The Sync Report | Dean Lyon

Season 3, Episode 13,   Nov 03, 2022, 07:00 AM

We spoke to world-renowned visual effects creator and computer graphics innovator Dean Lyon about his, more than 35 years, experience collaborating with cutting edge directors, motion picture studios, production companies, post-production facilities and technology developers throughout the world.

Listen as Dean Lyon talk about making Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, working on the movie Air Force One, Armageddon and more. Hear why Dean found himself in New Zealand and how that led to a meeting with Peter Jackson which led to him setting up his own VFX business in Auckland.

Hear how VFX has changed over the years. Listen to Dean as he talks through defining the future for Da Vinci Systems, where he developed a 3D computer graphics finishing system utilizing supercomputing processing that made the completion of ‘Avatar’ and dozens of other 3D feature films possible.

Hear Colin’s reaction when we talk about the influence of AR and VR and the future of acting and find out why Rose and Dean would like virtual production to be instilled in film school education.

Stay tuned for the sync session where we hear more of our audience submissions hoping to get their music placed in the indie movie The Boys of 742.

Dean Lyon 
Splinter Studios 


Music is the difference between a good film and a great one.

Songs included in this episode are:
Crew Slut by Frank Zappa
It’s Tricky by Run DMC

FEATURING: Poise - Nico Paulerberg - Antriksh Bali – Heather Ragnars

The Last Love Song by Nigelesque
Better Off by Sreeja Chakra
There's Been A Summer by Mocaine
Tactician (feat. DJ a La Fu) by Tactician 

Xavatar presents The Sync Report, where you will meet industry experts and top level songwriters as we pull the curtain back on music placement and scores, build vital relationships and provide real opportunities to our listeners. Listen to indie filmmakers present their latest productions and describe specific scenes as they consider music submitted by our audience.

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The Sync Report podcast is:

Hosted By: Colin O’Donoghue - Rose Ganguzza - Jason P. Rothberg

Featuring: Kevin Sharpley - Paula Flack and Willow

Produced By: Jason P. Rothberg - Paula Flack - Robert Cappadona - Kevin Sharpley

Executive Producers: Colin O’Donoghue - Rose Ganguzza - Jason P. Rothberg - Kevin Sharpley - Gianfranco Bianchi - Dean Lyon

Writers: Jason P. Rothberg - Lisa Dunn - Paula Flack

Editors: Jason P. Rothberg - Milfredo Seven - Paula Flack - Edgar “Edge” Camey - Adam McNamara

Marketing Director: Paula Flack

Music Supervisors: Phill Mason

Music Department: Heather Ragnars - Lisa Dunn

Foley: Phill Mason

Research: Lisa Dunn

Art Director: Gianfranco Bianchi

Graphic Design: Jodylynn Talevi

College Programs: Dr Stacy Montgomery

College interns: Angela Nicastro – Drift – Princess Arga – Sean Jeon