HERMIONE MITFORD (CEO) and DAVID BENNETT (founder) of Berlin Based Mimic Productions will explore the concept of DIGITAL HUMANS and their use in film, games, entertainment and the arts.
DIGITAL HUMANS are on the rise - we have recently seen some becoming celebrities, gaining followers, and creating influence, others have populated films, games, VR experiences or commercials.
Graphics technology, storytellers, and social media are all merging together to bring these new beings to life. But what are DIGITAL HUMANS really, how do they come into the world, who makes them, how, and why?
HERMIONE and DAVID will explore some of these aspects and address Mimic’s technological approach as well as the applications for this technology.
Mimic is a leading Berlin based 3D Animation and Motion Capture studio focusing on high-quality, photo-realistic digital doubles and 3D Characters. Alongside Animation and Motion Capture, Mimic also provides services such as Scanning, Modelling, Texturing, Rigging, and many other 3D services to create an impressive and innovative 3D reality.
Some of Mimic’s past clients include global brands (Nike, Swatch and Cartier), world-renowned artists (Marina Abramovich and Jeff Koons) sports heroes (Roger Federer, Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar Junior), music legends (Kanye West), and several industry-leading games (Batman: Arkham Knight, NBA 2K and Hit Man), to name a few.
It is through these experiences that Mimic has refined the critical technical and artistic systems used in the creation of high-end animation. This specialist knowledge that Mimic has researched, developed and implemented has gained global recognition and is leading the facial animation industry into new creative possibilities.
To find out more go to www.mimicproductions.com
DAVID BENNETT (founder of Mimic Productions) has over 20 years of experience in the visual effects, performance capture, 3D gaming and virtual reality industries. He has played a major role in the development of facial animation, having managed the Facial Motion Capture team at Weta Digital. His credit's include: Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin, Beowulf, Monster House and The Polar Express. He has also provided facial motion capture supervision for more than 50 actors, such as Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins and John Malkovich.
HERMIONE MITFORD (CEO of Mimic Productions) is a trained performance artist and a prolific business woman, and has excelled in both the artistic and commercial industries, having won several prestigious awards in the fields of fashion, film and performance. Furthermore, during her 5 year (and counting) tenure at Mimic Productions, Flynn has accommodated clients and talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer, Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons and Kanye West, to name a few. Flynn is also the Founder/Art Director of her own namesake conceptual fashion brand, Hermione Flynn and the Founder/Art Director of 3D creative agency, Synthetic Studio.
19:00 doors open & networking
19:30 start of presentation
20:30 end of presentation
21:00 doors close
The Film Tech Meetup #17 is
>> presented by
>> in collaboration with
the Unreal Engine Meetup Berlin
>> hosted by
>> supported by
Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg