIVE: From SIGGRAPH 2013, we talk to Fabric Engine CEO Paul Doyle and investor Marc Petit about Creation Platform, an application framework for building 2D & 3D apps suitable for VFX. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 38:49 fxpodcast #253: Feasibility Study on Subsidieshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-253-feasibility-study-subsidies/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-253-feasibility-study-subsidies/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:14:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=44979 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-253-feasibility-study-subsidies/feed/ 0 Business David Yocis, an attorney who worked on the "Feasibility Study on Subsidies to Film Production and Visual Effects" commissioned by anonymous blogger VFX Soldier is our guest. We discuss what the study revealed as a plan of action for addressing subsidies. David Yocis, an attorney who worked on the "Feasibility Study on Subsidies to Film Production and Visual Effects" commissioned by anonymous blogger VFX Soldier is our guest. We discuss what the study revealed as a plan of action for addressing subsidies. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:06:20 fxpodcast #252: DigiPro preview – Dneg’s fluid sims researchhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-252-digipro-preview-dnegs-fluid-sims-research/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-252-digipro-preview-dnegs-fluid-sims-research/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:59:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=44309 We chat with Double Negative's Harry Biddle about the render-time manipulation and generation of levelsets, which allow for the art-direction of fluid sims. Biddle will be presenting at DigiPro on the 20th of July.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-252-digipro-preview-dnegs-fluid-sims-research/feed/ 0 We chat with Double Negative's Harry Biddle about the render-time manipulation and generation of levelsets, which allow for the art-direction of fluid sims. Biddle will be presenting at DigiPro on the 20th of July. We chat with Double Negative's Harry Biddle about the render-time manipulation and generation of levelsets, which allow for the art-direction of fluid sims. Biddle will be presenting at DigiPro on the 20th of July. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 28:38 fxpodcast #251: Man of Steel and the tech of Kryptonhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-251-man-of-steel-and-the-tech-of-krypton/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-251-man-of-steel-and-the-tech-of-krypton/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:21:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=44227 This week as part of our extensive MOS coverage, we talk to Weta vfx supervisor Dan Lemmon about Man of Steel.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-251-man-of-steel-and-the-tech-of-krypton/feed/ 0 This week as part of our extensive MOS coverage, we talk to Weta vfx supervisor Dan Lemmon about Man of Steel. This week as part of our extensive MOS coverage, we talk to Weta vfx supervisor Dan Lemmon about Man of Steel. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:02 fxpodcast #250: Star Trek: Into Darkness – ILM’s comp pipelinehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-250-star-trek-into-darkness-ilms-comp-pipeline/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-250-star-trek-into-darkness-ilms-comp-pipeline/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 14:16:34 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=43119 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-250-star-trek-into-darkness-ilms-comp-pipeline/feed/ 2 Star Trek Into Darkness In this week's show Mike talks to ILM's Jay Cooper, compositing supervisor, about the comp pipeline on Star Trek: Into Darkness. In this week's show Mike talks to ILM's Jay Cooper, compositing supervisor, about the comp pipeline on Star Trek: Into Darkness. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 26:33 fxpodcast #249: Iron Man 3 – Erik Nash, DDhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-249-iron-man-3-erik-nash-dd/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-249-iron-man-3-erik-nash-dd/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=42724 This week we talk to Digital Domain's visual effects supervisor Erik Nash about the blockbuster Iron Man 3 from director Shane Black.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-249-iron-man-3-erik-nash-dd/feed/ 1 IronMan3 This week we talk to Digital Domain's visual effects supervisor Erik Nash about the blockbuster Iron Man 3 from director Shane Black. This week we talk to Digital Domain's visual effects supervisor Erik Nash about the blockbuster Iron Man 3 from director Shane Black. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:48 fxpodcast #248: Oblivionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-248-oblivion/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-248-oblivion/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:11:01 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=42296 This week we talk to Oblivion DOP Claudio Miranda, ASC and Digital Domain visual effects supervisor Eric Barba about in-camera projections, shooting in Iceland and realizing the world of Joseph Kosinski's film. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-248-oblivion/feed/ 0 Oblivion This week we talk to Oblivion DOP Claudio Miranda, ASC and Digital Domain visual effects supervisor Eric Barba about in-camera projections, shooting in Iceland and realizing the world of Joseph Kosinski's film. This week we talk to Oblivion DOP Claudio Miranda, ASC and Digital Domain visual effects supervisor Eric Barba about in-camera projections, shooting in Iceland and realizing the world of Joseph Kosinski's film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 51:55 fxpodcast #247: NAB 2013 roadtrip recaphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-247-nab-2013-roadtrip-recap/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-247-nab-2013-roadtrip-recap/#comments Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:09:00 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=42121 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-247-nab-2013-roadtrip-recap/feed/ 3 It's the annual post-NAB recap with Jeff, John, and Mike...recorded on the way back to LA from Vegas. It's the annual post-NAB recap with Jeff, John, and Mike...recorded on the way back to LA from Vegas. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:28:27 fxpodcast #246: Oz – bringing China Girl to life: onset & animatedhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-246-oz-bringing-china-girl-to-life/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-246-oz-bringing-china-girl-to-life/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:42:32 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=40940 Mike Seymour speaks to VFX supe Scott Stokdyk, digital effects supe Francisco DeJesus and puppeteer Phillip Huber, the team behind one of the most enchanting characters from Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful - China Girl.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-246-oz-bringing-china-girl-to-life/feed/ 0 Ozgreatandpowerful Mike Seymour speaks to VFX supe Scott Stokdyk, digital effects supe Francisco DeJesus and puppeteer Phillip Huber, the team behind one of the most enchanting characters from Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful - China Girl. Mike Seymour speaks to VFX supe Scott Stokdyk, digital effects supe Francisco DeJesus and puppeteer Phillip Huber, the team behind one of the most enchanting characters from Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful - China Girl. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 58:24 fxpodcast #245: VFX roundtable – Scott Squires, Scott Ross, David Randhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-245-vfx-roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-245-vfx-roundtable/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:44:54 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=40707 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-245-vfx-roundtable/feed/ 2 Jeff Heusser talks to three visual effects industry veterans - Scott Squires, Scott Ross and David Rand - about the recent developments in VFX, from globalization to unionization to subsidies to working conditions to recognition and other on-going issues. Jeff Heusser talks to three visual effects industry veterans - Scott Squires, Scott Ross and David Rand - about the recent developments in VFX, from globalization to unionization to subsidies to working conditions to recognition and other on-going issues. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 57:04 fxpodcast #244: Film and game convergencehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-244-film-and-game-convergence/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-244-film-and-game-convergence/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:50:15 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=40549 This week we speak to Hybride Technologies President Pierre Raymond about the convergence of films and games. Hybride is now a division of the game giant Ubisoft.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-244-film-and-game-convergence/feed/ 0 This week we speak to Hybride Technologies President Pierre Raymond about the convergence of films and games. Hybride is now a division of the game giant Ubisoft. This week we speak to Hybride Technologies President Pierre Raymond about the convergence of films and games. Hybride is now a division of the game giant Ubisoft. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 50:32 fxpodcast #243: Life of Pi VFX supe Bill Westenhoferhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-243-life-of-pi-vfx-supe-bill-westenhofer/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-243-life-of-pi-vfx-supe-bill-westenhofer/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:23:17 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=39958 This week we talk to Rhythm & Hues visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer. Bill was the overall VFX supe on Ang Lee's Life of Pi, one of the nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year and a recent BAFTA and VES winner.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-243-life-of-pi-vfx-supe-bill-westenhofer/feed/ 0 lifeofpi,Oscars2013 This week we talk to Rhythm & Hues visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer. Bill was the overall VFX supe on Ang Lee's Life of Pi, one of the nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year and a recent BAFTA and VES winner. This week we talk to Rhythm & Hues visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer. Bill was the overall VFX supe on Ang Lee's Life of Pi, one of the nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year and a recent BAFTA and VES winner. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 42:12 fxpodcast #242: VFX legend Bill Taylorhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-242-vfx-legend-bill-taylor/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-242-vfx-legend-bill-taylor/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:48:55 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=39558 This week, we talk to visual effects supervisor, director of photography and Illusion Arts founder Bill Taylor, who has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-242-vfx-legend-bill-taylor/feed/ 0 SciTechs2013 This week, we talk to visual effects supervisor, director of photography and Illusion Arts founder Bill Taylor, who has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This week, we talk to visual effects supervisor, director of photography and Illusion Arts founder Bill Taylor, who has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:06:09 fxpodcast #241: Sci-tech winner: Mochahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-241-sci-tech-winner-mocha/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-241-sci-tech-winner-mocha/#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:07:20 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=39385 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-241-sci-tech-winner-mocha/feed/ 0 SciTechs2013 We speak to Imagineer Systems CEO John-Paul Smith about the development of the amazing tracking / roto software mocha. John-Paul and his colleagues will be awarded a Scientific & Engineering Award at the upcoming Sci-Tech Oscars. We speak to Imagineer Systems CEO John-Paul Smith about the development of the amazing tracking / roto software mocha. John-Paul and his colleagues will be awarded a Scientific & Engineering Award at the upcoming Sci-Tech Oscars. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:45 fxpodcast #240: VES Award nominee Eran Dinurhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-240-ves-award-nominee-eran-dinur/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-240-ves-award-nominee-eran-dinur/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:47:08 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=39169 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-240-ves-award-nominee-eran-dinur/feed/ 0 Visual effects supervisor Eran Dinur, from Brainstorm Digital, is part of the team nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program for Men Who Built America. Visual effects supervisor Eran Dinur, from Brainstorm Digital, is part of the team nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program for Men Who Built America. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:37 fxpodcast #239: KATANA SciTech Oscar, Steve LaVieteshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-239-katana-scitech-oscar-steve-lavietes/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-239-katana-scitech-oscar-steve-lavietes/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:17:29 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=39049 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-239-katana-scitech-oscar-steve-lavietes/feed/ 0 Katana,SciTechs2013 A conversation about the development of KATANA with Steve LaVietes, back end pipeline architect from Sony Pictures Imageworks. The developers of KATANA will receive a Scientific and Technical Technical Achievement Award from the Academy this year. A conversation about the development of KATANA with Steve LaVietes, back end pipeline architect from Sony Pictures Imageworks. The developers of KATANA will receive a Scientific and Technical Technical Achievement Award from the Academy this year. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 32:12 fxpodcast #238: Creature Animation: Gollum, Goblins & 48fpshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-238-creature-animation-gollum-goblins-48fp/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-238-creature-animation-gollum-goblins-48fp/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:51:26 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=38520 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-238-creature-animation-gollum-goblins-48fp/feed/ 0 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey In this podcast we talk to Weta Digital animation supervisor David Clayton about his work for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, covering Goblins, Gollum and working at 48fps. In this podcast we talk to Weta Digital animation supervisor David Clayton about his work for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, covering Goblins, Gollum and working at 48fps. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:13 fxpodcast #237: Carl Rosendahl, from PDI to the future of VFXhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-237-carl-rosendahl-from-pdi-to-the-future-of-vfx/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-237-carl-rosendahl-from-pdi-to-the-future-of-vfx/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:46:29 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37775 Mike speaks to Carl Rosendahl, founder of PDI, venture capitalist & industry titan, about his history and a key VES speech he made mapping out the issues for our industry looking forward. It is a compelling & unapologieticly frank examination.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-237-carl-rosendahl-from-pdi-to-the-future-of-vfx/feed/ 6 Carl Rosendahl,PDI Mike speaks to Carl Rosendahl, founder of PDI, venture capitalist & industry titan, about his history and a key VES speech he made mapping out the issues for our industry looking forward. It is a compelling & unapologieticly frank examination. Mike speaks to Carl Rosendahl, founder of PDI, venture capitalist & industry titan, about his history and a key VES speech he made mapping out the issues for our industry looking forward. It is a compelling & unapologieticly frank examination. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 56:03 fxpodcast #236: Adam Howard VFX Supervisorhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-236-adam-howard-vfx-supervisor/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-236-adam-howard-vfx-supervisor/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:13:19 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=38020 This week we speak to Adam Howard, vfx supervisor. We discuss his amazing career and touch on his latest film supervising on the last Twilight Film.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-236-adam-howard-vfx-supervisor/feed/ 1 This week we speak to Adam Howard, vfx supervisor. We discuss his amazing career and touch on his latest film supervising on the last Twilight Film. This week we speak to Adam Howard, vfx supervisor. We discuss his amazing career and touch on his latest film supervising on the last Twilight Film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:10:47 fxpodcast #235: Skyfall vfx supe Steve Begghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-235-skyfall-vfx-supe-steve-begg/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-235-skyfall-vfx-supe-steve-begg/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:51:18 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37867 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-235-skyfall-vfx-supe-steve-begg/feed/ 0 skyfall This week we talk to Steve Begg, the overall visual effects supervisor for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall. Begg discusses working with miniatures, practical effects and CG work. This week we talk to Steve Begg, the overall visual effects supervisor for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall. Begg discusses working with miniatures, practical effects and CG work. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 32:39 fxpodcast #234: Andy Beach on digital videohttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-234-andy-beach-on-digital-video/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-234-andy-beach-on-digital-video/#comments Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:28:30 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37744 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-234-andy-beach-on-digital-video/feed/ 1 This week Jeff Heusser talks to Andy Beach, a specialist in digital video, streaming media and video compression who has worked at companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Adobe. This week Jeff Heusser talks to Andy Beach, a specialist in digital video, streaming media and video compression who has worked at companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Adobe. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:08 fxpodcast #233: Flame 20th Editionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-233-flame-20th-edition/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-233-flame-20th-edition/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:02:01 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37595 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-233-flame-20th-edition/feed/ 0 We speak with Autodesk lead product designer Philippe Soeiro about the brand new 20th Anniversary Edition release of Flame. We speak with Autodesk lead product designer Philippe Soeiro about the brand new 20th Anniversary Edition release of Flame. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 53:51 fxpodcast #232: Cloud Atlas and Rise FXhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-232-cloud-atlas-and-rise-fx/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-232-cloud-atlas-and-rise-fx/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 03:50:45 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37442 This week we talk to Rise FX visual effects supervisor Florian Gellinger about his studio's work for Cloud Atlas, including the Lidar scanning services provided by sister company pointcloud9]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-232-cloud-atlas-and-rise-fx/feed/ 0 CloudAtlas This week we talk to Rise FX visual effects supervisor Florian Gellinger about his studio's work for Cloud Atlas, including the Lidar scanning services provided by sister company pointcloud9 This week we talk to Rise FX visual effects supervisor Florian Gellinger about his studio's work for Cloud Atlas, including the Lidar scanning services provided by sister company pointcloud9 Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:29 fxpodcast #231: PDI co-founder Richard Chuanghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/richard-chuang/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/richard-chuang/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:16:54 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=37067 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/richard-chuang/feed/ 1 PDI,Richard_Chuang This week we talk to Richard Chuang, one of the co-founders of pioneering graphics, VFX and animation studio PDI. Chuang is now a founder of media collaboration company Cloudpic Global. He'll also presenting on the rise of computer graphics in Asia at ... This week we talk to Richard Chuang, one of the co-founders of pioneering graphics, VFX and animation studio PDI. Chuang is now a founder of media collaboration company Cloudpic Global. He'll also presenting on the rise of computer graphics in Asia at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 in Singapore. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:41 fxpodcast #230: The Dark Knight Riseshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-230-the-dark-knight-rises/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-230-the-dark-knight-rises/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2012 01:32:12 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=36771 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-230-the-dark-knight-rises/feed/ 0 We speak in depth with VFX supervisor Paul Franklin from Double Negative about the effects in Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Paul will be presenting the visual effects of the film at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 on Friday 30th November. We speak in depth with VFX supervisor Paul Franklin from Double Negative about the effects in Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Paul will be presenting the visual effects of the film at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 on Friday 30th November. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:04 fxpodcast #229: Foundry/Luxology roundtablehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-229-foundryluxology-roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-229-foundryluxology-roundtable/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:02:28 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=36590 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-229-foundryluxology-roundtable/feed/ 0 FoundryLuxologyMerge We gather experts from the VFX and gaming fields to discuss the possible implications of The Foundry and Luxology merger. Mike Seymour talks to Kim Libreri (Senior ILM and LucasArts VFX supervisor), Rob Bredow (CTO, Sony Pictures Imageworks), We gather experts from the VFX and gaming fields to discuss the possible implications of The Foundry and Luxology merger. Mike Seymour talks to Kim Libreri (Senior ILM and LucasArts VFX supervisor), Rob Bredow (CTO, Sony Pictures Imageworks), Sebastian Sylwan (CTO, Weta Digital) and Tim Crowson (lead CG artist, Magnetic Dreams). Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:31 fxpodcast #228: ICT’s Abhijeet Ghoshhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-228-icts-abhijeet-ghosh/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-228-icts-abhijeet-ghosh/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:59:09 +0000 https://ipa.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=36455 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-228-icts-abhijeet-ghosh/feed/ 0 This week we talk to Abhijeet Ghosh from the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about a range of issues relating to polarized light, surface normals, Brewster's angle and the reproduction of human skin, This week we talk to Abhijeet Ghosh from the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about a range of issues relating to polarized light, surface normals, Brewster's angle and the reproduction of human skin, which he spoke about recently at SIGGRAPH 2012 in LA. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:02 fxpodcast #227 – Effects DOP Marty Rosenberghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-227-effects-dop-marty-rosenberg/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-227-effects-dop-marty-rosenberg/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:14:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=36061 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-227-effects-dop-marty-rosenberg/feed/ 1 fxphdlive32ten This week, a special re-broadcast of an interview with renowned Effects DOP Marty Rosenberg. This ep coincides with the announcement of our fxphd live practical fx & digital integration workshop at 32TEN Studios in California. This week, a special re-broadcast of an interview with renowned Effects DOP Marty Rosenberg. This ep coincides with the announcement of our fxphd live practical fx & digital integration workshop at 32TEN Studios in California. (Recorded just after Kerner had become separate from ILM). Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:55 fxpodcast #226: A single-shot light probehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-226-a-single-shot-light-probe/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-226-a-single-shot-light-probe/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:35:18 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=35807 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-226-a-single-shot-light-probe/feed/ 2 This week we talk to Paul Debevec from the USC ICT about a SIGGRAPH paper on a single-shot light probe - a new light probe with both diffuse and specular materials that can capture the full dynamic range of complex lighting conditions in one standard d... This week we talk to Paul Debevec from the USC ICT about a SIGGRAPH paper on a single-shot light probe - a new light probe with both diffuse and specular materials that can capture the full dynamic range of complex lighting conditions in one standard digital photograph. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:34 fxpodcast #225: Dneg’s new lighting pipelinehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-225-dnegs-new-lighting-pipeline/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-225-dnegs-new-lighting-pipeline/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:39:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=35321 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-225-dnegs-new-lighting-pipeline/feed/ 0 Total Recall Philippe Leprince, Head of Lighting & Rendering at Double Negative, talks to Mike Seymour about Dneg's new lighting and rendering pipeline, which came into play for Total Recall. Philippe Leprince, Head of Lighting & Rendering at Double Negative, talks to Mike Seymour about Dneg's new lighting and rendering pipeline, which came into play for Total Recall. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 42:56 fxpodcast #224: Jim Blinn – the full interviewhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-jim-blinn-the-full-interview-224/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-jim-blinn-the-full-interview-224/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:59:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=34844 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-jim-blinn-the-full-interview-224/feed/ 2 Jim Blinn Here is the audio interview with Jim Blinn (see also our fxguide story for images and more background). Here is the audio interview with Jim Blinn (see also our fxguide story for images and more background). Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:14:24 fxpodcast: SIGGRAPH 2012 – Animation Physicshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-preview-animation-physics/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-preview-animation-physics/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 03:01:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=34573 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-preview-animation-physics/feed/ 0 Siggraph2012 This week we speak to Alejandro Garcia, a professor at San Jose State University, about how an understanding of physics can help achieve believable animation. This week we speak to Alejandro Garcia, a professor at San Jose State University, about how an understanding of physics can help achieve believable animation. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:10 fxpodcast: Alvy Ray Smithhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-alvy-ray-smith/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-alvy-ray-smith/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 01:48:10 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=34272 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-alvy-ray-smith/feed/ 3 Alvy Ray Smith It is a real pleasure & honor to offer you this in-depth interview with Dr Alvy Ray Smith, the man who jointly or personally: Invented Paint, Alpha, Dir. the Genesis seq., worked at XEROX PARC, NYIT, Lucasfilm, PIXAR, It is a real pleasure & honor to offer you this in-depth interview with Dr Alvy Ray Smith, the man who jointly or personally: Invented Paint, Alpha, Dir. the Genesis seq., worked at XEROX PARC, NYIT, Lucasfilm, PIXAR, Microsoft and a multiple tech Ocsar winner. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 2:05:21 fxpodcast: Brave Simulationshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-brave-simulations/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-brave-simulations/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:43:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=33740 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-brave-simulations/feed/ 0 Brave This week on the fxpodcast we speak to Pixar's Claudia Chung, simulation supervisor on Brave. In this in-depth and engaging discussion we look at the complex ground breaking simulation work in Pixar's newest animated feature. This week on the fxpodcast we speak to Pixar's Claudia Chung, simulation supervisor on Brave. In this in-depth and engaging discussion we look at the complex ground breaking simulation work in Pixar's newest animated feature. Warning: this podcast contains plot spoilers. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:38 fxpodcast: Prometheushttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-prometheus/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-prometheus/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:44:23 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=33350 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-prometheus/feed/ 0 Prometheus This week we speak to Martin Hill, Weta's VFX Supervisor about the advances in Weta's Sub-Surface Scattering algorithms, the development of the Engineers, the map room, and THAT med-bed scene. This week we speak to Martin Hill, Weta's VFX Supervisor about the advances in Weta's Sub-Surface Scattering algorithms, the development of the Engineers, the map room, and THAT med-bed scene. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:19 fxpodcast: colorist Aidan Farrellhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-aidan-farrell/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-aidan-farrell/#comments Sun, 03 Jun 2012 22:52:47 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=33150 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-aidan-farrell/feed/ 0 greatest colorists Aidan Farrell, co-founder of The Farm in London, recently won a BAFTA Special Award for his long career as a colorist. This is the third in our series highlighting the World's Greatest Colorists. Mike Seymour talks to him about 90's music videos, Aidan Farrell, co-founder of The Farm in London, recently won a BAFTA Special Award for his long career as a colorist. This is the third in our series highlighting the World's Greatest Colorists. Mike Seymour talks to him about 90's music videos, cutting edge documentaries and period dramas. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:06 fxpodcast: Battleshiphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-battleship/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-battleship/#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 07:56:59 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=32663 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-battleship/feed/ 0 Battleship This week we talk to ILM visual effects supervisor Grady Cofer about the water sims required for the alien invasion feature Battleship. This week we talk to ILM visual effects supervisor Grady Cofer about the water sims required for the alien invasion feature Battleship. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 56:53 fxpodcast: Dark Shadowshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dark-shadows/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dark-shadows/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 01:12:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=32522 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dark-shadows/feed/ 1 Dark Shadows We talk with in depth Angus Bickerton about the new Tim Burton / Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows, and Angus's views on the industry. We talk with in depth Angus Bickerton about the new Tim Burton / Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows, and Angus's views on the industry. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:01:44 fxpodcast: Visual Effects Guild – the IATSE interviewhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-visual-effects-guild-the-iatse-interview/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-visual-effects-guild-the-iatse-interview/#comments Sun, 13 May 2012 11:54:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=32262 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-visual-effects-guild-the-iatse-interview/feed/ 3 Business,IATSE,Labor Interview with Peter Marley, International Representative for IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). The IA represents most of the below the line crew on a film, in this exclusive interview he makes the case for a Visual Effects ... Interview with Peter Marley, International Representative for IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). The IA represents most of the below the line crew on a film, in this exclusive interview he makes the case for a Visual Effects Guild. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:44 fxpodcast: The Avengershttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-avengers/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-avengers/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 02:27:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=32134 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-avengers/feed/ 0 Avengers,ILM We talk with Jeff White from ILM about Hulk, digital New York and more in the mega blockbuster hit The Avengers. We talk with Jeff White from ILM about Hulk, digital New York and more in the mega blockbuster hit The Avengers. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 46:40 fxpodcast: Marc Petit from Autodeskhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-marc-petit-from-autodesk/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-marc-petit-from-autodesk/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:09:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=31786 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-marc-petit-from-autodesk/feed/ 0 Autodesk A conversation with Marc Petit, Senior Vice President of Autodesk. We talk about NAB 2012 announcements and the wide range of Autodesk products. A conversation with Marc Petit, Senior Vice President of Autodesk. We talk about NAB 2012 announcements and the wide range of Autodesk products. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:19 fxpodcast: NAB 2012 rounduphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-nab-2012-roundup/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-nab-2012-roundup/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:39:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=31576 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-nab-2012-roundup/feed/ 1 The fxguide crew - Mike, John, Jeff and Jason - discuss the events, announcements and happenings from NAB 2012 on the drive home from Las Vegas. The fxguide crew - Mike, John, Jeff and Jason - discuss the events, announcements and happenings from NAB 2012 on the drive home from Las Vegas. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:48:17 fxpodcast: John Textor, One on One interviewhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-john-textor-one-on-one-interview/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-john-textor-one-on-one-interview/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:33:35 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=31395 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-john-textor-one-on-one-interview/feed/ 10 Business John Textor caused an uproar with his comments about free student labor providing up to 30% of the workers in Digital Domain Florida. We speak with him about this and his view on our 'broken' industry in this exclusive interview. John Textor caused an uproar with his comments about free student labor providing up to 30% of the workers in Digital Domain Florida. We speak with him about this and his view on our 'broken' industry in this exclusive interview. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:16:40 fxpodcast: The Hunger Gameshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-hunger-games/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-hunger-games/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:32:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=30256 The Hunger Games visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal about the Gary Ross film, which looks set to become a blockbuster hit based on the Suzanne Collins novel.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-hunger-games/feed/ 0 Hunger Games,Sheena Duggal This week we talk to The Hunger Games visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal about the Gary Ross film, which looks set to become a blockbuster hit based on the Suzanne Collins novel. This week we talk to The Hunger Games visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal about the Gary Ross film, which looks set to become a blockbuster hit based on the Suzanne Collins novel. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:02:37 fxpodcast: Dashing’s Hyundai spotshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dashings-hyundai-spots/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dashings-hyundai-spots/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 06:26:33 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=29656 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dashings-hyundai-spots/feed/ 0 Dashing Collective,Rob Moggach This week we speak to Dashing Founder and Creative Director Robert Moggach about the effects and CG environments created for a group of Hyundai spots. This week we speak to Dashing Founder and Creative Director Robert Moggach about the effects and CG environments created for a group of Hyundai spots. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:06 fxpodcast: VFX Oscar supervisor specialhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-vfx-oscar-supervisor-special/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-vfx-oscar-supervisor-special/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:47:52 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=29254 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-vfx-oscar-supervisor-special/feed/ 0 Our VFX supervisor Oscar special talking to nominees from all five VFX-nominated films for this Sunday night's Academy Awards - proudly sponsored by Side Effects Software. Our VFX supervisor Oscar special talking to nominees from all five VFX-nominated films for this Sunday night's Academy Awards - proudly sponsored by Side Effects Software. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:12:08 fxpodcast: The Lowry Processhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-lowry-process/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-lowry-process/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 07:47:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=28608 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-the-lowry-process/feed/ 0 We talk to Kimball Thurston from Reliance MediaWorks about Lowry Digital's Sci-Tech Oscar - and we pay tribute to film restoration pioneer John D. Lowry who sadly passed away this week. We talk to Kimball Thurston from Reliance MediaWorks about Lowry Digital's Sci-Tech Oscar - and we pay tribute to film restoration pioneer John D. Lowry who sadly passed away this week. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 44:41 fxpodcast: Rhythm & Hues’ polar bearshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rhythm-hues-polar-bears/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rhythm-hues-polar-bears/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:28:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=28396 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rhythm-hues-polar-bears/feed/ 0 We talk to Rhythm & Hues about their pioneering work on the popular Coca-Cola polar bears TVCs that began airing in the 90s. We talk to Rhythm & Hues about their pioneering work on the popular Coca-Cola polar bears TVCs that began airing in the 90s. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:04:00 fxpodcast: Giant Studioshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-giant-studios/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-giant-studios/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:52:06 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=28050 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-giant-studios/feed/ 0 Giant Studios We talk with Matt Madden, Vice President of Production & Development and performance capture supervisor at Giant Studios about motion capture. We talk with Matt Madden, Vice President of Production & Development and performance capture supervisor at Giant Studios about motion capture. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:06:40 fxpodcast: SIGGRAPH Asia rendering and rigginghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-asia-rendering-and-rigging/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-asia-rendering-and-rigging/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:37:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=27949 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-asia-rendering-and-rigging/feed/ 1 Siggraph Asia 2011 This week we are at SIGGRAPH Asia. In part one, we examine renderers and renderfarm management including V-Ray 2.0, MI, RenderMan, Maxwell and 3delight in Nuke. In the second half of the show we focus on rigging with Seema Gopalakrishnan who was the ri... This week we are at SIGGRAPH Asia. In part one, we examine renderers and renderfarm management including V-Ray 2.0, MI, RenderMan, Maxwell and 3delight in Nuke. In the second half of the show we focus on rigging with Seema Gopalakrishnan who was the rigging & pipeline lead on Clone Wars at Lucasfilm Animation Singapore. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:10:31 fxpodcast: Another chat with Tom Walshhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-another-chat-with-tom-walsh/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-another-chat-with-tom-walsh/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:25:40 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=27570 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-another-chat-with-tom-walsh/feed/ 2 ArtDirGuld,Labor In this week's fxpodcast we talk with the President of the Art Directors Guild, Tom Walsh. The Art Directors Guild recently announced a stepped up effort to represent previs artists and that they are now seeking to represent artists doing matte paintin... In this week's fxpodcast we talk with the President of the Art Directors Guild, Tom Walsh. The Art Directors Guild recently announced a stepped up effort to represent previs artists and that they are now seeking to represent artists doing matte paintings. This announcement raised some eyebrows among visual effects people who see this as a routine part of visual effects.We spoke previously with Tom Walsh in April 2010. That podcast covered a lot of the main questions one would have about unions and the history of the Art Directors Guild. If you'd like to catch up on that one you can find it here: www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/fxpodcast-with-tom-walsh-president-of-the-art-directors-guild/. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:09:06 fxpodcast: Rob Legato – Hugohttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rob-legato-hugo/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rob-legato-hugo/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:03:12 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=27317 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-rob-legato-hugo/feed/ 0 Hugo,Rob Legato VFX sup. Rob Legato joins us for a discussion of the visual effects in Martin Scorsese's Hugo. VFX sup. Rob Legato joins us for a discussion of the visual effects in Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:18:22 fxpodcast: Michael Owens and J. Edgarhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-michael-owens-and-j-edgar/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-michael-owens-and-j-edgar/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:51:54 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=27201 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-michael-owens-and-j-edgar/feed/ 0 J. Edgar We talk to VFX supe. Michael Owens about 'J. Edgar' and his long history working with director Clint Eastwood. We talk to VFX supe. Michael Owens about 'J. Edgar' and his long history working with director Clint Eastwood. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:17 fxpodcast: Real Steelhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-real-steel/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-real-steel/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:56:05 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=26173 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-real-steel/feed/ 0 DD,Real Steel Erik Nash, visual effects supervisor from Digital Domain, joins us to talk about work on the film Real Steel. Erik Nash, visual effects supervisor from Digital Domain, joins us to talk about work on the film Real Steel. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 59:12 fxpodcast: 200th episode – London Callinghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-200th-episode-london-calling/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-200th-episode-london-calling/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:29:48 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=26028 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-200th-episode-london-calling/feed/ 2 For our 200th fxpodcast episode, sponsored by Sohonet, we are proud to explore the success and future of the four biggest effects houses in London: Double Negative, MPC, Framestore and Cinesite. For our 200th fxpodcast episode, sponsored by Sohonet, we are proud to explore the success and future of the four biggest effects houses in London: Double Negative, MPC, Framestore and Cinesite. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:53:26 fxpodcast: Steven Scott – Cowboys & Alienshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-steven-scott-cowboys-aliens/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-steven-scott-cowboys-aliens/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:17:33 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=25432 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-steven-scott-cowboys-aliens/feed/ 1 greatest colorists As part of our ongoing series talking to the world's best colorists, in this episode we have a discussion about color correction with Steven Scott from EFILM. As part of our ongoing series talking to the world's best colorists, in this episode we have a discussion about color correction with Steven Scott from EFILM. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 57:40 fxpodcast: IBC 2011 Roundtablehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ibc-2011-roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ibc-2011-roundtable/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:57:00 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=25385 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ibc-2011-roundtable/feed/ 0 IBC2011 Recorded live at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, a roundtable discussion about the show with John Montgomery, Simon Blackledge and Jeff Heusser. Recorded live at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, a roundtable discussion about the show with John Montgomery, Simon Blackledge and Jeff Heusser. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:00:42 fxpodcast: Computational photographyhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-computational-photography/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-computational-photography/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 01:53:55 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=25079 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-computational-photography/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks to Dr Kari Pulli at NVIDIA about the area of computational photography, what we have learnt from mobile device cameras and what we might expect if DSLRs embrace this new area of cutting edge research. Mike Seymour talks to Dr Kari Pulli at NVIDIA about the area of computational photography, what we have learnt from mobile device cameras and what we might expect if DSLRs embrace this new area of cutting edge research. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:49 fxpodcast: Final Destination 5http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-final-destination-5/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-final-destination-5/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:50:51 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24858 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-final-destination-5/feed/ 0 We discuss the bridge collapse sequence in Final Destination 5, with vfx by Prime Focus. Recorded in Vancouver, we talk first with VFX supervisor Chad Wiebe and then CG supervisor Todd Perry. We discuss the bridge collapse sequence in Final Destination 5, with vfx by Prime Focus. Recorded in Vancouver, we talk first with VFX supervisor Chad Wiebe and then CG supervisor Todd Perry. