CG Lighting

Thu, 02/16/2012

Moderated by Rob Bredow; artists Josh Mossotti, Kevin Souls, Alessandro Jacomini, and Andy Lomas will share a panel discussing how they approach their work by presenting examples of their lighting techniques.

After the panel, stick around for a technology presentation hosted by Andy Lomas and The Foundry. This is special look at the new lighting environment called KATANA currently in use at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Industrial Light and Magic, and Digital Domain.

Description

Join us for a special evening at Gnomon Thursday, February 16th, starting at 7:30 PM
Moderated by Rob Bredow; artists Josh Mossotti, Kevin Souls, Alessandro Jacomini, and Andy Lomas will share a panel discussing how they approach their work by presenting examples reels of their lighting techniques.


After the panel, stick around for a technology presentation hosted by Andy Lomas and The Foundry. This is special glimpse at the new look development and lighting tool called KATANA currently in use at Sony Imageworks, ILM and Digital Domain.

 

 

 

Sponsors:

Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that offers artistic and technical training for careers in the visual effects and games industries, with both structured programs and individual courses. In March of 2011, Fast Company Magazine included Gnomon School of Visual Effects in its list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Film.

 

All of Gnomon's instructors are current working professionals from studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Naughty Dog, DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Disney, and Digital Domain. Gnomon graduates have gone on to work at film and game studios such as Digital Domain, EA, Weta Digital, Double Negative, Zoic Studios, Sony Interactive, Rhythm & Hues and more.

 

 

The Foundry

Established in 1996, The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production. The company is led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team which still includes the original founders. The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff. This rapidly growing UK company has over 110 employees distributed between the company's London headquarters and Los Angeles offices.

 

The Foundry's technology touches most Hollywood blockbusters that reach our screens, as well as numerous television and commercial productions. The company's products have facilitated ambitious effects sequences on features including Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, District 9, Ice Age 3, 2012, A Christmas Carol, Transformers, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, The King's Speech, Tron: Legacy and many more.

Schedule

6:30 - 7:30 pm social hour
7:30 - 9:30 pm CG Lighting Panel
- 1 hour shot breakdown reels
- 1 hour panel discussion with Q&A session
10:00 – 10:30 pm KATANA presentation

Presenter

Venue

Registration

All LA ACM SIGGRAPH and current Gnomon students with Gnomon Student ID will be admitted free of charge. Non-members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH are admitted for $20.00. New LA ACM SIGGRAPH members who sign up on-site, and pay the $40 annual membership fee (checks or cash only), do not have to pay the $20 admission fee.

Special Thanks

Gnomon School of Visual Effects, The Foundry, Reid Baker, Sheriann Burnham, Leonard Daly, Executive Council, and all of the volunteers.