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Academy Museum to Host ‘The Work of Black VFX Artists’ Virtual Discussion

Lyndon Barrois, Lauren Ellis, Audrea Topps-Harjo, Greg Anderson, Andrew Roberts, and Corey Turner will talk about their creative processes and shared experiences in online event coming July 8.

As part of the lead up to their September 30 opening, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced a new online program, The Work of Black VFX Artists, set for July 8, at 7 p.m. PST. Celebrating the accomplishments and perseverance of visual effects professionals, the virtual discussion will delve into the shared experiences of six Black film artists in the VFX industry: Lyndon Barrois (who will also moderate), Lauren Ellis, Audrea Topps-Harjo, Greg Anderson, Andrew Roberts, and Corey Turner. This deep dive into their creative work will not only shed light on their successes but will also examine some of the obstacles they encountered along the way. The conversation will culminate in break-out sessions led by some of the panelists, offering unprecedented access into their work and process.

The program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

Source: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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