27 May 2013

The BBC show how to build a digital actor

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Following on from the impressive demo that Nvidia showed last week, the BBC have made a report about the technology being used to create digital likenesses of actors in Hollywood 


As part of their "Click" online technology strand the BBC have covered a behind the scenes look at Image Metrics, the Hollywood company responsible for a lot of the digital facial scanning currently used in movies.

There is some interesting technology, especially the prototype holographic projector!

If you are in the UK you can watch it on iPlayer otherwise here is the link to the website:


Neil Roberts

I started out as a Video Tape Editor in the 1980’s and was one of the first editors to embrace non-linear editing at the beginning of the 90’s

I then went on to work for Lightworks and was instrumental in the development of their Heavyworks and Newsworks systems, sharing in the Technical Emmy that was awarded to the Heavyworks system.

After Lightworks I moved to Discreet logic (now part of Autodesk) where I was the European product specialist for Smoke and Fire.

I am an accredited Smoke trainer, I also do DaVinci Resolve training and I am an Independent Certified Expert for Sony.

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