fxpodcast #256: SIGGRAPH 2013 – Tuesday Report

July 24, 2013

Mike and Jeff report from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor on Tuesday.

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fxpodcast #255: SIGGRAPH 2013 – Monday Report

July 23, 2013

A special fxpodcast from SIGGRAPH 2013, Mike Seymour and Jeff Heusser report from conference sessions and an exclusive announcement from Pixar and The Foundry about Katana and RenderMan.

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fxpodcast #254: Fabric Engine’s Creation Platform

July 22, 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.

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fxpodcast #253: Feasibility Study on Subsidies

July 15, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #252: DigiPro preview – Dneg’s fluid sims research

July 9, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #251: Man of Steel and the tech of Krypton

June 24, 2013

This week as part of our extensive MOS coverage, we talk to Weta vfx supervisor Dan Lemmon about Man of Steel.

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fxpodcast #250: Star Trek: Into Darkness – ILM’s comp pipeline

May 21, 2013

In this week’s show Mike talks to ILM’s Jay Cooper, compositing supervisor, about the comp pipeline on Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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fxpodcast #249: Iron Man 3 – Erik Nash, DD

May 6, 2013

This week we talk to Digital Domain’s visual effects supervisor Erik Nash about the blockbuster Iron Man 3 from director Shane Black.

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fxpodcast #248: Oblivion

April 22, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #247: NAB 2013 roadtrip recap

April 13, 2013

It’s the annual post-NAB recap with Jeff, John, and Mike…recorded on the way back to LA from Vegas.

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fxpodcast #246: Oz – bringing China Girl to life: onset & animated

March 11, 2013

Mike Seymour speaks to VFX supe Scott Stokdyk, digital effects supe Francisco DeJesus and puppeteer Phillip Huber, the team behind China Girl from Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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fxpodcast #245: VFX roundtable – Scott Squires, Scott Ross, David Rand

February 28, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #244: Film and game convergence

February 25, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #243: Life of Pi VFX supe Bill Westenhofer

February 10, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #242: VFX legend Bill Taylor

February 4, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #241: Sci-tech winner: Mocha

January 28, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #240: VES Award nominee Eran Dinur

January 21, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #239: KATANA SciTech Oscar, Steve LaVietes

January 13, 2013

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.

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fxpodcast #238: Creature Animation: Gollum, Goblins & 48fps

December 17, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #237: Carl Rosendahl, from PDI to the future of VFX

December 3, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #236: Adam Howard VFX Supervisor

November 25, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #235: Skyfall vfx supe Steve Begg

November 21, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #234: Andy Beach on digital video

November 11, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #233: Flame 20th Edition

November 2, 2012

We speak with Autodesk lead product designer Philippe Soeiro about the brand new 20th Anniversary Edition release of Flame.

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fxpodcast #232: Cloud Atlas and Rise FX

October 31, 2012

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

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fxpodcast #231: PDI co-founder Richard Chuang

October 18, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #230: The Dark Knight Rises

October 4, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #229: Foundry/Luxology roundtable

September 25, 2012

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).

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fxpodcast #228: ICT’s Abhijeet Ghosh

September 17, 2012

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.

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fxpodcast #227 – Effects DOP Marty Rosenberg

September 6, 2012

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).

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