Panel to look at machine learning's impact on VFX
January 19, 2022

Panel to look at machine learning's impact on VFX

LOS ANGELES — SMPTE Hollywood and the Visual Effects Society (VES) will cohost a virtual meeting exploring the current and future impact of machine learning on visual effects. Autodesk’s Will Harris, Foundry’s Mathieu Mazerolle and Unity Technologies’ Brian Gaffney will discuss how their companies are incorporating machine learning into software tools to make higher quality and more realistic visual effects and boost production speed. Visual effects supervisor Ryan Laney will describe the novel way artificial intelligence and machine learning were used to mask the identities of interview subjects in the award-winning HBO documentary Welcome to Chechnya.

The panel will take place on January 26th at 3pm (EST) and will be moderated by ColorTime senior editor Barry Goch.

“Machine learning is poised to transform visual effects production, accelerating workflows and paving the way for a new generation of astonishingly real visual effects,” says Goch. “Will Harris, Mathieu Mazerolle and Brian Gaffney will demonstrate game-changing technologies. Ryan Laney will share his experience in applying machine learning to a real-world production.”

SMPTE Hollywood meetings are free and open to all, even non-members. Register for this event HERE.