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SIGGRAPH 2018 Program Guide

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21 #SIGGRAPHcaf | #SIGGRAPH2018 challenged to push the boundaries, both artistically and technically, in visualizing a world that is everchanging and seemingly endless–a concept as familiar as the internet, executed in a way that has never been seen before. Panelists: Ernest Petti, Technical Director Larry Wu, Head of Environments David Komorowski, SDL-Head of Characters & Technical Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios "Game of Thrones" Season 7: Orchestrating Sea Battles and Blowing Up a Big Wall Tuesday, 14 August, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm West Building, Ballroom AB In this session, Rodeo FX will share its story of working on the legendary show, "Game of Thrones," detailing the learnings and knowledge the team has gained from its multi-season experience. The team will go in depth on two of season 7's most intense sequences, starting from the concept art and working through the processes that yielded the final shots. Their long-term relationship with the filmmakers helped Rodeo FX anticipate their hands-on approach for art directing, which the team took into consideration when planning for the Sea Battle scene in episode two and the dramatic fall of The Wall in the season finale. Rodeo FX will share how they prepared to give the filmmakers freedom to play with the art direction, including how the team set up a master scene file for the Sea Battle for this purpose. This nighttime battle contained a plethora of challenges, from simulations, to CG environments, the CG ocean, and CG background ships, mixed with compositing fire elements. For the season's climatic finale, the team created the first full view of The Wall at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and then blew it to pieces, earning the 2018 VES Award for Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode. Hear about the process of creating a flexible asset–The Wall–which allowed for various possibilities for the art direction and simulation. The Rodeo FX team will present the techniques they used to score The Wall up to its dramatic collapse. Panelists: Thomas Hullin, Head of Studio, VFX Supervisor Isabelle Langlois, Vice President of Production Rodeo FX Inc.

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