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Post Break 12 - VFX Solutions to Covid Problems: Part II

Posted By Ryan Penny, Monday, August 3, 2020

POST BREAK: VFX Solutions to Covid Problems - Part II


New York State Post Production Community,


Join the Post NY Alliance & the Visual Effects Society for the 2nd part of our event  POST BREAK: VFX Solutions to Covid Problems - Part II

A continuation of Panel I, we will explore the new workflows, new teams, shifting schedules and new technology available to help solve some of these post-COVID problems. We'll be taking an in-depth look at traditional VFX vs Virtual Production; Where does one excel over the other? What are the capabilities and potential pitfalls? How might it change our workflows and how can we prepare for the future? We'll be discussing this and more with experts in the fields of Virtual Production, LED, VFX Compositing and CG. Join us to listen and bring your questions to the table!


Thursday, July 16th at 4pm via ZOOM


Leslie Chung, VFX Supervisor

Leslie’s dreams of being an artist began when she was three years old, drawing on the walls and furniture of her childhood home in New York City. In time, her artistic pursuits led her to the School of Visual Arts, where she majored in computer art before landing in the world of VFX. Now a 12 year veteran of the industry, the roster of studios she has worked for is numerous. Some highlights include several years at Psyop, Look FX, MPC, and now Crafty Apes. Leslie has worked on commercials, game cinematics, films and TV shows as a compositor, producer, and supervisor, with credits including VFX designer for The Knick, Midsommar, Deadpool 2, Boardwalk Empire, Marvel Runaways and most recently 3 seasons of Star Trek Discovery. In addition to her day job, she has also spent the last six years helping to grow the VFX community in New York, and has been heavily involved on the VES New York board as a past chair officer. But she still makes time for her artistic passions, including illustration, painting, and photography, along with taking care of her three adorable pet rats.

David Eschrich, CG Supervisor / On-Set Supervisor / VESNY Co-Chair

David Eschrich is a seasoned CG supervisor with extensive experience across episodic, feature film and commercial. A self-taught artist, he built his own portfolio and left a career in finance to become a highly sought after artist and now supervisor in the NYC VFX industry. He has worked for top NYC shops including The Mill, Look Effects, Brainstorm Digital, The Molecule and Alkemy X, and is currently at Zoic studios. His credits include work on films and episodics such as Noah, Warrior, Iron Fist, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Homeland and The Lost City of Z. David is an active member of the visual effects community and currently serves on the VES New York board as Co-Chair.

Robert Keyghobad, Virtual Productions Producer

Robert Keyghobad began his career in Hollywood working for former Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Peter Guber. Over the past 20 years, Robert set up several major studio deals including the acclaimed HBO series “Carnivále,” and the detective comedy “Honey Vicarro” with Jenny McCarthy at 20th Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting Corporation. Robert has also worked on numerous projects with artists such as screenwriter-producer David S. Goyer (Man of Steel), pilot director David Nutter (Game of Thrones), and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter).
After working on director Robert Zemeckis’ “A Christmas Carol,” and Disney’s “Tron Legacy,” Robert took a position with video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) at its worldwide virtual production studio in Vancouver, Canada. In this role, Robert oversaw all aspects of EA’s worldwide physical and virtual production. From there he worked as Consultant/UPM on the Starz sci-fi drama series “Incursion,” created by Steven DeKnight (Spartacus); as Virtual Production Producer for Legendary and Universal Studios on “Warcraft”; and as Production Consultant/UPM on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality short, “Carne y Arena” for Prada/Legendary Entertainment.
Robert then took an executive consulting position at Netflix, and in that capacity covered over 50 International Original series. He returned to the freelance market and is currently consulting for Amazon Studios.

Dan Pack, Managing Director

Dan Pack has been working in NY production and post for nearly the past 20 years. As a founding partner and Managing Director of Brooklyn-based Silver Spoon, Dan Pack oversees all production, client relationships and R&D, notably in the ever expanding field of virtual production. Dan and his team have contributed their motion capture and animation services to numerous commercials, video games, television shows, and features, with recent innovations in real-time character animation, broadcast AR and LED wall production. Prior to Silver Spoon, he held the position of Director of Business Development for Click 3X, and served as an Executive Producer for ASB, a global 3D previz shop. He began his career as a production assistant at Aero Film before joining Grey NY as a producer.


Tehmina Beg, VFX Supervisor, VESNY Treasurer

Tehmina grew up in a family of artists, musicians and engineers - and has always had a keen interest in photography, science, and world building. From a very early age, she wanted to understand everything needed to create what she imagined. She studied audio engineering, film and computer science and then worked as a programmer for four years before transitioning into visual effects through NYUs Digital Imaging Masters program. She started as a 3D artist in commercials, working for studios such as MassMarket, The Mill and MPC. She gained experience in over 20 of the VFX studios in New York, before moving into episodics where she became well versed in matte painting and compositing techniques. Her first on set experience was with AMCs docu-drama, Making of The Mob, where she fell in love with the magic of the film world. She has since gone on to supervise on 11 shows including Roman Empire, Manifest, Wu-Tang American Saga, Defenders and Miracle Workers. She has also worked as a senior artist on countless shows with Stephen David and Zoic studios and is currently a VFX supervisor with The Molecule. Tehmina serves on the New York VES board as treasurer and is an active advocate for the visual effects community.



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