To tie in with London’s annual R&D networking event ‘Beergraph’, we are delighted to be a part of Tech Talks sponsored by Autodesk – a free three night series of talks presented by London ACM SIGGRAPH, bringing together London’s vast network of R&D professionals.

BeerGraph was founded in 2008 with the intention of bringing together the R&D departments of the various London VFX studios, uniting them through their joint love of… Beer. This year it is Double Negative’s turn to organise Beergraph and with the help of the mighty team at London ACM SIGGRAPH and the generous sponsorship of Autodesk we’re very proud to open up the festivities to London’s wider VFX community with the three-day Tech Talks event.

In the spirit of Beergraph, the intent of Tech Talks is to bring together (and hear from) some of the leading lights of the London R&D community whilst having a great evening. The series of talks, taking place at Vue West next week, from Double Negative, MPC and Framestore are themed across the three nights and will be followed by drinks in the Vue Bar.   Schedule is as follows:

TECHTALKS 2015 ‘The Future of Making Things’
15-17 June, Vue West End.

Monday 15th June – Production

X-Men Days of Future Past: Engineering Future Sentinels
Presented by Tony Micilotta, Lead R&D Engineer at MPC

Jupiter Ascending
Presented by Max Solomon, Animation Supervisor at Framestore

Exodus: Animating an Epic
Presented by Stafford Lawrence, Animation Supervisor at Double Negative

Tuesday 16th June – FX

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Integration between Fabric Engine and Pixar Renderman
Presented by Damien Fagnou, Global Head of VFX Operations and Stephane Bertout, Lead R&D Engineer at MPC

Into the Wormhole
Presented by Oliver James, Chief Scientist at Double Negative

Wednesday 17th June – Rendering

Destruction with MPC’s academy award winning KALI system
Presented by Kai Wolter, Lead R&D Engineer at MPC

Handling Billions of Points with OpenVDB
Presented by Harry Biddle, R&D Programmer at Double Negative

Monitoring Data Access Patterns in Large-Scale Rendering
Presented by Mark Hills, Head of Systems Development at Framestore

Tickets are strictly limited so head to to book your free ticket and, then, and only then, remember to share the love on social media, hashtag #techtalks2015