TechTalks III @Gutbrod

Our third Tech Talk this year, hosted by the Film Commission Baden-Württemberg, is coming up this month! We are very happy to announce two super exciting talks about Photogrammetrie - hope you join us!

When: 22nd October 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Das Gutbrod, Friedrichstrasse 10, Stuttgart

Organized by Hochschule der Medien, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Media Solution Center and AMCRS (an Initiative of MFG Baden-Württemberg).

Talk 1: Calvin Bacon InstaLOD GmbH
"Processing scan data for any use case"

Talk 2: Tobias Hauck nFrames GmbH
"Large Scale City Reconstruction from Imagery & LiDAR“

This month's TechTalk "Let there be light... and color"

The next TechTalk organized by the FILMAKADEMIE Baden-Württemberg, the HOCHSCHULE DER MEDIEN, the MEDIA SOLUTION CENTER and AMCRS and by the FILM COMMISSION STUTTGART will take place 25th this month and we are happy to be hearing the talks this time from Volker Helzle and Jonas Trottnow from the Filmakademie as well as from Jan Fröhlich from the HdM.

All tech interested people (and nerds) are welcome, no need to sign up, but make sure to come early as there are only so many seats. There is a bar where you can get a cool drink and there will also be some snacks afterwards.

When: 25th Juni from 6:30 pm

Where: Das Gutbrod Friedrichstrasse 10

Also be aware that when you participate in this event you agree to be filmed and photographed.


MITMALFILM @Animation Sans Frontières!

This is something for your kids everybody! The very creative idea of MITMALFILM (free translation co-painting-film) by Uli Seis was founded during ASF in 2017/18. How it works? You take a coloring template and start drawing, the finished work has to be scanned then with an app and from then on, it’s gonna be an animation film! This is so genius that the MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung is now supporting it. Congrats!

For the next ASF you can still submit your work until the end of the month May 31st

Yesterdays HEROES Workshop "Tracking in Nuke with KeenTools"

The AMCRS and Design Offices Stuttgart hosted this killer workshop with KeenTools yesterday for our members and the hands-on event was well visited and appreciated! Thanks again for participating!

For all interested people this is what KeenTools is about, check them out:

KeenTools is a suite of tracking-related plugins for Nuke. The main goal is to make tracking as easy as possible, ultimately not requiring any work at all. At the moment the main plugin of the suit is GeoTracker — a tool for tracking of rigid and deformable 3D models. With FaceBuilder you can create a precise 3D model of human head and face based on a couple of photos of an actor or even on just a single frame of a footage where you want to track that face or head later. To track head and face models you can use either GeoTracker (head tracking), or FaceTracker which lets you track facial gestures. They have a number of helper plugins as well: ReadRiggedGeo — importing deformable 3D models into Nuke, TextureBuilder — creating textures of tracked (or "pinned") objects, and PinTool — placing 3D models on a footage (e.g. "manual" tracking).

Women in Animation - we need you!

We are very proud and pleased with the outcome of last weeks WOMEN IN ANIMATION PANEL during the FMX 2019! The discussion hopefully threw some light onto the underdeveloped situation of women in the Animation and VFX Industry, where they are still a minor and underpaid. Annegret Richter, CEO of AG Animationsfilm, and a couple of other successful women want to build an Initiative inspired by the “Women in Animation in America”. First step is to get feedback in to actually tackle the right problems, so it is up to you now to help them get this great project rolling and they would love your support by filling out this survey!