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Real to Reel: The Art of Action

Hosted by stunt coordinator Garrett Warren

With panelists stunt double Zoe Bell, writer-director Shane Black ("Iron Man 3"), stunt coordinators Jeff Habberstad ("Iron Man 3") and Gary Powell, visual effects supervisor Erik Nash ("Iron Man 3," "Real Steel"), animatronic supervisor John Rosengrant ("Real Steel"), editor Zach Staenberg ("The Matrix") and visual effects supervisors Matthew Butler and Christopher Townsend ("Iron Man 3")

Moving image storytelling remains a fundamentally collaborative art form, and developments in science and technology continue to impact every aspect of the moviemaking process, including stunts.

"Real to Reel" explores how stunt artists collaborate with creative teams and utilize emerging technologies to help create complex movie stunts that would have never before been possible.


Using scenes from films including "The Matrix" (1999), "Transformers" (2007), "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), "Real Steel" (2011), "Warrior" (2011), "Skyfall" (2012), "The Master" (2012), "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" (2004) and "Iron Man 3" (2013), "Real to Reel" will illustrate how technology is expanding cinematic possibilities for stunt artists. The night will include live demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage and conversations with some of the films' creative teams, who will discuss how scenes were created.

Host Garrett Warren was a martial artist before launching his on-screen career. He has served as stunt coordinator on such features as "Beowulf" (2007), "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009), "Avatar" (2009), "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), "Real Steel" (2011) and "Lincoln" (2012). He has also worked as a second unit director on titles such as "Larry Crowne" (2011), "Limitless" (2011) and "Here Comes the Boom" (2012). Most recently, he was the stunt coordinator and second unit director on the upcoming films "Ender's Game" and "Divergent." He is currently working on the sequel to "Avatar."

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Kick Ass! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection.” Special viewing hours after the program.

Event Information

Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
$5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.
On sale September 3 online and by mail. Tickets will not be available in advance at the box office.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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