The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES): A Standardized Production Infrastructure for VFX
The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES): A Standardized Production Infrastructure for VFX - Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Association With the Visual Effects Society
This session covers the practical information, engineering, and science needed to understand and use the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), which is becoming the standard for color management, image interchange, and archiving for motion pictures and television. Developed by the motion picture creative and technology communities, under the auspices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ACES provides true match clips so CG artists can see what the filmmakers meant for them to see, furnishes common color transforms and metadata so that supervising VFX teams and DI colorists can better integrate footage from multiple facilities, helps maintain the creative integrity of VFX images downstream, expands the creative palette with high-dynamic-range and wide color-gamut capabilities, arms small shops with the ability to punch above their weight, and opens the door to running multiple shows on one pipeline.
Gain a deeper understanding of what ACES means for VFX. Hear tips about how to get your facility up to speed. Learn how VFX artists used ACES on recent, high-profile projects. And understand from colorists how ACES helps protect VFX artistry.
Sebastian Sylwan, CTO and Creative Partner at Felix & Paul Studios and former CTO of Weta Digital
Ray Feeney, four-time Academy Award winner for Scientific and Engineering Achievement and President and founder of RFX Inc.
Michael Whipple, executive director, post production technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Alex Fry, compositing and color pipeline supervisor (“The Lego Movie", “The Great Gatsby”)
Chris Davies, technical director, Skylab (“Chappie", “Elysium”)
Marie Fetiveau, R&D engineer and pipeline technical director, Rodeo FX (“Fantastic Four", “Furious 7”)