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AIT AND APDG present 

Battle Of The Bastards – In Conversation with Glenn Melenhorst lead VFX artist Iloura 

Date: Thursday 18 August 2016
Time: 6pm sharp
Venue: AIT Sydney campus – Level 2/7 Kelly Street Ultimo NSW 2007

Glenn Melenhorst is VFX Supervisor at Australia’s premier visual effects group IIloura who created the masterpiece that defined season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the “Battle of the Bastards”. Nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Glenn will be speaking at AIT about this project and others his team has been working on.

Iloura delivered exciting, photoreal shots for the episode, working in particular on the episode’s battle sequence, combining 3D visual effects and hand animation to realize the production’s vision. The battle that was created by Iloura required numerous collisions between photoreal horses and riders, 3,000-strong armies and close-up shots of live-action actors and sets composited with CG humans and animals and massive crowd simulations. Hundreds of assets – CG armoury, weapons, flags, saddlery, body parts and environmental assets such as blood, mud, smoke, fire and mist – were also needed to augment the plate photography.

Because the show has a huge, dedicated fan base accustomed to high production values, who pay close attention to the VFX across the series, the show’s VFX Producer Steve Kullback and VFX Supervisor Joe Bauer were looking especially for a strong rigging and muscle pipeline and a robust animation team.

Visit iloura.com.au for more of their fantastic work.

 

 
Date: Thursday 18 August 2016
Time: 6pm sharp
Venue: AIT Sydney campus – Level 2/7 Kelly Street Ultimo NSW 2007This is a free event with refreshments served from 5.30pm

Attendance is free, but seats are limited so book now top avoid disappointment.

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About The Speakers
<b>Glenn Melenhorst </b>
Glenn Melenhorst Production Designer
With a background in design and traditional 2D animation, over the last 28 years Glenn now oversees Iloura’s film projects as VFX Supervisor concept to completion. Most recently, Glenn led the Iloura team on their Emmy-nominated work for ‘Battle of the Bastards’, the crescendo episode of Season 6 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.

In this presentation, Glenn will share the team’s techniques in creating and managing exciting, photoreal shots for the show. Working on the episode’s tremendous battle sequence, Iloura’s team combined 3D visual effects and hand animation to realize the production’s vision. The battle required numerous collisions between photoreal horses and riders, 3,000-strong armies and close-up shots of live-action actors and sets composited with CG humans and animals and massive crowd simulations. Hundreds of assets – CG armoury, weapons, flags, saddlery, body parts and environmental assets such as blood, mud, smoke, fire and mist – were also needed to augment the plate photography.

Glenn has also recently completed work on a beloved franchise making its long-awaited return, ‘Ghostbusters’. His credits include supervising a crew of over 100 as the sole 3D Animation Vendor on ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ for Paramount Pictures.