VFXRIO LIVE HAPPENING ONLINE ON FEBRUARY 7TH PRESENTS ALVY RAY SMITH CO-FOUNDER OF PIXAR AND WINNER OF TWO ACADEMY AWARDS FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA.
Matteo Moriconi of VFXRIO and Rodrigo Hurtado founder of XCave Studios have joined forces to create a conceptual video for the promotion of Brazil’s digital event VFXRIO. Developed using Unreal Engine technology, the film is inspired by the works of Moebius and Joseph Campbell and takes the viewer on an adventure bound to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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“The hero in our story sets out on a journey of self-discovery. He goes through several phases of development until he arrives at his final destination at VFXRIO, the most important Brazilian event dedicated to visual technologies”, says Rodrigo Hurtado.
The soundtrack created by Marcelo Baldin accompanies the hero in his journey across physical and metaphysical borders. “The video reflects the mission of VFXRIO, which is to reveal, discuss and promote visual technologies.
In the film, the hero discovers his role through a series of events that reveal the truth about his origin and his nature. This trip brings balance and hopes to the world through technology. We are honored to be able to work with Rodrigo Hurtado and Marcelo Baldin from Wolfgang Audio, two of the most important Brazilian professionals in the industry”, says Matteo Moriconi.
Rodrigo Hurtado is the creative director and founding partner of XCAVE – the first Brazilian animation and real-time VFX studio. He specializes in the script and new immersive XR and real-time technologies. With over 20 years of experience, he created and produced audiovisual and interactive innovation projects for global brands such as Netflix, Amazon, Warner, Paramount, Sony, Samsung, Ubisoft, Google, among others.
He was one of the creators of the immersive studio Arvore, and Creative Director of XR and animation at Vetor Zero – the largest animation studio in Latin America.
Marcelo Baldin, the musical composer and sound designer, is the founder of Combustion Studio and Wolfgang Audio.
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The VFXRIO video will be presented at the event taking place on February 7th headlined by Alvy Ray Smith. Alvy Ray Smith founded Pixar with Edwin Catmull in 1986.
He will be presented by Lucia Modesto, one of the biggest names in Brazilian technology, Executive Supervisor at TV Globo. Alvy Ray Smith will present his book A Biography of the Pixel (MIT Press, Spring 2021). Matteo Moriconi, VFXRIO director and also president of the Brazilian Association of Visual Technology commented: “We are honored with the participation of Alvy Ray Smith in our event.
Our responsibility is to showcase visual technologies as they become part of a human narrative. Alvy Ray Smith’s contribution to this narrative and his unique view are fundamental for our understanding of new technologies and creativity in the digital era”.
VFXRIO IS A FREE EVENT HAPPENING ON FEBRUARY 7TH 2021 AT WWW.VFXRIO.COM.BR
VFX RIO PROGRAM
Sunday, February 7 – www.vfxrio.com.br
12:20 (EST TIME) REGISTRATION
12:40 (EST TIME) INTRODUCTION
13:00(EST TIME) ALVY RAY SMITH AT VFXRIO LIVE
13:30(EST TIME) Q&A
ABOUT VFX RIO
VFX RIO brings to Brazil the leading national and international specialists in the production of visual effects for cinema and TV, games and new technologies. The program includes lectures and workshops with supervisors, directors and artists who participate in the creation of visual effects and immersive media. VFXRIOis sponsored by TV Globo and supported by Foundry and Intel. VFXRIO is a project associated with ACM SIGGRAPH.
Jazmin Kuan Veng
So, This was a small contribution to the animation and VFX industry on one of the most amazing events on earth. Any VFX lover should definitely join this and learn from this which can help him or her in their respective journeys.