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The Academy to Present ‘Deconstructing Gravity’ May 12

The Academy to present an in-depth look at the groundbreaking production methods used in the Oscar-winning film Gravity featuring an on-stage discussion with members of the film’s creative teams.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be presenting an in-depth look at the groundbreaking production methods used in the Oscar-winning film Gravity.

The event, set for May 12, 2014, will feature an on-stage discussion with members of the film’s creative teams. Participants will include Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Webber, Oscar-winning film editor Mark Sanger and animation supervisor Max Solomon, with additional guests to be announced closer to the date. The event will be hosted by Academy Governor Bill Kroyer.

It took over 41/2 years for director Alfonso Cuarón and his Gravity team to overcome the many difficulties of realistically simulating the weightlessness of outer space. Along the way, they created cutting-edge technologies that revolutionized the world of visual effects.

The film’s emotional story, innovative technological achievements and powerful work both in front of and behind the camera resonated with the public and Academy voters, resulting in 10 Academy Award nominations and seven wins. This year’s Oscar winner for Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, Gravity is certain to remain a benchmark for future filmmakers.

The evening will include film sequences and “making of” clips that illustrate presentations and panel discussions on Gravity’s creative challenges and production processes. Topics will include extended shot lengths, massive rendering tasks, and the extensive and unusually precise application of previsualization needed to address the complexities of integrating live action and CG.

Deconstructing Gravity
Monday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m.
DGA Theater
7920 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

TICKETS
$5 general admission
$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

Order tickets online starting Monday, April 28 at 10:00 am PT.

Source: AMPAS

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