A Procedural Perspective
Speakers: Craig Halperin
Topic(s): Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques
Halperin hopes to entertain as much as educate with an opinionated presentation
on his personal professional journey. Beginning with an
explanation of his background and how he ended up with a career in visual
effects through a series fortunate accidents, he'll talk about what it's like to
live in Los Angeles and work on blockbuster films at major visual effects
He will present
stories about some of the projects he has worked on and break down some of the
techniques used in films such as Titanic, X-Men 2, The Sum of
All Fears, Bee Movie, Kung-Fu Panda and the upcoming A
Christmas Carol. He will spend some time going over the changes that he's
seen in the industry, both from the technological and creative side of things.
While some material
may be of a technical nature the talk is meant to be accessible to anyone with
an interest in computer graphics. Students of computer graphics, computer
graphics professionals and people interested in a behind the scenes look at
visual effects for live action and animated feature films may enjoy this
Topics include: Background (Inspiration, Chronology); Procedural approaches to FX animation; Compositing for visual effects; and Three techniques for crowd animation.
About this Lecture
Duration: 60 minutes
Languages Available: English
Last Updated: 09-09-2008
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