The Digital Humans track, Goodbye Kansas Studios and more confirmations for FMX 2021!

News | 29.03.2021

Dear FMX Community,


only five weeks left till FMX 2021!

 

Our anticipation is rising and we are sure yours will too when you check out the latest addition to our virtual conference program. Look forward to one of our most fascinating tracks featuring the remarkable advances in creating Digital Humans, exclusive making-of insights by Goodbye Kansas Studios and more confirmations for the FMX 2021 Forum.

TVC for ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA


Goodbye Kansas Studios offers award-winning and uniquely integrated services for feature films, TV series, commercials, games and game trailers. Follow behind the scenes and learn how Goodbye Kansas Studios created the cinematic commercial for Ubisoft’s ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA, a production that started just as the pandemic forced the world to go into lockdown. Director Emnet Mulugeta, Executive Producer Jan Cafourek, Producer Rebeca Cervantes and CG Supervisor Alexis Andersson will talk about mastering this challenge in our VFX for Commercials track.

 

Welcome on board FOUNDRY! Foundry’s products help tackle complex visualization challenges to meet the demands of your customers and projects. With over 20 years of industry know-how and a focus on speed, quality and user-experience, we save you time so you can spend it bringing incredible ideas to life. Learn more.

 

Giving Digital Humans a Voice


There is an explosive growth in digital humans and a key aspect of this is now shifting from just issues of appearance to that of correct animation. The Digital Humans track, curated by Mike Seymour, Co-Founder, fxguide.com & fxphd.com, will encompass a series of talks and a panel discussion on the validity of hybrid models of CG and AI and the future of enhancing traditional workflows with machine learning approaches. The talks will provide a primer on AI for content creators with a summary of the state of the art in production applications. Our speakers cover traditional high end CG pipelines, modern machine learning AI and advance voice synthesis:

 

Colin Urquhart from DI4D which is deploying cutting edge algorithms as new solutions to deliver high-fidelity facial animation at scale, especially in high end AAA games.

 

Hao Li, CEO and Founder of Pinscreen, a startup building the world’s most advanced AI-driven digital humans and known for their real-time ‘deep fakes’ technology currently being used live on Dutch TV.

 

Alex Serdiuk, CEO of Respeecher, who are pioneering voice cloning using high tech artificial intelligence and have just opened a voice marketplace to democratize the advanced AI technology.

 

Numerous new participants in the FMX 2021 Forum are confirmed:

 

Series: Autodesk (The Autodesk Vision Series), Foundry (The Foundry Series), SideFX (The Houdini Series)

 

Workshops: Avid, ftrack, IO Industries, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, vrbn solutions, Ziva Dynamics

 

Recruiting: Blue Zoo, Illumination MacGuff, Mikros Image, Scanline VFX, The Focus, The Marmalade

 

Schools: Escape Studios, Mediadesign Hochschule, University of Applied Sciences (MD.H), University of Luxembourg Competence Centre