Later this month, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will be hosting a presentation comparing the special effects used in Star Wars movies. Galactic Innovations: Star Wars and Rogue One will feature several industry experts who worked with the technology as it evolved.  

Star Wars

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What’s happening:

  • The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is hosting a special Star Wars themed presentation on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
  • Galactic Innovations: Star Wars and Rogue One will examine the technology used to create special effects in both of these iconic films.
  • The event will be hosted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Tickets are available now and can be purchased through the AMPAS website.

Event description:

  • Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same.
  • This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first Star Wars released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create Rogue One released in 2016.
  • Key contributors from both Star Wars and Rogue One will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects.  
  • The list of stellar participants includes:
    • John Dykstra
    • Dennis Muren
    • John Knoll
    • Ben Burtt
    • Marcia Lucas
    • Bill George
    • Harrison Ellenshaw
    • Bruce Nicholson
    • Richard Edlund
    • Rachel Rose  
  • Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of Rogue One, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

Galactic Innovations: Star Wars and Rogue One will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm.



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