Vicki Lau is a visual effects artist, content creator and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others like her get into the movie and gaming industries.
Her experience has seen her work on some of Hollywood’s most recent blockbuster movies including Aquaman, Guardians Guide of the Galaxy, Planet of the Apes and TMNT.
In this episode we talk about various Hollywood visual FX techniques and technologies which are shaping the movie and gaming industry today.
Technologies like Virtual Reality, Holographics (HoloLens), Virtual Relaity, Augmented Reality, Facial Mapping (Deep Fakes), Volumetric Compositing and Volumetric Cloud Data.
2:28 Vicki Lau’s Beginnings
3:38 What are visual FX?
5:05 Productions Vicki Lau has helped produced
7:05 Different types of Visual FX roles
10:15 Core software used in creating visual effects
11:30 Virtual Reality and Oculus Rift
15:00 The future of Virtual Reality
16:23 Holographics and HoloLens evolution
17:35 Augmented Reality (AR) explained
19:50 Artificial Intelligence used in game visual effects
21:05 Role of a visual FX specialist in a gaming environment
23:35 How to attain work in visual effects
27:20 Vicki Lau’s on teaching visual effects Hollywood secrets to others
29:35 What is “Volumetric Compositing”?
31:00 Facial mapping and “Deep Fake” software
34:35 What is “depth data” and “volumetric cloud”?
35:55 Algorithms, Tesla navigation and mapping the real world
37:35 Unreal Engine and its use in movies and games
42:05 Visual effects being overdone and following story line
About Vicki Lau
Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming.
Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4),.
Already recognized by her country and by major organizations as an expert in her field, Vicki has made great strides for someone her age.
At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.
She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliot Masie’s Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.
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