The UCLA IEEE forum will kickoff their 2002-2003 season with a talk of the VFX work for Star Wars Episode 2. Dan Goldman, CG Supervisor will give the talk, October 10, 2002.
Dan Goldman recently spoke at SIGGRAPH 2002 about some of the RenderMan tricks used at ILM and is currently working part time at ILM as a software engineer while pursuing his PhD at University of Washington. Here is the announcement for the event:
UCLA IEEE Forum: Session Two
Behind the Magic: Star Wars: Episode II 'Attack of the Clones'
Thursday, October 10, 2002
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Moore Hall, Room 100
The UCLA IEEE Forum is a new plain-English seminar series intended to promote the positive role of engineering in society.
We'll kickoff the 2002-3 Forum series with Dan Goldman, a Computer Graphics Supervisor from Industrial Light + Magic (ILM), George Lucas's visual effects facility in San Rafael, CA. In previous films, ILM's software team and digital artists have created computer-generated characters and environments which matched the visual quality and physical realism of their real-world counterparts. For Star Wars: Episode II "The Attack of the Clones" they pushed this technology further, producing computer-generated characters which re-created well-known real-world performers, and complex environments which seamlessly incorporated real-world and digital elements. Developing the systems & techniques to achieve these results for such a large film presented many new challenges. In this presentation, we'll look at some of the new technology which was developed for Episode II.
You can find more information here:
Announced at the LA SIGGRAPH chapter.