Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel

Interviews from SIGGRAPH 2011 and FMX 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Ron Frankel, President of Proof Inc, as well as his presentation with Kevin Todd Haug at FMX 2011 entitled, "The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production."

Ron, founder and creative director at Proof, talks about the increasing use of previs and its growing importance to movie production. Part 1 of 2.

Ron, founder and creative director at Proof Inc., discusses using a more cartoony previs output style that helps keep directors focused on creative decision making and not on unimportant visual details. Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at FMX 2012 Part 1

Ron talks about the expanded use of previs within virtual production and how directors sometimes feel it limits their creativity. Part 1 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at FMX 2012 Part 2

Ron talks about typical uses of previs on feature film production. Part 2 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at FMX 2012 Part 3

Ron talks about the tools he uses for previs production and how budget is not necessarily the driving force behind innovative visual development. Part 3 of 4.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at SIGGRAPH 2011 Part 1

Ron, Founder and Previs Supervisor at Proof, discusses previs, postvis and virtual production, their evolution, recent advances and how they affect traditional film production pipelines. Part 1 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at SIGGRAPH 2011 Part 2

Ron, Founder and Previs Supervisor at Proof, discusses the impact of stereoscopic 3-D on previs, how the use of previs is viewed by film crews and how on-set previs affects the filmmaking process. Part 2 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel at SIGGRAPH 2011 Part 3

Ron, Founder and Previs Supervisor at Proof, talks about new previs tools he'd like to see, how they'd impact the previs process, how he got into the business and what about his work he enjoys the most. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel - Kevin Tod Haug at FMX 2011 Part 1

Ron and Kevin discuss virtual production and how it affects previs, visual effects, and filmmaking in general.

Professional Spotlight: Ron Frankel - Kevin Tod Haug at FMX 2011 Part 2

Ron and Kevin talk about the inherent difficulties in bringing previs and virtual production processes to a film, the politics of collaborating with the other main creative heads on a show, and what they see as their role on a production.

Frankel and Haug Part 1: The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production

Drawing from their current work on the feature film "Conan," Ron Frankel and Kevin Tod Haug examine new fundamental shifts in visual effects design and production, where long-held divisions between prep, production and post are crumbling. Central to their argument is the expanded role of visualization and how a combination of existing and new technologies can be used to drive design and story from the earliest moments of development through production and into post.

Frankel and Haug Part 2: The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production

Drawing from their current work on the feature film "Conan," Ron Frankel and Kevin Tod Haug examine new fundamental shifts in visual effects design and production, where long-held divisions between prep, production and post are crumbling. Central to their argument is the expanded role of visualization and how a combination of existing and new technologies can be used to drive design and story from the earliest moments of development through production and into post.

Frankel and Haug Part 3: The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production

Drawing from their current work on the feature film Conan, Ron Frankel and Kevin Tod Haug examine new fundamental shifts in visual effects design and production, where long-held divisions between prep, production and post are crumbling. Central to their argument is the expanded role of visualization and how a combination of existing and new technologies can be used to drive design and story from the earliest moments of development through production and into post.

Frankel and Haug Part 4: The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production

Drawing from their current work on the feature film "Conan," Ron Frankel and Kevin Tod Haug examine new fundamental shifts in visual effects design and production, where long-held divisions between prep, production and post are crumbling. Central to their argument is the expanded role of visualization and how a combination of existing and new technologies can be used to drive design and story from the earliest moments of development through production and into post.

Frankel and Haug Part 5: The New Role of Visualization in the VFX Production

Drawing from their current work on the feature film "Conan," Ron Frankel and Kevin Tod Haug examine new fundamental shifts in visual effects design and production, where long-held divisions between prep, production and post are crumbling. Central to their argument is the expanded role of visualization and how a combination of existing and new technologies can be used to drive design and story from the earliest moments of development through production and into post.