LONDON - The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has opened up registration for this year's MasterClasses. The company will host events in three locations — Los Angeles (2/3), New York (2/7) and London (2/10) — and the classes will focus on software solutions for stereoscopic production.
The free, full-day events will feature presentations by a number of product users, including Shervin Shoghian of Digital Domain in Vancouver, freelance VFX supervisor John Gajdecki, and Rainmaker’s Ran Sariel. The Foundry’s own internal pros will also be on-hand.
Shoghian recently worked on Tron: Legacy. The Foundry worked closely with Digital Domain to help the studio tackle some of the challenges presented by the heavy use of fluorescent lights on both costumes and sets. Shoghian will demonstrate how NukeX and Ocula provided a solid workflow for the completion of the project.
Gajdecki served as VFX supervisor on Joe Dante's stereo adventure, The Hole. He will share his experiences in making the film, looking at the decision to work with the ParadiseFX stereo rig with Red cameras. He will also cover some of the common pitfalls and misunderstanding of stereo 3D acquisition, as well as what can and cannot be corrected easily in post.
The Foundry introduced a 3D texture painting tool called Mari last year, and are currently in an open alpha period on their Red workflow tool, Storm. The company is also planning updates of its Nuke, Nuke X and Ocula products. These advancements will all be addressed during the events. Space is limited so visit The Foundry's Website to secure your spot.