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The making of "Living in the age of Airplanes"

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Industrial Light and Magic
1 Letterman Drive
94129 San Francisco, CA
United States
Event Details: 

Join Producer/ Director Brian Terwilliger as he discusses aspects of making his movie, and watch the film in ILM's recently commissioned 4K private theatre, with a 60ft screen, dual Christie 4K projectors and Skywalker Sound designed 7.1 audio.

Living in the Age of Airplanes offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring an original score from Academy Award® winning composer James Horner, the film takes viewers to 18 countries across all seven continents to illuminate how airplanes have empowered a century of global connectedness our ancestors could never have imagined.

 During the vast majority of mankind’s 200,000-year existence, walking was the fastest means of travel. Yet today, just 175 years after the introduction of the steam engine, boarding a jet to travel thousands of miles in a matter of hours is more often viewed as an inconvenience than a world-changing technological marvel.

 “Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said director Brian J. Terwilliger. “But our perception of crossing continents and oceans at 500 mph has turned from fascination to frustration. I want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”