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7.16.2020 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Panel: VFX Solutions to Covid Problems – Part II

Join the Visual Effects Society and the Post NY Alliance for a two-part event Post Break: VFX Solutions to Covid problems Part I & Part II.  How can Visual Effects help production & post in a post-covid Landscape? These two panels will join Visual effects experts and have conversations geared towards post production. The initial panel will be an overall view of what is being asked of Visual Effects and what that means for production and post. The second panel would be covering and discussing new technology and new tools Visual Effects can offer.


Panel II: Thursday, July 16th at 4pm via ZOOM

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Leslie Chung, VFX Supervisor


Leslie’s dreams of being an artist began when she was three years old, drawing on the walls and furniture of her childhood home in New York City. In time, her artistic pursuits led her to the School of Visual Arts, where she majored in computer art before landing in the world of VFX. Now a 12 year veteran of the industry, the roster of studios she has worked for is numerous. Some highlights include several years at Psyop, Look FX, MPC, and now Crafty Apes. Leslie has worked on commercials, game cinematics, films and TV shows as a compositor, producer, and supervisor, with credits including VFX designer for The Knick, Midsommar, Deadpool 2, Boardwalk Empire, Marvel Runaways and most recently 3 seasons of Star Trek Discovery. In addition to her day job, she has also spent the last six years helping to grow the VFX community in New York, and has been heavily involved on the VES New York board as a past chair officer. But she still makes time for her artistic passions, including illustration, painting, and photography, along with taking care of her three adorable pet rats.


David Eschrich, CG Supervisor / On-Set Supervisor / VESNY Co-Chair


David Eschrich is a seasoned CG supervisor with extensive experience across episodic, feature film and commercial. A self-taught artist, he built his own portfolio and left a career in finance to become a highly sought after artist and now supervisor in the NYC VFX industry. He has worked for top NYC shops including The Mill, Look Effects, Brainstorm Digital, The Molecule and Alkemy X, and is currently at Zoic studios. His credits include work on films and episodics such as Noah, Warrior, Iron Fist, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Homeland and The Lost City of Z. David is an active member of the visual effects community and currently serves on the VES New York board as Co-Chair.


Robert Keyghobad, Virtual Productions Producer

Robert Keyghobad began his career in Hollywood working for former Sony Pictures

Entertainment CEO Peter Guber. Over the past 20 years, Robert set up several major studio

deals including the acclaimed HBO series “Carnivále,” and the detective comedy “Honey

Vicarro” with Jenny McCarthy at 20th Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting Corporation. Robert

has also worked on numerous projects with artists such as screenwriter-producer David S.

Goyer (Man of Steel), pilot director David Nutter (Game of Thrones), and producer David

Heyman (Harry Potter).

After working on director Robert Zemeckis’ “A Christmas Carol,” and Disney’s “Tron Legacy,”

Robert took a position with video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) at its worldwide virtual

production studio in Vancouver, Canada. In this role, Robert oversaw all aspects of EA’s

worldwide physical and virtual production. From there he worked as Consultant/UPM on the

Starz sci-fi drama series “Incursion,” created by Steven DeKnight (Spartacus); as Virtual

Production Producer for Legendary and Universal Studios on “Warcraft”; and as Production

Consultant/UPM on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality short, “Carne y Arena” for

Prada/Legendary Entertainment.

Robert then took an executive consulting position at Netflix, and in that capacity covered over

50 International Original series. He returned to the freelance market and is currently consulting

for Amazon Studios.


Dan Pack, Managing Director


Dan Pack has been working in NY production and post for nearly the past 20 years. As a founding partner and Managing Director of Brooklyn-based Silver Spoon, Dan Pack oversees all production, client relationships and R&D, notably in the ever expanding field of virtual production. Dan and his team have contributed their motion capture and animation services to numerous commercials, video games, television shows, and features, with recent innovations in real-time character animation, broadcast AR and LED wall production. Prior to Silver Spoon, he held the position of Director of Business Development for Click 3X, and served as an Executive Producer for ASB, a global 3D previz shop. He began his career as a production assistant at Aero Film before joining Grey NY as a producer.