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New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances.

Who: Paul Debevec
When: Monday 28 July, 6pm-8pm
Where: Theatre 1, AFTRS Sydney

http://www.aftrs.edu.au/aboutus/NewsEvents/News/aftrsandacmsiggraphpresentpauldebevec.aspx

AFTRS and ACM SIGGRAPH present Paul Debevec

25 June, 2008

The Australian Film Television and Radio School, in conjunction with
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008  presents an evening of exciting insights into the
world of computer graphics and interactive techniques with Paul
Debevec.

Paul Debevec has developed many of the technologies used to create
photorealistic virtual characters and environments for feature films
and games.

He is the associate director of graphics research at the University of
Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT)
and a research associate professor in USC's Department of Computer
Science.

Paul will deliver a talk on New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering,
and Displaying Human Performances

which will include:

   * insight into how to acquire, render, and display photoreal
models of people, objects, and dynamic performances
   *  info on image-based lighting techniques for photorealistic
compositing and reflectance acquisition techniques (which have used to
create realistic digital actors in films such as "Spider Man 2" and
"Superman Returns".)
   * Descriptions on image-based relighting with free-viewpoint video
to capture and render full-body performances and new 3D face scanning
processes that captures high-resolution skin detail
   * An investigation new 3D display that leverages 5,000 frames per
second video projection to show autostereoscopic, interactive 3D
imagery to any number of viewers simultaneously

When:    Monday 28 July, 6pm-8pm
Where:   Theatre 1, AFTRS Sydney

FREE
RSVP essential

To secure your place for this FREE talk email your name and phone
number to Cassandra at: rsvpdigi@aftrs.edu.au

AFTRS is NOW located at 130 Bent St, inside The Entertainment Quarter.

   * Public Vehicle and pedestrian entrance to the Entertainment
Quarter is via the main entrance on Lang Rd.
   * The Entertainment Quarter is serviced by buses and Central
railway station is a short bus ride away.
   * More on getting to AFTRS >

More on Paul Debevec:

Paul Debevec is the associate director of graphics research at the
University of Southern California's Institute for Creative
Technologies (USC ICT) and a research associate professor in USC's
Department of Computer Science.

Debevec's Ph.D. thesis at UC Berkeley presented Façade, an image-based
modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal virtual
cinematography of architectural scenes from photographs. Using Façade
he led the creation of a photoreal animation of the Berkeley campus
for his 1997 film "The Campanile Movie" whose techniques were later
used to create virtual backgrounds for the "The Matrix"; he went on to
demonstrate new image-based lighting techniques in his animations
"Rendering with Natural Light", "Fiat Lux", and "The Parthenon".

Paul led the design of HDR Shop, the first widely used high dynamic
range image editing program and co-authored the recent book High
Dynamic Range Imaging. He received ACM SIGGRAPH's Significant New
Researcher Award in 2001 and recently chaired the SIGGRAPH 2007
Computer Animation Festival.

He is also involved in the inaugural SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 conference as
one of the Computer Animation Festival jury members.

http://www.aftrs.edu.au/aboutus/NewsEvents/News/aftrsandacmsiggraphpresentpauldebevec.aspx
If my work is s***. Then i MUST be told it's s***. And why it's s***. If not... what is the point of a 'Visual Effects Community?'