Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 18:30 to 21:00
United States
Event Details: 

The May 2012 SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting

for Tuesday, May 22, 2012
At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Pickford Center-Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Presentation starts promptly at 7:30 PM
Pre-meeting get together in the lobby starts at 6:30 PM

Meeting Topic:

Technology In The Service Of Creativity -
How Hollywood Science Fiction artists in the 1960’s, using the best technologies
of their day, helped set the stage for the modern Science Fiction Blockbusters

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Classic Hollywood Science Fiction in the 1960’s, please join with SMPTE members and invited guests as a panel of distinguished Industry artists examines how the technologies available in the 1960’s supported creativity in the making of classic Hollywood science fiction films and television shows, long before computers were available for digital assisted motion capture, digital animation, and digital compositing.  Learn how a decade of strong writing, believable staging, visual refinement, and mainstream accepted production styles helped set the stage for the modern Science Fiction “blockbusters”.

Scheduled Panelists include:

·         William J. Creber, Production Designer and Art Director for Irwin Allen, nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction

·         Jonathan Erland, Visual Effects Technologist sharing Academy Scientific and Technical Awards, who worked from the beginning stages of Industrial Light and Magic with the blockbuster 1977 George Lucas film, “Star Wars”, which became the highest grossing movie of all time in its initial release

·         Gene Kozicki, Digital Production Manager

Clips to be discussed from FOX Television Classics include, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Lost In Space, and clips from FOX Film Classics include, Fantastic Voyage, and Planet Of The Apes.

Meeting Details:

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Registration: no registration is required, the meeting is free

Time: The pre-meeting get together with light food and refreshments will begin at 6:30 PM in the theatre lobby.  The meeting presentation will begin promptly in the theatre at 7:30 PM and is scheduled to formally conclude not later than 9:30 PM.

No live phone or electronic device use, or photographs or recordings of any kind will be permitted.

Meeting Location:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Pickford Center-Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood CA, 90028

SMPTE Members and their guests, members of the Industry at large, and students, are welcomed to attend.  Free parking is available at the rear of the building (enter the lot off Homewood Street, north of the Center between Vine and Cahuenga Boulevard).  Parking for overflow outside the theatre lot is not provided by SMPTE nor is it validated.  Registration is not required for this meeting, but seating may become limited.  Please arrive early.

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