The Development of the Digital Animator

Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ticketed seating is unreserved

Tickets are on sale online, in person at the Academy Box Office and by mail.

When “Toy Story” burst onto the scene in 1995, its computer-generated imagery was, for many, a bold new technique in animation. However, the development of computer-generated motion picture animation was a lengthy and meticulous process that had its first public exposure with the mesmerizing swirls of the opening titles for “Vertigo” (1958). Of equal importance to the technical developments were the influential animators and designers who devised artistic uses for engineering advances. Join the panel of some of the pioneers of digital animation as they revisit the long path from laboratory to cineplex.

The panel will be moderated by animator and historian Tom Sito

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