Image Engine Presents: Breathing Life Into CHAPPiE

Production Sessions

Image Engine Presents: Breathing Life Into CHAPPiE

Wednesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K

In "CHAPPiE", a unique action sci-fi comedy by Director Neill Blomkamp, the lead actor is a digitally created childlike robot who conveys a rich array of emotions as he interacts with the human characters around him. In this session, supervisors from Image Engine reveal how a small production team brought CHAPPiE to life, delivering nearly 1000 shots and over 60 minutes of screen time to the digital, believable hero. With a wide array of visuals covering concept design to asset builds, on-set capture to final performance, postvis to final integration, the panel presents a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges involved in creating a character that audiences not only accept as real but connect to.

Moderator
Chris Harvey, Overall Visual Effects Supervisor
Image Engine Design Inc.

Mark Wendell, CG Supervisor
Image Engine Design Inc.

Mathias Lautour, Look Development Lead
Image Engine Design Inc.

Earl Fast, Animation Lead
Image Engine Design Inc.