Science Pub Portland: Special Effects

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Empirical Theater at OMSI
1945 S.E. Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

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Visual Effects and the Complexities of the Entertainment Industry

With Jeffrey A. Okun, VES, Visual Effects Supervisor and Co-Editor of the VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Best Practices and Procedures

Everyone thinks it’s all glitz and glam in Hollywood but what is it really like working on a set to make a movie or TV show? There are many hurdles that are constantly placed between you and your goal, some that you might not even be able to perceive. Do you have the know-how to navigate these issues and come up with creative solutions? And can you trust your perception of the situation or does your brain sometimes deceive you about the truth of the situation?

Hear some real-world experiences from Jeffrey A. Okun, VES, who has been in the industry for the past 44 years. With a view towards the entertainment industry and our day-to-day lives, he will explore our version of reality and its effects on the politics of work, our personal success, and the state of the industry.  He will look at how it all works together and give you a glimpse into the secret of visual effects in entertainment and possibly the future of our world.