Better Than Real Life: How Virtual Worlds Are Changing the Movies
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Moderator
Kevin Klowden, Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers
Rob Bredow, Chief Technology Officer and Visual Effects Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Kelly Port, Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Domain
Jim Rygiel, Visual Effects Supervisor
Scott Squires, Visual Effects Supervisor, Commercial Director and Software Designer

As technology continues to evolve, it's changing the way filmmakers tell stories. Instead of simply building a better alien through prosthetics and makeup, they can conjure up a digital version limited only by imagination. Computer-generated realities are no longer just the province of science fiction and fantasy. They're the stuff of crime dramas and talking dogs in 30-second commercial spots. The experts on this panel will look at not only how things are accomplished today, but also where the industry is headed in the future.