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Professional Spotlight: Andy Serkis at FMX 2014 Part 2

Actor, writer, director and producer Andy Serkis talks about what drives his performance as a digital character such as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' as well as how and when performance capture is best used. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Andy Serkis at FMX 2014 Part 1

Actor, writer, director and producer Andy Serkis discusses his pioneering work in performance capture, including his role as Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' movies as well as his role as Caesar in the new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' film. Part 1 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Chris DeFaria at FMX 2014 Part 2

Chris, president of animation, digital production and visual effects at Warner Bros., talks about the success of 'Gravity,' the extensive use of previs, postvis and techvis in films as well as the realities of the growing commoditization of visual effects production. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Chris DeFaria at FMX 2014 Part 1

Chris, president of animation, digital production and visual effects at Warner Bros., talks about the key aspects of his role as a filmmaker, from assessing scripts and a film's potential marketability to bringing the right resources together in the best possible way to ensure a film's success. Part 1 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Jon Landau at FMX 2014 Part 2

Jon, James Cameron's producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, talks about the evolution of High Frame Rate and other production technologies as well as the changing VFX industry economics and how technology can get in the way of good storytelling. Part 2 of 2.

Box by Bot & Dolly

Bot & Dolly's truly amazing short film, all done in camera, a combination of stunning CG imagery projected onto plain canvasses moved through space attached to motion control robotic arms.

Professional Spotlight: Mark Chavez at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

Mark, the 2013 Art Gallery Chair and Professor at Nanyang Technical University, talks about this year's art gallery efforts as well as provides contextual reference for the concept of art and craft within the entertainment industry.

Richard Williams discusses Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Richard Williams Presents ‘This Amazing Medium’ at The Academy - On October 4, 2013, presented as part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the legendary Richard Williams took to the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre stage entertaining and inspiring a packed audience in a two hour Masterclass that demonstrated once again not only his depth of insight and talent, but his unique position as an historic bridge to a bygone era of animation mastery. In this clip, he discusses a particular scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Richard Williams discusses his Oscar®-winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Richard Williams Presents ‘This Amazing Medium’ at The Academy - On October 4, 2013, presented as part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the legendary Richard Williams took to the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre stage entertaining and inspiring a packed audience in a two hour Masterclass that demonstrated once again not only his depth of insight and talent, but his unique position as an historic bridge to a bygone era of animation mastery. In this clip, he discusses his Oscar®-winning work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Richard Williams discusses Milt Kahl's work on Shere Khan in The Jungle Book

Richard Williams Presents ‘This Amazing Medium’ at The Academy - On October 4, 2013, presented as part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the legendary Richard Williams took to the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre stage entertaining and inspiring a packed audience in a two hour Masterclass that demonstrated once again not only his depth of insight and talent, but his unique position as an historic bridge to a bygone era of animation mastery. In this clip, he discusses Milt Kahl's work animating Shere Khan in The Jungle Book.

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