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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Visual Effects Panel w/ILM
April 22, 2016 @ 2:30 am
Force Awakens VFX Panel
Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH invite you to the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Visual Effects Panel with Industrial Light & Magic.
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Supervisor Panel
Colin Benoit – Layout Supervisor
Todd Vaziri – Lead Compositor
Dan Lobl – CG Lighting Supervisor
Dan Pearson – FX Supervisor
Crane Beach (Tech Talk) room
Google Building CL2, 1st Floor
1200 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA 94043
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Join here (student members free)
7:30 Snacks & networking
Please arrive before 8:00 due to security
Catch a glimpse behind the visual effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A group of supervisors from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will discuss their process from layout to lighting to fx to compositing. Topics will include the use of ILM's proprietary software for matching practical light sabers and blasters, updated techniques for image-based lighting, a new fx solver created specifically for the film, and tools for streamlining compositing.
These are some of the talented people behind the movie being awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, five Visual Effects Society Awards for Outstanding in a Photoreal Feature for Visual Effects, Created Environment, Virtual Cinematography, Models, and Animated Performance as well as two nominations for Compositing and Effects Simulations.
Please RSVP on Meetup http://www.meetup.com/SV-SIGGRAPH/events/230260790/