Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2012
On the 2012 Autodesk Blockbuster Tour, artists from RSP, ILM Singapore and Altvfx talk
about their recent feature film and commercial projects and refining their facilities’ pipelines.
|This tour represents an opportunity to meet Alex Kim from ILM, Ian Cope from Rising Sun Pictures and Colin Renshaw from Altvfx as they share their experience working on ‘The Avengers’, ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, and the Tooheys Extra Dry commercial ‘Beer for the Nocturnal Migration’.
They will take you behind the scenes to show how challenging shots were assembled and the creative journey that attracts audiences. Their experiences demostrate that staying ahead in the industry is largely due to constantly tuning their pipelines to improve productivity without compromising creative vision.
FX Technical Director Alex Kim joined ILM Singapore in April 2011 in charge of FX and rigid body simulations and particles. In the one year he has been with the team, he has created explosions, wreaked destruction and shot at people and objects for ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ and ‘The Avengers.’
He started his career as Pipeline Developer/Technical Assistant at Rising Sun Pictures in Sydney, Australia. He then moved to MPC in London. Over the next four years, he moved from Crowd R&D Developer to FX R&D Developer and then to FX Technical Director.
His credits include two Harry Potter movies ‘Deathly Hallows Part 1’ and ‘Order of the Phoenix’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’, ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and ‘Superman Returns’. He also makes short animations. ‘Panthera’, which he created in 2005, was screened at the Australian Effects and Animation Festival, London International Animation Festival, Australian International Animation Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival, New Zealand Film Festival and Animate Me.
Ian Cope has been with Rising Sun Pictures since 2001. He has contributed to the design and execution of visual effects on feature films such as ‘Prometheus’, ‘Red Tails’, the Harry Potter series, ‘Green Lantern’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. He is currently working on Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller, ‘Gravity’.
Ian's journey in visual effects began with a trip to Hollywood in the ‘80s, where he was inspired by a behind-the-scenes tour of a movie studio. He spent the next 10 years learning about computer graphics, culminating in a Design (Visual Communication) degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.
His career has included roles as an Animation & Video producer, Hardware & Application Specialist, IT professional and a lecturer of tertiary students in Animation & Visual Effects. Ian's roles within RSP have included Compositor, Production Manager, Editor and Communications Manager. He also worked on the initial development of the remote collaboration tool cineSync, which won a Scientific & Technical Academy Award in 2010 for its contribution to the film industry. In his current role as Visual Effects Producer, Ian manages a team to deliver visual effects to clients around the world.
In July 2011, Alt.vfx opened its doors and rapidly joined Australia's most recognized visual effects studios. In 2011/12, the team won prizes at major award shows around the world with the challenging commercial for Tooheys Extra Dry, ‘Nocturnal Migration’. VFX supervisor and Flame artist at Alt.vfx, Colin Renshaw will bring you on the creative journey through which beer, some deer and Autodesk helped shape a new facility.
Date: 3 July 2012, Tuesday
Time: 1.00pm to 5.30pm
Venue: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette
Door 3 Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street
Date: 5 July 2012, Thursday
Time: 1.00pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Heritage Room
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks