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PREVIS 2011 to Reveal the Latest Trends and Technologies in Previsualization, Oct. 22, Hollywood

October 20, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Previsualization Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of previsualization within the entertainment industry will hold PREVIS 2011, an annual forum on Saturday, October 22 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

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With the guidance of industry experts, attendees will be exposed to the latest trends, technologies, and related disciplines in previs – a collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, predominately using 3D animation tools and a virtual environment.

“Producers of consumer products in many other industries have known for some time the enormous value prototyping can bring to their success in creating products, which will perform the best,” said Colin Green, president of the Previs Society and owner of Pixel Liberation Front. “Film producers are getting the message, and previs is leading the way. We are very proud to be the first organization of its kind to promote effective uses of previs, and to educate the broad community of filmmakers who come into contact with it, how to engage with it and get the most out of it.”

PREVIS 2011 will feature:

  • The latest and greatest Previsualization from around the world.
  • Innovative speakers: Tim Alexander, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic; Colin Benoit, CG layout supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic; AJ Briones, previsualization supervisor at HALON Entertainment; Duane Floch, project supervisor at Pixel Liberation Front; Michael Jackson, postvisualization supervisor at HALON Entertainment; Yuri Neyman, director of Photography of ASC; Casey Schatz, previs supervisor at Giant Studios; and Marty Shindler, CEO of The Shindler Perspective.
  • “Show and Tell” seminar where attendees can present and discuss incredible work that formed the heart and soul of movie shots and sequences.
  • Round Table Forums – Professionals in each area of production will be invited to discuss how Previs has been used and aided in their area of expertise.

For more information on the event or to register, visit: http://www.previssociety.com/previs-2011-annual-forum/.


Formed in 2009, the Previsualization Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of previsualization, or “previs,” for all who participate in or benefit from the previs process. Members of the Previsualization Society are engaged with the production or use of previs around the world within such fields as feature film, television, commercials, games, visualization and architecture. By fostering an interdisciplinary community that is as collaborative and cross-disciplinary as previs itself, the Previsualization Society promotes effective applications, standards and practices, education and practical knowledge exchange and is committed to cultivating, documenting and articulating the capabilities of an evolving medium that is playing an integral role in how content is made.

Emilie Chan-Erskine / Jana Davidoff-Morrison
emilie@cw3pr.com / jana@cw3pr.com

SOURCE Previsualization Society

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