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WATCH: ILM’s Roger Guyett Talks the VFX of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at VIEW

The veteran visual effects supervisor and 2nd unit director details Industrial Light & Magic’s work with J.J. Abram’s on his epic sci-fi adventure hit.

With the 2017 VIEW Conference just around the corner this coming October 23-27 in Turin, Italy, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented last year at VIEW 2016. Each year, VIEW brings together creative leaders from the animation, VFX, games and VR industries to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy in-depth interviews with some of the most well-known professionals working today. Stay tuned as we add new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch for all the new AWN – VIEW 2016 interviews as they are posted on AWN's YouTube Channel.

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during the VIEW Conference in 2016 -- here is an in-depth interview with Roger Guyett, the three-time Oscar-nominated ILM VFX supervisor and 2nd unit director. In this discussion, Roger details his work on J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi adventure hit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, from initial discussions on the director’s vision to decisions made on the film’s lighting and overall visual tone.

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