Don’t miss out on Swedish animation seminar 20th of November (in Swedish)
Missa inte gratis animationsseminarie på Filmhuset den 27/5 som arrangeras av Petter Lindblad och SFI läs mer här animationsseminarium2014_130513pl_final
So the Gravity masterclass is on… read more below (from DS homepage)
Theodor Groeneboom. Photo: Helle Skjervold / AftenpostenThe Making of Gravity Masterclass with Theodor Groeneboom
Registration and tickets available at the Digital Storytelling Shopify store
Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity was one of last year’s great movie experiences. The film has won a number of awards for visual effects, sound, cinematography and art direction, and took home seven of the ten Academy Awards it was nominated for including best director, best visual effects and best cinematography. Gravity has set new standards for visual effects and how close collaboration between director, producer, cinematographer and VFX will effect future film productions.
Digital Storytelling is back and we are arranging a two hour Masterclass on the making of Gravity with Theodor Groeneboom, Lead Compositor at Framestore CFC. Theodor won the Visual Effect Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for his work on Gravity, and many remember his presentation of his work on Avatar at Digital Storytelling 2010.
The Gravity Masterclass is designed primarily for film and VFX professionals, but the more than average film enthusiast will enjoy looking behind the scenes to see how these cutting edge visual effects were created.
The presentation will give detailed insight into the entire film production process from script and pre-production through shooting and post production. As as Sequence Lead Compositor and On-set Technical Director, Theodor worked closely with both Director Alfonso Cuaron and Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki on the VFX sequences.
- Insights into the close collaboration between the director, DOP and the VFX team on a visual effects heavy feature film
- How and why the lines between pre-production and post-production are becoming increasingly blurred in film production
- How art and science was combined to create the images seen on-screen in Gravity
Masterclass tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis by purchasing tickets online. Payment using Paypal/VISA/Mastercard. No refunds.
Date: Saturday April 5th 2014, 15:00 – 17:00
Place: Film Auditorium, Westerdals School of Communication, Maridalsveien 17D, Oslo (Vulkan)
Price: 300 NOK
Registration and tickets: Digital Storytelling Shopify store
Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama has a nice price for out-of-town delegates. Standard 895 NOK, Superior kr 1195 and Business kr 1395 including breakfast. Just tell them Digital Storytelling sent you when you book the room to get the discounted price.
About Theodor Groeneboom
Theodor has spent the past 13 years creating visual effects for commercials, broadcast television and feature films. For the last 5 years he has been with Framestore in London working on films such as Avatar, IronMan 3 and Spielberg’s Warhorse.
In 2010 he started work on Alfonso Cuaron´s Gravity where he was heavily involved in the pre-production and shooting stages. His post production work on Gravity earned him a Visual Effects Society award for “Outstanding Compositing In A Motion Picture Feature” at the 12th Annual VES awards in Los Angeles. He is currently back in London working on James Gunn’s upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy.
Theodor was guest speaker at Digital Storytelling 2010, presenting his work on Avatar in the presentation: “To Hell’s Gate and Back Again.”
The Making of Gravity Masterclass with Theodor Groeneboom Registration and tickets available at the Digital Storytelling Shopify store Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity was one of last year’s great movie experiences. The film has won a number of awards for visual …
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Digital Storytelling is back!Gravity Masterclasswith Theodor Groeneboom, Framestore CFCSaturday, April 5th 2014in OsloAlfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity was one of last year´s great movie experiences. The film has won a number of awards for visual effects, sound, cinematography and art direction, and took home seven of the ten Academy Awards it was nominated for including best director, visual effects and cinematography. Gravity has set new standards for visual effects and how close collaboration between director, producer, cinematographer and VFX will effect future film productions.Digital Storytelling is arranging a two hour Masterclass on the making of Gravity with Theodore Groeneboom, Lead Compositor at Framestore CFC. Theodor won the Visual Effect Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for his work on Gravity, and many remember his presentation of his work on Avatar at Digital Storytelling 2010.The Gravity Masterclass is designed primarily for film and VFX professionals, but the more than average film enthusiast might enjoy looking behind the scenes to see how these cutting edge visual effects were created.The presentation will give detailed insight into the entire film production process from script and pre-production through shooting and post production. As as Sequence Lead Compositor and On-set Technical Director, Theo worked closely with both Director Cuaron and Cinematographer Lubezki on the VFX sequences.The Masterclass will be held in Oslo on the afternoon of Saturday, April 5th. That evening the online forum, Store Dyret is arranging an informal get-together where everyone is welcome to continue discussion and mingling.Tickets: 300NOKAs we are still in the planning stage – and as time is of the essence – we are wondering just how many of our film and Digital Storytelling colleagues would be interested in attending this unique Masterclass? If you think you would like to spend a few hours of inspiration in zero-g , please let us know ASAP. firstname.lastname@example.orgAnd please spread the word to friends and colleagues whom you think would be interested in this masterclass.More about Theodor GroeneboomLooking forward to hearing from you !All Best,Angela, Kim and EricAngela AmorosoKim Baumann LarsenEric HansonFounders and DirectorsDigital Storytelling
New seminaries @ Megafront in Stockholm.
