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An Evening with Visual Effects Artists (Who are also engineers!)

Start: 4/20/2017 at 7:00PM
End: 4/20/2017 at 8:00PM
Location: DeBartolo, Room 102
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An Evening with Visual Effects Artists (Who are also engineers!)

Free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please join us for a fascinating look into the world of visual effects and feature animation development. Visiting artists Allen Hemberger and Scott Aufderheide will discuss their careers as visual effects artists working on blockbuster movies, television shows, and commercials.

Allen and Scott have worked at world-renowned studios such as Pixar, Weta Digital, ESC, and Method.

Allen Hemberger (ND, '01) has been a visual effects artist since 2001. During that time, he’s worked at a variety of visual effects and feature film studios, including ESC, Weta Digital, and Pixar. Projects he’s had his hands on include the Matrix films, Avatar, King Kong, The Adventures of Tintin, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, and most-recently Finding Dory, and Piper. Allen is currently busy with a creative experiment with his family’s life in Chicago, Ill., involving food and photography.

Scott Aufderheide (ND, '14) graduated with a degree in computer science. He spent the next year and half on a masters in visual effects at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since then, he has been working at Method Studios as an Assistant Technical Director in New York City where he writes software to support the studio's pipeline and overcome technical challenges that various projects present. He has contributed work to various films and TV shows including Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Get Down, the upcoming Marvel's Defenders on Netflix, as well as dozens of commercials including a Superbowl ad.

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts in the College of Arts and Letters.

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