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July 29, 2019

MPC R&D will be attending SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles from 28 July – 1 August with talks and appearances, giving an in depth look at the world of visual effects. Notably, MPC had 2 technical papers accepted and will be expanding on these findings.

Highlighting MPC’s work on The Lion King, MPC R&D Principal Architect Rob Pieke will host a course looking at the use of path tracing in production in “Everything the Light Touches – Rendering The Lion King.” Kai Wolter, Head of Production Technology, London will offer a look into how the Environments team expanded their approach to the designing of natural elements in the talk “DMP Without DMP Full-CG Environments for The Lion King.”

Realtime Software Architect Francesco Giordana will be presenting about Genesis, Technicolor’s virtual production platform at the Nvidia Innovation Theater Booth focusing on the improvement of real-time graphics and lighting. In addition, Francesco Giordana will be representing MPC Film on the panel “Real-time Technologies for Film Pipelines” at The Pipeline Conference on 28 July, discussing pipeline experiences, knowledge and best practices.

The Focus will be hosting their own booth at the SIGGRAPH Job Fair Booth no. 5/6 at Los Angeles Convention Center. The booth is available 30-31 July during the recruitment exhibition, although SIGGRAPH runs 28 July – 1 August. In addition to this, Talent Acquisition Manager Sylvie Tehbelian will be hosting the talk “Preparing Students to Take the Next Steps: School to Work Transition.”

A full list including timings of the events that MPC R&D are hosting in and around SIGGRAPH 2019 are below:

• Digipro 2019, Victor Yudin: Saturday 27th July Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los

• The Pipeline Conference, Francesco Giordana: Sunday 28th July General
Assembly Los Angeles

• Sculpting Color Spaces, Rob Pieke: Monday 29th July 3:45pm – 5:15pm, Room

• Preparing Students to Take the Next Steps: School to Work Transition, Sylvie
Tehbelian: Monday 29th July 9:00am – 10:30am Room 406A

• DMP Without DMP: Full CG Environments for the Lion King, Kai Wolter: Tuesday
30th July 9:00am – 10:30am Room 408AB

• Real-Time Set Dressing with Diorama: Wednesday 31st July 11:15am Unity
Session room #407

• Prism and Nvida RTX, Victor Yudin: Wednesday 31st July 11:30am – 11:55am
Nvidia Innovation Theater Booth 1313, Expo Hall

• MPC Genesis: Real-Time Raytracing in Virtual Production, Francesco Giordana:
Wednesday 31st July 5:30pm – 5:55pm Nvidia Innovation Theater Booth 1313,
Expo Hall

• Building Modern VFX Infrastructure, Natasha Kelkar: Wednesday 31st July
9:00am – 10:30am Room 408AB

• Everything the Light Touches: Rendering for The Lion King, Rob Pieke:
Wednesday 31st July 2:00pm – 5:15pm Room 403AB

• Mesh-Driven Generation of Groomed Feathers, Rasmus Haapoaja: Thursday 1st
August 10:45am – 12:35pm Room 403AB

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