Don’t miss next Wednesday 21st of November when Niklas Jacobson, Vfx supervisor at ILP talks about the fantastic work they did for Kon-tiki.
Introducing guest speaker Simeon Balabanov from Chaos Group’s Creative Specialist Team. Simeon has been working as a 3D artist and digital compositor for over 7 years in several visual studios. He is a new addition to the Chaos Group team, bringing production experience and technical knowledge. He will walk you through key features in V-Ray and Phoenix FD, share the latest product news, as well as answer your questions.
And if you think this is all we are to occupy your time with, brace yourself for a surprise – we are inviting the VFX magicians of the ILP team. They will get you deep into the vast Pacific and the details of their effects shots from the epic “Kon-Tiki” – the coming Norwegian feature film on the legendary ocean journey of Thor Heyerdal in 1947.
Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of blowing stuff up, shooting high speed and creating practical effects? fxphd and 32TEN Studios are offering a unique opportunity to learn all this from multiple Oscar-nominees in a 3-day hands-on workshop.
The workshop – to be held from September 29th to October 1st – will be taught at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, where ILM was born. It will feature tuition from visual effects supervisor Scott Squires, effects DOP Marty Rosenberg, practical FX supe Geoff Heron, VFX supe Vince De Quattro, prop master Sean House and other special guests.
Check out this years Seminar program for Digita Storytelling in Oslo on Monday. http://www.digistorytelling.com/?p=674
I think there is still tickets…
I’ll be there checking the Nordic VFX scene out!
The seminar program for this year’s main event has been streamlined to include two, longer keynote presentations by international heavyweights in the industry to allow for more in-depth presentations, and we have added longer breaks and a longer lunch to give more time for networking and mingling between delegates and presenters.
The second keynote will be announced soon.
The Digital Storytelling Seminar and Workshop series is arranged in cooperation with the Norwegian Film Institute and will take place in the Tancred Cinema at Filmens Hus, Oslo Norway. The event opens with the seminar on Monday May 14th followed by a Nuke X 6.3 New Features workshop for VFX artists on on May 15th and a Maya to Houdini workshop on May 16th. New of this year is that the workshops are open to visual effects and film professionals also residing outside of Norway. The VFX workshops will be led by professional instructor, Matt Leonard of Sphere VFX who will be returning by popular demand to Digital Storytelling for the third time.
Digital Storytelling and the Norwegian Film Institute are happy to welcome previous guests and delegates as well as new attendees and international friends to this year´s seminar and workshops.
Registration is open – see www.digistorytelling.com
For both workshops there will be maximum of 12 participants per day and all participants are required to bring their own laptop or PC suitable for running either Nuke or Houdini respectively.
The Foundry will provide temporary Nuke licenses for the workshop and we are looking into obtaining temporary licenses from Side Effects. If not the demo version will work fine.
The workshops are open to professionals in the VFX industry. The workshop will be held in English and new of this year is that we welcome workshop attendees from outside of Norway. Workshops are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
Dates: 15 May and 16 May 2012
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (incl lunch)
Place: Filmens Hus, 8th floor
Seats: 12 per workshop
Price: 2800 NOK per workshop
Registration: see www.digistorytelling.com
Instructor Matt Leonard returns to Digital Storytelling for the third time. He has been in the 3D animation and visual effects industry since 1991 and has produced work for feature films, commercials and large corporate projects. He is currently Head of Training at Sphere VFX, his own company that specialises in teaching 3D, Compositing, Visual Effects and Stereoscopic Post-Production to professional artists. In this role he has trained artists from some of the top VFX companies in the UK, USA and Europe, including BBC, Framestore, Dreamworks Animation, Double Negative, MPC, Digital Domain, Ghost VFX, and Windmill Lane VFX. He is also regularly involved in teaching/lecturing at various Skillset Media Academies and universities across the country teaching both lecturers and students.
In addition Matt is listed on the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and is a member of the Visual Effects Society. His work has been shown at various festivals including the Sundance Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. He has also spoken at various trade events and conferences and is a published author.
Matt has developed and oversees The Foundry’s ‘Nuke Training Accreditation Program’ and is currently the only officially certified Nuke trainer in the world, he also continues to act as a Maya and Nuke Professor at FXPHD (the leading world supplier of online visual effects training).
May 15 – Nuke X 6.3 New Features workshop
May 16 – Maya to Houdini Workshop
We are very happy to be able to announce this unique opportunity in Stockholm.
A 4 days intense masterclass with the former Disney animator Samantha Youssef. For those in the animation, VFX and gaming business who which to excel them self.
When: 10-13 april 2012
Where: Xenter, Tumba, Stockholm
Day 1 and 2 Life drawing and character design. Lectures combined with workshops about capture the essence of character. Both in the sense of posing, storytelling and design.
