24 June 2019 – 27 June 2019 Messe München, Munich, Germany

Monday, 25 June; 8:00-9:30 - Paul Debevec
Tuesday, 26 June; 8:00-9:00 - Jason Eichenhold
Wednesday, 27 June; 8:00-9:00 - Laurent Pueyo


 

Paul Debevec

Google VR, USA

Light Fields and Light Stages for Photoreal Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality

This talk will present work from USC ICT and Google VR in creating actors and environments for movies, games, and virtual reality.  The Light Stage computational illumination and facial scanning systems are geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights which have been used to create digital actor effects in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, and Gravity, and have recently been used to create photoreal digital actors based on real people in movies such as Furious 7, Blade Runner: 2049, and Ready Player One.  The lighting reproduction process of light stages allows omnidirectional lighting environments captured from the real world to be accurately reproduced in a studio, and has recently be extended with multispectral capabilities to enable LED lighting to accurately mimic the color rendition properties of daylight, incandescent, and mixed lighting environments.  They have also recently used their full-body light stage in conjuction with natural language processing and automultiscopic projection to record and project interactive conversations with survivors of the World War II Holocaust. Debevec will conclude by discussing the technology and production processes behind "Welcome to Light Fields", the first downloadable virtual reality experience based on light field capture techniques which allow the visual appearance of an explorable volume of space to be recorded and reprojected photorealistically in VR enabling full 6DOF head movement.
 

This talk will present work from USC ICT and Google VR in creating actors and environments for movies, games, and virtual reality.  The Light Stage computational illumination and facial...

About the Speaker

Paul Debevec is a research professor at the University of Southern California and the associate director of graphics research at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. Debevec's Ph.D. thesis (UC Berkeley, 1996) presented Façade, an image-based modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal architectural models from photographs. Using Façade he led the creation of virtual cinematography of the Berkeley campus for his 1997 film The Campanile Movie whose techniques were used to create virtual backgrounds in The Matrix. Subsequently, Debevec pioneered high dynamic range image-based lighting techniques in his films Rendering with Natural Light (1998), Fiat Lux (1999), and The Parthenon (2004); he also leads the design of HDR Shop, the first high dynamic range image editing program. At USC ICT, Debevec has led the development of a series of Light Stage devices for capturing and simulating how objects and people reflect light, used to create photoreal digital actors in films such as Spider Man 2, Superman Returns, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Avatar, as well as 3D Display devices for telepresence and teleconferencing. He received ACM SIGGRAPH's first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001, co-authored the 2005 book High Dynamic Range Imaging from Morgan Kaufmann, and chaired the SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival. He serves as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH and is a member of the Visual Effects Society, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Academy's Science and Technology Council.

Paul Debevec is a research professor at the University of Southern California and the associate director of graphics research at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. Debevec's Ph.D...

Jason Eichenholz

Luminar Technologies, USA

​OSA Light the Future Presentation: The Role of Optics and Photonics in the Vehicles of Tomorrow

In this presentation, OSA Fellow Jason Eichenholz will take a high level look at the future of optics and photonics technologies in autonomous vehicles. Optics are a crucial component in an industry headed for extreme disruption over the next few decades and will play a critical role in shaping the future of navigation, passenger experience and the ultimate safety of the autonomous trip. Eichenholz will discuss the key components of all-things-optic, including LiDAR, laser headlights, passenger monitoring and interior lighting and displays, the role each plays inside a future automobile and its impact on the transportation industry. 
 

In this presentation, OSA Fellow Jason Eichenholz will take a high level look at the future of optics and photonics technologies in autonomous vehicles. Optics are a crucial component in an...

About the Speaker

Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser, optics and photonics product development and commercialization. Over the course of his twenty-five year career, his unique blend of business and technical leadership has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of new photonics products being brought to market. Eichenholz is an inventor on ten U.S. patents on new types of solid-state lasers, displays and photonic devices.

Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser, optics and photonics product development and commercialization. Over the course of his twenty-five year career, his unique blend of...

Laurent Pueyo

Space Telescope Science Institute, USA

Exoplanet Imaging: From Precision Optics to Precision Measurements

During this plenary talk Laurent will present recent observational results in exoplanet imaging and discuss prospects for similar experiments on NASA missions such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope and the currently studied The Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor.

During this plenary talk Laurent will present recent observational results...

About the Speaker

Laurent Pueyo is an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his doctorate from Princeton University in 2008 and conducted his post-doctoral work as a NASA Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a Sagan Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on imaging faint planets around nearby stars. He has pioneered advanced data analysis methods that are now standard tools used to study extrasolar planets, and invented an optical technique that is now baselined for future NASA missions. At STScI his duties include optimizing the extrasolar-planet imaging capabilities of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in late 2019. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Definition Team for the Large Ultraviolet Optical and Infrared telescope, a future observatory that will identify Earth-sized planets and assess their habitability.

Laurent Pueyo is an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science ...