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 45:34 fxpodcast: Rise of the Planet of the Apes – The eyes have Ithttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-the-eyes-have-it/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-the-eyes-have-it/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 05:25:32 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24598 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-the-eyes-have-it/feed/ 0 Giant Studios,Planet of the Apes,Weta Dan Lemmon, vfx supervisor (WETA Digital) discusses their brilliant animation work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Dan Lemmon, vfx supervisor (WETA Digital) discusses their brilliant animation work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:05 fxpodcast: SIGGRAPH 2011 roundtablehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-2011-roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-2011-roundtable/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 20:35:05 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24656 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-siggraph-2011-roundtable/feed/ 1 Ian Failes, John Montgomery, and Mike Seymour cover SIGGRAPH 2011. Plus, interviews covering Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, and the upcoming release of Houdini 12. Ian Failes, John Montgomery, and Mike Seymour cover SIGGRAPH 2011. Plus, interviews covering Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, and the upcoming release of Houdini 12. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:08:58 fxpodcast: Ken Perlin Beyond the Noisehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ken-perlin-beyond-the-noise/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ken-perlin-beyond-the-noise/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 07:31:12 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24505 In this show we speak to NYU professor Ken Perlin, Oscar winner, researcher and educator about his development of Perlin Noise and about his work today in computer user interactions. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ken-perlin-beyond-the-noise/feed/ 2 In this show we speak to NYU professor Ken Perlin, Oscar winner, researcher and educator about his development of Perlin Noise and about his work today in computer user interactions. In this show we speak to NYU professor Ken Perlin, Oscar winner, researcher and educator about his development of Perlin Noise and about his work today in computer user interactions. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 42:07 fxpodcast: The Art of Grading Harry Potter – Peter Doylehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the-art-of-grading-harry-potter-peter-doyle/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the-art-of-grading-harry-potter-peter-doyle/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:19:53 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24401 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the-art-of-grading-harry-potter-peter-doyle/feed/ 6 greatest colorists,Harry Potter Mike Seymour has a frank discussion with Peter Doyle, Senior Supervising Colorist, about Harry Potter 7: Part 2. Mike had spoken to Peter in 2009 about his work on the Potter series, and it was one of our most popular fxpodcasts. Mike Seymour has a frank discussion with Peter Doyle, Senior Supervising Colorist, about Harry Potter 7: Part 2. Mike had spoken to Peter in 2009 about his work on the Potter series, and it was one of our most popular fxpodcasts. This time Peter explains how he creatively created key looks. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:12:06 fxpodcast: Harry Potter 7 Part 2 – Killing ‘He who shall not be named’http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-hp7pt2mpc/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-hp7pt2mpc/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:15:24 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=24235 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-hp7pt2mpc/feed/ 0 Harry Potter To kick off Potter Week at fxguide, Mike Seymour has an in-depth discussion with Greg Butler, visual effects supervisor at MPC London, about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. To kick off Potter Week at fxguide, Mike Seymour has an in-depth discussion with Greg Butler, visual effects supervisor at MPC London, about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 44:50 fxpodcast: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tideshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/#comments Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:54:06 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23944 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/feed/ 1 ILM,Pirates of the Caribbean We go in depth on the mermaid sequence in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Ben Snow from ILM. We go in depth on the mermaid sequence in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Ben Snow from ILM. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 25:02 fxpodcast: Conversation with eyeon’s Steve Robertshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/conversation-with-eyeons-steve-roberts/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/conversation-with-eyeons-steve-roberts/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 23:15:39 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23849 We catch up with Steve Roberts, CEO of eyeon, for a state of the union update on their flagship Fusion compositor, as well as discuss image tech issues facing the industry.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/conversation-with-eyeons-steve-roberts/feed/ 0 Eyeon We catch up with Steve Roberts, CEO of eyeon, for a state of the union update on their flagship Fusion compositor, as well as discuss image tech issues facing the industry. We catch up with Steve Roberts, CEO of eyeon, for a state of the union update on their flagship Fusion compositor, as well as discuss image tech issues facing the industry. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:56 fxpodcast: Digital Domain’s ice giants from Thorhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/digital-domains-ice-giants-from-thor/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/digital-domains-ice-giants-from-thor/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 11:32:30 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23739 We speak with Kelly Port, Digital Domain VFX Supervisor, about their work on the ice giants in Thor]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/digital-domains-ice-giants-from-thor/feed/ 0 DD,Thor We speak with Kelly Port, Digital Domain VFX Supervisor, about their work on the ice giants in Thor We speak with Kelly Port, Digital Domain VFX Supervisor, about their work on the ice giants in Thor Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:02 fxpodcast: Saving ‘Saving Private Ryan’http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/saving-saving-private-ryan/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/saving-saving-private-ryan/#comments Sun, 01 May 2011 23:04:58 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23672 We talk to Lou Levinson from Laser Pacific about Saving Private Ryan being restored via Baselight.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/saving-saving-private-ryan/feed/ 0 We talk to Lou Levinson from Laser Pacific about Saving Private Ryan being restored via Baselight. We talk to Lou Levinson from Laser Pacific about Saving Private Ryan being restored via Baselight. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:37 fxpodast: NAB 2011 Wrap Uphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/nab-2011-wrap-up/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/nab-2011-wrap-up/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:35:12 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23477 A mobile version of our annual NAB podcast as Mike Seymour, Jeff Heusser and Jason Wingrove invite you into their post NAB chat.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/nab-2011-wrap-up/feed/ 2 NAB2011 A mobile version of our annual NAB podcast as Mike Seymour, Jeff Heusser and Jason Wingrove invite you into their post NAB chat. A mobile version of our annual NAB podcast as Mike Seymour, Jeff Heusser and Jason Wingrove invite you into their post NAB chat. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:31:14 fxpodcast: Sucker Punchhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-sucker-punch/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-sucker-punch/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:54:45 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23315 A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. Each of these 'retreats' was pretty much handled by a different effects house. We speak to Animal Logic about their role. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-sucker-punch/feed/ 1 A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. Each of these 'retreats' was pretty much handled by a diff... A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. Each of these 'retreats' was pretty much handled by a different effects house. We speak to Animal Logic about their role. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 23:41 fxpodcast: ILM’s Hal Hickel on Rangohttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ilms-hal-hickel-on-rango/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ilms-hal-hickel-on-rango/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:54:53 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=23105 With the release of Rango, Industrial Light & Magic embarks on its first full-length animated feature. We talk to animation director Hal Hickel about bringing the film to life. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ilms-hal-hickel-on-rango/feed/ 6 ILM,Rango With the release of Rango, Industrial Light & Magic embarks on its first full-length animated feature. We talk to animation director Hal Hickel about bringing the film to life. With the release of Rango, Industrial Light & Magic embarks on its first full-length animated feature. We talk to animation director Hal Hickel about bringing the film to life. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:36 fxpodcast: Shaun Tan’s Oscar nomination for The Lost Thinghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-shaun-tans-oscar-nom-the-lost-thing/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-shaun-tans-oscar-nom-the-lost-thing/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:21:01 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22960 This week in the lead up to the Oscar Weekend, we speak with Shaun Tan, co-director of The Lost Thing which has been nominated for Best Short Animated Film. This film is an act of love, taking a small team 9 years to complete. ]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-shaun-tans-oscar-nom-the-lost-thing/feed/ 1 This week in the lead up to the Oscar Weekend, we speak with Shaun Tan, co-director of The Lost Thing which has been nominated for Best Short Animated Film. This film is an act of love, taking a small team 9 years to complete. This week in the lead up to the Oscar Weekend, we speak with Shaun Tan, co-director of The Lost Thing which has been nominated for Best Short Animated Film. This film is an act of love, taking a small team 9 years to complete. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 37:39 fxpodcast: Dr. Mark Sagarhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dr-mark-sagar/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dr-mark-sagar/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:45:38 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22947 In the last of our series on the tech behind the major studios, we switch gear to facial animation and Dr. Mark Sagar of Weta Digital. Mark is a back to back 2010 and 2011 winner of the Sci-Tech Award (Scientific and Engineering Award) from the Academy. At Weta Digital he has directed the development of the performance driven facial animation system for Avatar and King Kong.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-dr-mark-sagar/feed/ 1 In the last of our series on the tech behind the major studios, we switch gear to facial animation and Dr. Mark Sagar of Weta Digital. Mark is a back to back 2010 and 2011 winner of the Sci-Tech Award (Scientific and Engineering Award) from the Academy. In the last of our series on the tech behind the major studios, we switch gear to facial animation and Dr. Mark Sagar of Weta Digital. Mark is a back to back 2010 and 2011 winner of the Sci-Tech Award (Scientific and Engineering Award) from the Academy. At Weta Digital he has directed the development of the performance driven facial animation system for Avatar and King Kong. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 57:52 fxpodcast: Ken Ralstonhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ken-ralston/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ken-ralston/#comments Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:35:50 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22879 We speak with Ken Ralston, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of the Oscar-nominated Alice in Wonderland, about the movie, Sony Pictures Imageworks' tech and creative resources, and his career in general.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-ken-ralston/feed/ 5 We speak with Ken Ralston, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of the Oscar-nominated Alice in Wonderland, about the movie, Sony Pictures Imageworks' tech and creative resources, and his career in general. We speak with Ken Ralston, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of the Oscar-nominated Alice in Wonderland, about the movie, Sony Pictures Imageworks' tech and creative resources, and his career in general. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:46 fxpodcast: History of Animation Unionshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom-sito-history-of-animation-unions/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom-sito-history-of-animation-unions/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 02:26:57 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22794 We talk with Tom Sito about the history of animation unions and how that history applies to efforts to organize Visual Effects artists. Sito is an animator and the author of DRAWING THE LINE: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom-sito-history-of-animation-unions/feed/ 6 Labor We talk with Tom Sito about the history of animation unions and how that history applies to efforts to organize Visual Effects artists. Sito is an animator and the author of DRAWING THE LINE: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart ... We talk with Tom Sito about the history of animation unions and how that history applies to efforts to organize Visual Effects artists. Sito is an animator and the author of DRAWING THE LINE: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 53:12 fxpodcast: Disney Stereo Toolshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/robert-neuman-disney-stereo-tools/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/robert-neuman-disney-stereo-tools/#comments Sun, 06 Feb 2011 06:16:07 +0000 https://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22798 We talk with Robert Neuman, Stereo Supervisor from Disney, about the in house tools they use to achieve their award winning Stereo Feature films. Part of our fxpodcast "Tech behind the films" series.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/robert-neuman-disney-stereo-tools/feed/ 0 2010techbehind,Stereoscopic We talk with Robert Neuman, Stereo Supervisor from Disney, about the in house tools they use to achieve their award winning Stereo Feature films. Part of our fxpodcast "Tech behind the films" series. We talk with Robert Neuman, Stereo Supervisor from Disney, about the in house tools they use to achieve their award winning Stereo Feature films. Part of our fxpodcast "Tech behind the films" series. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 55:32 fxpodcast: ILM Lighting Toolshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ben-snow-ilm-lighting-tools/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ben-snow-ilm-lighting-tools/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:36:47 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22525 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ben-snow-ilm-lighting-tools/feed/ 0 2010VfxOscarNoms,Ben Snow,ILM Continuing the technical tools behind the big companies series that we started last week, we talk to Ben Snow of ILM about his career and the development of the energy conservation lighting model - as most recently used on Iron Man 2. Continuing the technical tools behind the big companies series that we started last week, we talk to Ben Snow of ILM about his career and the development of the energy conservation lighting model - as most recently used on Iron Man 2. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:09:26 fxpodcast : DNEG Toolshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/paul_franklin_dneg_tools/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/paul_franklin_dneg_tools/#comments Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:28:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22108 We talk with Paul Franklin, vfx supervisor from Double Negative, about the in house tools they use to enhance their pipeline.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/paul_franklin_dneg_tools/feed/ 1 2010techbehind,Dneg We talk with Paul Franklin, vfx supervisor from Double Negative, about the in house tools they use to enhance their pipeline. We talk with Paul Franklin, vfx supervisor from Double Negative, about the in house tools they use to enhance their pipeline. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:04 fxpodcast: Steven Poster ASChttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/steven_poster_asc/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/steven_poster_asc/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:06:54 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22106 We talk with Steven Poster, National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, about the cinematographers relationship with visual effects, color correction, digital cinema, unions and more.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/steven_poster_asc/feed/ 0 Labor We talk with Steven Poster, National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, about the cinematographers relationship with visual effects, color correction, digital cinema, unions and more. We talk with Steven Poster, National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, about the cinematographers relationship with visual effects, color correction, digital cinema, unions and more. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 55:26 Toy Story 3http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/toy_story_3/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/toy_story_3/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:08:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=22104 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/toy_story_3/feed/ 0 Toy Story Brian Green, Character Supervisor from Pixar, joins Mike Seymour at Siggraph Asia to talk about Toy Story 3 Brian Green, Character Supervisor from Pixar, joins Mike Seymour at Siggraph Asia to talk about Toy Story 3 Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 20:30 Narnia : Dawn Treader VFX Sup.Angus-Bickertonhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/narnia_dawn_treader_vfx_sup-angus-bickerton/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/narnia_dawn_treader_vfx_sup-angus-bickerton/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:20:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19256 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/narnia_dawn_treader_vfx_sup-angus-bickerton/feed/ 0 We speak to VFX Sup Angus Bickerton about the visual effects in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We speak to VFX Sup Angus Bickerton about the visual effects in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:46 Harry Potter 7 : Double Negativehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_double_negative/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_double_negative/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:38:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19254 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_double_negative/feed/ 0 Dneg,Harry Potter We speak with Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery about Double Negative's role in making the actual magic in HP7 and sims in general. We speak with Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery about Double Negative's role in making the actual magic in HP7 and sims in general. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:53 Harry Potter 7 : Framestorehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_framestore/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_framestore/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:30:30 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19252 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_7_framestore/feed/ 0 Framestore,Harry Potter We speak to Framestores's Christian Manz about the amazing character animation of Dobby and Kreacher. We speak to Framestores's Christian Manz about the amazing character animation of Dobby and Kreacher. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:15 Krakatoa and Deadlinehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Krakatoa_and_Deadline/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Krakatoa_and_Deadline/#comments Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:25:09 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19250 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Krakatoa_and_Deadline/feed/ 0 Chris Bond of Thinkbox Software gets us up to date on their Krakatoa and Deadline products, and discusses some of the underlying tech. Chris Bond of Thinkbox Software gets us up to date on their Krakatoa and Deadline products, and discusses some of the underlying tech. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:10 Skylinehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Skyline/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Skyline/#comments Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:55:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19248 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Skyline/feed/ 0 Many have talked about visual effects companies creating content, Greg and Colin Strause have done it with their film Skyline. We talk with them about the challenges and the technology that enabled them to do this. Many have talked about visual effects companies creating content, Greg and Colin Strause have done it with their film Skyline. We talk with them about the challenges and the technology that enabled them to do this. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 46:43 An Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primerhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/An_Academy_of_Television_Arts_and_Sciences_Primer/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/An_Academy_of_Television_Arts_and_Sciences_Primer/#comments Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:07:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19246 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/An_Academy_of_Television_Arts_and_Sciences_Primer/feed/ 0 We speak with Geoff Mark, former Special Visual Effects Governor for the Academy, about the organization and its reach. We speak with Geoff Mark, former Special Visual Effects Governor for the Academy, about the organization and its reach. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:11 The Making of ‘Monsters’http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the_making_of_monsters/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the_making_of_monsters/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:30:50 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19244 We chat with Gareth Edwards, director, DOP and sole vfx artist of the indie film "Monsters".]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/the_making_of_monsters/feed/ 0 We chat with Gareth Edwards, director, DOP and sole vfx artist of the indie film "Monsters". We chat with Gareth Edwards, director, DOP and sole vfx artist of the indie film "Monsters". Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:47 Drench Cubeheadhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/drench_cubehead/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/drench_cubehead/#comments Sat, 09 Oct 2010 10:48:42 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19242 Matthew Unwin joins us to talk about a spot for Drench, he was on set and did the flame work on the spot that features a Rubik's Cube like treatment on a human head]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/drench_cubehead/feed/ 0 Matthew Unwin joins us to talk about a spot for Drench, he was on set and did the flame work on the spot that features a Rubik's Cube like treatment on a human head Matthew Unwin joins us to talk about a spot for Drench, he was on set and did the flame work on the spot that features a Rubik's Cube like treatment on a human head Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:16 IBC2010http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC2010/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC2010/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:09:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19240 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC2010/feed/ 0 The crew is together in Amsterdam for IBC and go over stuff they saw at the show. Also simulcast as the fxphdod podcast. The crew is together in Amsterdam for IBC and go over stuff they saw at the show. Also simulcast as the fxphdod podcast. