Where does China’s virtual reality industry stand in 2017?

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Thanks to Chris Colman and the folks at PIG China for the opportunity to further expound on China’s virtual reality industry. This interview was given last December, following my presentation on “The Art of Indirection” at the 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Visual Entertainment in Beijing.

Where does China’s virtual reality industry stand in 2017?

Monkey business, part two

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China Animation & Game Network has a nice piece by Chris Colman on the animation of last year’s Chinese hit feature, MONKEY KING: HERO RETURNS.

The article features an interview with the film’s talented and industrious animation supervisor, Aaron Zhou of Beijing-based Big Big Sun, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

The commitment of director Tian Xiao Peng and the contributions of Aaron and Big Big Sun are characteristic of the exciting new wave of Chinese animated feature films, breaking new ground and coming soon to a theater near you.

Monkey business, part two

China’s talent crisis

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For a country with no shortage of people, China seems to have a shortage of animation and VFX talent – for reasons different and more layered than you might imagine.

Chris Colman examines the root causes, from China’s production studios to its primary schools and parental strictures, in this enlightening article on SHP+.

China’s talent crisis

China FX quad core

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The intrepid Chris Colman has recently posted a set of four illuminating pieces on the trials and tribulations of China’s current visual effects industry.

On AWN:

Chris Bremble: Leading the Base FX Juggernaut – Part 1

Chris Bremble: Leading the Base FX Juggernaut – Part 2

On SHP+:

Commercial Postproduction in China – Part One: Landscape

Commercial Postproduction in China – Part Two: Clients

Must-reads for anyone doing business with China, doing business in China, or considering either.

China FX quad core

VR evangelists, prophets & pioneers

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The “Future Trends In Stereoscopic Filmmaking & Virtual Reality” forum in Beijing.

Chris Colman has posted his 10 key takeaways from the “Future Trends In Steresoscopic Filmmaking & Virtual Reality” forum in Beijing.

Check out Colman’s summary at SHP+.

 

 

 

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Former Disney creative sparking VR discussion in China | SHP+

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Chris Colman of SHP+ on virtual reality and the Beijing Film Academy’s new International Animation & Virtual Reality Research Center in advance of our inaugural event this weekend:  a forum on “Future Trends in Stereoscopic Filmmaking and Virtual  Reality”.

Kevin Geiger
BEIJING

Former Disney creative sparking VR discussion in China | SHP+