Day 3 and 4 Character animation. lectures. Focus will be on the acting part of animation. And completely independent of what technique or software you use.
Teacher: Samantha Yussef have been working as character animator on Walt Disney studios for several feature films aswell as Yowsa animation (Curious george), Filmax and UBIsoft. She is currently running the education company Studio technique in Montreal, Canada.
Ordinary price: 3.900 SEK (inc VAT 4.875 sek)
Price for SAAVA members: 3.400 SEK (inc VAT 4.250 sek)
It’s possible to sign up for SAAVA membership at the same time as you sign up for the masterclass. Membership fee for 2012 is 100 SEK (students 50 SEK)
The fee includes lectures, coffee/thé, refreshments and lunch. Course language is english. The level on this masterclass is not suitable for beginners.
SIGN UP: Sign up before the 5th of april. The space is limited to 20 persons, so sign up before it’s get full. For more info, questions and sign up send an email to Johan Sonestedt at Cinematic: email@example.com
Sign up for the Nordic TD forum 2011 in Hillerod – Copenhagen. This great conference takes place 12-13th of November.
Read more below..
The vision is to create an opportunity for Technical Directors and high end CG artists to meet face to face, exchange know-how, discuss problems, evaluate possible solutions and optimize ways of working. In short… to learn from each others’ experiences.
We finance across borders. We produce across borders. We work across borders. We even distribute across borders. Now it is time to plan and prepare pipelines across borders!
The Nordic TD Forum will open up unique network opportunities for TDs and CG artists and studios throughout the Nordic region. It will be the optimal place to introduce new talent, pitch projects and discuss problems. It will gather the top talents within the Nordic CG industry and reveal valuable insight knowledge of workflows.
The 5 Nordic countries will take turns hosting the annual event of the forum.
2008 took place at ITU in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009 took place in Helsinki, Finland.
Perfectly timed to take place between two major conferences: Siggraph and FMX
The conference is mainly targeted at senior level/more experienced TDs and CG artists. Approx. 80% of participants will be TDs/high end CG artists. Remaining approx. 20% of participants will be financiers, directors, producers as well as promising students.
This split has been made in order to ensure high technical as well as creative level during all discussions.
The attending companies work within fields like feature animation, feature film VFX, commercials, animated TV-series, visualizations and games.
Participant candidates should send application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include:
|Time||Topics and Activities|
|09.00-09.55||ARRIVAL, BREAKFAST… WELCOME!
|10.00-10.55||LINEARITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS MATTERS TO YOU?
|11.05-12.45||NORDIC FAST FORWARD STUDIO PRESENTATION
|14.00-15.30||THE FUTURE OF SIMULATIONS + Q&AAbstract… coming soon!!
|15.35-16.30||“THOR” + Q&Ahttp://www.legendsofvalhalla.com/
Abstract… coming soon!!
|17.00-17.55||ASSET MANAGEMENT + Q&AAbstract… coming soon!!
|18.00-18.55||WHAT IS OPENCOLORIO AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU + Q & A
In this first session, we will get an idea of what problem
OpenColorIO is designed to solve and we will see some of the solutions
in action, like showing OpenColorIO handling color in different
applications, e.g., Nuke for instance.
|21.00||Drinks… mingle, networking sharing a good time with fellow professionals…|
|Time||Topics and Activities|
|10.00-10.55||DEEP COMPOSITING + Q&Ahttp://www.fxguide.com/fxguidetv/fxguidetv-118-rise-of-the-apes-nuke-plugins/
Deep Image Compositing is a new workflow being introduced as a way of resolving current limitations with depth compositing. This presentation will breath insight into the evolution of deep images for compositing, introduce attendees to the main concepts and provide an overview to apply the workflow to ones own pipeline.
|11.00-11.10||“TROLLHUNTER” + Q&Ahttp://www.trollhunterfilm.com/
Introduction to Trollhunter
|11.15-11.35||HOUDINI + ZBRUSH
A VFX pipeline is no stronger than its weakest asset. In this session I will
show how Gimpville used HD Sculpting in ZBrush, procedural tools in Houdini
and Mantra to create the extremely detailed troll terrorising the Norwegian
highlands. We will also touch upon some of the VFX animation and rendering
challenges we overcame during production.
|11.40-12.00|| ONE-MAN-ARMY PIPELINE
|13.30-14.25||IMPLEMENTING OPENCOLORIO AT YOUR OWN PIPELINE + Q &A
This session will give you the initial understanding of
and enough practical knowledge to actually start implementing OpenColorIO
yourselves within your own pipelines.
As well as showing you how to integrate the materials that the
OpenColorIO project has online and available now to make your own color
pipeline robust and reliable.
|14.30-15.30||ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION… TBA!|
|FAREWELLPICK-UP BY BUS FOR AIR PORT
ARRIVAL AT AIR PORT 18.30 (fitting flight departures around 20.00)