This absolutely looks like an event to watch, and while it’s already sold out, stay tuned for news from the event as the last four decades of effects technology – taking us from A New Hope right through to its chronological neighbour Rogue One – is looked at in close details by the ILM wizards who brought them to our screens.
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. Our list of stellar participants includes: John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
There will be a stand-by line at the west doors near to Almont Drive with Stand-by numbers given out, starting at roughly 5:30 pm. Those number will be determined before the start of the program.