A cross-disciplinary look at the constantly evolving craft of visual effects. Each night featured film clips and open discussion between the audience and the panelists.
Monday, April 15
PRE- AND POST-VISUALIZATION –
The development of previsualization has helped to further communication between members of a production to improve the understanding of the story and the processes taken in developing a director’s vision.
Sheena Duggal (“The Hunger Games,” “Spider Man 3”)
Chris Edwards (“Iron Man 3,” “Thor”)
Ron Frankel (“Immortals,” “Terminator Salvation”)
Daniel Gregoire (“John Carter,” “Cowboys & Aliens”)
Boyd Shermis (“Journey2: The Mysterious Island,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”)
Michael Tronick (Film Editors Branch governor)
Monday, April 22
BLENDING MAKEUP WITH DIGITAL ARTS IN FILM
Oscar-winning digital artists and makeup artists discussed how changes in post-production and color correction have impacted their craft, and how digital cosmetic enhancements can create dramatic visual effects.
Rick Baker, makeup artist (“Men in Black 3,” “The Wolfman”)
Lois Burwell, makeup artist (“Lincoln,” “War Horse”)
Greg Cannom, makeup artist (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Mask”)
Hal Hickel, animation supervisor (“Iron Man,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”)
Steve Preeg, Animation Director (“TRON: Legacy,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)
Edson Williams, visual effects supervisor (“Les Misérables,” “Cloud Atlas”)
Leonard Engelman (Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor)
Monday, April 29
FROM MATTE PAINTINGS TO FULL ENVIRONMENTS AND
Matte paintings and set extensions allow films to be enriched by creating entire worlds never built or seen before. Leading matte painters and production designers explore today’s techniques for creating these virtual worlds.
Rocco Gioffre (“Life of Pi,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”)
Rob Legato (“Hugo,” “Titanic”)
Robert Stromberg (“Oz The Great and Powerful,” “Avatar”)
Guy Williams (“Iron Man 3,” “Avengers”)
Craig Barron (Visual Effects Branch governor) and Theresa Rygiel (Visual
- Mondays, April 15, 22 and 29
- Linwood Dunn Theater