CGI in VFX - The Evolution - Lecture at FEDCON
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CGI in VFX – from the beginning until today

One of the biggest revolutions in an entire industry has been the relatively new VFX world of the last 30 years. The illusions on the large and small screen that were previously created with painstaking detail work and with the help of sophisticated and innovative technology are now increasingly being created in offices behind large-format monitors and with enormous computing capacities.

The lecture by Tobias Richter at FedCon is dedicated to the first steps, especially the science fiction genre – e.g.: Star Wars, Star Trek, Tron, etc. It shows how, despite the initially very limited possibilities of the computer tool, humans are mastering more and more types of effects in very rapid succession – and how it is now impossible to imagine modern films without them – often in places that a normal viewer would not even recognize as a visual effect. With the accessibility of the computer graphics tool, the use in movies has also increased dramatically – while in the past the number of visual effects settings rarely exceeded 100, with today’s blockbusters 2000 and more settings are not uncommon.

Lecturer: Tobias Richter
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Tobias Richter is more passionate Star Trek-fan and has been running the Cologne VFX studio "The Light Works" for 25 years. In the sci-fi fandom he became known for the visual effects for the fan productions "Star Trek Phase 2" and "Prelude to Axanar". Often his expertise is also desired for official Star Trek products - numerous book covers, computer game elements and illustrations - for example in the "Ships of the line" calendar and in "Star Trek-Adventures" role play. In the early years of FedCon he regularly created computer animated opening films and nowadays occasionally gives lectures on VFX - this year as well.

"The Light Works" works in the field of VFX primarily for American and British indie film and series productions. This year the SciFi series Atropa and the movie The 5th Passenger will be released. Further examples of his work can be found on the website

Sources & additional links for CGI in VFX – The Evolution:

Website The Light Works

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