fxpodcast #311: Prof. Hao Li, the new head of USC ICT Graphics

September 1, 2016

We talk to the insanely talented new head of USC ICT Graphics, Prof. Hao Li.

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fxpodcast #310: Proof’s Ron Frankel + Beyond Trek’s Previs

August 15, 2016

We talk Previs with Ron Frankel : what are the challenges, where is it going and just what is the best ‘quality’ to show a director.

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fxpodcast #309: Game of Thrones: those crazy bastards…

August 1, 2016

We turn our attention to the Emmys and the Game of Thrones nominated work done by Iloura in the “Battle of the Bastards” episode.

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fxpodcast #308: Siggraph Preview & Pixar Piper

July 20, 2016

After a discussion about what we are looking forward to at Siggraph 2016 we speak with Alan Barillaro, Director of the latest short from Pixar, “Piper”.

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fxpodcast #307: Paul Debevec, USC ICT at SIGGRAPH (Exclusive)

July 11, 2016

In depth discussion with Dr Paul Debevec about the latest USC ICT SIGGRAPH work, doing even more accurate lighting capture and the new multi-spectral Light Stage. (Click through for Video and images).

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fxpodcast #306: Scanline & Independence Day: Resurgence

June 27, 2016

We talk to Scanline vfx supervisors Bryan Grill and Mohsen Mousavi about Independence Day: Resurgence and their incredible effects and animation pipeline.

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fxpodcast #305: Facing those Turtles

June 13, 2016

We talk to Pablo Helman, ILM vfx supervisor for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, about their face pipeline.

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fxpodcast #304: Alice Through the Looking Glass

June 2, 2016

This week we talk to Jay Redd visual effects supervisor on the new Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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fxpodcast #303: UK Union update

May 20, 2016

An update on the UK effort to unionize. Joe Pavlo and Paul Evans (BECTU) join us to discuss what has been done, what needs to happen and why.

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fxpodcast #302: The Jungle Book

April 27, 2016

Mike Seymour talks with visual effects supervisor Rob Legato about how they brought the world of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book to life.

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fxpodcast #301: Lytro Cinema

April 11, 2016

At NAB, Lytro has announced their revolutionary new Light Field camera for film and television, the Lytro Cinema camera. John Montgomery gets the details from Lytro’s Jon Karafin.

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fxpodcast #300: Haarm-Pieter Duiker

March 30, 2016

Mike talks with Haarm-Pieter Duiker, who has worked on amazing projects from the Light Stage 1 to the Matrix films, ..from ACEScg and to the latest EPIC Games GDC demo.

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fxpodcast #299: Sci-Tech Awards – MARI

February 8, 2016

We talk to The Foundry’s Jack Greasley about the Sci-Tech Award for MARI to be awarded this year.

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fxpodcast #298: Weta Digital on their digital Paul Walker

December 6, 2015

Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri on the challenges of crafting a digital Paul Walker in Furious 7.

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fxpodcast #297: Masters of FX, the book!

November 22, 2015

fxguide writer Ian Failes has written a book profiling 16 superstar effects supervisors, called Masters of FX. We find out what’s inside.

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fxpodcast #296: Real-time expression transfer – SIGGRAPH Asia preview

October 25, 2015

We explore the algorithms behind this incredible video from SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.

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fxpodcast #296: Scorched Trails: Maze Runner Director Wes Ball

September 17, 2015

This week we speak to Director Wes Ball about his new film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, including VFX, Dolby Vision grading and sound mixing.

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fxpodcast #295: DigiPro preview with DreamWorks Animation

July 28, 2015

We preview the DigiPro event in a discussion with Sven Pohle on DreamWorks Animation’s Facial Motion and Deformation System.

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fxpodcast #294: Making the 360 degree short HELP

June 22, 2015

How The Mill collaborated with Google ATAP and director Justin Lin on the Google Spotlight 360 degree Story ‘HELP’.

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fxpodcast #293: Mad Max: Fury Road

May 29, 2015

In-depth with Fury Road visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and colorist Eric Whipp on the challenges of bringing George Miller’s film to life.

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fxpodcast #292: Seeing Vision with Lola

May 4, 2015

Lola VFX discuss their facial work behind the character of Vision in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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fxpodcast #291: Framestore and VR

March 19, 2015

This week we talk to Mike Woods, founder of Framestore’s Digital Department and their dedicated VR Studio.

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fxpodcast #290: Chappie

March 8, 2015

Mike Seymour talks to Chappie visual effects supervisor Chris Harvey, discussing the work by Image Engine and Weta Workshop for the new Neill Blomkamp film.

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fxpodcast #289: SciTechs – finite element, DMM & Kali

February 5, 2015

We talk to the three recipients of a SciTech award for finite element analysis, DMM and Kali innovations in computer graphics and visual effects.

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fxpodcast #288: Cinefex’s Don Shay says goodbye after 35 years

January 20, 2015

We talk to long-time Cinefex publisher Don Shay, who has announced he has retired from the renowned VFX industry magazine.

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fxpodcast #287: Agent Carter vfx supe Sheena Duggal

January 6, 2015

We speak to Agent Carter visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal about realizing the Marvel show’s VFX.

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fxpodcast #286: Paul Franklin on Interstellar

December 15, 2014

Interstellar visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin discusses the science, technology and art behind the incredible Christopher Nolan film.

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fxpodcast #285: Digital human league

November 3, 2014

This week we talk to Chaos Group’s Christopher Nichols about the creation of a Digital Human League with key VFX industry members aimed at further research and discussion into synthetic human faces.

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fxpodcast #284: Wes Ball on The Maze Runner

October 27, 2014

We talk to director (and fxphd Prof) Wes Ball, about the creation of his hit film The Maze Runner. As you will hear Wes is just days away from filming the sequel.

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fxpodcast #283: SIGGRAPH Asia keynote Scott Ross

October 19, 2014

We talk to Scott Ross who will be a keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, discussing ‘Can Asia become Hollywood?’.

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