The Digital Artists of Jurassic Park

Tue, 11/12/2013

The digital artists from the original 'Jurassic Park' will participate in a panel discussion on the seminal animation they created and how they changed the visual effects industry. A screening of the documentary on Steve "Spaz" Williams, titled 'The Wizard of Awe' will preceed the discussion.

Description

How did the digital dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" make their way into the "ground-breaking" movie in 1993? On the 20 year anniversary of the film, the digital artists who created the critters will come together in a panel that's sure to be memorable.

We will be screening a documentary on Steve "Spaz" Williams, titled 'The Wizard of Awe' and having a panel discussion with the guest speakers about the seminal animation they created for 'Jurassic Park' and how they changed the visual effects industry. The guests speakers are truly innovators, who created the stunning effects of many iconic films and influenced many visual effects artistsworking today.

From the creation of the creatures, innovations in computer programming, and the teamwork involved in the production we will get a glimpse into the world of 'Jurassic Park'.

Note the slight change to the usual schedule.

Schedule

6:30-7:15   Social Hour
- 6:30-6:50   Members only
- 6:50-7:15   Members and guests
7:15-8:00   Screening of 'The Wizard of Awe'
8:00-9:30   Panel Discussion "The Digital Artists of Jurassic Park"

Registration

All LA ACM SIGGRAPH will be admitted free of charge. Non-members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH are admitted for $20.00. New LA ACM SIGGRAPH members who sign up on-site, and pay the $40 annual membership fee, do not have to pay the $20 admission fee. The chapter accepts checks, cash, or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa only) for all dues or fees.

The crew of "Jurassic Park" are invited as our guests..

Special Thanks

Lauren Millar, Fusion CI Studios, Barnsdall Park, Sheri Ki Sun Burnham, Mike Amron, the LA ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Council, and all the volunteers.