Global Conference 2012

Global Conference 2012

Better Than Real Life: How Virtual Worlds Are Changing the Movies

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am

As technology continues to evolve, it's changing the way filmmakers tell stories. Instead of simply building a better alien through prosthetics and makeup, they can conjure up a digital version limited only by imagination. Computer-generated realities are no longer just the province of science fiction and fantasy. They're the stuff of crime dramas and talking dogs in 30-second commercial spots. The experts on this panel will look at not only how things are accomplished today, but also where the industry is headed in the future.


Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute


Rob Bredow

Chief Technology Officer and Visual Effects Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Kelly Port

Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Domain

Jim Rygiel

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Squires

Visual Effects Supervisor, Commercial Director and Software Designer

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