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Harryhausen to Speak at Gnomon on April 20

Gnomon School of Visual Effects will present an evening with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen on April 20, 2004 at 7:00 pm. Harryhausen will speak about his work (including the recently restored MOTHER GOOSE STORIES) and life and sign copies of his newly released book, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: AN ANIMATED LIFE (Billboard Books), which will be available for sale at the event.

For the last 60 years, the stop-motion pioneer (THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS and CLASH OF THE TITANS) has inspired generations of children who, rather than grow up, have chosen to be visual effects artists, designers, filmmakers and creators of all kinds. It's a rare opportunity to meet this wonderful artist whose imagination has given us dinosaurs, creatures from outer space, Cyclops, Medusa, Talos, battling skeletons and inspiration to unleash our own imaginations. Please RSVP to:

Gnomon School of Visual Effects ( is a professional institute specializing in training for visual effects for film, television and games. Located in the heart of Hollywood, it offers a full curriculum for individuals wanting careers in 3D, professionals in need of specialized training, and custom training for production studios. The Gnomon curriculum has been approved by the Alliance for Digital Production Trainers (ADEPT), whose members include training managers from studios such as Rhythm & Hues Studios, Cinesite, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Founded by Alex Alvarez in 1997, Gnomon is located at 1015 North Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 5430i, Hollywood, California 90038.