fmx/essentials


Who actually brought King Kong to life? In a Special about Weta Digital, fmx/06 will present the film's makers and an insight into the work of the effect specialists: Matt Aitken , one of the stars in international effect business and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta Digital, New Zealand (as well as the Pre-Production for King Kong, he was also Digital Models Supervisor for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and I, Robot).

At the Virtual Humans Forum, Christophe Héry (ILM), Mark Sagar (Weta Digital), Paul Ekman, George Borshukov (Electronic Arts), Paul Debevec and others will share their insights with us.

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Wednesday May 03



König-Karl-Halle

11:00-12:00
Wednesday May 03
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Films Action Event: "The Magic Roundabout" Experience - Introduction by Molly Connolly, Hewlett-Packard
Molly Connolly/Hewlett-Packard Company, Laurent Rodon/Films Action , Claude Gorsky/Films Action
12:00-13:00
Wednesday May 03
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Films-Action Event: The "Wizard of Oz" Strategy
Pascal Rodon/Action Synthèse, Pierre Marie Fenech/Action Synthèse


Thursday May 04

17:00-19:00
Thursday May 04
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
The Weta Experience: Bringing the Beast to Life - The Visual Effects of King Kong
Matt Aitken, Digital FX Supervisor, Weta Digital Ltd., www.wetadigital.com


Friday May 05

14:00-15:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Virtual Humans Forum:
Keynote - Understanding Facial Expressions

Paul Ekman, The Ekman Group, www.paulekman.com
15:00-16:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Virtual Humans Forum: Facial Performance Capture and Expressive Translation for King Kong

Mark Sagar, Special Projects Supervisor on King Kong , Weta Digital
16:00-17:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Virtual Humans Forum: Modeling and Rendering Realistic Facial Reflectance
Paul E. Debevec, Executive Producer/ Graphics Research, University of Southern California
Institute for Creative Technologies, www.debevec.org
17:00-18:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Virtual Humans Forum: Synthesizing human skin
Christophe Hery, Lead Research & Development Engineer, Industrial Light and Magic, www.ilm.com
18:00-19:00
Friday May 05
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Virtual Humans Forum: Universal Capture and Realistic Faces: From Movies to Interactive Real-time Applications
George Borshukov, CG Supervisor , Electronic Arts


Saturday May 06

11:00-12:00
Saturday May 06
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
Movies and Videogames: Convergence or Collision?
Jordan Mechner, Independent screenwriter, filmmaker and game designer
16:00-17:00
Saturday May 06
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
The Sony Imageworks Special: Overview of the Company
Jenny Fulle, Executive Vice President of Production, Executive Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks, www.imageworks.com
17:00-18:00
Saturday May 06
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
The Sony Special: VFX for "Monster House"
Troy Saliba, Animation Director, Sony Pictures Imageworks, www.imageworks.com
18:00-19:00
Saturday May 06
König-Karl-Halle
fmx/essentials
The Sony Special: The Art of "Open Season"
Doug Ikeler, Visuals Effects Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks, www.imageworks.com