At Digital Domain, Ed Ulbrich works at the leading edge of computer-generated visuals. On a recent project, filmmakers, artists, and technologists have been working at a breakthrough point where reality and digitally created worlds collide.
Ed Ulbrich spoke at TED2009 representing a team of filmmakers, artists and technologists who've been working on a significant breakthrough in visual storytelling -- a startling blurring of the line between digital creation and actor.
Ulbrich is the executive VP of production at Digital Domain, for whom he's executive-produced Academy Award-winning visual effects for Titanic, What Dreams May Come, Fight Club, Zodiac, Adaptation and other features, as well as music videos and more than 500 commercials. In 2007, he was named to the Creativity 50 -- top innovators in advertising and design.
"The difference offered by [this] technology is in the detail. Standard motion-capture systems are generally limited in resolution to several hundred points on a human face, while this system can recreate facial images at a resolution of 200,000 pixels. The digital video images produced by the system are startlingly realistic."New York Times