Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Meeting: Visual Effects with William Reliford

Visual Effects Artist William Reliford will be demonstrating the tools, techniques and workflow used by to today’s vfx artists to accomplish stunning visuals. He will take you behind the scenes in the creation of his most recent animated short, “2.0,” an official selection in the Indie Film Con and the Indiana Short Film Festival. View the short here:

William started off his career 20 years ago in video production creating animation and graphics for his corporate clients. He later expanded his role to producing forensic animations and demonstrative animation for the legal and teaching fields and producing vfx for independent films.

William’s most recent work includes providing visual effects shots for local independent productions such as “The Sound of the Spirit,” “Taylor Made” and “Death’s Door.”

He also provided onset vfx supervision for NatGeo’s “How to survive the end of the world” series which was shot partly at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in southeast Indiana.

William will be giving a brief overview of Autodesk Maya and discussing how it plays an important role in solving today’s vfx challenges. In addition, William will be available to answer questions from local independent film producers about using vfx in their next project.