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The Making of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, a Live Effects Event, October 2nd

Mark your calendars and join us for The Making of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Thursday, October 2, 2008
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the VES, RFX and the Maya User Group for this exceptionally full evening with special guests from Digital Domain and Rhythm & Hues Studios showing how they created the stunning effects and imagery in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor using Maya and other tools.

Speakers from Digital Domain

Hanzhi Tang
Lighting Supervisor

Mr. Tang’s lighting supervision on Mummy was integral in making the Emperor and other CG characters appear seamless in their real-world environments. Hanzhi has over 5 years experience in lighting at Digital Domain, having worked on films as varied as I, Robot, Peter Pan, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers and The Golden Compass. In addition to Mummy, Mr. Tang also worked with Rob Cohen on the 2005 action film Stealth.

Mårten Larsson
Lead Effects Artist

Mr. Larsson helped develop the innovative “cracking technique” used to shatter the terracotta warriors in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Mårten joined Digital Domain in 2004, and his first film credit was on another Rob Cohen film - the 2005 action/adventure Stealth. Since then he has also worked as an effects artist on Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Chad Finnerty
Procedural Character Animation Lead

Mr. Finnerty and his team were responsible for animating over 4,000 terracotta warriors and 2,500 members of the foundation army as they clash during Mummy’s “end battle” sequence. Since joining Digital Domain several years ago, Chad also worked on crowd animation for films such as Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Aruna Inversin
Compositor

Mr. Inversin was a compositor on the challenging “end battle” sequence of Mummy, working to integrate thousands of CG characters and effects into real environments shot on location in China. Aruna has over 13 years of experience as compositor on both television and feature film projects, and he first joined Digital Domain in 2006 on Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers.

Speakers from Rhythm & Hues Studios

Jimmy Gordon
Technical Animation Supervisor

Jimmy Gordon is a technical animation supervisor at Rhythm & Hues.  With a degree in Biological anthropology and a degree in 3D animation, he has focused his attention on the field of character effects for film.  He supervised technical animation for over two hundred shots in the film ‘The Mummy:Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ with much of his attention placed on the proprietary cracking systems created for the Bronze Horses and Dragon Emperor.   Currently he is technical animation supervisor for Land of the Lost.

Lucio Flores
Senior FX Animator

Lucio is an FX animator at Rhythm and Hues. He started as a graphics
developer at Digital Domain for 8+ years. Then left the industry to
pursue an MS in Computer Science at UCLA with an emphasis on graphics
and simulation. He returned to the industry as an FX animator and has
been responsible for researching and implementing various fx techniques.
He has worked at Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks, and currently, Rhythm
and Hues.

Joe Mancewicz
Rigging Supervisor

Event Details

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038

This event is FREE of charge!


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