I am posting this for my friend GK who is one of the coordinators for this event:
Please do not write or PM me for pics or info as I do not have anything other than what I am posting here on his behalf. These were all supplied by him. More info will be posted on my site shortly:The 2006 Festival of Visual Effects will be held later this week (July 6-8) at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. This event is put on by the Visual Effects Society, an organization made up of the various artists, supervisors, producers, makeup people, miniature builders -- all the people who are involved with Visual Effects.
The three day event will feature discussion panels on:
More information can be found on the Visual Effects Society's website: http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/
- New Technologies.
- Work that is being done abroad for foreign markets (that we don't really get to see).
- Current movies (including "Superman Returns", "Poseidon", "Smallville", "X-Men3", "DaVinci Code", "Cars" (and more).
- A really neat panel on Animation - both stop motion and CG. Dennis Muren and Randy Cook will be speaking at this one and the Chiodo Bros. will be doing a live stop motion demo during the panel.
- A special 20th anniversary salute to "Aliens" featuring Supervisors Robert and Dennis Skotak, miniature supervisor Pat McClung, creature guys John Rosengrant and Alec Gillis. We've got a ton of photos and clips to look at, plus a lobby filled with photos, artwork, and a couple of surprises.
And, to whet you appetite a bit for the "Aliens" fans - attached are a couple photos that we managed to dig up - enjoy.[/b]