Vancouver’s ACM SIGGRAPH chapter invites you to join them on Thursday April 26th for a presentation by Double Negative’s Visual Effects Supervisor Ken McGaugh on The Creatures of John Carter at the Vancity Theatre. Doors will open for the event at 6:00pm for a pre-session industry mixer. A Q & A session will follow the 7:00pm presentation.
In the 2012 film John Carter, Double Negative was tasked with bringing to life many varied CG characters and creatures. The amount and complexity of the creature work was an order of magnitude higher than the studio had done on previous films and therefore presented many challenges. In this presentation, Ken will discuss those challenges and solutions as Double Negative took the creatures all the way from initial concepts, through modeling and rigging, and into animation.
Ken McGaugh began his career in VFX at Industrial Light and Magic in 1995. There he worked his way up from render wrangler to technical director and along the way co-developed ambient occlusion rendering. Ken then spent several years traveling and working around the world, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films at Weta Digital in New Zealand. There he worked primarily in shader writing and lighting pipeline development. This included developing one of the first implementations of subsurface scattering used in production and which gave Gollum’s skin its translucency. From there Ken settled down in London working at Double Negative where he is a Visual Effects Supervisor.
Tickets for this event are now available. Prices are as follows:
Non-members – $25
Members – $15
Group – $20 (5 or more) (please contact the chapter to make group arrangements)