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Vladimir Koylazov — Co-Founder & Head of Innovation, Chaos


Recorded at a high-tech facility in Chaos’ plush new offices in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week’s episode checks in with Vladimir “Vlado” Koylazov, Chaos’ co-founder. Chris discovers more about Vlado’s new role as head of innovation, and how the company is embracing recent technological developments to make it easy and efficient for customers to stage and render scenes.

Vlado also shares his thoughts on how artificial intelligence is changing the way software works, as well as how it’s helping his team code. You’ll learn about interesting uses for NeRFs and camera tracking, the benefits of having a personal assistant, and some of the exciting new things coming up from Chaos.


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0:05:40 What's happened in four years

0:10:22 Vantage for virtual production, ChatGPT for coding

0:14:35 The new features of Vantage 2

0:17:47 How Chaos helps customers build worlds

0:20:35 NeRFs and camera tracking

0:26:16 Using AI to write code

0:30:34 How Chaos has grown

0:33:38 What Vlado is excited about at SIGGRAPH

0:36:55 Chaos' latest addition and how he'll change the company

0:38:58 What's happening next at Chaos 

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: August 7, 2023.
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