Mon, 26 July 2021
The globally renowned RealTime Conference couldn’t have been founded by anyone other than Jean-Michel Blottière. From a young age, Jean-Michel has been at the heart of both the games and media industries, beginning with gaming magazines and TV series in his native France, and moving into CG and animation conferences via Imagina and FMX.
Today, Jean-Michel runs the RealTime Conference, which has proved spectacularly successful—despite starting when the pandemic hit last year. He talks about the joy of organizing the conference, from finding generous sponsors and talented speakers, to presenting live in front of a global audience. He also discusses the exciting upcoming edition of the RealTime Conference—The Rise of the Metaverse: Populating the Metaverse.
Direct download: CGGarage_Podcast335_JeanMichelBlottiere.mp3
Category:CGI -- posted at: 11:09am PDT
Mon, 19 July 2021
This week’s podcast guest, Carlos Fueyo, checks all Chris’ boxes for architecture, VFX, and real-time. After working alongside theoretical architecture legend Lebbeus Woods, Carlos provided stunning visual effects for movies including Priest, Super 8, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He then set himself up as a studio working on VFX, architectural, virtual reality, and real-time projects, including evil base compendium, LAIR.
Today, Carlos is investigating real-time filmmaking via an intriguing short film entitled “Replica” while working on effects for a yet-to-be-revealed Marvel project. Carlos gives his thoughts on how real-time is turning filmmaking on its head and some of the new challenges it presents in keeping content fresh.
Direct download: CGGarage_Podcast334_CarlosFueyo.mp3
Category:CGI -- posted at: 8:16am PDT
Tue, 6 July 2021
After making stop-motion videos as a kid and studying furniture design, Ross Denner found his way into VFX via stints at Bermuda Shorts and The Mill. He then moved from London to Los Angeles to work for MPC and now lives in New York, where he helped set up boutique studio ArtJail.
Ross talks about how SideFX’s versatile Houdini software is usurping Maya in traditional pipelines and empowering smaller VFX houses. He also gives invaluable advice on getting hired by VFX studios and what to do when you start, and he and Chris talk about working with dyslexia.
Direct download: CGGarage_Podcast333_RossDenner.mp3
Category:VFX -- posted at: 9:54am PDT