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Highlighting work from Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures Animation, Digital Domain and POV Previs. Work ranges from modeling to previs, layout, animation, camera, and technical setups.

Be sure to check out my portfolio pages for individual project descriptions!

Enhance your next project through previsualization.

Previs/Layout

Brian Pohl has over 16 years of experience as a graphic designer, visual effects artist, technical director, and previs supervisor. A veteran of George Lucas’ previs team and ILM's art department, Pohl is credited for creating or supervising previs on over 22 feature films including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), I, Robot (2004) , Open Season (2006), Star Trek (2009) and Battle: Los Angeles (2011).

Education

Previsualization is rapidly becoming the cornerstone of any complex film, broadcast, or video game project. However, very few educational venues provide instruction on how to become a previs artist. Since 2002, Pohl has routinely taught previs classes in several California educational facilities like Gnomon School of Visual Effects, The Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Studio Arts.

Community

In 2009 Pohl, along with five other previs industry specialists, co-founded the Previsualization Society. This trade organization is dedicated to the advancement of previs within the creative arts. To further expand on its mandate, Pohl travels worldwide to countries like Columbia, Denmark, Signapore and Canada providing master classes and lectures on previsualization.

Latest News

June 11, 20121 year ago

Global Cinematography Institute at CineGear

GCI will soon begin offering cinematography courses for the video game industry. This article from Debra Kaufman and Creative Cow highlights GCI's presentation at Cinegear 2012. Read more
Posted in: Previs News
Tags: Kinect, Previs, Scanning
May 6, 20121 year ago

Matterport 3D Scanning

New technology based off the Microsoft Kinect camera allows you to scan your environment within minutes! Awesome tech. Read more
April 21, 20121 year ago

New Cinematography School Forms - GCI

The Global Cinematography Institute (GCI) is devoted to the educational steps towards the extension of the cinematographer’s profession into the digital and virtual based creative realms. Read more
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