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AI & The Filmmaker: A Prophetic Look into What’s Ahead

September 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Artificial intelligence is poised to radically alter every industry and filmmaking is no exception. In this webinar we take a look at the latest developments in visual computing and how they’ll affect creatives. Which jobs will expand? Which jobs will disappear? And which human skills will retain their value when the dust settles?

  • An overview of deep learning and the broader realm of machine learning
  • A review of working technologies demonstrated at this year’s Siggraph.
  • A forecast of some of the near-term implications of these technologies for filmmakers
  • A wider imagining of what will happen 10-20 years out
  • A look at the skills that will complement the era of AI filmmaking rather than be replaced

Presenter

Damian Allen

Damian Allen is well known in the visual effects industry as a leading technique and technology consultant. Most recently he has served as the Chief Technology Officer and Compositing Supervisor for 3DRevolution, a 2D-3D conversion studio for tentpole Hollywood features. Allen has authored three books on the subject of visual effects: The Encyclopedia of Visual Effects (ISBN-13: 978-0321303349), Apple ProTraining Series Motion (ISBN-13: 978-0321278265, ISBN-13: 978-0321509109) and the Shake Quick Reference Guide (ISBN-13: 978-0321382467). In addition to consulting, Allen has worked as a compositor on multiple Hollywood features and broadcast projects. He lectures around the world on visual effects compositing theory and practical application.

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