Virtual Production – Welcome to Marwen, Avengers: Infinity War and X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The Virtual Production track returns to FMX 2019 for the eighth year in a row, chronicling the use of real time computer graphics in the process of creating stories for film and television. David Morin, Head of the Epic Games Los Angeles Lab and Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation, will bring together an outstanding line-up of industry experts discussing current developments.
Digital Domain’s Darren Hendler will get on stage for a session that will cover the on-set virtual production process used to create Thanos from Josh Brolin’s performance in Avengers: Infinity War. Halon Entertainment’s Founder Daniel Gregoire will discuss the studio’s visualization for The Meg. Matt Workman, Founder of Cinematography Database, will elaborate on the real time cinematography simulator Cine Tracer that allows filmmakers to visualize realistic filmmaking scenarios. Co-Founders of PROXi V.P., Guy Norris and Harrison Norris, will take a look into the future of virtual production in Hollywood, explaining how their process shapes production on blockbusters such as X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Anton Palmqvist (Goodbye Kansas) and Nenad Šunjka (3Lateral) will be taking a closer look at real-time ray tracing and the VFX pipeline involved in the creation of the cinematic tech demo Troll. Kevin Baillie (Method Studios), the overall VFX Supervisor on Welcome to Marwen, will present the creative, technological and collaboration achievements pioneered to deliver stunning performances for the movie.