As a part of the events of the 50th anniversary of KCG group foundation, a special lecture was given on May 24, 2013 by Mr. Scott Ross, who is a pioneer of the digital media and the founder of a company, Digital Domain.
Mr. Ross talked about special effects charm and challenges of VFX. He emphasized to listeners that communication is one of the most important elements in order to succeed works such as Filmmaking.
In the lecture, he introduced some current conditions of the decrease of movie stars by the arrival of the new techniques and digital distribution, more box-office revenue of the movies that made full use of CG, VFX. He explained the movies that he made such as “Transformers” how the VFX was adopted.
He established Digital Domain with Mr. James Cameron. He worked as a general manager of ILM established by Mr. George Lucas in 1980’s. He supported the establishment of the digital media-related departments in 14 Japanese universities, and he had friendship with especially the late Mr. Akira Kurosawa in Japan. Also, he is a member of “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” and “The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences”. He gives lectures about creativeness and technology in more than 20 countries of the world.