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Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE


AMPAS.OscarsThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  will be hosting “Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE,” panel on Thursday, June 27th. Held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the evening 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.


The panel disucssion will be hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, and will also include: John Dykstra, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist, STAR WARS and Spider-Man 2; Dennis Muren, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park; John Knoll, Oscar-nominated Visual Effects Artist, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and ROGUE ONE; Ben Burtt, Oscar-winning Sound Designer, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning Film Editor, STAR WARS and American Graffiti; Bill George, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist, Innerspace and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harrison Ellenshaw, Oscar- nominated Visual Effects Artist, The Black Hole and Tron; Bruce Nicholson, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist, Radiers of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist; Richard Edlund, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist, STAR WARS and Raiders of the Lost Ark; Rachel Rose, Visual Effects Artist, ROGUE ONE.

The event will be live streamed on The Academy’s YouTube page:

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