Want to Learn Visual Effects Supervision & Stereoscopic 3D? Can get to Los Angeles between the 25 and 27 July? Here is a great opportunity that Lee Stranahan told me about. You even get to see a Red Camera 3D rig and the unreleased Panasonic 3D Camcorder. Nice. Here are the details quoted:
3D Boot Camp with Scott Squires, Steve Wright, Tammy Sutton-Walker, Matt Merkovich, Jason Goodman, and Lee Stranahan.
Learn Visual Effects Supervision & Stereoscopic 3D at VFX Boot Camp: June 25 – 27, Los Angeles Featuring the unreleased Panasonic 3D Camcorder AND a feature film quality Red Camera 3D Rig! Those who sign up early earn both resume-quality experience and $1,000 off the registration price. Visit our website at www.VFXBootCamp.com.
This rare opportunity to cost-effectively experiment with a cutting-edge Full HD 3D camcorder ever, as well as the versatile BX3 advanced stereoscopic optimal beam splitter will be led by knowledgeable professionals including Scott Squires, Steve Wright, Tammy Sutton-Walker, Matt Merkovich, Jason Goodman, and Lee Stranahan.
With three Academy Award nominations and VFX supervisor credits on Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and The Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, Squires is also one of co-authors of the upcoming VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures. Motion Tracking expert Merkovich brings more than just his Minority Report and The Day the Earth Stood Still experience to the weekend. Goodman is an internationally respected 3D veteran. Sutton-Walker was compositing supervisor on the 2D to 2D conversion of Clash of the Titans. Merkovic has done motion tracking on high profile pieces like The Day the Earth Stoof Still and Minority Report. Stranahan’s experience includes 30 years of TV and film work, as well as VFX and filmmaking instruction.
VFX Boot Camp Program Director Lee Stranahan says, “It’s difficult to get experience in visual effects supervision, especially with the rapid pace of change created by the explosion of 3D stereoscopic technology. Here’s the opportunity! Get out from behind your computer, get on set, build your reel, resume and take your career to the next level. We have top working instructors and incredible equipment for you to work with, so please join us.”
Seminar participants will gain the self-confidence, skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to take their VFX dreams from concept to final distributed product. Best of all, this will be no sit-and-listen educational setting. Attendees will gain genuine on-set experience while learning how to keep expenses and shooting schedules on target.
Skills to be developed during the three-day boot camp weekend include script breakdown and budgeting, Ultra high-res stills for HDRI capture and HD Video, basic VFX supervisor tools, the Red One digital camera system – including an ultra highend 3D Stereo Rig with Two Red Camera, Real Lighting and Grip Equipment, location and green screen shoots, understanding both set politics and equipment, interior and exterior stereographic shoots, and working with the data. Best of all, attendees get to not merely familiarize themselves with the Panasonic AG before release — but take home a hard drive full of footage!
For more information – including early registration pricing – VFXBootCamp.com