The ability to create immersive worlds and emotional characters: the Neil Huxley experience
Neil will share his professional career as a director, writer and storyteller, now nominated for an Emmy, started 15 years ago. VFX ART DIRECTOR on Avatar, directing cinematics and commercials for video games such as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Dead Space 3, The Darkness II and Super Mario Maker, as well as multiple DLC expansion trailers for Dead By Daylight, including the reveal from Stranger Things: Demogorgon.
Saturday October 31, 2020
16:50 p.m. to 17:20 p.m. - ARG
100% online - Via Zoom
Neil Huxley is an Emmy-nominated director, writer, and storyteller extremely well versed in traditional, digital, and virtual production workflows, including live action, visual effects, animation, and video game performance capture for real-time game engines. His deep knowledge of VFX is the result of more than 15 years in the industry, the last 8 have seen him writing, launching and directing projects that have accumulated millions of views online globally.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Neil's extensive experience in design, post-production, and visual effects led him to direct the 5:40 main sequence for main title de Watchmen of Zach Snyder before working alongside James Cameron for 18 months at Avatar as a visual effects art director. leading a team of more than 80 visual effects artists, contributing to more than 300 shots.
Neil then went on to build a body of work that showcases his ability to create immersive virtual worlds and characters that feel natural and emotional. He has written and directed cinematics and video game commercials for content such as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Dead Space 3, The Darkness II y Super Mario Maker as well as multiple DLC expansion previews for Dead By Daylight , including the disclosure of Stranger Things 'Demogorgon, that accumulated more than 7 million visits in 24 hours. Neil has directed several FX-powered launch trailers for many AAA games, such as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron , Mad Maxy Rise of the Tomb Raider , for which he also directed the game cinematics . These consisted of directing more than 90 minutes of capturing the performance with various actors using full head cameras reading more than 80 pages of dialogue. Neil also acted as virtual editor and cinematographer for these sequences using a virtual camera system (VCAM).
Neil's live-action / CG work can be seen in the trailers for Assassin's Creed Unity y Iron Man VR for Marvel Studios and PlayStation VR, as well as in various promotional live fighting movies for Ultimate Fighting Championship . He has worked with several UFC world champion athletes, including Jon Jones, Connor McGregor, and Ronda Rousey, the last of whom was for the nominated viral film al Emmy by Ronda Rousey Vs. Holly Holm, which has surpassed 50 million views online.
Neil's work is often celebrated for blending the elegant and meticulous with the violent and dark, and nowhere is this more evident than in the monumental interactive live action movie from several million dollars, Middle Earth: Shadow of War for Warner Bros Interactive. Braving the Ukrainian winter, he oversaw a team of hundreds to bring to life an epic battlefield of warring orcs and fire-breathing dragons, garnering millions of views and accolades from staunch fans for being the best representation of Middle Earth since the original LOTR trilogy. . The full 8 minute interactive movie can be played in " Make Your Choice ”And more of Neil's work can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/neilhuxley o http://www.neilhuxley.com/ .
Neil is also developing feature film projects with his brother and writer, Philip Huxley, who has written some of the biggest AAA video game titles in recent years, including Batman: Arkham Knight.