Q&A with Sandip Patel of PL Studios
If you’re curious for more information about Thursday’s upcoming event on special effects in games and movies, you’re in luck. Provided exclusively for Nerdage readers is the full Q&A with Sandip Patel, Chief Operating Officer of PL Studios. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at PL Studios, 501 N Walker, and will showcase programs used in films including “Beowulf” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as well as games like “Assassin’s Creed.”
Matt Price: What are the backgrounds of the guests at this event?
Sandip Patel: This event happens to be a special one. We’re honored to host
application engineers from Autodesk, the developers behind Maya, 3DS Max,
Toxik, Flame, MotionBuilder, and most notably AutoCAD. Both guest
speakers, Steven Roselle and Ken Larue have both been application
engineers for a number of years and together have worked on a number of
projects that range from film to games and have worked with clients that
include EA, Nintendo, Midway, Microsoft, and LucasArts. Both are widely
considered as experts in their given fields and true veterans.
MP: What are the key programs that they use, and what do those do?
SP: Both will be showcasing some of Autodesk’s top Media and Entertainment
tools. Steven Roselle will be showcasing MotionBuilder, software
considered the world’s leading real-time 3D character animation suite for
game, film, broadcast, and multimedia production, ultimately making
animation and motion capture integration easier for the animator. Work
using MotionBuilder can be seen in Sony’s Beowulf, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s
Creed, and EA’s FIFA Soccer 07 and NBA STREET. Ken Larue will be showing
guests Toxik, a digital compositing software developed to create feature
film visual effects that has been used in Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World’s End, Apocalypto, The Fountain and several others. Toxik makes the
marriage of real and fake seamless and photorealistic.
MP: How can those interested in this as a career get started?
SP: Events such as these are a perfect venue to learn more, meet other
artists, and gain a deeper understanding of how everything works.
Unfortunately, there are very limited resources in Oklahoma to actually
learn the software, but we’re hoping to change that. Digital-Tutors
(developed by PL Studios) is a leading developer for interactive training
and we’ll soon be developing educational solutions for both MotionBuilder
and Toxik, making it one step easier for artists to break into film and
games. In our industry, one’s work is truly worth a thousand words, and
while most artists have formal education of sorts, many will attest that
nothing can compare to practical experience and the ability to learn
quickly. Although getting applicable experience or formal education may be
tricky for local artists, many break into this industry with internships
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