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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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Tags: Academy, Brian Pohl, Previs, Star Trek
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March 1, 20116 years ago

Visualize This - Star Trek 2009

“Visualize This” will feature a panel of “Star Trek” crew members who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with this technology-driven process. The program includes film clips and behind-the-scenes footage demonstrating how previs was used to shape several key scenes in the film. Read more
Posted in: Previs Society News
Tags: Brian Pohl, Community, Previs Society
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February 28, 20116 years ago

Anigames Expo 2010

Anigames Expo 2010 is the first Latin American conference to highlight the disciplines of 3D animation and video game creation. Read more
Posted in: Previs Society News
Tags: Autodesk, Brian Pohl, Community, Previs Society, Siggraph
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February 28, 20116 years ago

Siggraph 2010

Siggraph 2010 was a great opportunity for the Previsualization Society to get a little press. Brian Pohl and Chris Edwards (The Third Floor) gave multiple presentations on the show floor. The Autodesk booth was packed for each presentation. Read more