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Special Public Lecture by Scott Ross

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics has established a content business course and welcomes Scott Ross, the founder and former CEO of Digital Domain, a digital media pioneer representing Hollywood movies. I would like to talk about the issues related to special effects and VFX (visual effects).This special lecture will be open to the public, so please feel free to join us.

Title: "The fascination and challenges of special effects and VFX
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. (The lecture content is the same for both days)
Fee: General: 1,000 yen, Students: Free (Please show your student ID at the reception)
Venue: Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
Speaker: Mr. Scott Ross (Founder and former CEO of Digital Domain, one of the pioneers of digital media)

Special effects and VFX that make full use of computer graphics technology have become indispensable in every film, and the technology has advanced to the point where it is indistinguishable from live action.As the VFX industry has matured, a paradigm has emerged that has never existed before, and a review of the role of VFX studios and their profit structure has become desirable.In addition, the increasing sophistication and speed of digital distribution technology via the Internet has opened up a variety of possibilities for filmmakers.

Scott Ross.

Profile of Scott Ross:.
One of the pioneers of digital media.He founded Digital Domain with James Cameron and built it into one of the largest production companies in the world.In the 1970s, he toured with many bands, including Miles Davis's group, and in the 1980s he became the general manager of ILM, which was founded by George Lucas.In 1989, he supported organizational reform at NTT under the theme of "creativity.Since then, he has supported the establishment of digital media-related faculties at 14 universities in Japan.He has a wide network of contacts in many fields, including high-ranking government officials, game company CEOs, major film distributors, director Akira Kurosawa, and game creator Shigeru Miyamoto.He is a member of the American Society of Arts and Sciences in Film, which presides over the Academy Awards, and the American Society of Arts and Sciences in Television, which presents the Emmy Awards, and has lectured on creative methods and technology in more than 20 countries.


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