2020 TRACKS

Special Event Visual Effects Society

VFX Pros: Home Edition – STAR WARS Day with Dennis Muren, VES, ASC

Host: Naomi Goldman
Keynote Speaker: Dennis Muren

May the 4th Be With You! Join Dennis Muren, VES, ASC on STAR WARS Day for a Special VFX Pros: Home Edition
The Visual Effects Society is thrilled to announce a live interactive webcast with Dennis Muren, VES, ASC, legendary visual effects artist and supervisor and Creative Director at Industrial Light & Magic. Grab your lightsaber and sign up to join us on Monday, May 4 at 11:00AM (PDT)!
From his work on nearly all of the STAR WARS films – and E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY and JURASSIC PARK – Muren has defined the role of visual effects supervisor and attained a near-mythic status among visual effects aficionados. He has nine Academy Awards, is a recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first visual effects artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We’ll talk about creating a galaxy, far, far away, the legacy of STAR WARS and how he got this life-changing gig…pioneering techniques that marked new benchmarks in visual effects…other film juggernauts including the CG dinosaurs of JURASSIC…the flying bicycles in E.T….his storied career at ILM…and so much more!
Cosplay at home, prepare your best questions and make plans to join us on Monday, May 4 at 11:00AM (PDT).
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Personal Profile
Naomi Goldman
Communications Director – VES
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Naomi Goldman is recognized as a strategic, creative communications practitioner who steers campaigns that enhance and safeguard reputations, engage communities, build brand equity and marketshare and advance business and policy agendas. As Principal of Los Angeles-based NLG Communications, she leads multimedia communications, issues/crisis management and public affairs campaigns on behalf of private and public sector clients in California, nationally and wordwide.
Goldman has handled communications for the Visual Effects Society since 2013, and oversees media, social media and broad based communications to support its representation of film/TV/games/animation/commercial VFX talent, the work of its Sections worldwide and its red-carpet Hollywood awards show. She is a regular contributing writer to the VES’ award-winning print and digital magazine, VFX Voice and hosts the Society’s dynamic webcast series, VFX Pros: Home Edition and Ask Me Anything: VFX Pros Tell All, an initiative developed in partnership with Autodesk.

Company Presentation
Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society is a professional global honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. It is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended global community of visual effects practitioners, including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives. VES’ more than 4,000 members in over 40 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games, new media and special venues.
To learn more about the VES, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com and follow us on Twitter: @VFXSociety. Read VFX Voice, our award-winning signature print and digital publication, at www.vfxvoice.com.

Keynote Speaker
Dennis Muren
VES, ASC, legendary visual effects artist and supervisor and Creative Director at Industrial Light & Magic.
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