Special Sessions

Animation & Special Effects New Realities in Film Production: The Process of Creating Digital Visual Effects

Creative leaders and innovators from The Industry confronted realistic production challenges at various stages of the development process, from concept through post-production, and explored solutions that rely on today's (and tomorrow's) technologies.

Michael Backes
American Film Institute

A Framework for Realistic Image Synthesis

Although high-quality virtual reality simulations abound, are these images correct? Would they accurately represent the scene if the environment actually existed? This presentation provided guidelines for developing and evaluating techniques whose goal is to synthesize images that are visually and measurably indistinguishable from real-world scenes. The presentation provided a research roadmap for a rigorous program to reach this goal.