Producing Special Effects in Science Fiction Movies

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 4:00pm to 12:00am

The UA Hanson Film Institute presents a talk by Academy Award-nominated visual effects producer John Kilkenny titled "Producing Special Effects in Science Fiction Movies."

Kilkenny is an executive vice president at Twentieth Century Fox where he heads the visual effects department. He oversaw the effects for "Night at the Museum," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Aliens vs. Predator- Requiem" and many other movies. He and his team are hard at work on the upcoming "Avatar," written and directed by James Cameron, and a remake of the classic 1951 sci-fi film "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Kilkenny is an alumnus of The University of Arizona and a member of the College of Fine Arts Hanson Film Institute Industry Council.

This presentation is in support of the UA's exploration of space, specifically the Phoenix Mars Mission, which is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on May 25.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Optical Sciences Building 307
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
Hanson Film Institute
Contact Person: 
Vicky Westover
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520-626-9825
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