Movies do it, the most popular television series are basing most of their effects on it, and commercials love the opportunities, but what about architecture? Can it help the client to better understand their site, their design, and the direction and the impact of their company onto the community? This class will demonstrate the advantages of using the techniques of integrating computer graphics into live plates, the process, and the possible pitfalls—especially when using it with aerial footage.
- Learn the pros and cons of using CG integration onto live plates
- Discover or better understand the process necessary to be successful
- Discover how HDRIs can assist the lighting and impact your final images
- Discover how to put all the pieces together and how you expand your expertise of still images into image sequences
With over 20 years of experience, Ludo Michaud has spent most of his career in the creation of visual effects for televisions and film. He has worked on over 8 features films, well over 1,000 commercials, countless game trailers, and even 3D rides. He’s a mentor for the Visual Effects Society, he built training books/tools for Softimage|XSI, taught seminars at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and is a member of the advisory board of a few of the community colleges around Dallas, Texas, and he has consulted for University of Texas at Dallas on curriculum. He joined Corgan MediaLab to help elevate their 3D/FX department for visualization and he’s now vice president within the firm. Michaud keeps elevating the studio through new techniques and new tools, as well as helping find the right material for the group and teaching through the firm’s internal college program. In addition, Michaud teaches for the NAD (National Animation Design University) around the country, starting new programs to teach visual effects.
Brandon Carmichael leads a team of highly skilled individuals to produce cinematic narratives and documentaries on a broad range of topics. He leads motion creative services, which span storytelling, broadcast, marketing narratives, and documentary shorts. His creative solutions utilize traditional filmmaking, 2D/3D motion design and animation, and virtual reality Environments.