2018 #NABShow: Visual Effects Leaders to Discuss “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

On the Main Stage in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. Key members of the super team for Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio, Industrial Light and Magic will hold a power session on the blockbuster creation of “’Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Join the Rebellion.

This creative deep dive discussion will explain the process of how careful planning of intense imagery blends into the storytelling sequence. Lively discussions on new behind-the-scenes footage and how this instant classic was demanding and challenging. As well as, rewarding to the professionals who worked on the film for the millions of people who viewed the movie via the box office.

The distinct group of panelists include:

Eddie Pasquarello, VFX supervisor of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” whose credits include “Pacific Rim,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” and “Avatar.” Pasquarello will be joined by Marla Newall, matchmove and layout supervisor of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” who previously worked as a digital artist on “The Lone Ranger,” “Battleship,” and “Avatar,” as well as Erich Ippen, lead LookDev technical director, whose work also includes “Pacific Rim,” and “Cowboys & Aliens.” The session will be moderated by Noah Kadner, contributing writer, ASC.

“Over the course of its storied history, the ‘Star Wars’ franchise has constantly pushed the boundaries of what visual effects can achieve,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “Not only are we looking forward to hearing firsthand how this leading creative team brought one of the most anticipated ‘Star Wars’ films to life, but also what the next generation of technology has in store for the future of visual effects.”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: Join the Rebellion is open to all-badge access! Make sure to register and grab your seat now! Go Here:

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, 2018 #NABShow  is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

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