We had a fantastic day last Saturday at the 8th Annual VES Summit
in Beverly Hills, an event Sohonet continues to support and sponsor. The event was a huge success with a reported 200 industry influences enjoying an energetic day of networking and discussion.
The buzz, much like at SMPTE ATC which took place during the week, was VR and Augmente
d Reality, a topic that has dominated much of 2016. Cinematographer Paul Cameron spoke about the challenges and processes of getting HBO’s hit “Westworld” to look as “real as possible”, and the craft behind doing this for the motion picture, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The focus was not, however solely dedicated to the use case of VR in Cinematography and VFX but also in education, sport, and leisure.
A number of roundtables were also focused on moving workflows to the Cloud, a topic where Sohonet’s team had a lot to say, but also learned much from the other attendees. This is an exciting time in our industry and it’s events like this where we all get a chance to exchange ideas, debate passionately, and work together on building the future of the visual effects industry.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate VXF Producer Kim Lavery who received the Founder Award, Cinefex Founder Don Shay who became a VES Lifetime member, Comedian/Writer Patton Oswalt who became an Honorary Member and lastly VFX Supervisor Peter Anderson, Pixar President Jim Morris and Lavery who were granted Fellowship status to Lavery.
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