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 43:36 Kong 360 3D: The Ridehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kong_360_3D_The_Ride/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kong_360_3D_The_Ride/#comments Thu, 09 Sep 2010 04:16:30 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19238 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kong_360_3D_The_Ride/feed/ 0 We speak with Matt Aitken, Visual Effects Supervisor Weta Digital, about the Universal Studios Hollywood 3D attraction. We speak with Matt Aitken, Visual Effects Supervisor Weta Digital, about the Universal Studios Hollywood 3D attraction. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 38:55 Inceptionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/inception/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/inception/#comments Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:09:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19236 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/inception/feed/ 0 2010VfxOscarNoms,Dneg Our Inception coverage is in two parts. Click through for a detailed discussion with the team at New Deal Studios by Ian Failes. And also to access our in depth podcast with Visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin of Double Negative in London. Our Inception coverage is in two parts. Click through for a detailed discussion with the team at New Deal Studios by Ian Failes. And also to access our in depth podcast with Visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin of Double Negative in London. We have delayed publishing both as they contain heavy spoilers on what must be one of the year's best films. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 4:07 Checking in with Scott Rosshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/checking_in_with_scott_ross/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/checking_in_with_scott_ross/#comments Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:06:59 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19234 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/checking_in_with_scott_ross/feed/ 0 Business,Labor We revisit Scott Ross and put him in charge of the global Visual Effects Industry, at least for the duration of the podcast. We revisit Scott Ross and put him in charge of the global Visual Effects Industry, at least for the duration of the podcast. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:42 Pixar Moving Pictures Group – Michael Johnsonhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixar_moving_pictures_group_-_michael_johnson/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixar_moving_pictures_group_-_michael_johnson/#comments Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:29:27 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19232 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixar_moving_pictures_group_-_michael_johnson/feed/ 0 Pixar A technical chat about Pixar film production along with some history dating back to the MIT Media Lab and Thinking Machines. A technical chat about Pixar film production along with some history dating back to the MIT Media Lab and Thinking Machines. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:34 Sex and the City2http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/sex_and_the_city2/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/sex_and_the_city2/#comments Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:00:32 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19230 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/sex_and_the_city2/feed/ 0 Sheena Duggal We speak to one of the most successful female vfx supervisors, Sheena Duggal, about the Sex and the City 2 We speak to one of the most successful female vfx supervisors, Sheena Duggal, about the Sex and the City 2 Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:19 Dashing Creativehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Dashing_Creative/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Dashing_Creative/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 04:50:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19228 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Dashing_Creative/feed/ 0 Jeff and Mike talk about commercial post with Rob Moggach, creative director at Dashing Creative Collective. Jeff and Mike talk about commercial post with Rob Moggach, creative director at Dashing Creative Collective. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:29 Scientific Storytelling by Steffen Vfxhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scientific_Storytelling_by_Steffen_Vfx/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scientific_Storytelling_by_Steffen_Vfx/#comments Sun, 30 May 2010 10:32:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19226 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scientific_Storytelling_by_Steffen_Vfx/feed/ 0 Casey Steffen, founder of Steffen Vfx, talks about his company's work on scientific graphics for the medical, health, and entertainment industries. Casey Steffen, founder of Steffen Vfx, talks about his company's work on scientific graphics for the medical, health, and entertainment industries. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:12 Iron Man 2 and ILMhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/iron_man_2_and_ilm/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/iron_man_2_and_ilm/#comments Fri, 14 May 2010 14:56:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19224 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/iron_man_2_and_ilm/feed/ 0 2010VfxOscarNoms,Ben Snow,ILM VFX Supervisor Ben Snow details some of the work ILM did for Iron Man 2, including some hardcore cgi lighting techniques. VFX Supervisor Ben Snow details some of the work ILM did for Iron Man 2, including some hardcore cgi lighting techniques. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:53 Scoundrel fx on Pacifichttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scoundrel_fx_on_Pacific/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scoundrel_fx_on_Pacific/#comments Sun, 02 May 2010 19:54:12 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19222 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Scoundrel_fx_on_Pacific/feed/ 0 We talk to the team at Scoundrel FX about their effects work on the mini series The Pacific. Scoundrel did over 600 shots and helped bring to life one of the most hard fought battles and periods of the Second World War. We talk to the team at Scoundrel FX about their effects work on the mini series The Pacific. Scoundrel did over 600 shots and helped bring to life one of the most hard fought battles and periods of the Second World War. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:09 NAB 2010 Roundtablehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_2010_Roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_2010_Roundtable/#comments Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:26:43 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19220 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_2010_Roundtable/feed/ 0 Our annual lively discussion of what grabbed our attention at NAB. Mike, John and Jeff are joined by Jason Wingrove, Dave Edgar and Mat Graham. Also, interviews with Red Giant and Assimilate. Our annual lively discussion of what grabbed our attention at NAB. Mike, John and Jeff are joined by Jason Wingrove, Dave Edgar and Mat Graham. Also, interviews with Red Giant and Assimilate. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 23:38 Tom Walsh, President of the Art Directors Guildhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom_walsh_president_of_the_art_directors_guild/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom_walsh_president_of_the_art_directors_guild/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 17:31:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19218 We continue our labor series talking with Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/tom_walsh_president_of_the_art_directors_guild/feed/ 0 ArtDirGuld,Labor We continue our labor series talking with Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild. We continue our labor series talking with Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 57:25 The Foundry: New “Blink” Tech for Pluginshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Foundry_New_Blink_Tech_for_Plugins/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Foundry_New_Blink_Tech_for_Plugins/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:29:04 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19216 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Foundry_New_Blink_Tech_for_Plugins/feed/ 0 Bruno Nicoletti, co-founder of the Foundry, on the tech behind their program of accelerating plugins for GPUs. Bruno Nicoletti, co-founder of the Foundry, on the tech behind their program of accelerating plugins for GPUs. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:18 Ptex Open Source from Disney Animation Studioshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ptex_Open_Source_from_Disney_Animation_Studios/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ptex_Open_Source_from_Disney_Animation_Studios/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:46:05 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19214 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ptex_Open_Source_from_Disney_Animation_Studios/feed/ 0 Andy Hendrickson, Brent Burley and Dan Candela join us for a technical discussion about Ptex, a high quality, optimized texture format and filtering library that Disney has made Open Source. Andy Hendrickson, Brent Burley and Dan Candela join us for a technical discussion about Ptex, a high quality, optimized texture format and filtering library that Disney has made Open Source. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:23 Light Stage Scientific and Engineering Academy Awardhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Light_Stage_Scientific_and_Engineering_Academy_Award/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Light_Stage_Scientific_and_Engineering_Academy_Award/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:14:36 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19212 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Light_Stage_Scientific_and_Engineering_Academy_Award/feed/ 0 We talk with Paul Debevec who along with Tim Hawkins, John Monos and Mark Sagar were presented a Scientific and Engineering Oscar for the Light Stage. We talk with Paul Debevec who along with Tim Hawkins, John Monos and Mark Sagar were presented a Scientific and Engineering Oscar for the Light Stage. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:32 Open Letter to James Cameronhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Open_Letter_to_James_Cameron/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Open_Letter_to_James_Cameron/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:28:10 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19210 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Open_Letter_to_James_Cameron/feed/ 0 Lee Stranahan has ignited a serious conversation about the treatment of visual effects workers with an open letter to James Cameron in the Huffington Post. We talk to him about the reaction. Lee Stranahan has ignited a serious conversation about the treatment of visual effects workers with an open letter to James Cameron in the Huffington Post. We talk to him about the reaction. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 7:23 The Animation Guildhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Animation_Guild/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Animation_Guild/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2010 19:41:07 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19208 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Animation_Guild/feed/ 0 Steve Hulett of The Animation Guild joins us again to discuss visual effects and labor issues. Steve Hulett of The Animation Guild joins us again to discuss visual effects and labor issues. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 55:13 Avatar: Framestore and Rendermanhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Framestore_and_Renderman/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Framestore_and_Renderman/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2010 02:04:29 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19206 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Framestore_and_Renderman/feed/ 0 In part 3 of our series on Avatar we talk with Dana Batali from the Pixar Renderman team and Christian Kaestner, compositing supervisor from Framestore. In part 3 of our series on Avatar we talk with Dana Batali from the Pixar Renderman team and Christian Kaestner, compositing supervisor from Framestore. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:44 Avatar: ILMhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_ILM/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_ILM/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:57:10 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19204 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_ILM/feed/ 0 John Knoll, ILM vfx supervisor, on collaborating with Weta and stereoscopic for "Avatar". John Knoll, ILM vfx supervisor, on collaborating with Weta and stereoscopic for "Avatar". Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 38:29 Avatar: Weta Digitalhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Weta_Digital/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Weta_Digital/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2010 13:17:41 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19202 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Avatar_Weta_Digital/feed/ 0 Joe Letteri, senior vfx supervisor for Weta Digital, details their mocap/facial capture tech and other aspects of their work on Avatar. Joe Letteri, senior vfx supervisor for Weta Digital, details their mocap/facial capture tech and other aspects of their work on Avatar. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 44:54 Michael Taylor – CEO Rising Sun Pictureshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/michael_taylor_-_ceo_rising_sun_pictures/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/michael_taylor_-_ceo_rising_sun_pictures/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:51:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19200 We talk with Michael Taylor about visual effects and the global marketplace as he moves from Los Angeles to Adelaide and Rising Sun Pictures.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/michael_taylor_-_ceo_rising_sun_pictures/feed/ 0 Rising Sun Pictures We talk with Michael Taylor about visual effects and the global marketplace as he moves from Los Angeles to Adelaide and Rising Sun Pictures. We talk with Michael Taylor about visual effects and the global marketplace as he moves from Los Angeles to Adelaide and Rising Sun Pictures. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:26 Scott Rosshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/scott_ross/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/scott_ross/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:10:39 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19198 Industry pioneer Scott Ross is our guest as we talk about visual effects history and the future of the business.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/scott_ross/feed/ 0 Industry pioneer Scott Ross is our guest as we talk about visual effects history and the future of the business. Industry pioneer Scott Ross is our guest as we talk about visual effects history and the future of the business. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:06 Color Management with Technicolorhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Color_Management_with_Technicolor/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Color_Management_with_Technicolor/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2009 07:23:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19196 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Color_Management_with_Technicolor/feed/ 0 An in-depth discussion about color management workflow with Brian Gaffney and Dan Lion from Technicolor Creative Bridge An in-depth discussion about color management workflow with Brian Gaffney and Dan Lion from Technicolor Creative Bridge Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 2:44 Sapphire v5 for Autodesk Systemshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sapphire_v5_for_Autodesk_Systems/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sapphire_v5_for_Autodesk_Systems/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:25:09 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19194 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sapphire_v5_for_Autodesk_Systems/feed/ 0 We speak with GenArts' CMO Steve Bannerman and VP of Engineering/Chief Scientist Gary Oberbrunner about the upcoming release of Sapphire version 5. We speak with GenArts' CMO Steve Bannerman and VP of Engineering/Chief Scientist Gary Oberbrunner about the upcoming release of Sapphire version 5. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 26:57 2012http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2012/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2012/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:18:31 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19192 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2012/feed/ 0 Alex Wuttke, Double Negative visual effects supervisor, about two main sequences from 2012. Alex Wuttke, Double Negative visual effects supervisor, about two main sequences from 2012. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:06 AICP Digitalhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/AICP_Digital/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/AICP_Digital/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:55:34 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19190 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/AICP_Digital/feed/ 0 We talk with Ed Ulbrich (Digital Domain) about the newly formed Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Digital and what it means for artists and companies. We talk with Ed Ulbrich (Digital Domain) about the newly formed Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Digital and what it means for artists and companies. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:18 The Previsualization Societyhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Previsualization_Society/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Previsualization_Society/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:05:40 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19188 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Previsualization_Society/feed/ 0 The Previsualization Society was officially announced today to "focus on producing and publishing information and resources to promote effective previs through key activities such as promoting standards, education, The Previsualization Society was officially announced today to "focus on producing and publishing information and resources to promote effective previs through key activities such as promoting standards, education, workflow development and practical knowledge exchange".Founding members of the Previsualization Society are: David Dozoretz, Founder, Director and VFX Supervisor, Persistence of Vision (POV) Previs; Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor; Ron Frankel, President and Founder, Proof; Colin Green, President and Founder, Pixel Liberation Front; Daniel Gregoire, Owner, Halon Entertainment; and Brian Pohl, CEO, POV Previs.After the jump is the official press release with more details.Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of PrevisualizationLos Angeles, CA (September 30, 2009) -- The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of previsualization ("previs"), was officially announced today. Founded by previs practitioners for those who produce or use previs, the Previsualization Society will build a community to maximize the current and future capabilities and contributions of the previs medium.The Previsualization Society includes members from many different disciplines and markets, just as the previs process does, and is already comprised of a number of charter members from the motion picture industry. The Previsualization Society will focus on producing and publishing information and resources to promote effective previs through key activities such as promoting standards, education, workflow development and practical knowledge exchange. As inspired by the recently completed ASC-ADG-VES Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization, co-chaired by David Morin and Ron Frankel, the organization will also provide a platform for ongoing interchange and learning between all contributors that engage with previs.Previsualization is a "collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, predominantly using 3D animation tools and a virtual environment. It enables filmmakers to visually explore creative ideas, plan technical solutions, and communicate a shared vision for efficient production.* By bridging and providing value to multiple creative collaborators and departments, previs has become a common practice and has the potential to empower all steps of the process as content production continues to evolve in the digital age."When I started my career in previs 15 years ago, I used to always have to explain why productions might need previs," said Previsualization Society president Colin Green. "Now producers simply call saying 'we need previs.' Despite the popularity of the process, there are still many different views of what previs is, and how it should all work. The Previsualization Society will be a great way to bring expertise into a common forum for everyone to share.""When the previs committee delivered its final report last month, it was clear that a lot of work remained to be done," David Morin remarked. "As a result, members of the committee decided to create a permanent organization dedicated to previsualization. In this brave new world of digital moviemaking, previsualization has the potential to do a lot more good than it already has. The Previsualization Society will develop that potential, and anyone interested to help should join!"Membership & Sponsorship Membership in the Previsualization Society is open to previs professionals (previs supervisors and practitioners), associates (directors, producers, storyboard artists, cinematographers, art directors, production designers, editors, studio executives and other industry personnel) and academics (students and educators). General interest memberships will also be offered.Founding members of the Previsualization Society are: David Dozoretz, Founder, Director and VFX Supervisor, Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 25:34 Compositing in Linearhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Compositing_in_Linear/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Compositing_in_Linear/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:35:43 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19186 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Compositing_in_Linear/feed/ 0 We geek out with 3D guru Master Zap about linear compositing workflow, separating fact from fiction. We geek out with 3D guru Master Zap about linear compositing workflow, separating fact from fiction. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:11 Posting Your Work Onlinehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Posting_Your_Work_Online/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Posting_Your_Work_Online/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:59:50 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19184 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Posting_Your_Work_Online/feed/ 0 Jeff Heusser talks with Andreas Wacker, founder of INTERDUBS, a clip hosting company for post houses and production facilities. Jeff Heusser talks with Andreas Wacker, founder of INTERDUBS, a clip hosting company for post houses and production facilities. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:17 Taking Woodstockhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Taking_Woodstock/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Taking_Woodstock/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:31:54 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19182 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Taking_Woodstock/feed/ 0 We talk about creating an acid trip with VFX supervisor Brendan Taylor from Mr. X We talk about creating an acid trip with VFX supervisor Brendan Taylor from Mr. X Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:27 Color in Harry Potterhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/color_in_harry_potter/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/color_in_harry_potter/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:25:39 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19180 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/color_in_harry_potter/feed/ 0 Harry Potter An in-depth discussion of color science with Chief Colorist Peter Doyle An in-depth discussion of color science with Chief Colorist Peter Doyle Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 50:08 District 9http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/District_9/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/District_9/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:27:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19178 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/District_9/feed/ 0 For District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp turned to a host of Vancouver-based studios, along with Weta Workshop and Weta Digital in New Zealand, to provide alien creatures and other effects for the film. fxguide profiles the work of Image Engine, For District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp turned to a host of Vancouver-based studios, along with Weta Workshop and Weta Digital in New Zealand, to provide alien creatures and other effects for the film. fxguide profiles the work of Image Engine, The Embassy Visual Effects, Zoic Studios and Goldtooth Creative in bringing Blomkamp's vision to life. