Visual Effects Superstars: Savannah Film Festival 2009 October 27, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements , comments closed
From Star Trek, Tron and The Empire Strikes Back, computer animation and visual effects have grown to be one of the most important parts in making and marketing films. Our panel is comprised of leaders in the visual effects industry, discussing the importance and the limitations of CGI, visual effects and animation.
Moderator: Scott Ross
When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2:30pm, (SCAD) Gutstein Gallery , Savannah, GA
For more details, please visit the Savannah Film Festival website: http://filmfest.scad.edu/
MORE DETAILS on the panelists:
Rick Baker is a six-time Academy Award winning special effects artist. Baker’s first professional job was as an assistant to Dick Smith on the film The Exorcist. He received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. and later Academy Awards for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001) Men in Black (1997), The Nutty Professor (1996), Ed Wood (1994)and Harry and the Hendersons (1988). He recently accepted a Chiller-Eyegore Award at Universal Studios Hollywood for the theme park’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event. He was honored for his incomparable design and his makeup effects that have created indelible imagery in over 42 films.
Scott Farrar received an Academy Award for his work on Cocoon (1985) and received nominations for the award for Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) and Transformers (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), and Backdraft (1991). His other credits include the films Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Minority Report (2002), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Men in Black (1997) and many others. He is currently in production on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, scheduled for release in 2009.
Robert Legato , Visual effects supervisor, received an Academy Award for Titanic (1997) and was nominated for the award for Apollo 13 (1995). His notable VFX credits include Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Titanic (1997), Armageddon (1998), What Lies Beneath (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, also 2nd unit director), The Aviator (2004), The Departed and The Good Shepherd (both 2006), Robert is currently in production on Avatar and Battle Angel (both scheduled for release in 2009).
Scott Ross , Visual effects supervisor, ex CEO of ILM, co-founder of Digital Domain, etc…
This is a must see, must do event in Savannah!