(Still from Blade Runner 2049)
In a special illustrated lecture at the 56th AAFF, Academy Award-winning visual effects director John Nelson will show how he and his team created some of the 1,190 visual effects shots for last year's critically-acclaimed Blade Runner 2049. Using before-and-afters,he’ll detail the visual effects production process from design to principal photography to post-production.
John is no stranger to the AAFF. He served on the selection committee in 1978–79 and showed his experimental film 107 1/2 at the 17th festival in 1979. Since graduating from the University of Michigan he has returned many times to experience and support the festival.
The illustrated lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium at the Michigan Theater.
To find out more about some of the incredible work John and his team accomplished on the ambitious sequel, check out this interview!