+ Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), today announced the launch of its Digital Film Tour 2007. Taking place on May 24th in Mumbai and May 26th in Chennai Autodesk’s Digital Film Tour 2007 is a six-city tour to explore the changing landscape of digital filmmaking. Presenting at the event will be noted Hollywood artistes including Tracey Williams, General Manager and VFX producer at South Africa-based leading post facility, The Video Lab and Chuck McIlvain, Character Pipeline Supervisor for Spider-Man 3 at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Also joining he event will be Rohan Desai, Business Head - Digital Intermediate Division, Prime Focus Limited and technology sponsors ARRI, HP, Microsoft and Nvidia.
The event will focus on the Digital Intermediate (DI) and Visual Effects (VFX) aspects of post production by demystifying Hollywood’s most recent hit - Spiderman as well as Indian blockbusters such as Guru and Eklavya. While Tracey Williams of The Video Labs will cover the entire DI spectrum, unraveling the mystery of digital intermediate with Autodesk Lustre, Chuck McIlvain of Sony Pictures Imageworks will share on how he used Autodesk Maya to create the tangle of computer generated villains and heroes brought to life in this latest installment of the Spiderman series. Additionally, Rohan Desai of Prime Focus will provide an India flavour by throwing light on how DI has been leveraged in films such as Guru and Eklavya to depict a progressive story line and tell a story through colours.
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com/.