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Steve Griffith — VP of Production, Legend

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Steve Griffith’s impressive IMDb page includes The Matrix sequels, Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, the Watchmen TV series, Jungle Cruise, and many more blockbusters. Over the course of 20 years, he’s gone from intern to VP of Production at Legend, taking in stints at major VFX studios including Rodeo FX, MPC, Luma Pictures, Atomic Fiction, and Digital Domain.

In this podcast, Chris and Steve reminisce about some of the projects they worked on together, including I, Robot and Stealth, before tackling the current state of the visual effects industry. They track the evolution of virtual production from Gravity and Oblivion to Murder on the Orient Express and The Mandalorian and discuss how real-time and AI are changing the way studios 

work.

Links:

Steve Griffith on LinkedIn >

Steve Griffith on IMDb >


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Chapters:

3:13 Steve’s origin story

8:13 I, Robot

12:08 The big studios Steve’s worked for

20:25 Industry trends

27:13 Thoughts on virtual production

34:29 “Murder on the Orient Express” effects

39:58 What virtual production means for directors

44:17 Thoughts on real-time

46:42 Real-time versus ray tracing

54:08 Cloud computing’s role in the industry

1:02:27 AI’s big role in VFX



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About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: October 25, 2021.
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