Damien Fagnou, MPC
Damien Fagnou – Stereographer at MPC
After finishing University with a Masters in Computer Science, Damien worked for an animated series implementing tools and technology to speed up the motion capture pipeline and rendering. He later accepted a job to help set up the initial workflow at the newly formed Attitude studios and then, with his sights set on moving overseas, Damien took on the role of Tools and Workflow Programmer at Climax in the UK where he worked on the Xbox title, Sudeky. In 2003, Damien transferred his skills to the film industry and started at leading VFX post production company MPC to work on Troy implementing preview tools and City Rendering scripts. In 2005, Damien became R&D lead on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 10,000 BC and Narnia. Damien is currently MPC's Stereographer and has just completed work on full stereo VFX shots for the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchise.
StereoFX: survey of the main stereo film-making techniques
A concrete survey of the stereo film-making techniques based on three recent movies.
The unprecedented popularity of Avatar has pushed the entire movie industry to rapidly evolve to be able to produce “3D” movies. In the past year three main techniques of producing them have been used each with their advantages and flaws. We review them using as examples movies MPC has been involved in: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. In the following presentation we will discuss the principles of each techniques, their pros and cons and the changes they impose on previous workflows and mindsets.