ILM’s Rob Bredow on innovation and creating amazing new experiences

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ILM SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of ILM Rob Bredow joins Steve Waskul in the StudioXperience Broadcast Studio at SIGGRAPH 2018. Together Rob and Steve talk about the film industry, where it has been and where new innovations will drive new groundbreaking experiences.

This interview was part of the Waskul.TV live broadcast from SIGGRAPH 2018 in the StudioXperience powered by HP and NVIDIA. It marked the first time that a real-time virtual set powered by Unreal Engine was used for live broadcast at 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second.

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About Rob Bredow

Rob Bredow is a strategic and visionary leader with a unique understanding of how media and innovation can join forces to tell great stories and create groundbreaking experiences. As SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, Bredow is responsible for the company’s overall creative strategy and global operations.

Most recently Bredow was the Visual Effects Supervisor and Co-Producer on Solo: A Star Wars Story. He served as a creative partner to the filmmakers throughout the production, from the earliest story meetings to the final frames of visual effects. He leveraged his background in innovative technology to help tell the story of the film, creating grounded images with a unique shooting style designed for the movie.

In his former role as Lucasfilm Chief Technology Officer, Bredow oversaw all technology development for Lucasfilm and ILM.

Bredow joined Lucasfilm in 2014 as Vice President of New Media and Head of Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group. He helped launch ILMxLAB in 2015 and co-wrote and directed Trials on Tatooine, a story-based virtual reality experiment created in collaboration with Lucasfilm’s Story Group, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound.

Previously, Bredow was CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He has contributed as a supervisor on films such as Independence Day, Godzilla, Stuart Little, Cast Away, Surf’s Up, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and others.