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Autodesk Blockbuster Tour 2012
03 Jul 2012 - 05 Jul 2012, , Australia
Meet top professionals from ILM, Rising Sun Pictures & Alt.vfx as they share their experience working on The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and Tooheys Extra Dry commercial. They will take us behind the scenes, to show how some of those amazing shots were assembled and the creative journey that has brought audiences flocking to the cinemas.
The Visual Effects Challenges for The Avengers
Alex Kim, FX Technical Director, Industrial Light & Magic Singapore (ILM Singapore)
Alex Kim joined ILM Singapore in April 2011 as FX Technical Director in charge of FX and rigid body simulations and particles. In the one year he has been with the team, he has blown stuff up, wreaked destruction and shot at people and things for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers.
He started his career as Pipeline Developer/Technical Assistant at Rising Sun Pictures in Sydney, Australia. He then moved to MPC in London. Over the next four years, he moved from Crowd R&D Developer to FX R&D Developer and then to FX Technical Director.
His credits include two Harry Potter movies (Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Order of the Phoenix), Clash of the Titans, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and Superman Returns.
Adaptive Solutions - Visual Effects at Rising Sun Pictures
Ian Cope, Visual Effects Producer, Rising Sun Pictures, Adelaide
Australia's Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has been crafting visual effects for feature films since 1995. Visual Effects Producer Ian Cope will take you on a journey through the diverse range of visual effects solutions that RSP has created for their clients to contribute to its filmography of over 90 feature films. This will include a behind the scenes look at how Autodesk Maya was an integral part of the pipeline for films such as The Hunger Games, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Green Lantern, Red Tails and Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.
Ian has been with Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) since 2001 and has contributed to the design & execution of visual effects on feature films such as Prometheus, Red Tails, the Harry Potter series, Green Lantern, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He is currently working on Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller, Gravity.
Fake It Till You Make It
Colin Renshaw, Owner, VFX Supervisor, Alt.vfx, Brisbane
In July 2011, Altvfx exploded onto the scene and immediately established itself as one of Australia's pre-eminent vfx houses.
In 2011/12, they have won metal at every major award show around the world with the hugely popular Tooheys Extra Nocturnal Migration commercial. Alt's VFX supervisor, Colin, will bring you on the creative journey through which beer, some deer and Autodesk helped shape a new facility.
Date: 3 July 2012
Time: 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Venue: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette
Door 3 Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street
Date: 5 July 2012, Thursday
Time: 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel , Heritage Room
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks