RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Chris White, Technical Director, currently working for Weta Digital. Chris' talk will be Bringing the Story to Life: The Art and Science of Visual Effects in Film. In this presentation, Chris will give a 'behind the scenes' look at how visual effects artists contribute to how stories are told in film. He will use his work on Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and the Planet of the Apes trilogy to describe how research, creativity, and the work of many artists across disciplines aid in this process. Chris will be speaking on Wednesday, April 25th at LSU's Digital Media Center's theater at 1:00 p.m..
Chris White is a two time Academy Award Visual Effects nominee for his work on Rise of Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey. Chris has been responsible for the creation of CityBot, the procedural environment engine used to create 1930s New York City for Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Chris started his career in 1996 where he worked at ILM with LSU’s own Ken Wesley on classic films including Twister, Mars Attacks!, Spawn, The Perfect Storm and Men in Black II. His latest film is Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Get your tickets at: Eventbrite.