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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
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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
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Supervising Director, Dave Filoni

FEATURE: SHOOTING THE CLONE WARS: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVE FILONI, PART 1

I had the great fortune to work closely with the artists at Lucasfilm Singapore working on the first three seasons of The Clone Wars. I watched them grow and watched the quality of the show improve along with them. And while I’m very familiar with final animation and lighting of the show, I only knew a  more...

2012.10.30 22:39 UTC · 2 comments

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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

Marty Shindler:

Channeling the Universe: Heading to the New Normal

Previs is important to a lot of TV production and increasingly so.  Channeling the Universe, our latest consulting newsletter is now released.  Important read for artists and management alike.      more...

2013.11.09 8:33 UTC · 0 comments

Marty Shindler:

Bracing for the Correction

Bracing for the Correction is the title of our latest consulting newsletter blasted out today. http://bit.ly/15sMmqc This is a very timely topic given what is occurring currently in the entertainment industry.  It is a matter of importance for those involved in Previs. If you are not on the Shindler list, please consider signing up at our site  more...

2013.07.23 0:30 UTC · 0 comments