The Making of: Heroes and V Posted: February 10th, 2010
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Alien Invasions. Cities ripped apart by catastrophic disasters. Super heroes locked in mortal combat with super powered villains. Does this sound like another summer blockbuster? No, it’s just a typical night on television.
Learn about the rigors of how to create feature film effects on a broadcast budget and schedule from the VFX crews of two of the most ambitious visual effects shows on television:’Heroes’ and ‘V’. Supervisors, producers, and artists from these two hit shows will take us step-by-step through planning, shooting, and executing thousands of shots per season, sometimes working on six episodes simultaneously. Using examples from some of their most complex sequences, you will learn how storyboarding, pre-vis, and the ability to adapt quickly are the keys to success in creating stunning visuals on a shoe-string budget. You will also see practical examples of realtime on-set compositing, which many believe to be the future of our industry.
The program will be followed up by group Q&A session.
Supervising Producer, Stargate Studios
As Supervising Producer for Stargate Studios, Mark Spatny acts as head of production for the company, as well as personally producing and supervising effects for NBC’s Heroes.
Within the entertainment industry, Mark has worked hard to bring recognition to the artists behind the scenes by helping create The Visual Effects Society Awards, and is currently serving as its co-chair. He is also a Governor for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His work has been honored with two Emmys and one VES Award.
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Stargate Studios
As Senior VFX Supervisor for Stargate, Eric travels the world representing the company on its biggest projects. Whether shooting in the jungles of South America, the beaches of Malta, or locally in Los Angeles, Eric puts his talent to work creating some of the most visually stunning effects seen on television.
Eric has won two Emmy Awards and two Visual Effects Society Awards, as well as the Hollywood Post Alliance Award, and Canada’s Leo Award.
Executive Creative Director, Zoic Studios
Andrew Orloff is Zoic Studios’ Creative Director and has been with the company since its inception. He leads Zoic’s award-winning episodic television division and the dynamic and ever-expanding work in the videogame and mobile realm.
His wealth of television credits include VFX Supervisor for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (three seasons), VFX Supervisor for CSI: Miami (season 2), and VFX Supervisor for the pilots for NYPD 2069 and Global Frequency. With over 100 motion control shoots to his name, Orloff was instrumental in setting up Zoic’s insert stage used for both episodic and commercial projects.
When: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Meet & Greet: 6:00PM
Presentation: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
This event is FREE of charge!
The Gnomon Store will be open for extended hours during this special evening.