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./bugs

A creative technology installation by TOM KUNTZ + DAN DEACON





"Bugs" is a perpetually changing video installation featuring a band of musical insects brought to life by filmmaker Tom Kuntz in collaboration with electronic musician Dan Deacon.

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The Mill - Innovations Manager

 


./help 

A 360° immersive film by JUSTIN LIN + GOOGLE

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The Mill - Shoot Supervision / Production Innovations Manager

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity:
Digital Craft Lion Gold -  Virtual Reality
Digital Craft Lion Gold - Innovative Use of Technology

Communication Arts Awards:
Award of Excellence

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./millStitch

Millstitch was the first ever industry acclaimed real-time 360° video stitching Directors Tool .

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The Mill - Product Manager/ Innovations Manager

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity:
Digital Craft Lion Gold | Innovative Use of Technology

SXSW:
Innovation Gold Award | AR/VR breakthrough

Technicolor:
Recognition for outstanding technology contribution and the impact on business and operations.


./blackBird

The worlds first fully adjustable car rig that serves as motion capture acquisition for premium photo-realistic computer generated cars.

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The Mill Los - Technical Product / Innovations Manager

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity:
Innovation Gold Award | Pioneering Technological Creativity

Hollywood Post Alliance:
The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

 

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./theHumanRace

The Mill joined forces with Epic Games and chevrolet to revolutionize the conventions of digital filmmaking with “The Human Race,” a short film that debuted at GDC 2017. Combining an advanced implementation of Epic’s Unreal Engine with The Mill’s proprietary virtual production toolkit, Mill Cyclops™, “The Human Race” merges real-time visual effects and live-action storytelling.

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The Mill - Innovations Manager

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Siggraph:
Realtime Live | Best in Graphics and Real-time interactivity

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./acura “DNA”

The Mill blackbird transforms into Acura NSX, RLX and MDX

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The Mill - Innovations Manager/ Shoot supervisor


./doesNotExist

360° Beatboxing film with 3D sound featuring world champion beatboxer Reeps One.


Reeps One: Does Not Exist" drops you into the center of beatboxer Reeps One’s first virtual reality performance. In this 360 music video, Aurelia Soundworks partnered with The Mill to consider how VR could encompass not only changing environments and hearing how those different environments affect the sonic qualities, but also play around with the concept of where you’re hearing the sounds from. The track was composed to fully utilize the 360 sonic and visual space, creating a totally new style of music video.

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The Mill - Innovations Manager/ 1st AC


./theRaid

A 360° immersive film produced for SAMSUNG.

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A 360 video prequel to 24: Legacy leveraging the latest Oculus/Samsung VR app and Samsung Gear VR. 
The experience puts you in the middle of a special forces military raid choreographed with uninterrupted action viewable from any direction. 

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The Mill - Innovations Manager


./insects

An interactive benchmark tool released as partner launch alongside Microsoft for XBOX ONE X console.





Mill+ partnered with Microsoft to create ‘Insects’, a real-time interactive experience designed to showcase cutting-edge capabilities of the Xbox One X which included HDR, Dolby spatial audio, 4k display output.

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The Mill - Innovations Manager


./apexLegends

Directors David and Lisha invited our creative technology team to collaborate on a fun challenge here -- the brief called for mammoth amounts of independent elements including structures, landscape, vegetation, and water to be treated with hand painted look. Our objective was to leverage machine intelligence and state of the art stylization algorithms offering laborsaving execution without compromising artistry.

We looked to convolution neural networks to compliment earliest look exploration. Fueled by Nvidia's latest AI enhanced RTX boards we fed the network its weight in mood paintings, style references and game assets to produce artistic images of high perceptual quality - all within minutes! Synthesized texture maps that respected edge boundaries was a novel way of addressing temporal incoherence over image sequences. In the end this method was invaluable for character and overall style inspiration.

Once we met creative approval we reproduced the look into an anisotropic kuwahara filter for even more coherent abstraction. Derivative's Touchdesigner was used as a prototyping platform and real-time sequence review tool before finally porting the algorithm into distributed Nuke instances that offered artists more familiar creative control.
A great collaborative effort by artists and technologists trading high doses of curiosity!

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./Nike “dream further”

Nike uses this dramatization to remind girls that they should never change their dreams but rather dream further in order to change the world.


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The Mill - Innovations Manager