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IST Talk

The talk Afonso Salcedo of Sutro Studios gave at IST in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 25th is now online. You can watch the full-length talk which runs at around 1 hour or so. Please note that the slides are not filmed due to copyright issues and property ownership by Disney/Pixar. They own the material, not us, so they weren't allowed to be filmed.

Let us know what you think, but you can see the video here:


IST

The talk Afonso Salcedo gave at IST went tremendously well. Over 400 students came to the talk and we've received dozens of emails thanking us for the inspiring one hour sharing of ideas, experience and tips on film and cinematography. Couldn't be more excited and thankful to have met such wonderful people and meet some of the talented computer scientists and artists of the new generation. And on a more personal note, we hope we get to work with some of them sooner or later. Portugal is full of incredible talent. Here's a photo of the audience courtesy of Miguel Araujo Photography.

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Talk

Finally started to process the thoughts better for the talk I am giving in Portugal this coming February. It seems like I am leaning towards a balance of three main themes: life, art, tech. And how in my world, it's all one and the same. This will be for a week long conference at Instituto Superior Tecnico, as part of their Computer Science week. They invited me a few months ago to come give a one hour talk and I gladly accepted it. I won't go into many details now, but will definitely touch on what strikes me as visual storytelling, what drives me when I look at a film, or work on a film, what I've learned throughout the years on how to guide the viewer's eye, how to compose an image to show an emotion, how color, and light, and shadows all come into play to create a mood, convey a feeling, capture an audience.

Should be really interesting. I am passionate about cinematography, photography and everything related to it, so hopefully this will be inspiring and thoughtful to everyone watching. Stay tuned for more details.