A Filmakademie BW and Trixter collab @FMX 2019

Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Thomas Knop, Head of Studio Trixter Germany, in an interview at FMX 2019 about REAL-TIME LOOK DEVELOPMENT in Katana with VPET. Check it out!

Trixter and Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg are collaborating to explore next generation real-time workflows for look development. The presented prototype utilizes the industry standard tool for lighting and look development in Animation and VFX productions: Katana by Foundry. The Filmakademie Virtual Production Editing Tools (VPET) are utilized to stream a lightweight version to a mobile client for collaborative interaction. Changes to lighting and setup of the scene are synchronized to the Katana scene and rendered in real-time using Redshift. Trixter contributed a real production asset from one of their recent movie Jim Button.

Trixter: Thomas Knop, Andreas Schuster

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg: Simon Spielmann, Jonas Trottnow, Volker Helzle

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Study @Filmakademie: Application Deadline May 15th

Dear prospective students, if you got the chance to see a glimpse of our HEROES Filmakademie and Animationsinstitut at FMX last week and you are interested in studying in Ludwigsburg - then hurry up, ‘coz deadline to study TECHNICAL DIRECTOR is May 15th 2019 for the upcoming winter semester!

Here a little review about last weeks events as well as some more information on the courses!

Filmakademie Technical Directing Trailer 2019

FMX2019 Filmakademie Projects Technical Directing

FMX2019 Filmakademie Projects TD Specials

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Interview with VFX SCIENCE about SAUCE

Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development at Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, got to talk about SAUCE (Smart Assets for re-Use in Creative Environments) with Paul Hellard from VFX SCIENCE. The European Funded Research and Innovation project will be showcased at FMX 2019 next week, so make sure you come prepared with reading this interview today!

Paul Hellard is a former film and video cameraman and production manager, now freelancing as a media journalist. He writes about VFX, animation and computer graphics