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:09 Transformers Revenge of the Fallenhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Transformers_Revenge_of_the_Fallen/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Transformers_Revenge_of_the_Fallen/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:01:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19164 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Transformers_Revenge_of_the_Fallen/feed/ 0 For Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, director Michael Bay enlisted ILM and Digital Domain to create several new characters and blockbuster action for the sequel to his monster 2007 hit. Mike Seymour speaks to ILM's Digital Production Supervisor Je... For Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, director Michael Bay enlisted ILM and Digital Domain to create several new characters and blockbuster action for the sequel to his monster 2007 hit. Mike Seymour speaks to ILM's Digital Production Supervisor Jeff White in this week's fxpodcast. In our online article, Ian Failes speaks to Digital Domain's Visual Effects Supervisor Matthew Butler and CG Supervisor Paul George Palop about their work. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 49:34 Terminator Salvationhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Terminator_Salvation/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Terminator_Salvation/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:23:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19176 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Terminator_Salvation/feed/ 0 This week we look at digital and practical effects on Terminator Salvation with ILM and Kerner Optical This week we look at digital and practical effects on Terminator Salvation with ILM and Kerner Optical Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 18:32 Pixar’s Rob Cookhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixars_rob_cook/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixars_rob_cook/#comments Fri, 29 May 2009 20:42:09 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19174 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/pixars_rob_cook/feed/ 0 Pixar An interview with Rob Cook, co-architect and primary author of Pixar's RenderMan An interview with Rob Cook, co-architect and primary author of Pixar's RenderMan Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:09 Visual Effects Society Updatehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effects_Society_Update/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effects_Society_Update/#comments Thu, 21 May 2009 17:45:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19172 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effects_Society_Update/feed/ 0 Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society, sits with us to discuss the mission and latest news from the VES. Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society, sits with us to discuss the mission and latest news from the VES. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 42:00 Star Trekhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Star_Trek/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Star_Trek/#comments Mon, 11 May 2009 14:48:14 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19170 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Star_Trek/feed/ 0 A conversation with ILM vfx supervisor Roger Guyett about the film Star Trek. A conversation with ILM vfx supervisor Roger Guyett about the film Star Trek. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 56:21 T-Mobile Sing-along and Dancehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/T-Mobile_Sing-along_and_Dance/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/T-Mobile_Sing-along_and_Dance/#comments Wed, 06 May 2009 01:25:51 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19168 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/T-Mobile_Sing-along_and_Dance/feed/ 0 Director Michael Gracey tells us about filming large crowds for two viral campaigns for T-Mobile. Director Michael Gracey tells us about filming large crowds for two viral campaigns for T-Mobile. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:04 NAB09 fxguide fxphd meetuphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB09_fxguide_fxphd_meetup/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB09_fxguide_fxphd_meetup/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:46:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19166 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB09_fxguide_fxphd_meetup/feed/ 0 We talk with friends as well as fxphd post grads and professors about what they saw on the first day of the show. Recorded live at a party sponsored by The Foundry, Sohonet and da vinci. We talk with friends as well as fxphd post grads and professors about what they saw on the first day of the show. Recorded live at a party sponsored by The Foundry, Sohonet and da vinci. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:04 Kodak ‘State of the Union’http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kodak_State_of_the_Union/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kodak_State_of_the_Union/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:32:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19162 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kodak_State_of_the_Union/feed/ 0 A conversation with Gary Einhaus, CTO and General Manager of Kodak Digital Cinema, about new technology and research at Kodak. A conversation with Gary Einhaus, CTO and General Manager of Kodak Digital Cinema, about new technology and research at Kodak. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:02 Valkyriehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Valkyrie/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Valkyrie/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:15:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19160 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Valkyrie/feed/ 0 Rich Hoover, visual effects supervisor on Valkyrie about the complexity of doing such a powerful historical film. Rich Hoover, visual effects supervisor on Valkyrie about the complexity of doing such a powerful historical film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:19 Australiahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Australia/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Australia/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:41:41 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19158 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Australia/feed/ 0 Visual Effects in the movie Australia with artist Peter Webb from Iloura Pictures. Visual Effects in the movie Australia with artist Peter Webb from Iloura Pictures. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:17 Behind The Foundry’s Price Slash on Sparkshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_The_Foundrys_Price_Slash_on_Sparks/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_The_Foundrys_Price_Slash_on_Sparks/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2009 22:10:03 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19156 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_The_Foundrys_Price_Slash_on_Sparks/feed/ 0 An interview with Simon Robinson, co-founder of The Foundry, to get the reasons behind their decision to reduce prices on Furnace, Tinder, and Keylight sparks for Autodesk. An interview with Simon Robinson, co-founder of The Foundry, to get the reasons behind their decision to reduce prices on Furnace, Tinder, and Keylight sparks for Autodesk. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:04 The Spirithttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Spirit/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Spirit/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:23:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19154 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Spirit/feed/ 0 Conversation with Stu Maschwitz who supervised over 1900 shots for the latest movie from a Frank Miller graphic novel. Conversation with Stu Maschwitz who supervised over 1900 shots for the latest movie from a Frank Miller graphic novel. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:33 Fin Designhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fin_Design/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fin_Design/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2008 07:39:31 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19152 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fin_Design/feed/ 0 We speak to Richard Lambert principle at Fin Design about the award winning commercial for Herringbone We speak to Richard Lambert principle at Fin Design about the award winning commercial for Herringbone Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:22 Sid the Science Kidhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sid_the_Science_Kid/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sid_the_Science_Kid/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2008 12:38:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19150 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sid_the_Science_Kid/feed/ 0 Kids show with very adult tech. Sid the Science Kid from Jim Henson Studios is a remarkable project for the complexity and simultaneous simplicity of its motion capture. fxguide spoke to Steffen M. Wild, Visual Effects Supervisor, Kids show with very adult tech. Sid the Science Kid from Jim Henson Studios is a remarkable project for the complexity and simultaneous simplicity of its motion capture. fxguide spoke to Steffen M. Wild, Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Supervisor at Jim Henson Co. for this week's fxpodcast. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:29 SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/SOFTIMAGE_XSI_7/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/SOFTIMAGE_XSI_7/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:18:07 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19148 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/SOFTIMAGE_XSI_7/feed/ 0 A conversation with Bill Roberts from Softimage about version 7 of XSI, which was released earlier this year. A conversation with Bill Roberts from Softimage about version 7 of XSI, which was released earlier this year. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:24 The Visual Effects of Heroes, Season 3http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Visual_Effects_of_Heroes_Season_3/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Visual_Effects_of_Heroes_Season_3/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:18:09 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19146 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Visual_Effects_of_Heroes_Season_3/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour chats with VFX Supervisor Eric Grenaudier from Stargate Digital about their work on the U.S. television series 'Heroes'. Mike Seymour chats with VFX Supervisor Eric Grenaudier from Stargate Digital about their work on the U.S. television series 'Heroes'. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 28:25 Conversation with Ron Brinkmannhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Ron_Brinkmann/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Ron_Brinkmann/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:28:40 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19144 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Ron_Brinkmann/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour chats with Ron Brinkmann, author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing. Mike Seymour chats with Ron Brinkmann, author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:19 John Adamshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/John_Adams/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/John_Adams/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2008 07:32:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19142 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/John_Adams/feed/ 0 We talk to Jeff Goldman, a vfx supervisor at CafeFX about their emmy nominated work on John Adams We talk to Jeff Goldman, a vfx supervisor at CafeFX about their emmy nominated work on John Adams Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 28:41 Tropic Thunderhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tropic_Thunder/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tropic_Thunder/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2008 20:16:39 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19140 Blades of Glory showed his company how fundamentally different the pipeline needs to be for visual effects in comedies. We follow up with more details and background in our online story.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tropic_Thunder/feed/ 0 In this week's fxpodcast, Mark Breakspear of CIS (formerly Rainmaker) discusses how Blades of Glory showed his company how fundamentally different the pipeline needs to be for visual effects in comedies. We follow up with more details and background i... In this week's fxpodcast, Mark Breakspear of CIS (formerly Rainmaker) discusses how Blades of Glory showed his company how fundamentally different the pipeline needs to be for visual effects in comedies. We follow up with more details and background in our online story. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:20 Labor Series Part Two: The Animation Guildhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/labor_series_part_two_the_animation_guild/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/labor_series_part_two_the_animation_guild/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:58:14 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19138 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/labor_series_part_two_the_animation_guild/feed/ 0 Animation Guild In this fxpodcast we speak with Steve Hulett, Business Representative for the The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. This is part of an ongoing series discussing the issues involved in labor laws, treatment of workers and general respect for visual effec... In this fxpodcast we speak with Steve Hulett, Business Representative for the The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. This is part of an ongoing series discussing the issues involved in labor laws, treatment of workers and general respect for visual effects in the industry. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:55 Siggraph 2008 Barcamphttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2008_Barcamp/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2008_Barcamp/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:47:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19136 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2008_Barcamp/feed/ 0 Recorded on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles at our traditional tradeshow Barcamp. We are joined by fxphd members to discuss what they have seen so far at Siggraph. Recorded on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles at our traditional tradeshow Barcamp. We are joined by fxphd members to discuss what they have seen so far at Siggraph. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:12 Journey to the Center of Stereo Gradinghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Journey_to_the_Center_of_Stereo_Grading/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Journey_to_the_Center_of_Stereo_Grading/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:50:33 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18974 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Journey_to_the_Center_of_Stereo_Grading/feed/ 0 We speak with stereo colorist Jeff Olm about grading and post considerations for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. We speak with stereo colorist Jeff Olm about grading and post considerations for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 48:47 Labor Series Part One: Unpaid Artistshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Labor_Series_Part_One_Unpaid_Artists/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Labor_Series_Part_One_Unpaid_Artists/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:36:53 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19134 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Labor_Series_Part_One_Unpaid_Artists/feed/ 0 In part one of a new series on Labor issues we talk with Dave Rand who has taken on the role as spokeperson for about 100 artists who worked on a film in Canada at Meteor Studios who were not paid for the last few months of work as the company filed ba... In part one of a new series on Labor issues we talk with Dave Rand who has taken on the role as spokeperson for about 100 artists who worked on a film in Canada at Meteor Studios who were not paid for the last few months of work as the company filed bankruptcy. This is an important story and a great conversation about the state of visual effects as a business. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 53:24 The Dark Knight on the Really Really Big Screenhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Dark_Knight_on_the_Really_Really_Big_Screen/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Dark_Knight_on_the_Really_Really_Big_Screen/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:09:27 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19132 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Dark_Knight_on_the_Really_Really_Big_Screen/feed/ 0 We chat with Double Negative vfx supervisor Paul Franklin about their work on the latest Batman flick, including special considerations for the IMAX release. We chat with Double Negative vfx supervisor Paul Franklin about their work on the latest Batman flick, including special considerations for the IMAX release. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 2 Motion Theoryhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/motion_theory/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/motion_theory/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2008 01:17:42 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19130 We speak with Nick Losq and Matt Winkel of Venice, California based studio Motion Theory.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/motion_theory/feed/ 0 Motion Theory We speak with Nick Losq and Matt Winkel of Venice, California based studio Motion Theory. We speak with Nick Losq and Matt Winkel of Venice, California based studio Motion Theory. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 28:40 New Deal Studios – Matthew Gratznerhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/new_deal_studios_-_matthew_gratzner/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/new_deal_studios_-_matthew_gratzner/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2008 15:31:15 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19128 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/new_deal_studios_-_matthew_gratzner/feed/ 0 new deal studios We speak with co-founder of New Deal Studios Matthew Gratzner about their work and the business. We speak with co-founder of New Deal Studios Matthew Gratzner about their work and the business. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 50:42 Chris Edwards on Pre-viz and the Third Floorhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Chris_Edwards_on_Pre-viz_and_the_Third_Floor/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Chris_Edwards_on_Pre-viz_and_the_Third_Floor/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:50:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19126 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Chris_Edwards_on_Pre-viz_and_the_Third_Floor/feed/ 0 We speak with Chris Edwards, CEO of Los Angeles-based Third Floor, about the pre-visualization work they do for films, commercials, and games. We speak with Chris Edwards, CEO of Los Angeles-based Third Floor, about the pre-visualization work they do for films, commercials, and games. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 45:52 Luma Pictureshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Luma_Pictures/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Luma_Pictures/#comments Sun, 15 Jun 2008 11:29:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19124 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Luma_Pictures/feed/ 0 We speak with Chris Sage of Luma Pictures about their work, their facility pipeline, and their tools. We speak with Chris Sage of Luma Pictures about their work, their facility pipeline, and their tools. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:56 Meet the Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolutionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Meet_the_Author_of_Droidmaker_George_Lucas_and_the_Digital_Revolution/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Meet_the_Author_of_Droidmaker_George_Lucas_and_the_Digital_Revolution/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:58:29 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19122 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Meet_the_Author_of_Droidmaker_George_Lucas_and_the_Digital_Revolution/feed/ 0 We talk to Michael Rubin about his book: DroidMAKER: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution. We talk to Michael Rubin about his book: DroidMAKER: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:12 ILM’s Fierce Ironman Suithttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILMs_Fierce_Ironman_Suit/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILMs_Fierce_Ironman_Suit/#comments Wed, 21 May 2008 14:46:20 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19120 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILMs_Fierce_Ironman_Suit/feed/ 0 A conversation with ILM visual effects supervisor Ben Snow about the work behind creating Ironman's suit. A conversation with ILM visual effects supervisor Ben Snow about the work behind creating Ironman's suit. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:11 Behind the HUD of Ironmanhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_the_HUD_of_Ironman/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_the_HUD_of_Ironman/#comments Fri, 09 May 2008 12:47:58 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19118 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Behind_the_HUD_of_Ironman/feed/ 0 We speak with Dav Rauch from The Orphanage. Rauch is a director, designer and visual effects supervisor who led the team that conceptualized and designed Ironman's Heads Up Display. We speak with Dav Rauch from The Orphanage. Rauch is a director, designer and visual effects supervisor who led the team that conceptualized and designed Ironman's Heads Up Display. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 32:04 NAB2008: Day Threehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Three/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Three/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:51:10 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19116 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Three/feed/ 0 Our last podcast from Las Vegas, covering finds from the show floor. Our last podcast from Las Vegas, covering finds from the show floor. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 51:05 NAB2008: Day Twohttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Two/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Two/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:51:11 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19114 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_Two/feed/ 0 Our annual roundtable from fxphd barcamp. We cover the announcements from RED, Eyeon, and more. Our annual roundtable from fxphd barcamp. We cover the announcements from RED, Eyeon, and more. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:33 NAB2008: Day Onehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_One/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_One/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:38:35 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19112 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2008_Day_One/feed/ 0 Coverage of the Autodesk Usergroup Meeting. Recorded Sunday evening before the start of NAB. Coverage of the Autodesk Usergroup Meeting. Recorded Sunday evening before the start of NAB. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:13 Getting the Most out of NAB 2008http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Getting_the_Most_out_of_NAB_2008/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Getting_the_Most_out_of_NAB_2008/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:23:06 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19110 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Getting_the_Most_out_of_NAB_2008/feed/ 0 We talk with organizers Chris Brown, Rochelle Winters, and Ben Kozuch about the off-the-showfloor highlights of the 2008 NAB Conference in Las Vegas. We talk with organizers Chris Brown, Rochelle Winters, and Ben Kozuch about the off-the-showfloor highlights of the 2008 NAB Conference in Las Vegas. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:30 The final fxpodcasthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_final_fxpodcast/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_final_fxpodcast/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:01 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19108 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_final_fxpodcast/feed/ 0 New directions for the crew at fxguide. Mike Seymour, Jeff Heusser and John Montgomery discuss life beyond fxguide. New directions for the crew at fxguide. Mike Seymour, Jeff Heusser and John Montgomery discuss life beyond fxguide. