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

Digital Domain Presents “Making the Steel Real: Moving VFX Into Production”

Tuesday, 7 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

Nominated for a visual effects Academy Award, DreamWorks’ “Real Steel” was recognized not only for its rollicking boxing matches between CG robots, but also for the seamless way the film moves between practical robots and their CG counterparts. In this panel, some of the “Real Steel” filmmakers walk through robot design, explain key techniques and shots, and share the groundbreaking virtual-production process that they packed up and moved to Detroit, which compressed the shooting schedule to 71 days with no second unit.

Michael Fink
Academy-Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor

Ron Ames
Associate Producer

Erik Nash
Digital Domain

John Rosengrant
Legacy Effects

Swen Gillberg
Digital Domain

Dan Taylor
Animation Supervisor