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The Foundry Sessions

Session 7 - NUKE STUDIO: The story so far


February's Sessions featured creative short form productions using NUKE STUDIO with Jordi García, Post23 & Paul Simpson, Realise Studio.

Our NUKE experts Sean Brice (NUKE Product Manager) and Juan Salazar (Creative Specialist) also joined us.

Missed it? Catch up now.


Guest speakers

Paul Simpson, Founder/Creative Director, Realise Studio


As founder and creative director of Realise, Paul supervises every project the studio takes on. Above all, Paul’s been at the cutting edge of computer generated imagery since ducking out of college to join software pioneers Side Effects in the early nineties. Having cut his teeth at the Academy Award-winning developers, Paul went on to direct music videos for bands like The Prodigy and The Future Sound of London.

With an established reputation for groundbreaking effects and 3D animation, Paul set up Realise in 1998. Paul’s team rapidly made an impact, winning MTV Awards, golds and silvers at the British Television Awards and Creative Circle awards for cutting edge music videos and commercials for clients including Audi, BMW and First Direct.

Paul will be joining us to talk about the dark, gritty, biting visuals created for Clark’s Winter Linn music video, one of today’s most exciting artists on the Warp label

Jordi García, Director & DFX Supervisor, Post23


Jordi’s been in VFX since 2001 when he started working as a CG artist in Barcelona. In 2004 founded his own small VFX house and in 2012 joined forces with 23Lunes to create Post23, an award winning Animation and VFX studio.

In 2012 Post23 started working in collaboration with Digital Domain in the movie "Ender's Game" where he worked as a DFX Supervisor in charge for the "Mind Game" sequence.

Jordi will be talking about a commercial project he worked on for Post23 and their use of NUKE STUDIO in their pipeline from layout to final conforming.


Sean Brice - NUKE Product Manager, The Foundry

Juan Salazar - Creative Specialist, The Foundry

Becks O’Byrne, The Foundry (host)

The Foundry Sessions recordings

Session 6 - Creating Sci-Fi with MODO

We hosted the incredible Fred Gambino and Henning Sanden for our most popular Session to date.

Watch the recording to see the artists take us through their Sci-Fi work and we had special extended Q&A Session where we heard from our guests and The Foundry Team compères: Courtney Pryce and Simon Lundberg.


Session 5 - NUKE & Baselight for NUKE

If you missed the last Session of 2014 you can catch up now.

December’s Session was with Timon Relitzki from the legendary German facility Das Werk, plus Daniele Siragusano from Filmlight also joined us to show us their new app - Baselight for NUKE & NUKE STUDIO. 


Session 4 - The Foundry in Architectural Design

We hosted our fourth Session of the series on Wednesday 26th November with special guests from London based studio Cityscape.

Joel Azopardi, CGI director & senior MODO artist, & Damian Fennell, creative director, shared their work on a regeneration project in South London, which used both MODO and NUKE.


Session 3 - MODO in Marketing & Advertising

After a short break for our huge NUKE 9 event, we hosted the third in the series of The Foundry Sessions on Thursday 30th October.

This Session focused on MODO in Marketing & Advertising Diego Maricato, Founder of Calibre Studio São Paulo and Rubén Martinez Lopez a Spanish 3D creative based in Vietnam.


Session 2 - MODO in VFX

We hosted the second in the series of The Foundry Sessions on Thursday 24th July, broadcasting LIVE from our London HQ.

This Session focused on MODO in VFX with Robin Konieczny from the world famous VFX house Double Negative and Tommie Kidjemet from Niceberg Studios in Belgium.


Session 1 - The COLLECTIVES

We launched The Foundry Sessions with our first LIVE transmission focusing on the COLLECTIVES from our London HQ on Thursday 19th June

It was a one hour digital broadcast and included a live Q&A with questions coming through on Twitter to #TFsessions.

Check out our recording of the event if you missed it live!