Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

Balancing Act: Life as a Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation

Wednesday, 8 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K

In this panel, the Visual Effects Supervisors for the last two and next two DreamWorks Animation films discuss how they approached each production. In the studio environment, there are opportunities to share development with other shows, but differing visual requirements also mean each show has unique needs. How do the visual-effects teams balance the safety of using tried-and true-techniques with the requirements to create ever more visually sophisticated and complex work? How do they manage the benefits of sharing across shows with the specific needs of their show? Each panelist shares some successes (and failures!) from their most recent projects.

Ken Bielenberg
“Puss in Boots”

Mahesh Ramasubramanian
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

David Prescott
“Rise of the Guardians”, November 2012

Markus Manninen “The Croods”, March 2013
DreamWorks Animation