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Weta Digital Presents Avatar

Dan Lemmon discusses the film’s visual feast of effects.

Weta Digital Presents Avatar


March 24th, 2010

James Cameron’s epic tale of the fictional land of Pandora was a pioneering cinematic production released last year to global box office success and critical acclaim. 

While the film wooed crowds with its epic story of love, war and destruction, which paralleled contemporary concerns, the film’s visual effects made Cameron’s efforts on Titanic look amateur.

Teaming up with New Zealand’s Weta Digital – a pioneering visual effects company – Avatar created a vision of a land set in 2154 inhabited by Na’vi, blue-skinned 3 metres tall ‘sapient humanoids’.

Fresh from a sweeping success at the Oscars where it scooped best visual effects award among others, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) presents a talk from Dan Lemmon, the visual effects supervisor.

As the Digital Effects Supervisor on Peter Jackson’s King Kong, as well as working on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lemmon is an award-winning effects expert.

Discussing the role of lighting designers in their team and the skills and techniques they use to enhance the world in which they work, the presentation will be followed by a full screening of the film in 3D in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 6pm at Hoyts Melbourne Central, rsvp to ialdanz@iald.org.

Wednesday 31 March 2010 at 630pm at Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney, rsvp to ialdanz@iald.org.

International Association of Lighting Designers

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