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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.

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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).


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.


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.

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March 31, 20116 years ago

Ohio State - Master Class

Ohio State University has scheduled a two day Master Class on previsualization April 29th-30th at the Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design in Columbus. Brian Pohl will provide a condensed overview of the previs process... Read more
March 1, 20116 years ago

SIRT - Previs & Virtual Production

Previsualization and Virtual Production processes are increasingly being used on film productions at budget levels ranging from Avatar to lower budget indie productions, and in the television and gaming sectors. This conference is part of a series of events by Ontario's production industry that will help build knowledge and capacity about these processes and what they mean for technical, creative and administrative personnel. Read more
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March 1, 20116 years ago

Ngee Ann Polytechnic - Master Class

Three Animation Masters flew in from Hollywood to Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of InfoComm Technology (ICT) to conduct a 2-day Master Class on Digital Cinematography: Previs/Layout for Animated & Live-Action Productions from 6 to 7 January 2011. Read more