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VES AWARDS 2024 Nominations for AMCRS HEROES!

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominations for the VES Awards 2024! In the race for the awards are the effects created by three companies, which are also HEROES of the AMCRS.

Accenture Song VFX is delighted to receive a nomination for the Robot Dog in “The Nevers: It’s a Good Day” in the OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, GAME CINEMATIC, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT category.

PIXOMONDO has been nominated in the OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, GAME CINEMATIC, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT category for The Broken Circle in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds“.

Scanline VFX received a nomination for their effects in “Nyad” in the OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE category.

Congratulations to all nominees and fingers crossed for the awards ceremony at the 22nd Annual VES Awards on February 21, 2024 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles!

List of all nominations

M.A.R.K. 13’s Hitchhikers Guide to Animation, VFX, Motion Graphics and beyond. at Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart

Dominique Schuchmann, Owner and Executive Producer The M.A.R.K.13-Group, will give an insight behind the scenes of the animation film industry in a presentation at the Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart (EM2, Königstr. 22 / Ecke Bolzstr. 4). on October 26, 2023, 18:30 CET.

Animation, cartoons, CGI – terms related to animated motion pictures that you may have heard before but can’t quite place. In the Stuttgart region, there are several companies that operate globally in these fields and are part of many film productions that we regularly experience in theaters, advertisements, or promotional films. Dominique Schuchmann takes the audience on a cinematic journey into the world of animated motion picture production, providing insight into what each term means, showcasing various applications, and illustrating their implementation through examples. It’s a glimpse behind the scenes of what’s happening in the world of film in the Stuttgart region.It’s going to be colorful, vibrant, and fun.

In cooperation with the Katholisches Bildungswerk Stuttgart, Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart

More information & tickets

TechTalks Stuttgart, March 28, 2023

The TechTalks Stuttgart event series presents technical topics from the fields of visual effects (VFX) and animation for scientists, creative professionals, students and the interested public. After the keynote speeches, people can spontaneously take to the microphone on their own behalf. The next event will take place on March 28, 2023, at 18:00 CET at Das Gutbrod, Friedrichstr. 11, 70174 Stuttgart. Admission is free!

Please register in advance at contact@amcrs.de. Please note: The event will be recorded, but is not hybrid.

Program Schedule:

Winkelauflösung einer simulierten Lichtfeldanzeige. (Angular resolution of a simulated light field display.) | Sophie Kergaßner, Audiovisual Media (M. Eng.) at Stuttgart Media University

Sophie Kergaßner is currently working on her master’s thesis at Stuttgart Media University. In this context, she recently published a paper on “Bewertung der Winkelauflösung einer simulierten Lichtfeldanzeige im Hinblick auf Dreidimensionalität, Bewegungsparallaxe und Seherlebnis (Evaluating the angular resolution of a simulated light field display with regard to three-dimensionality, motion parallax and visual experience)“, which she will present to us.

„VFX Creature Rigging und Simulation. (VFX Creature Rigging and Simulation.)“ | Lukas Kapp, Freelance Creature TD // Student at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Lukas Kapp studies Technical Directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s Animationsinstitut. He presents his work on creature rigging and simulation for the Ghoul project (VES Award 2023 for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project”). As part of his research at Filmakademie, he is also working on the use of artificial intelligence for rigging tasks.

TechTalks Stuttgart is an initiative of the following institutions:

Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart | MFG Baden-Württemberg | Film Commission Region Stuttgart Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg | Animationsinstitut

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Visual Media Lab Conference (VMLC), May 8-11, 2023, at HdM Stuttgart

The Visual Media Lab Conference will be held at Stuttgart Media University from March 8 to 11, 2023.

This event is for all people interested in film, TV and the science behind moving images. For the creatives, technical pioneers and students who are looking forward to a career in those fields. 

How will films and TV shows be produced with new technologies in the future? What new skills will we need in the process? How will virtual worlds, visual effects and animations be created and which experience and knowledge is useful in production? International speakers from the film & tv industry will discuss these questions during the event on the topics of virtual production, high dynamic range and wide color gamut. 

Pablo Garcia Soriano and Nick Shaw about the creation of the NBU-LUTs used for HDR-SDR simulcast In the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022. Christina Caspers-Römer and Christian Kaestner from the “1899” Netflix Series will speak about their studio setup and the challenges of Virtual Production. Presenters from Pixomondo will give insights to their very own workflows for Virtual Production. International cinematographers like Philippe Ros (AFC, ITC), Dave Stump (ASC, ITC), Daniel Schua, and colorists as Julia Leber, Dirk Meier (CSI, BVK, ITC) and Steffen Paul (“1899”) will give insights to their experiences in LED-lighting, cinema productions or commercials. 

All details about the program, tickets, location etc. you can find here: https://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/vmlab/conferences/VMLC