[Sidefx-houdini-list] Companies using Houdini in Shanghai or Beijing ??

zhang xiao zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 22:35:45 EST 2006


sorry, rhythm and hue, damn, the same 'typo' every time, my apology.

On 1/19/06, zhang xiao <zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, Dave:
> no problem, I'm glad you found it's useful.
>      The one in beijing:
>      http://www.hualong-digital.com/
>
>      The one in shanghai:
>      http://www.sfsdigital.com/
>
> in terms of training, the current situation is that usually the cg company
> will have some kind of training
> program, it's a way of surviving and getting cash flow, for example, the
> studio above in shanghai has
> a big  traning  program,  sort of like Rythm&HUE's apprentice,  but
> students pay the high tuition instead
> of company paying you( I respect Rythm&Hue for what they offered for
> apprentice very much). and in
> China, the company usually offer some kind of certificate(like maya
> certificate and sh*t like that) at the
> end of training, so if you don't get a job after the training, at least
> you get a piece of paper, and it's very
> important for people to have some kinda certificate in china, i know it's
> nonsense in term of cg industry,
> but that's how things work in china right now, hopefully not forever.
> For college education, there are a lot of schools with animation programs,
> both art schools and universities,
> if you have MFA degree with industry credits, you will be capable for a
> professor position, as a matter of
> fact, you will be hot:O). a couple of universities have already invited
> some foreign instructors.
> what else you want to know?:O)
>     xiao
>
>
> On 1/19/06, Dave Nunez <nunezd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for all the info Xiao, really appreciate it.  I sort of
> > understand how things are overthere now.  I know Animal Logic gets
> > alot of work from mainland China so thats why I was wondering the
> > current state of the vfx industry overthere.  Can you give me (and
> > whoever else interested on the list) the names of the two studios that
> > you mentioned earlier.  In terms of teaching, do you know of any
> > schools that need instructors.  I have talked to some people in the
> > industry both here and abroad, who are also very interested in heading
> > to overseas to mainland China.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > On 1/19/06, zhang xiao <zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi, Ammon:
> > >      Did you see Promise yet? I don't know how western audiance
> > respond to
> > > the film, but in china,
> > > people seems didn't appreciate the director's ambition and effort,
> > maybe
> > > it's because of the
> > > story. Same thing happend to Ang Lee's <<crouching tiger hidden
> > dragon>> and
> > > Zhang Yimou's
> > > wu xiang epic films, although they all did pretty good on box office.
> > It's a
> > > good sign to see these
> > > big budget films come out from mainland china anyway, however we still
> > have
> > > a lot to catch up
> > > in every aspects of film making, including VFX, the thing happened to
> > > <<PROMISE>> is, they didn't
> > > have careful plan for the effects, so the schedule was pretty much
> > f*** up
> > > at the end. But they are
> > > learning. The VFX was done by HONGKONG studio-central, the same studio
> > who
> > > did vfx for
> > > <<shaolin soccer>> and <<kongfu hustle>>.
> > > xiao
> > >
> > > On 1/19/06, Ammon Riley <ammon at rhythm.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Ammon Riley wrote:
> > > > > Given that the Western world is sending stuff out to Asia, India,
> > etc
> > > > > because it's cheaper than doing the work in North America, I
> > highly
> > > > > doubt that any work is flowing the other direction. Nor, I think,
> > will
> > > > > that ever happen until the productions can withstand million (and
> > more)
> > > > > dollar VFX budgets, either.
> > > >
> > > > Stupid me. I shouldn't put my foot in my mouth.
> > > >
> > > > a) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4531314.stm
> > > >
> > > > and
> > > >
> > > > b) http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/fullcredits
> > > >
> > > > I knew there was a reason I didn't go into prognostication. :-p
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Ammon
> > > >
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> > > > ammon at rhythm.com
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