FutureMedia Fest Closing Keynote
The closing keynote for FutureMedia Fest 2010 are two Academy Award-winning digital effects experts Richard Baneham and Matt Madden ("Avatar").
About the Speakers:
Richard Baneham is an Academy Award and BAFTA winner for Best Visual Effects for his work as the Animation Supervisor on “Avatar”. He worked closely with the actors and their performances to try to produce a CG performance that evoked the full emotional range and idiosyncratic nuances of the actor’s performance. Richie also worked as an Animation Supervisor on “Lord of the Rings,” "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King" where he was involved in the character of Gollum working with Actor Andy Serkis. His body of work also includes; “The Chronicles of Narnia”; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and “Cats and Dogs” which was one of the earliest examples of a fully integrated CG character.
Matt Madden is Vice President of Production & Development for Giant Studio. Widely recognized and acknowledged to be the industry leader in Performance Capture based technology and Virtual Production services, Mr. Madden and the accomplishments of his team were recognized in 2005 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Technical Achievement Academy Award. Other credits (as motion capture supervisor) include “The Polar Express,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” “Night At The Museum,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “I Am Legend,” “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk”, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” and “King Kong.” Mr. Madden began his long-time association with director Peter Jackson while serving as motion capture consultant on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.