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VISUALIZING THE WORLD OF WORLD WAR Z

FEATURE: LECTURE SERIES EVENT – VISUALIZING THE WORLD OF WWZ

We invite you and your guests to an exciting Previsualization Society and NYFA 3D Animation Lecture Series event – Saturday June 28, 2014 at 3:00pm. VENUE: Warner Bros, 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91522 RSVP: E-mail laevents@nyfa.edu by June 21 EVENT FLYER: Download Here No photography or recording permitted. Stay tuned to PrevisSociety.com for more  more...

2014.05.28 21:30 UTC · 0 comments
Visualizing the World of Oz The Great and Powerful

FEATURE: LECTURE SERIES EVENT – VISUALIZING THE WORLD OF DISNEY’S OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

We invite you and your guests to an exciting Previsualization Society and LMU Animation Lecture series event – Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 3:00pm, hosted by Trevor Tuttle (Previs Supervisor). VENUE: Mayer Theater, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 RSVP: E-mail cshank@previssociety.com by October 19th EVENT FLYER: Download Here No photography or recording permitted.  more...

2013.10.14 23:43 UTC · 0 comments
The Academy presented "Pre- and Post-Visualization - Today's Storyboarding," at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA, on Monday, April 15, 2013. Pictured (left to right): previsualization supervisor Ron Frankel, visual effects supervisor Boyd Shermis, visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal, previsualization director Chris Edwards, previsualization director Daniel Gregoire and host Michael Tronick.  All event images © A.M.P.A.S.  Credit: Todd Wawrychuk.

FEATURE: IS PREVIS FINALLY GETTING ITS DUE?

Watch videos of the panelists answering questions on AWNtv! Spend any time perusing the conference session lists of events like FMX, SIGGRAPH and VIEW and you’ll find ample selections focused on various aspects of previsualization.  And while every day the value and demonstrable production rewards of expanded previs efforts become more apparent, many in the  more...

2013.05.09 17:11 UTC · 0 comments
Halon

FEATURE: HONORING PREVIS AT THE ACADEMY

Previs got its props April 15 at the Academy’s “VFX Convergence” presentation (“Pre-and Post-Visualization: Beyond Storyboarding”). Hosted by editor Michael Tronick at the Linwood Dunn Theater, Previs continues to get more expansive and sophisticated-looking, thanks mainly to machine speed and procedural pipelines that allow for enhanced realism. At Proof, it now even boasts a cool  more...

2013.04.22 0:44 UTC · 0 comments

FEATURE: LEWIS HINE AND VISUALIZING A TALE OF TWO CITIES

This week finds me in Rotterdam covering the Mendix World conference. Mendix has software that makes enterprise app deployment easier and several hundred of its customers have gathered here. I haven’t ever been to Rotterdam but find it immediately appealing, the mix of old and new architecture, the plethora of bike paths, the similar access  more...

2012.12.23 4:52 UTC · 0 comments
Dave Filoni Head Shot

FEATURE: SHOOTING THE CLONE WARS: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVE FILONI, PART 2

In part one of our interview, Dave Filoni and I discussed the initial stages of The Clone Wars preproduction and how shot design and layout begins in 3D. Tad Leckman: So far, the process we’ve been discussing seems much different than making a 2D show. Dave Filoni: It’s been a real eye-opening experience for me being a  more...

2012.11.16 8:27 UTC · 0 comments

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Previs Society:

Event Photos: Visualizing the World of WWZ

In front of a packed house at Warner Bros, speakers Dan Gregoire, Brad Alexander, Robbie Consing and Patrick Ready dissected the apocalyptic zombie thriller. Click on a thumbnail below to view photos from the event!  more...

2014.07.10 12:54 UTC · 0 comments

Marty Shindler:

Perspective on NAB 2014

4K and cameras & cine gear had a significant presence at this year’s conference, although not the only observations we have from NAB 2014. GoPro and mini cameras and related products – GoPro is a company that seemed to come out of nowhere several years ago and has experienced significant growth since then. Their booth  more...

2014.05.06 18:11 UTC · 0 comments

Marty Shindler:

Perspective on CES 2014

Consumer electronics play a role in the overall production and distribution pipeline, something that all of Previs must take into account.  Our Perspective on CES 2014 has been released.  http://bit.ly/1aBe8IA If you are not on the Shindler list, sign up at our web site or send me an email.  more...

2014.02.06 17:15 UTC · 0 comments

Previs Society:

Thoughts on the Visual Effects Nominations for 2014

Many of these films had over 1,000 shots, in fact most of them did. That is an astounding amount of work, I am not sure it is a record for any one year, but it might be. However, quantity is not quality. Of these, Gravity will win the academy award for visual effects. I have forseen it  more...

2014.01.21 7:01 UTC · 0 comments