Oct 12

Nordic TD forum 2011

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Sign up for the Nordic TD forum 2011 in Hillerod – Copenhagen. This great conference takes place 12-13th of November.

Read more below..

Conference

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.

AIM OF NORDIC TD FORUM

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.

ANNUAL EVENTS – NOVEMBER 21ST AND 22ND

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

WHO WILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

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.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Participant candidates should send application to signup@tdforum.eu
Applications must include:

  • Participant’s name + contact info (mail, mobile, skype…)
  • Company’s name (if any)
  • Current position at…
  • CV or similar document or reference person (who will vouch for your participation)

Day 1 – Saturday 12th November, 2011

Time Topics and Activities
09.00-09.55 ARRIVAL, BREAKFAST… WELCOME!

Speaker: Irene Sparre, Founder of NORDIC  TD Forum
Theme: Visions
10.00-10.55 LINEARITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS MATTERS TO YOU?

  • What Is Colourspace? (A commonly misunderstood concept that has nothing whatsoever to do with linearity.)
  • What Does Linear Mean? (There is an infinite number of ways to be non-linear but only one way to be linear.)
  • Why Is Linear Better? (Make better looking images with less effort.)
Speaker: John Carey, Senior TD, INDEPENDENT
Theme: Technical
11.05-12.45 NORDIC FAST FORWARD STUDIO PRESENTATION
(3min/visuals+5min/pres.)

Speaker: tba
Theme: Visions
12.45-13.00 Q&A
13.00-13.55 LUNCH
14.00-15.30 THE FUTURE OF SIMULATIONS + Q&AAbstract… coming soon!!

Speaker: Ken Museth, Prof. Of Quantum Physics, DREAMWORKS
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3093155/
http://vml.kaist.ac.kr/cgi_workshop/KeynoteSpeaker.php
Theme: Technical
15.35-16.30 “THOR” + Q&Ahttp://www.legendsofvalhalla.com/
Abstract… coming soon!!

Speaker: Arnar Gunnarsson, CG Supervisor, CAOZ FILM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2727616/
Theme: tba
16.30-16.55 COFFEE/TEA/CAKE
17.00-17.55 ASSET MANAGEMENT + Q&AAbstract… coming soon!!

Speaker: Hubert Maston, Senior TD, INDEPENDENT
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3876992/
Theme: Technical
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.
Speaker: Jeremy Selan, Senior TD, SONY IMAGEWORKS
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1677436/
Theme: Technical
19.00-21.00 DINNER
21.00 Drinks… mingle, networking :-) sharing a good time with fellow professionals…

Day 2 – Sunday 13th November, 2011

Time Topics and Activities
09.00-09.55 BREAKFAST
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.

Speaker: Colin Doncaster, Senior TD, Peregrine VFX
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1401977/
http://peregrinevfx.com/
http://peregrinelabs.com/
Theme: Technical
11.00-11.10 “TROLLHUNTER” + Q&Ahttp://www.trollhunterfilm.com/

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Introduction to Trollhunter

Speaker: Marcus Brodersen, VFX producer, FILMKAMERATENE
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marcus-brodersen/3/a4b/ab4
Theme: A brief introduction to the Trollhunter project
http://nb-no.facebook.com/trolljegeren?sk=app_2309869772
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.
Speaker: Ole Geir Eidsheim, Houdini TD, GIMPVILLE
Theme: Technical
11.40-12.00 ONE-MAN-ARMY PIPELINE

Speaker: Rune Spaans,Animation Director, SUPERRUNE
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2191144/
Theme: Technical
12.05-12.25 TBA
12.25-13.25 LUNCH
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.
Speaker: Jeremy Selan, Senior TD, SONY IMAGEWORKS
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1677436/
Theme: Technical
14.30-15.30 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION…  TBA!
15.30-16.00 COFFEE/TEA/CAKE
16.00-17.00 CONCLUSIONS
17.00-17.1517.30

18.30

FAREWELLPICK-UP BY BUS FOR AIR PORT

ARRIVAL AT AIR PORT 18.30 (fitting flight departures around 20.00)

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