*SCAPEmedia SPOTLIGHT: Visual Effects with Dayne Cowan


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Wolf Totem is a French and Chinese co-production directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud. Singapore based VHQ were the main visual effects vendor for the feature film and created one of the major sequences in the film involving a wolf pack pursuing a herd of horses in a heavy blizzard. This sequence contained extensive computer graphics, all of which had to be as realistic and “invisible” as possible in order for it to be a success. In this talk, Dayne Cowan, who is the Visual Effects Supervisor of the film, will take you through the process of creating this work, from its early conceptual stages right through to final delivery, and explain the many fascinating challenges encountered along the way.

The session will be moderated by Michael Lim, founder of the Singapore Visual Effects and Animation FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGVFXnAnimation/

*Wolf Totem will premiere in Singapore as part of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival during 29Apr – 8 May. Visit www.scff.sg and www.gv.com.sg for more details.


Dayne Cowan is the VP of Feature Film at VHQ Media and oversees operations in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.

He has over 22 years experience in film and visual effects and has worked extensively with the film industries in Europe, North America and Asia. He most recently collaborated with director Jean Jacques Annaud on the film Wolf Totem, for which VHQ were the main vendor for visual effects. Dayne’s other film credits are extensive and include Hollywood movies such as Batman Begins, Stranger Than Fiction, 10000 BC, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Paul, Battle Los Angeles, John Carter and the Academy Award winning film The Reader.

He is also a serving Board Member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and very active with many of it’s global committees.


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Thu Apr 28, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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*SCAPE Gallery, Level 5
Free Seating (Refundable) $5.00

On sale until Apr 28, 2016, 6:00:00 PM

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2 Orchard Link Singapore
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