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 15:06 Local Hero Post: Indie DI Heroshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Local_Hero_Post_Indie_DI_Heros/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Local_Hero_Post_Indie_DI_Heros/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:49:44 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19106 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Local_Hero_Post_Indie_DI_Heros/feed/ 0 Owner Leandro Marini discusses the approach Local Hero has taken in providing a DI solution for the indie filmmaker, offering high quality at prices in line with their budgets. Owner Leandro Marini discusses the approach Local Hero has taken in providing a DI solution for the indie filmmaker, offering high quality at prices in line with their budgets. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:48 What’s Up with Imagineer’s Mogul?http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Whats_Up_with_Imagineers_Mogul/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Whats_Up_with_Imagineers_Mogul/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2008 20:16:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19104 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Whats_Up_with_Imagineers_Mogul/feed/ 0 We speak with Imagineer founder and CEO Allan Jaenicke about their new mogul vfx product line, to be introduced at NAB and rolled out over the next 18 months. We speak with Imagineer founder and CEO Allan Jaenicke about their new mogul vfx product line, to be introduced at NAB and rolled out over the next 18 months. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:22 Tim Baier on Stereoscopic 3Dhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tim_Baier_on_Stereoscopic_3D/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tim_Baier_on_Stereoscopic_3D/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:03:31 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19102 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tim_Baier_on_Stereoscopic_3D/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour chats with Tim Baier, a vfx supervisor and 3D researcher who now specializes in 3D stereo productions, about the history, technology and trends in the field. Mike Seymour chats with Tim Baier, a vfx supervisor and 3D researcher who now specializes in 3D stereo productions, about the history, technology and trends in the field. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:03 Madame Tutli Putli – The Eyes Have Ithttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Madame_Tutli_Putli_-_The_Eyes_Have_It/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Madame_Tutli_Putli_-_The_Eyes_Have_It/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:55:53 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19100 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Madame_Tutli_Putli_-_The_Eyes_Have_It/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks with artist Jason Walker, who created the effects in the animated film Madame Tutlie Putli. Mike Seymour talks with artist Jason Walker, who created the effects in the animated film Madame Tutlie Putli. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:13 Gareth Edwards on the VFX of Attila the Hunhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Gareth_Edwards_on_the_VFX_of_Attila_the_Hun/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Gareth_Edwards_on_the_VFX_of_Attila_the_Hun/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2008 14:27:06 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19098 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Gareth_Edwards_on_the_VFX_of_Attila_the_Hun/feed/ 0 A conversation with Gareth Edwards, director of Attila the Hun, about how he completed over 250 visual effects shots for the film using a combination of After Effects, Premiere, MochaAE, 3dsMax, and more. A conversation with Gareth Edwards, director of Attila the Hun, about how he completed over 250 visual effects shots for the film using a combination of After Effects, Premiere, MochaAE, 3dsMax, and more. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:24 Weta Digital and The Water Horsehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Digital_and_The_Water_Horse/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Digital_and_The_Water_Horse/#comments Sat, 19 Jan 2008 03:22:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19096 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Digital_and_The_Water_Horse/feed/ 0 Richard Frances-Moore on Weta Digital's work on creating and animating the hero CGI character of "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep". Richard Frances-Moore on Weta Digital's work on creating and animating the hero CGI character of "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep". Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:27 Aliens vs. Predator Requiemhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Aliens_vs._Predator_Requiem/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Aliens_vs._Predator_Requiem/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2007 09:37:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19094 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Aliens_vs._Predator_Requiem/feed/ 0 Greg and Colin Strause (The Brothers Strause) discuss their feature film directorial debut, Aliens vs. Predator Requiem. Also a preview of the new fxphd term. Greg and Colin Strause (The Brothers Strause) discuss their feature film directorial debut, Aliens vs. Predator Requiem. Also a preview of the new fxphd term. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 55:20 Strike a Dealhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Strike_a_Deal/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Strike_a_Deal/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:48:03 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19092 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Strike_a_Deal/feed/ 0 With the writer's strike entering its fifth week, a grass roots rally took place on December 9th in Los Angeles to encourage both sides to come to a quick resolution. In our online story and fxpodcast we discuss the rally, the strike, With the writer's strike entering its fifth week, a grass roots rally took place on December 9th in Los Angeles to encourage both sides to come to a quick resolution. In our online story and fxpodcast we discuss the rally, the strike, and how it impacts not simply the writers but the entire production/post-production pipeline and the community and families at large. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:00 Tin Man (Our 100th Episode)http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tin_Man_Our_100th_Episode/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tin_Man_Our_100th_Episode/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:13:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19090 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Tin_Man_Our_100th_Episode/feed/ 0 Tin Man, the modern twist on Wizard of Oz, required 1500 shots for 3 x 2hour miniseries. We talk to Anthem FX founder Lee Wilson the issues involved. It is also our 100th fxpodcast. Tin Man, the modern twist on Wizard of Oz, required 1500 shots for 3 x 2hour miniseries. We talk to Anthem FX founder Lee Wilson the issues involved. It is also our 100th fxpodcast. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 50:32 The WGA Strike: Post Perspectivehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_WGA_Strike_Post_Perspective/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_WGA_Strike_Post_Perspective/#comments Mon, 12 Nov 2007 01:08:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19088 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_WGA_Strike_Post_Perspective/feed/ 0 Post production clearly follows production, so what happens when production has no scripts to shoot? In this week's podcast we talk with David S. Cohen of Variety to get a post production perspective on the effect of the Writers Guild strike. Post production clearly follows production, so what happens when production has no scripts to shoot? In this week's podcast we talk with David S. Cohen of Variety to get a post production perspective on the effect of the Writers Guild strike. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 15:02 The Art of Wire Removalhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Art_of_Wire_Removal/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Art_of_Wire_Removal/#comments Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:02:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19086 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Art_of_Wire_Removal/feed/ 0 In our continuing and popular "Art of..." series, we tackle wire and rig removal. Far from being the most glamourous of visual effects, in reality wire removal is extremely challenging. We audit the current approaches and techniques of the craft. In our continuing and popular "Art of..." series, we tackle wire and rig removal. Far from being the most glamourous of visual effects, in reality wire removal is extremely challenging. We audit the current approaches and techniques of the craft. In this week's podcast, we speak with Aaron Rhode from The Orphanage about the complex 2D and 3D solutions for scenes with wires. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:08 Kerner Optical: The ex-ILM Model Shophttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kerner_Optical_The_ex-ILM_Model_Shop/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kerner_Optical_The_ex-ILM_Model_Shop/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2007 21:08:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19084 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Kerner_Optical_The_ex-ILM_Model_Shop/feed/ 0 This week, we speak with longtime Kerner Optical DOP Marty Rosenberg about the company's past history and plans for the future. This week, we speak with longtime Kerner Optical DOP Marty Rosenberg about the company's past history and plans for the future. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 37:09 RED Shoot Onehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/RED_Shoot_One/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/RED_Shoot_One/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:33:45 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19082 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/RED_Shoot_One/feed/ 0 The first fxguide test shoot with the newly released RED Camera is the topic of this podcast with Jeff Heusser and Mike Seymour. The first fxguide test shoot with the newly released RED Camera is the topic of this podcast with Jeff Heusser and Mike Seymour. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:01 Harry Potter: The Magic of Double Negativehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_the_magic_of_double_negative/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_the_magic_of_double_negative/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2007 08:38:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19080 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/harry_potter_the_magic_of_double_negative/feed/ 0 Dneg Harry Potter is one of the great publishing stories of our time and the Warner Brothers films have consistently produced Muggles gold. We provide our own Patronus to explain the true wizards behind Privet Lane, giants, and charms, Harry Potter is one of the great publishing stories of our time and the Warner Brothers films have consistently produced Muggles gold. We provide our own Patronus to explain the true wizards behind Privet Lane, giants, and charms, as well as go inside the Ministry this week in our fxpodcast with Double Negative's Paul Franklin. We also have notes from some other vfx shops involved in the movie. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:28 Siggraph 2007http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2007/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2007/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2007 08:18:03 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19078 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Siggraph_2007/feed/ 0 Get the inside scoop from Conference Chair Joe Marks on how to get the most out of the Siggraph 2007 conference in San Diego. Get the inside scoop from Conference Chair Joe Marks on how to get the most out of the Siggraph 2007 conference in San Diego. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:24 FF2 – Part 2 of our story on Fantastic Fourhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/FF2_-_Part_2_of_our_story_on_Fantastic_Four/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/FF2_-_Part_2_of_our_story_on_Fantastic_Four/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2007 05:52:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19076 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/FF2_-_Part_2_of_our_story_on_Fantastic_Four/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour interviews Jake Morrison, Visual Effects Supervisor for Hydraulx about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Mike Seymour interviews Jake Morrison, Visual Effects Supervisor for Hydraulx about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:03 Killer Schedules: Behind that Variety Storyhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Killer_Schedules_Behind_that_Variety_Story/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Killer_Schedules_Behind_that_Variety_Story/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:48:45 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19074 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Killer_Schedules_Behind_that_Variety_Story/feed/ 0 "Blockbusters Take Toll on f/x Shops" was the headline of a Variety article that has stirred much conversation in the visual effects world. In this week's fxpodcast we talk to the author of that article, David Cohen from Variety, "Blockbusters Take Toll on f/x Shops" was the headline of a Variety article that has stirred much conversation in the visual effects world. In this week's fxpodcast we talk to the author of that article, David Cohen from Variety, about the role of vfx and death of post schedules. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:26 Weta Surfershttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Surfers/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Surfers/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2007 10:43:13 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19072 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Weta_Surfers/feed/ 0 With Silver Surfer, Weta continues its amazing run of effects projects. The company consistently delivers year in and year out. While they were sharing the work load on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as is the pattern these days, With Silver Surfer, Weta continues its amazing run of effects projects. The company consistently delivers year in and year out. While they were sharing the work load on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as is the pattern these days, their current slate of production is nothing short of jaw dropping. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 19:12 A Look at Design with Picture Mill founder William Lebedahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_Design_with_Picture_Mill_founder_William_Lebeda/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_Design_with_Picture_Mill_founder_William_Lebeda/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:40:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19070 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_Design_with_Picture_Mill_founder_William_Lebeda/feed/ 0 Mike sits down for an indepth discussion on design issues, the role of titles and the nature of film trailer design with Picture Mill founder William Lebeda. Mike sits down for an indepth discussion on design issues, the role of titles and the nature of film trailer design with Picture Mill founder William Lebeda. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 42:53 Heroic Vfx : Stargate Digital and NBC’s Heroeshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Heroic_Vfx_Stargate_Digital_and_NBCs_Heroes/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Heroic_Vfx_Stargate_Digital_and_NBCs_Heroes/#comments Tue, 29 May 2007 23:39:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19068 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Heroic_Vfx_Stargate_Digital_and_NBCs_Heroes/feed/ 0 With over 1000 effects in the first season, Stargate Digital has just finished the first season of the NBC smash hit Heroes. We look behind the heroes to their visual effects artists and discover how the shows characters fly, regenerate, With over 1000 effects in the first season, Stargate Digital has just finished the first season of the NBC smash hit Heroes. We look behind the heroes to their visual effects artists and discover how the shows characters fly, regenerate, stop time and more. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:54 Shrek the Third: Ogreachievershttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shrek_the_Third_Ogreachievers/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shrek_the_Third_Ogreachievers/#comments Mon, 21 May 2007 12:18:50 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19066 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shrek_the_Third_Ogreachievers/feed/ 0 With a weekend opening of over $120US million, Shrek the Third continues the box office success of the franchise. In this fxpodcast, we speak with Larry Cutler and Matt Baer from PDI/Dreamworks including their insights into how working on a series of f... With a weekend opening of over $120US million, Shrek the Third continues the box office success of the franchise. In this fxpodcast, we speak with Larry Cutler and Matt Baer from PDI/Dreamworks including their insights into how working on a series of films changes the workflow. Our online story also contains a large gallery of images. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 45:39 Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel with a Causehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Stu_Maschwitz_DV_Rebel_with_a_Cause/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Stu_Maschwitz_DV_Rebel_with_a_Cause/#comments Mon, 14 May 2007 14:42:29 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19064 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Stu_Maschwitz_DV_Rebel_with_a_Cause/feed/ 0 This week, we speak with Stu Maschwitz, author of "The DV Rebel's Guide" and one of the co-founders of The Orphanage. This week, we speak with Stu Maschwitz, author of "The DV Rebel's Guide" and one of the co-founders of The Orphanage. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:40 Framestore CFC : Digital Intermediatehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Framestore_CFC_Digital_Intermediate/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Framestore_CFC_Digital_Intermediate/#comments Mon, 07 May 2007 19:25:56 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19062 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Framestore_CFC_Digital_Intermediate/feed/ 0 This week, we speak with colourist Asa Shoul and Executive Producer Jan Hogevold of Framestore CFC This week, we speak with colourist Asa Shoul and Executive Producer Jan Hogevold of Framestore CFC Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 32:13 NAB Podcast Number Fourhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Four/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Four/#comments Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:12:55 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19060 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Four/feed/ 0 Wrap up of the week at NAB, including news from the Foundry about Nuke, the search for non-CRT broadcast monitors, After Effects CS3, and more Wrap up of the week at NAB, including news from the Foundry about Nuke, the search for non-CRT broadcast monitors, After Effects CS3, and more Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 56:29 NAB Podcast Number Threehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Three/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Three/#comments Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:12:47 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19056 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Three/feed/ 0 For today's podcast we invited various guests as well a fxphd professors and postgrads to join us in a sort of bar camp where everyone reports back on what they saw on the show floor and discusses. We then collected the best of this exercise and bring ... For today's podcast we invited various guests as well a fxphd professors and postgrads to join us in a sort of bar camp where everyone reports back on what they saw on the show floor and discusses. We then collected the best of this exercise and bring you the results. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:36 NAB Podcast Number Twohttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Two/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Two/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:31:17 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19058 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB_Podcast_Number_Two/feed/ 0 Our second podcast from NAB, with guests Emery Wells and Scott Brook. We cover lots of items including Apple, Motor, the Red Camera, and a new joint venture between fxguide, Wells, and Brook. Our second podcast from NAB, with guests Emery Wells and Scott Brook. We cover lots of items including Apple, Motor, the Red Camera, and a new joint venture between fxguide, Wells, and Brook. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 15:33 Autodesk User Group and Party Podcasthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_User_Group_and_Party_Podcast/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_User_Group_and_Party_Podcast/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:35:59 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19054 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_User_Group_and_Party_Podcast/feed/ 0 Wrap up of Sunday's user group and our first NAB 2007 podcast, a "Live" podcast from the Autodesk Pool Party at Caesar's Palace. Let me tease you with these words - Standard Filesystem Volume. Not enough? How about batch in Smoke... Wrap up of Sunday's user group and our first NAB 2007 podcast, a "Live" podcast from the Autodesk Pool Party at Caesar's Palace. Let me tease you with these words - Standard Filesystem Volume. Not enough? How about batch in Smoke... or multilayer timeline in batch? Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:09 fxguide state of the unionhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxguide_state_of_the_union/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxguide_state_of_the_union/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:26:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19052 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxguide_state_of_the_union/feed/ 0 A roundtable with Mike, John, Tahl Niran, and Rose Draper about fxguide, fxphd, and what's coming at NAB A roundtable with Mike, John, Tahl Niran, and Rose Draper about fxguide, fxphd, and what's coming at NAB Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:08 Driving hard : Zoichttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Driving_hard_Zoic/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Driving_hard_Zoic/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2007 09:49:50 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19050 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Driving_hard_Zoic/feed/ 0 Fox presents a new TV show "Drive" featuring visual effects by Zoic Studios. We spoke to co-founder Loni Peristere about work on this and the companies amazing run in cutting edge episodic television effects from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fox presents a new TV show "Drive" featuring visual effects by Zoic Studios. We spoke to co-founder Loni Peristere about work on this and the companies amazing run in cutting edge episodic television effects from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Buffy to Battlestar Gallactica, 24 and now Drive. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:11 Red Update : Tedhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Update_Ted/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Update_Ted/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:25:12 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19048 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Update_Ted/feed/ 0 We speak to Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the Rebellion at the RED Digital Cinema Company about NAB, RED CODE RAW, the various options you can buy for the camera. We speak to Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the Rebellion at the RED Digital Cinema Company about NAB, RED CODE RAW, the various options you can buy for the camera. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:16 A Conversation with Dan Curryhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Dan_Curry/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Dan_Curry/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:56:25 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19046 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Dan_Curry/feed/ 0 Dan Curry pioneered high volume, high quality episodic television visual effects and as a result has been nominated for a visual effects Emmy fifteen times and won seven times. Dan Curry pioneered high volume, high quality episodic television visual effects and as a result has been nominated for a visual effects Emmy fifteen times and won seven times. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:58 300, Alien vs. Predator 2 and Hydraulxhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/300_Alien_vs._Predator_2_and_Hydraulx/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/300_Alien_vs._Predator_2_and_Hydraulx/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:26:10 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19044 300 and his first impressions of Alien vs Predator 2, having just come off set from co-directing the film.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/300_Alien_vs._Predator_2_and_Hydraulx/feed/ 0 We speak to Hydraulx co-founder Greg Strause about their amazing 3D work on 300 and his first impressions of Alien vs Predator 2, having just come off set from co-directing the film. We speak to Hydraulx co-founder Greg Strause about their amazing 3D work on 300 and his first impressions of Alien vs Predator 2, having just come off set from co-directing the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:20 Comic Horrors: Rocks, Statues and VanDykehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Comic_Horrors_Rocks_Statues_and_VanDyke/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Comic_Horrors_Rocks_Statues_and_VanDyke/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:22:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19042 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Comic_Horrors_Rocks_Statues_and_VanDyke/feed/ 0 In this podcast we talk to two of the companies behind some of the shots in Night at the Museum. When we heard that Dick Van Dyke was a not only a fan but VFX hobbyist, we could not resist asking the guys about what it was like to work with someone who... In this podcast we talk to two of the companies behind some of the shots in Night at the Museum. When we heard that Dick Van Dyke was a not only a fan but VFX hobbyist, we could not resist asking the guys about what it was like to work with someone who started by dancing through a cartoon with Walt, and recently diced with death with a T REX, we also cover bubble gum rocks and 'real' miniatures ! Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:07 Anticipating the Premiere of 300http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Anticipating_the_Premiere_of_300/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Anticipating_the_Premiere_of_300/#comments Sun, 25 Feb 2007 13:15:54 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19040 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Anticipating_the_Premiere_of_300/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour chats with Jeremy Hunt, founder of Screaming Death Monkey, about their work for the upcoming film 300. Mike Seymour chats with Jeremy Hunt, founder of Screaming Death Monkey, about their work for the upcoming film 300. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:13 ILM : Academy Sci-Tech Award Winnershttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILM_Academy_Sci-Tech_Award_Winners/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILM_Academy_Sci-Tech_Award_Winners/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:36:45 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19038 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/ILM_Academy_Sci-Tech_Award_Winners/feed/ 0 We talk to Steve Sullivan, Director Of Research and Development for Industrial Light and Magic, about development of OpenEXR and their in-house image-based modeling tool. We talk to Steve Sullivan, Director Of Research and Development for Industrial Light and Magic, about development of OpenEXR and their in-house image-based modeling tool. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:33 On Set with Deaths of Ian Director Dario Pianahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_Deaths_of_Ian_Director_Dario_Piana/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_Deaths_of_Ian_Director_Dario_Piana/#comments Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:45:06 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19036 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_Deaths_of_Ian_Director_Dario_Piana/feed/ 0 We speak on set with Director Dario Piana for an update on the production of the feature film Deaths of Ian. We speak on set with Director Dario Piana for an update on the production of the feature film Deaths of Ian. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 20:19 Conversation with Director/VFX Artist Jon Hollishttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Director_VFX_Artist_Jon_Hollis/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Director_VFX_Artist_Jon_Hollis/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2007 12:27:24 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19034 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Director_VFX_Artist_Jon_Hollis/feed/ 0 This week we talk to legendary London FX artist and director Jon Hollis of Nice Shirt Films, who was a co-founder of Smoke and Mirrors. This week we talk to legendary London FX artist and director Jon Hollis of Nice Shirt Films, who was a co-founder of Smoke and Mirrors. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 24:15 A Conversation with Autodesk’s New Systems Teamhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Autodesks_New_Systems_Team/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Autodesks_New_Systems_Team/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:29:42 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19032 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Autodesks_New_Systems_Team/feed/ 0 We speak with key individuals from the newly re-organized systems team in Montreal. They are involved in the development of Flame, Smoke, Lustre, Toxik and other applications. Bruno Sargeant, Jean-Luc Dery, Philippe Soeiro, Mark Jaszbereny, We speak with key individuals from the newly re-organized systems team in Montreal. They are involved in the development of Flame, Smoke, Lustre, Toxik and other applications. Bruno Sargeant, Jean-Luc Dery, Philippe Soeiro, Mark Jaszbereny, and Filippo Tampieri. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 4:26 Letters from Iwo Jima : Digital Domain Delivershttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Letters_from_Iwo_Jima_Digital_Domain_Delivers/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Letters_from_Iwo_Jima_Digital_Domain_Delivers/#comments Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:32:32 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19030 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Letters_from_Iwo_Jima_Digital_Domain_Delivers/feed/ 0 We speak with Darren Poe and Jeff Kim about Digital Domain's work on Letters from Iwo Jima. We speak with Darren Poe and Jeff Kim about Digital Domain's work on Letters from Iwo Jima. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 37:14 Ascent Media’s Digital Media Data Centerhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ascent_Medias_Digital_Media_Data_Center/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ascent_Medias_Digital_Media_Data_Center/#comments Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:15:49 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19028 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Ascent_Medias_Digital_Media_Data_Center/feed/ 0 Maximizing content lifespan with guest Tyler Leshney Maximizing content lifespan with guest Tyler Leshney Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:01 Children of Men : Hard Core Visual Effectshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Children_of_Men_Hard_Core_Visual_Effects/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Children_of_Men_Hard_Core_Visual_Effects/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:37:44 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19026 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Children_of_Men_Hard_Core_Visual_Effects/feed/ 0 We speak with David Vickery of Double Negative and Tim Webber of Framestore CFC about their work on the film. We speak with David Vickery of Double Negative and Tim Webber of Framestore CFC about their work on the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:20 Charlotte’s Web and Digital Pictures Illourahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlottes_Web_and_Digital_Pictures_Illoura/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlottes_Web_and_Digital_Pictures_Illoura/#comments Sun, 31 Dec 2006 11:27:43 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19024 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlottes_Web_and_Digital_Pictures_Illoura/feed/ 0 We speak with Digital Pictures Illoura about their work on the recent animated film Charlotte's Webb. We speak with Digital Pictures Illoura about their work on the recent animated film Charlotte's Webb. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 39:07 On Set with the VFX Supervisor of The Deaths of Ianhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_the_VFX_Supervisor_of_The_Deaths_of_Ian/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_the_VFX_Supervisor_of_The_Deaths_of_Ian/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2006 12:10:51 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19022 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/On_Set_with_the_VFX_Supervisor_of_The_Deaths_of_Ian/feed/ 0 We speak with the on-set vfx supervisor of The Deaths of Ian, Dennis Michelson. We speak with the on-set vfx supervisor of The Deaths of Ian, Dennis Michelson. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 18:40 Conversation with REALVIZ’s Luc Roberthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_REALVIZs_Luc_Robert/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_REALVIZs_Luc_Robert/#comments Sun, 10 Dec 2006 16:28:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19020 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_REALVIZs_Luc_Robert/feed/ 0 We chat with Luc Robert, co-founder of REALVIZ, about their recent release of Stitcher Unlimited DS. We chat with Luc Robert, co-founder of REALVIZ, about their recent release of Stitcher Unlimited DS. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:07 First Ever AFI Visual Effects Award Goes to Hunt Angelshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/First_Ever_AFI_Visual_Effects_Award_Goes_to_Hunt_Angels/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/First_Ever_AFI_Visual_Effects_Award_Goes_to_Hunt_Angels/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:18:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19018 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/First_Ever_AFI_Visual_Effects_Award_Goes_to_Hunt_Angels/feed/ 0 The first-ever Australian Film Institute awarded its first-ever Visual Effects Award to Rose Draper and Mike Seymour for their work on Hunt Angels. Seymour and Draper talk about their work on the film. The first-ever Australian Film Institute awarded its first-ever Visual Effects Award to Rose Draper and Mike Seymour for their work on Hunt Angels. Seymour and Draper talk about their work on the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:20 zyz studios Paint the Town Yellowhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/zyz_studios_Paint_the_Town_Yellow/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/zyz_studios_Paint_the_Town_Yellow/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:18:13 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19016 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/zyz_studios_Paint_the_Town_Yellow/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks with artists involved with the creation of a yellow pages tv commercial done at xyz studios. Mike Seymour talks with artists involved with the creation of a yellow pages tv commercial done at xyz studios. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:11 Fincher’s all digital feature: Zodiachttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Finchers_all_digital_feature_Zodiac/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Finchers_all_digital_feature_Zodiac/#comments Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:32:48 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19012 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Finchers_all_digital_feature_Zodiac/feed/ 0 Andreas Wacker and Angus Wall discuss techniques developed for the first major motion picture produced without using compressed tape formats or film. Andreas Wacker and Angus Wall discuss techniques developed for the first major motion picture produced without using compressed tape formats or film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 16:43 IBC Redux: Red, Blackmagic, Foundry, Gridiron and morehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC_Redux_Red_Blackmagic_Foundry_Gridiron_and_more/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC_Redux_Red_Blackmagic_Foundry_Gridiron_and_more/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:35:36 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19014 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/IBC_Redux_Red_Blackmagic_Foundry_Gridiron_and_more/feed/ 0 Podcast recapping IBC 2006, including sound bites from Ted Schilowitz and Graeme Natress of RED and Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design. Podcast recapping IBC 2006, including sound bites from Ted Schilowitz and Graeme Natress of RED and Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:16 Double Negative and Flyboyshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_and_Flyboys/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_and_Flyboys/#comments Sun, 24 Sep 2006 13:06:23 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19010 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_and_Flyboys/feed/ 0 We speak with Alex Wuttke and Jody Johnson from Double Negative about the 3D and 2D approaches and solutions to the film. We speak with Alex Wuttke and Jody Johnson from Double Negative about the 3D and 2D approaches and solutions to the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:11 Company 3 – DI Workflowhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Company_3_-_DI_Workflow/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Company_3_-_DI_Workflow/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:39:39 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19008 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Company_3_-_DI_Workflow/feed/ 0 We speak to Erik Rogers at Company 3 in Los Angeles about their use of DaVinci color correctors for transferring and DI. We speak to Erik Rogers at Company 3 in Los Angeles about their use of DaVinci color correctors for transferring and DI. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 34:50 MATRIX compositinghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/MATRIX_compositing/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/MATRIX_compositing/#comments Tue, 05 Sep 2006 07:09:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19006 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/MATRIX_compositing/feed/ 0 We speak with Dan Tatu of CHROME Imaging about their MATRIX compositing product, which provides color grading, compositing, painting, and more We speak with Dan Tatu of CHROME Imaging about their MATRIX compositing product, which provides color grading, compositing, painting, and more Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 41:21 Online vfx training: fxphdhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Online_vfx_training_fxphd/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Online_vfx_training_fxphd/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:10:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19004 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Online_vfx_training_fxphd/feed/ 0 In this week's podcast we take a look at our sister site fxphd.com, which provides online training for vfx artists. In this week's podcast we take a look at our sister site fxphd.com, which provides online training for vfx artists. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 40:36 World Trade Center – Being Faithfulhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_World_Trade_Center_i_-_Being_Faithful/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_World_Trade_Center_i_-_Being_Faithful/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2006 06:36:36 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19002 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_World_Trade_Center_i_-_Being_Faithful/feed/ 0 We speak with Pete Bebb, CG Supervisor, and Ryan Cook, Dynamics Supervisor, about Double Negative's work on the film. We speak with Pete Bebb, CG Supervisor, and Ryan Cook, Dynamics Supervisor, about Double Negative's work on the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 2:09 Object tracking : PFtrackhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Object_tracking_PFtrack/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Object_tracking_PFtrack/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2006 22:18:54 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=19000 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Object_tracking_PFtrack/feed/ 1 PFTrack, already established as a great 3D tracker, moved to provide a new level of functionality when it provided added object tracking in version 3.0. Now with version 3.5 this is refined even further. With Version 3.5 is due out soon, PFTrack, already established as a great 3D tracker, moved to provide a new level of functionality when it provided added object tracking in version 3.0. Now with version 3.5 this is refined even further. With Version 3.5 is due out soon, fxguide sat down with Richard Spöhrer Managing Director of PixelFarm to discuss the product in this week's podcast. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 19:03 Superman Returnshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_Superman_Returns_i/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_Superman_Returns_i/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2006 08:05:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18998 Superman Returns thanks to director Bryan Singer, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Stetson, and a large number of visual effects artists around the globe who worked to make the man of steel fly, see through walls, repel bullets and save the world. We cover this summer blockbuster in our one-year anniversary fxpodcast as well as in detail with our online story.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/i_Superman_Returns_i/feed/ 0 Superman Returns thanks to director Bryan Singer, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Stetson, and a large number of visual effects artists around the globe who worked to make the man of steel fly, see through walls, repel bullets and save the world. Superman Returns thanks to director Bryan Singer, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Stetson, and a large number of visual effects artists around the globe who worked to make the man of steel fly, see through walls, repel bullets and save the world. We cover this summer blockbuster in our one-year anniversary fxpodcast as well as in detail with our online story. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 44:57 Shake 4.1: Interview with Applehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.1_Interview_with_Apple/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.1_Interview_with_Apple/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:52:53 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18996 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.1_Interview_with_Apple/feed/ 0 Dion Scoppettuolo, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Apple's Shake, talks about the rumours and reality regarding the recent Shake announcement. Dion Scoppettuolo, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Apple's Shake, talks about the rumours and reality regarding the recent Shake announcement. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:37 The Deaths of Ian: Stan Winston Studios at fxguidehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Deaths_of_Ian_Stan_Winston_Studios_at_fxguide/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Deaths_of_Ian_Stan_Winston_Studios_at_fxguide/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2006 08:40:35 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18994 The Deaths of Ian.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Deaths_of_Ian_Stan_Winston_Studios_at_fxguide/feed/ 0 We chat with Mike Pryor, Head of Digital Production, about The Deaths of Ian. We chat with Mike Pryor, Head of Digital Production, about The Deaths of Ian. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 18:21 Xmen 3 : Extreme Makeoverhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Xmen_3_Extreme_Makeover/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Xmen_3_Extreme_Makeover/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:48:19 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18992 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Xmen_3_Extreme_Makeover/feed/ 0 We talk to Greg Strause of Lola and Hydraulx, as well as visual effects supervisor John Bruno, about work on Xmen 3 We talk to Greg Strause of Lola and Hydraulx, as well as visual effects supervisor John Bruno, about work on Xmen 3 Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 31:13 The DaVinci Code and Double Negativehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_DaVinci_Code_and_Double_Negative/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_DaVinci_Code_and_Double_Negative/#comments Mon, 22 May 2006 12:22:51 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18990 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_DaVinci_Code_and_Double_Negative/feed/ 0 Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 29:41 Mr. X Scares up Effects for Silent Hillhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_Scares_up_Effects_for_i_Silent_Hill_i/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_Scares_up_Effects_for_i_Silent_Hill_i/#comments Sat, 13 May 2006 12:47:35 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18988 Silent Hill.]]> http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_Scares_up_Effects_for_i_Silent_Hill_i/feed/ 0 A conversation with Evan Jacobs about the visual effects done by Mr. X for the feature filme Silent Hill. A conversation with Evan Jacobs about the visual effects done by Mr. X for the feature filme Silent Hill. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 25:20 ‘Poseidon’ Fluid Simulations and ILM Visual Effectshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Poseidon_Fluid_Simulations_and_ILM_Visual_Effects/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Poseidon_Fluid_Simulations_and_ILM_Visual_Effects/#comments Mon, 08 May 2006 09:03:05 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18986 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Poseidon_Fluid_Simulations_and_ILM_Visual_Effects/feed/ 0 A look at some of the visual effects behind the blockbuster 'Poseidon' movie. A look at some of the visual effects behind the blockbuster 'Poseidon' movie. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:05 Red Camera : A Peak Behind the Curtainhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Camera_A_Peak_Behind_the_Curtain/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Camera_A_Peak_Behind_the_Curtain/#comments Fri, 05 May 2006 10:17:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18984 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Red_Camera_A_Peak_Behind_the_Curtain/feed/ 0 Following up from last week's very successful podcasts is the rest of the interview with Red Camera's Ted Schilowitz - so called Leader of the Rebellion. Following up from last week's very successful podcasts is the rest of the interview with Red Camera's Ted Schilowitz - so called Leader of the Rebellion. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 23:22 NAB2006 Report – Wednesday April 26http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Wednesday_April_26/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Wednesday_April_26/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:18:15 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18982 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Wednesday_April_26/feed/ 0 In our final podcast from NAB, we explore some of the less obvious gems of the show and discuss the relevance of NAB as an event. In our final podcast from NAB, we explore some of the less obvious gems of the show and discuss the relevance of NAB as an event. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:42 NAB2006 Report – Tuesday April 25http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Tuesday_April_25/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Tuesday_April_25/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:16:33 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18980 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Tuesday_April_25/feed/ 0 Roundtable and interviews covering: The Red Camera, Apple developments and SDK DVD produced by fxphd, Plug-ins, Filmlight, Gum... Roundtable and interviews covering: The Red Camera, Apple developments and SDK DVD produced by fxphd, Plug-ins, Filmlight, Gum... Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 1:46 NAB2006 Report – Monday April 24http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Monday_April_24/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Monday_April_24/#comments Mon, 24 Apr 2006 01:16:40 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18978 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NAB2006_Report_-_Monday_April_24/feed/ 0 Coverage of the annual Autodesk user group meeting and information about our new sister site, fxphd. Coverage of the annual Autodesk user group meeting and information about our new sister site, fxphd. