Christian Bloch, a digital artist with Eden FX, a Hollywood-based creator of visual effects for feature films, television programs and commercials, will speak at Stanford University's Center for Image Systems Engineering, Sept. 10-11, 2009. For more information about this symposium, please visit

Entitled "The High Dynamic Range Imaging Symposium and Workshop," Bloch will join other digital specialists from across the U.S. to discuss such topics as the capture, processing and display of high dynamic range imagery, optics, HDR capture, unified metrics for diverse displays, and tone mapping for high dynamic range imagery, among others.

Christian Bloch is a noted visual effects digital artist with Eden FX in Hollywood. During the ten years of his professional career, he has created effects for the TV shows "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Lost," "24" and "Chuck," as well as the TV special "Life After People," and several feature films and commercials. His work was honored with an Emmy Award and two VES Award nominations. He has been a pioneer in the practical application of HDR images in postproduction, specifically under the budgetary and time restraints of TV production.

Bloch is the author of the "HDRI Handbook: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists" (RockyNook, 2007). This book is roughly based on his diploma thesis, which was honored with the achievement award of the University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, and then heavily expanded with hands-on tutorials and practical workshops. He also runs, which is a buzzing hub of HDR-related collaborative projects. These projects include the Open-Source lighting system Smart IBL, the freeware photo editor Picturenaut, as well as a wealth of well-sorted HDR resources and information. HDRLabs is run strictly non-profit, collaborators include the Savannah College of Art & Design and the Media Design School Auckland.

Formed in 2000 by visual effects and post-production notables John Gross and Mark Miller, Eden FX specializes in 3D animation, compositing, 3D matte painting, character animation and on-set supervision. Eden FX, a Point.360 company, is located at 1438 N. Gower St., Building # 50, Hollywood, CA 90028. The telephone is 323/993-7050. Please visit for more information.