Program 2015


40 Years of Industrial Light & Magic

Richard Bluff (Industrial Light & Magic), John Knoll (Industrial Light & Magic), Lorne Peterson (Industrial Light & Magic)

For forty years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures, to the company¹s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company¹s work from it's earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

Richard Bluff

Richard Bluff, Industrial Light & Magic

John Knoll

John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic

Lorne Peterson

Lorne Peterson, Former ILM Modelshop Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Autodesk, Backstage, Epic Games/Unreal Engine, Foundry, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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