As the final night of its VFX Convergence  craft series, tonight the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a panel discussion on how matte paintings and set extensions allow films to be enriched by creating entire worlds never built or seen before. Leading matte painters and production designers explore today’s techniques for creating these virtual worlds.
From Matte Paintings to Full Environments and Set Extensions
Monday, April 29 -- 7:00 p.m.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine St., Hollywood, CA
Rocco Gioffre (Life of Pi, Captain America: The First Avenger)
Rob Legato (Hugo, Titanic)
Robert Stromberg (Oz The Great and Powerful, Avatar)
Guy Williams (Iron Man 3, Avengers)
Craig Barron (Visual Effects Branch governor) and Theresa Rygiel (Visual Effects Branch)
Tickets  to the event are available to Academy members for $8 and to non-members for $10.