Epic Games has announced the recording of a free virtual fireplace chat with visionary Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis and his longtime VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie Unreal Build: Virtual Production Event on November 10th. Registration is now open.
Dave Morin, industry manager for film and television at Epic Games, joins Zemeckis and Baillie in a full discussion of the director's pioneering work in visual effects and virtual production, the duo's collaborations and achievements over the past decade, and where they are , interview virtual production for the future of the industry.
Zemeckis, one of the most famous filmmakers of our time, has made dozen of blockbuster films, including Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Cast Away, and most recently a reinterpretation of The Witches. He has worked with Baillie on a number of films, whose own credits include box office hits like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Superman Returns, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire since A Christmas Carol 2009. The couple's creative partnership has more visual limits Effects and technologies consistently expanded to break new ground for the film industry.
Additional programming at Unreal Build: Virtual Production includes:
- A group of top managers will discuss how virtual production is changing the game of filmmaking at the studio level – from creative opportunities for artists to budgeting and staffing – and how virtual production evolves from here. Participants include Chris Del Conte (Amazon Studios); Lynwen Brennan (Disney / Lucasfilm); Girish Balakrishnan (Netflix); Shari Hanson (Paramount); and Christopher Cram (Universal Pictures).
- Unreal client presentations from Aaron Sims, animation studio AMGI, VFX industry veteran Max Rocchetti, and Mandalorian art director Andrew Jones on the different ways they are using Unreal Engine for virtual production workflows.
- A sneak peek into new virtual production tools coming later this year in Unreal Engine 4.26 and a special presentation from Weta Digital.
Further information and free registration can be found at the event website.
Source: Epic Games