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Virtual Production at FMX 2012

This year at the FMX (www.fmx.de) was a focus on Virtual Production. All I can say is … what a blast! I have been several times to the FMX and I always enjoyed the presentations about previs but this year was by far the best.

I truly enjoyed the presentations by Chris Edwards. He shared his presentation with Kevin Jenkins, Art Director at Framestore and Set Designer William Cheng. This combination of Previs, art direction and set design was what made the presentations so unique for me.

An other highlight for me were the two presentations by Glenn Derry from Technoprops. He talked about the whole techniques behind Virtual Production and showed a lot of details and insights. Glenn’s presentations were about the development of the Virtual Productions systems he has worked on with his team. Just to see the behind the scenes pictures was worth it to see his presentations.

Also the presentation by Ron Frankel was really great. Just to see which challenges they had to tackle at their project was absolutely interesting.

Christopher Evans had some news about Cinema Sandbox (Cinebox) from Crytek. I am really excited about this product and I can not wait to get my hands on it. He also talked a lot about the convergence between film and games, the differences and which obstacles they had and still have to overcome to make a previs tool based on a game engine.

I had the time of my life …