Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

In this lecture, Paul Kirwan will be detailing work he completed for The Fellowship of the Ring while at Weta Digital in New Zealand. He follows the visual effects process from start to finish, from the initial previsualisation of a sequence to the final polished images, with detailed breakdowns of several individual shots from these sequences.

This lecture provides a fascinating insight into visual effects and the creative power they give to film directors today.

An alumni of the Centre for New Media Arts, Paul Kirwan has spent the past ten years working at the highest levels of the visual effects industry, helping make such films as Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has worked with such directors as Peter Jackson, James Cameron and Australian legends George Miller and Peter Weir. After stints at Animal Logic, Weta Digital and Industrial Light + Magic, he has recently helped complete Michael Bay’s Transformers as Compositing Supervisor at Digital Domain in Venice, California.

Originally from Canberra, Paul completed his Bachelors degree in Computer Science at ANU before obtaining a Master of Arts in Electronic Arts from CNMA (then known as the Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology). He has recently returned to Canberra to lecture in Digital Video at the Centre for New Media Arts at ANU, and to study for his Doctorate.

Speaker/Host: Paul Kirwan
Venue: Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enquiries: Lyn Stevens on 6125 5640

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