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 45:20 Digital Intermediate Colour Gradinghttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Intermediate_Colour_Grading/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Intermediate_Colour_Grading/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2006 10:41:59 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18976 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Intermediate_Colour_Grading/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour covers the ins and outs of digital grading with colourist Warren Lynch. Mike Seymour covers the ins and outs of digital grading with colourist Warren Lynch. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:32 Autodesk Master Classes at NAB 2006http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_Master_Classes_at_NAB_2006/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_Master_Classes_at_NAB_2006/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:17:31 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18972 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Autodesk_Master_Classes_at_NAB_2006/feed/ 0 We speak with Jake Parker and Michael Ruzicka about their presentations at the flame and smoke master classes being held at NAB this year. We speak with Jake Parker and Michael Ruzicka about their presentations at the flame and smoke master classes being held at NAB this year. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:32 The Job Searchhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Job_Search/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Job_Search/#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:44:52 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18970 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Job_Search/feed/ 1 We speak with Teresa Hall of Muse recruitment about how vfx artists can best present themselves to prospective employers. We speak with Teresa Hall of Muse recruitment about how vfx artists can best present themselves to prospective employers. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 23:00 After Effects 7 32-bit Workflowhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/After_Effects_7_32-bit_Workflow/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/After_Effects_7_32-bit_Workflow/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2006 19:57:50 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18968 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/After_Effects_7_32-bit_Workflow/feed/ 0 A conversation with Stu Maschwitz of the Orphanage about using a 32-bit linear color workflow in AE. Maschwitz has been an evangelist for using After Effects for high end projects. A conversation with Stu Maschwitz of the Orphanage about using a 32-bit linear color workflow in AE. Maschwitz has been an evangelist for using After Effects for high end projects. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 47:34 Matte Painting Part 4: The Futurehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_4_The_Future/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_4_The_Future/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2006 14:13:41 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18966 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_4_The_Future/feed/ 0 A conversation with Alp Altiner. A conversation with Alp Altiner. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:43 Conversation with Bill Collis of The Foundryhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Bill_Collis_of_The_Foundry/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Bill_Collis_of_The_Foundry/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2006 00:35:35 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18964 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Bill_Collis_of_The_Foundry/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks with Dr. Bill Collis, Head of Research at the London-based Founrdy. The Foundry develop the Furnace, Keylight, Tinder, and Anvil plugins. Mike Seymour talks with Dr. Bill Collis, Head of Research at the London-based Founrdy. The Foundry develop the Furnace, Keylight, Tinder, and Anvil plugins. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:09 A Look at After Effects 7.0http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_After_Effects_7.0/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_After_Effects_7.0/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:08:33 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18962 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Look_at_After_Effects_7.0/feed/ 0 We talk with Steve Kilisky and David Simons of Adobe about the recent release of After Effects 7. We talk with Steve Kilisky and David Simons of Adobe about the recent release of After Effects 7. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 35:40 Matte Painting Part 3 : The Arthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_3_The_Art/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_3_The_Art/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2006 03:43:15 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18960 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_Part_3_The_Art/feed/ 0 Examining the art and beauty of matte painting with senior matte painter Wayne Hagg Examining the art and beauty of matte painting with senior matte painter Wayne Hagg Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:53 Matte Painting with Gerhard Mozsihttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_with_Gerhard_Mozsi/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_with_Gerhard_Mozsi/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2006 20:06:21 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18958 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Matte_Painting_with_Gerhard_Mozsi/feed/ 0 We speak with matte painter Gerhard Mozsi about his craft and his use of Adobe Photoshop to create both photoreal as well as concept art. We speak with matte painter Gerhard Mozsi about his craft and his use of Adobe Photoshop to create both photoreal as well as concept art. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:23 Visual Effect Society’s Eric Rothhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effect_Societys_Eric_Roth/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effect_Societys_Eric_Roth/#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2006 20:41:44 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18956 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Visual_Effect_Societys_Eric_Roth/feed/ 0 Discussion of credits, shows, awards, and the growing importance of the VES Discussion of credits, shows, awards, and the growing importance of the VES Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 30:03 Conversation with Mark Ruffhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Mark_Ruff/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Mark_Ruff/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:06:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18954 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Conversation_with_Mark_Ruff/feed/ 0 This week, we speak with Mark Ruff, a photographer who specialises in frozen moment multi-camera time splices. After many years with a film rig and then a digital rig, Mark has developed a near real-time system. This week, we speak with Mark Ruff, a photographer who specialises in frozen moment multi-camera time splices. After many years with a film rig and then a digital rig, Mark has developed a near real-time system. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 28:46 Writing for Effects: Red Dwarfhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Writing_for_Effects_Red_Dwarf/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Writing_for_Effects_Red_Dwarf/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:03:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18952 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Writing_for_Effects_Red_Dwarf/feed/ 0 As it is almost Christmas we figured we'd explore a different side of visual effects and talk to someone who creates the scripts and characters that we daily need to film and composite. We decided to talk to an entremely successful writer and producer. As it is almost Christmas we figured we'd explore a different side of visual effects and talk to someone who creates the scripts and characters that we daily need to film and composite. We decided to talk to an entremely successful writer and producer. Doug Naylor is a funny guy, he writes funny comedy, but the business of writing for visual effects - especially for a tight budget, cult classic - with global appeal is a tough job. This week, Doug Naylor k Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 26:45 NUKE in a state of FLUXhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NUKE_in_a_state_of_FLUX/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NUKE_in_a_state_of_FLUX/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2005 12:36:28 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18950 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/NUKE_in_a_state_of_FLUX/feed/ 0 Nuke 4.5 in production. In this week's podcast we talk to Jonathan Egstad, visual effects supervisor for the Paramount release "Aeon Flux" starring Charlize Theron. For our online story we chatted to Gary Meyer, Nuke 4.5 in production. In this week's podcast we talk to Jonathan Egstad, visual effects supervisor for the Paramount release "Aeon Flux" starring Charlize Theron. For our online story we chatted to Gary Meyer, Nuke Product Specialist about the details of the 4.5 release. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 27:19 Checking in With Toxik 1.1http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Checking_in_With_Toxik_1.1/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Checking_in_With_Toxik_1.1/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2005 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18944 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Checking_in_With_Toxik_1.1/feed/ 0 In this week's podcast, we check in for an update on Toxik with Autodesk's Chris Vienneau, who is the product manager for the application. In this week's podcast, we check in for an update on Toxik with Autodesk's Chris Vienneau, who is the product manager for the application. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:46 A Primatte Primerhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Primatte_Primer/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Primatte_Primer/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:19:56 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18948 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Primatte_Primer/feed/ 0 We interview Scott Gross of IMAGICA Corporation of America, developers of the Primatte keying plug-in. We interview Scott Gross of IMAGICA Corporation of America, developers of the Primatte keying plug-in. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 19:25 Flame and Inferno on Linuxhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Flame_and_Inferno_on_Linux/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Flame_and_Inferno_on_Linux/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2005 14:40:14 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18946 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Flame_and_Inferno_on_Linux/feed/ 0 We speak with Bill Roberts of Autodesk about he recent Linux product announcements. We speak with Bill Roberts of Autodesk about he recent Linux product announcements. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 20:11 Fusion Cooking with Version 5http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fusion_Cooking_with_Version_5/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fusion_Cooking_with_Version_5/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:07:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18942 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Fusion_Cooking_with_Version_5/feed/ 0 After more than a year of development, Eyeon Software's Fusion 5 began shipping over the last several weeks. The new version boasts numerous improvements, the highlight of which is a new 3D compositing environment in the procedural workflow. After more than a year of development, Eyeon Software's Fusion 5 began shipping over the last several weeks. The new version boasts numerous improvements, the highlight of which is a new 3D compositing environment in the procedural workflow. In this week's fxpodcast we speak with Isaac Guenard, Senior Product Manager for Eyeon, about the new features in the software and how they have been received by the users. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 26:01 Mr. X and The Greatest Game Ever Compositedhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_and_The_Greatest_Game_Ever_Composited/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_and_The_Greatest_Game_Ever_Composited/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2005 18:41:02 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18940 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Mr._X_and_The_Greatest_Game_Ever_Composited/feed/ 0 We speak with Aaron Weintraub from Mr. X in Toronto, Canada. The facility completed over 150 visual effects shots for the film. We speak with Aaron Weintraub from Mr. X in Toronto, Canada. The facility completed over 150 visual effects shots for the film. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 25:29 Shake 4.0 SDKhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.0_SDK/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.0_SDK/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2005 15:24:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18938 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Shake_4.0_SDK/feed/ 0 A look at the Apple 4.0 Shake SDK with Dion Scoppettuolo, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Shake and Motion. A look at the Apple 4.0 Shake SDK with Dion Scoppettuolo, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Shake and Motion. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 20:08 Cinefex: 25 Yearshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Cinefex_25_Years/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Cinefex_25_Years/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2005 07:06:28 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18936 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Cinefex_25_Years/feed/ 0 In this week's podcast we talk to Don Shay, the publisher of the world's leading authority and publication of record for the visual effects industry: Cinefex. In this week's podcast we talk to Don Shay, the publisher of the world's leading authority and publication of record for the visual effects industry: Cinefex. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:00 Smoke 7 Roundtablehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Smoke_7_Roundtable/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Smoke_7_Roundtable/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2005 00:17:06 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18934 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Smoke_7_Roundtable/feed/ 0 In this week's fxpodcast, we discuss the recent release of Autodesk's Smoke 7 editing product. Our two guests were beta testers for the release and are able to provide insight into the product as they have been using the product for months. In this week's fxpodcast, we discuss the recent release of Autodesk's Smoke 7 editing product. Our two guests were beta testers for the release and are able to provide insight into the product as they have been using the product for months. We also talk about Smoke's support for the Final Cut Pro XML standard with Stephane Labrie of Autodesk. What exactly is XML and is it simply an industry buzzword for a text file? Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 44:43 Motion 2.0: fxPlug and Morehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Motion_2.0_fxPlug_and_More/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Motion_2.0_fxPlug_and_More/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:32:49 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18932 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Motion_2.0_fxPlug_and_More/feed/ 0 We concentrate on the fxPlug SDK in Motion 2, as well as highlight a new set of Motion DVD templates. Guests are Ben Syverson - developer of DVMatte Blast, Sean Safreed -- partner at Red Giant Software, and Simon Maziak -- creator of MotionVFX DVD temp... We concentrate on the fxPlug SDK in Motion 2, as well as highlight a new set of Motion DVD templates. Guests are Ben Syverson - developer of DVMatte Blast, Sean Safreed -- partner at Red Giant Software, and Simon Maziak -- creator of MotionVFX DVD templates. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 52:51 Digital Film Tools Pluginshttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Film_Tools_Plugins/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Film_Tools_Plugins/#comments Sun, 18 Sep 2005 17:51:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18930 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Digital_Film_Tools_Plugins/feed/ 0 Marco Paolini is a compositor and president of Digital Film Tools, a company that creates production proven plugins. Noteworthy for their digital simulation of optical filter, effects and camera effects, they also include a range of compositing tools d... Marco Paolini is a compositor and president of Digital Film Tools, a company that creates production proven plugins. Noteworthy for their digital simulation of optical filter, effects and camera effects, they also include a range of compositing tools developed in the firing line of feature film production at Digital Film Works. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 26:16 The Big Adhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Big_Ad/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Big_Ad/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2005 16:21:11 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18928 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/The_Big_Ad/feed/ 0 One of the most successful viral ad campaigns of recent times is Carlton Draught's Big Ad. In this weeks podcast we discuss the spot with Andrew Jackson, the visual effects supervsior from Animal Logic in Sydney. One of the most successful viral ad campaigns of recent times is Carlton Draught's Big Ad. In this weeks podcast we discuss the spot with Andrew Jackson, the visual effects supervsior from Animal Logic in Sydney. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 11:57 2005 Emmy Visual Effects Bakeoffhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2005_Emmy_Visual_Effects_Bakeoff/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2005_Emmy_Visual_Effects_Bakeoff/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2005 08:09:32 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18926 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/2005_Emmy_Visual_Effects_Bakeoff/feed/ 0 In this week's podcast we talk to one team from each of the two visual effects categories for this year's Emmys as well as discuss the first-ever bake off. In this week's podcast we talk to one team from each of the two visual effects categories for this year's Emmys as well as discuss the first-ever bake off. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 2:39 Charlie and The Chocolate Factoryhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlie_and_The_Chocolate_Factory/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlie_and_The_Chocolate_Factory/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2005 01:48:37 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18924 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Charlie_and_The_Chocolate_Factory/feed/ 0 We take an over view of this great film and then burn down on one sequence for an in depth look. Interviews with people at MPC, Framestore-CFC and Cinesite. We take an over view of this great film and then burn down on one sequence for an in depth look. Interviews with people at MPC, Framestore-CFC and Cinesite. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 54:04 Sohonet – Dedicated to Connected Posthttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sohonet_-_Dedicated_to_Connected_Post/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sohonet_-_Dedicated_to_Connected_Post/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:33:26 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18922 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Sohonet_-_Dedicated_to_Connected_Post/feed/ 0 London-based Sohonet has targeted the the media and film industries by providing tools and a network that can carry massive files, quickly and at very low cost. In this week's fxpodcast, Mike Seymour gets the details from Dave Scammel, London-based Sohonet has targeted the the media and film industries by providing tools and a network that can carry massive files, quickly and at very low cost. In this week's fxpodcast, Mike Seymour gets the details from Dave Scammel, Managing Director for Sohonet. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 25:00 Art of HDR – A Conversation with Paul Debevechttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Art_of_HDR_-_A_Conversation_with_Paul_Debevec/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Art_of_HDR_-_A_Conversation_with_Paul_Debevec/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2005 10:57:52 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18920 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Art_of_HDR_-_A_Conversation_with_Paul_Debevec/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour interviews the father of HDR imagery, Paul Debevec, to learn how he invented HDR and what his latest research is investigating - with amazing results. Mike Seymour interviews the father of HDR imagery, Paul Debevec, to learn how he invented HDR and what his latest research is investigating - with amazing results. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 33:49 Double Negative Breaks Down Batman Begins – Pt 2http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_2/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_2/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:40:56 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18918 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_2/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part two of two. Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part two of two. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 36:57 Double Negative Breaks Down Batman Begins – Pt 1http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_1/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_1/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:48:08 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18916 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Double_Negative_Breaks_Down_Batman_Begins_-_Pt_1/feed/ 0 Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part one of two. Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part one of two. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 21:51 A52 Shows How Just One Man can be Massivehttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A52_Shows_How_Just_One_Man_can_be_Massive/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A52_Shows_How_Just_One_Man_can_be_Massive/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:25:38 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18910 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A52_Shows_How_Just_One_Man_can_be_Massive/feed/ 0 Massive software is well known for its epic shots in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with the release of Massive 2.0 - we asked just how practical is it to use Massive in a 'normal' TV Ad spot? In this week's podcast we talk to A52's 3D team leader... Massive software is well known for its epic shots in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with the release of Massive 2.0 - we asked just how practical is it to use Massive in a 'normal' TV Ad spot? In this week's podcast we talk to A52's 3D team leader Craig Xray Halperin, about what it took for A52 to go from not even having the software to creating 10,000 agents celebrating two Clydesdale horse teams meeting in St.Louis on the 4th of July. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 12:33 A Conversation with Marc Petithttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Marc_Petit/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Marc_Petit/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2005 12:55:16 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18912 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/A_Conversation_with_Marc_Petit/feed/ 0 We sit down with Marc Petit, Vice President Product Development and Operations, and discuss NAB, Toxik, the state of the current software, and his thoughts about Apple's recent moves. We sit down with Marc Petit, Vice President Product Development and Operations, and discuss NAB, Toxik, the state of the current software, and his thoughts about Apple's recent moves. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 22:13 Furious FX and Mr. & Mrs. Smithhttp://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Furious_FX_and_Mr._and_Mrs._Smith/ http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Furious_FX_and_Mr._and_Mrs._Smith/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2005 01:00:22 +0000 http://www.fxguide.com/?post_type=fxpodcasts&p=18914 http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/Furious_FX_and_Mr._and_Mrs._Smith/feed/ 0 In our first fxPodcast, Mike Seymour chatted with Scott Dougherty and David Lingenfelser about the company's work on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In our first fxPodcast, Mike Seymour chatted with Scott Dougherty and David Lingenfelser about the company's work on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour no 15:34