FMX 2012 Professional Spotlight Video Interviews

Interviews with some of the industry's top creative professionals at the FMX 2012 Conference.

Professional Spotlight: Alex McDowell at FMX 2012

Alex discusses world building, transmedia, the 5D space and how they all integrate into virtual production and previsualization.

Professional Spotlight: Chris Edwards at FMX 2012 Part 1

Chris defines virtual production as well as discusses the different types of and uses for previs. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Chris Edwards at FMX 2012 Part 2

Chris discusses in detail some of the more typical instances of how previs is used on a film. Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Chris Edwards at FMX 2012 Part 3

Chris talks about challenges on recent projects as well as new digital tools Third Floor is developing. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Christian Cardona at FMX 2012 Part 1

Christian talks about the dynamics and challenges of producing visual effects for television, specifically for the show "Bones." Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Christian Cardona at FMX 2012 Part 2

Christian talks about the daily rigors and on set dynamic of producing visual effects for the TV show "Bones." Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: David Morin at FMX 2012 Part 1

David talks about the Virtual Production focus at FMX and its growing importance within the creative community.

Professional Spotlight: David Morin at FMX 2012 Part 2

David describes how virtual production helps cut filmmaking costs as well as how pitchvis is being used to prototype entire films. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Douglas Trumbull at FMX 2012 Part 1

Doug discusses opportunities for increasingly realistic immersive movie experiences through higher frame rate filmmaking coupled with advances in film projection technology. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Douglas Trumbull at FMX 2012 Part 2

Doug discusses in detail the different cinematic experiences of his immersive cinema development, 360-degree projection and stereoscopic 3-D. Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Douglas Trumbull at FMX 2012 Part 3

Doug talks about his work on Silent Running, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Blade Runner. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2012 Part 1

Ed talks about the difficulty of "acting" in performance capture and virtual production environments. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2012 Part 2

Ed talks about the acting performances on some recent films, the push for photorealism and the persistent issue of the "uncanny valley." Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Eric Roth at FMX 2012 Part 1

Eric talks about the current state of the visual effects industry and how the VES works to support all its members. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Eric Roth at FMX 2012 Part 2

Eric talks about the Open Letter one year later and how the VES handles the often conflicting needs of its membership. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Guy Williams at FMX 2012 Part 1

Guy talks about the challenges of supervising the mountaintop battle and helicarrier attack sequences on Marvel's "The Avengers." Part 1 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Guy Williams at FMX 2012 Part 2

Guy talks about animating fully CG digital doubles and the tools used for doing vfx on Marvel's "The Avengers." Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Guy Williams at FMX 2012 Part 3

Guy walks us through a typical vfx production day and the many challenges faced on Marvel's "The Avengers." Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Henrik Fett and Mark Driscoll at FMX 2012 Part 1

Henrik and Mark talk about the challenges and synergies of working both on feature film and TV visual effects. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Henrik Fett and Mark Driscoll at FMX 2012 Part 2

Henrik and Mark talk about the work they did on "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Underworld: Awakening." Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Jay Redd at FMX 2012 Part 1

Jay discusses his role as visual effects supervisor on Warner Bros.' three latest Road Runner & Coyote shorts as well as his work on Men in Black 3.

Professional Spotlight: Jay Redd at FMX 2012 Part 2

Jay discusses creature development, overall visual development and the extensive use of previs on Men in Black 3. Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Jay Redd at FMX 2012 Part 3

Jay talks about working on films such as Babe, Contact, Stuart Little and Monster House. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff Okun at FMX 2012 Part 1

Jeff speaks candidly about continued upheaval in the visual effects industry and how artists have never been the smartest business people.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff Okun at FMX 2012 Part 2

Jeff talks about recent VES efforts to educate members and provide resources to make them better business people. Part 2 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff Okun at FMX 2012 Part 3

Jeff talks about the VES 2.0 initiative, issues involving unions and trade organizations as well as blogger criticism of VES efforts. Part 3 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff Okun at FMX 2012 Part 4

Jeff talks about the future of the visual effects industry and how artists deserve more respect, recognition and compensation. Part 4 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff White at FMX 2012 Part 1

Jeff discusses his role as visual effects supervisor on The Avengers, including specific challenges creating The Hulk.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff White at FMX 2012 Part 2

Jeff discusses "The Avengers" helicarrier sequence, facial capture innovations as well as the challenges of moving assets between multiple pipelines at multiple facilities. Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Jeff White at FMX 2012 Part 3

Jeff discusses the varied requirements for motion capture and keyframe animation as well as what he enjoyed most working on "The Avengers." Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Marv Newland at FMX 2012 Part 1

Marv talks about moving from character animation to experimental techniques in his latest film, "CMYK." Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Marv Newland at FMX 2012 Part 2

Marv talks about the climate for making independent shorts today and his thoughts on the current state of animation education. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Michelle Grady at FMX 2012 Part 1

Michelle talks about the challenges of managing projects across a global digital production pipeline. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Michelle Grady at FMX 2012 Part 2

Michelle discusses her role as Head of Film as well as MPC's efforts with toolset R&D, previs and visual development Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Michelle Grady at FMX 2012 Part 3

Michelle talks about a typical day on a busy production and how she started in the industry and came to MPC. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Scott Peterson at FMX 2012 Part 1

Scott talks about the wide variety of effects work done on the new feature film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Professional Spotlight: Scott Peterson at FMX 2012 Part 2

Scott talks in detail about toolset innovations, previs and simulations on "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Scott Peterson at FMX 2012 Part 3

Scott talks about a typical day on "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and how he came to DreamWorks. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Nick Bruno and Jeff Gabor at FMX 2012 Part 1

Nick and Jeff talk about the character of Scrat, his history, his antics and how they animated him on the upcoming "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Part 1 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Nick Bruno and Jeff Gabor at FMX 2012 Part 2

Nick and Jeff talk about the pressure of animating Scrat, their work on "Rio" and the challenges of animating birds. Part 2 of 3.

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