2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Lighting Hollywood's Real and Virtual Actors

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
531 E 4th St


How does photoreal digital actor technology work and what does it mean for the future of acting and filmmaking? This talk will describe several projects using USC ICT’s Light Stage facial scanning systems which have created photoreal digital actors for movies, video games, and cultural heritage, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar, Maleficent, Furious 7, and the pioneering research projects Digital Emily, and Digital Ira. Recently, a mobile Light Stage helped create a 3D Portrait of President Barack Obama, and a full-body Light Stage is being used to three-dimensionally record and project testimony of survivors of the Holocaust.

Hashtags: #sxsw #ActorsSXSW


Paul Debevec at SXSW

Paul Debevec

Chief Visual Officer

USC Institute for Creative Technologies


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