Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:45am to 12:30pm

Revenues from virtual reality and augmented reality are projected to hit $150 billion by 2020!  Visual effects artists are on the front lines to deliver that immersive content.  These presentations will cover the latest live action VR post production techniques which are currently being used to realize the dream of VR.


Principal Speakers:

Mariana Acuña Acosta, Media & Production Creative Manager, The Foundry, will describe the latest set of tools that The Foundry is working on to help solve the day to day problems of working with VR.

Gawain Lilliard, VFX Supervisor, The Mill and his team, will present the methodology and techniques they used to deliver the Google Spotlight live action VR project “Help”, directed Justin Lin, of “Fast and Furious” fame.

Jason Schugardt, Head of CG/VFX Supervisor with MPC LA will share the tools and techniques used to create the live action/CG VR adventure, “Goosebumps”.  Goosebumps VR is a stereoscopic special venue experience that premiered in conjunction with Sony’s feature film in select theatre lobbies.

Chris Healer, Founder and CEO of The Molecule will talk about the ins and out of the stitching, rendering, and visual effects workflow on Doug Lyman's "Invisible", the first episodic action-adventure series created in immersive virtual reality.

Moderator: Scott Squires, Academy Tech Award Winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Developer


Saturday, March 12, 2016

08:45am- 09:15am   Registration and Refreshments

09:15am-11:35am    Event

11:35am-12:30pm    VR Demos


Sony Harryhausen Theatre

9050 W. Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA


On the south side of Washington between Culver (west) and National (East).


Free for VES and LA ACM SIGGRAPH members.

Students may attend for $10.  All other non-members $20.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.   If the event is overbooked and paid registered guests cannot be seated, refunds will be issued. 

Click here to RSVP

LA SIGGRAPH will have a table at the event for attendees to join LA SIGGRAPH (and thus get in as part of their new membership).  Memberships will be accepted for $40/person. The chapter accepts checks, cash, or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa only) for all dues or fees.

Special Thanks

Sony Pictures Imageworks; The Foundry, Mariana Acuna; For the VES: Toni Pace Carstensen, Scott Squires, Susan Thurmond O'Neal, Rob Stauffer; For MacMall Pro, Keith Scott and Jim Reisman; For LA ACM SIGGRAPH Joan Collins, Mike Amron, and all the volunteers.

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