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20 #SIGGRAPHcaf | #SIGGRAPH2018 Production Sessions DNEG, Framestore, and MPC Present: The Visual Effects of "Blade Runner 2049" Monday, 13 August, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm West Building, Ballroom AB Thirty-five years after the release of the original "Blade Runner" film, the visual effects teams behind "Blade Runner 2049" were tasked with the challenge of crafting a dystopian world in the next phase of one of the most beloved sci-fi films of all time. Set 30 years after the first film, the sequel follows a new blade runner as he unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. From the creation of the L.A. cityscapes, Las Vegas, and Trash Mesa environments to the development of a holographic Joi and the return of Rachael, join the filmmakers from DNEG, Framestore, and MPC as they discuss their Academy-Award winning work that paid tribute to the original picture while creating a film of the future. Panelists: Axel Akesson, Assets Supervisor, MPC Richard Hoover, VFX Supervisor, Framestore Chris McLaughlin, DFX Supervisor, DNEG Don't miss the 25th anniversary screening of "Jurassic Park," featuring an introduction by Steve 'Spaz' Williams! Sunday, 12 August, 8:30 pm – 11:15 pm, West Building, Ballroom AB "Wreck-It Ralph 2": Visualizing the Internet Tuesday, 14 August, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm West Building, Ballroom AB In "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2," Vanellope von Shweetz and Wreck-It Ralph leave Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive, and thrilling world of the internet on a quest to save Vanellope's video game. Building the metropolis of the internet was no small feat: its smallest buildings are the size of the Empire State Building, and tens of thousands of dynamic, digital signs can be seen in one city shot. The world then needed to be populated with characters, ranging from the everyday citizens of the internet–netizens–to service workers and algorithms who run the world wide web. Throughout the making of the film, the production team was

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