Autodesk's 'Vision Series' presentations now available online
August 2, 2017

Autodesk's 'Vision Series' presentations now available online

LOS ANGELES — Throughout SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk held a series of guest speakers and in-house experts, who detailed their work, along with the capabilities of the company’s animation and visual effects tools. Autodesk is now making these “Vision Series” presentations available online via its Website (

The Vision Series presentations included speakers from ILM, Weta, Framestore, MPC and many others. In addition, Autodesk experts shared their visions on how studios can use their tools to efficiently accomplish their creative goals. 

The following is the schedule of Vision Series presentations, which can now be found online.

Vision Series - August 1st

9:30am-10:00am - Beyond Media and Entertainment: How AR & VR are changing design - Joel Pennington, Autodesk

10:00am-11:00am - The Future of Storytelling - Hilmar Koch, Autodesk

11:00am-12:00pm - Rogue One’s Virtual Sets: The Future of Production with ILM - John Knoll, ILM

1:00pm-2:00pm - Virtual Production to VR with CBS Digital - Craig Weiss, Jim Berndt, CBS Digital

2:00pm-3:00pm - Character Creation for Beauty and the Beast with Framestore - Adrien Saint Girons, Framestore

3:00pm-4:00pm - Scaling Beyond Four Walls with Jellyfish Pictures - Jeremy Smith, Jellyfish Pictures

Vision Series - August 2nd

10:00am-11:00am - Smart Content: Empowering Creators to Work Smarter, Not Harder - Michael Spaw, Autodesk

11:00am-12:00pm - Evolving The Planet of the Apes with Weta Digital - Anders Langlands, Weta Digital

1:00pm-2:00pm - How MPC Brought the Sea to Life in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Kai Wolter, MPC

2:00pm-3:00pm - Panel: The Promise and Challenges of Embracing the Cloud - Phil Peterson, Autodesk; Nick Cannon, Walt Disney; Simon Robinson, Foundry; 
Don Parker, Autodesk

3:00pm-4:00pm - Open@ADSK - Integrating Effective Open Source Practices in Media & Entertainment, and Beyond - Guy Martin, Autodesk

4:00pm-5:00pm - What's new in Arnold 5 - Frederic Servant, Autodesk; Jonah Friedman, Psyop; Andrew C. Jones, Psyop