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That’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us for Beyond Imagination Festival

NewsMarch 29, 2022

Thank you to our amazing speakers, hosts and everyone who joined us for Beyond Imagination Festival! The week-long festival was jam packed with amazing talks, podcasts and panellists. With people joining us from all over the world such as France, India and the US, we have enjoyed sharing with you some insight into the world of filmmaking, with topics such as bringing concepts to life and crafting digital characters.

Take a look at the week’s full filmmaking line-up:

THE ART OF BRINGING CONCEPTS TO LIFE

Visualization is key to bringing epic stories to life. MPC’s visualization team discusses this crucial steps in production, the top problem-solving skills of concept artists, and the tools creatives use to bring film scripts to life.

Patrick Smith — Head of Visualization | MPC

Leandre Lagrange — Art Director | MPC

Katie Hooten — Head of Studio | MPC LA

CRAFTING PHOTOREALISTIC DIGITAL CHARACTERS

From realistic animals to digital actors to whimsical creatures, the team share their tips and tricks to crafting photoreal creatures with a special behind the scenes on what it looks like to sculpt a creature using ZBrush 3D sculpting tools with modelling Artist Alexandru Halcescu.

Tom Reed — Head of Character Lab | MPC

Dan Zelcs — Character Supervisor | MPC

Elena Vitanza — Character Supervisor | MPC

Alexandru Halcescu — Senior Character Artist | MPC

Guru Mande — Character Supervisor | MPC

Giles Davies — Character Supervisor | MPC

Paul Gaboury — 3D Product Development Manager | ZBrush

CREATING ‘AROUND THE WORLD’ IN (A BIT MORE THAN) 80 DAYS

A behind the scenes look at TV Series “Around the World in 80 Days,” created by Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson, starring David Tennant. This case study displays what is achievable through true global collaboration.

Hugues Namur — VFX Supervisor | MPC

Delphine Lasserre — VFX Producer | MPC

Christophe ‘Tchook’ Courgeau — Environment Supervisor | MPC

Florian Wolff — 3D Supervisor | MPC

Perig Gilleron — VFX Coordinator | MPC

THE FUTURE OF FILMMAKING

Join Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez, Senior Vice President of Virtual Production Mariana Acuña Acosta and Chief Technology Officer Bill Polson discuss the evolution and development of VFX and what we could look forward to seeing in the next decade.

Adam Valdez — VFX Supervisor | MPC

Bill Polson — Chief Technology Officer | Technicolor Creative Studios

Mariana Acuña Acosta — SVP, Virtual Production | Technicolor Creative Studios

Ian Failes | Befores & Afters

Missed out on our Beyond Filmmaking talks? You can stream all our events HERE

To wrap up the week we’ve released an exclusive Beyond Filmmaking podcast & whitepaper, which you can download HERE.

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