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21 #SIGGRAPHcaf Crazy Eight: The Making of a Race Sequence in Disney/Pixar's "Cars 3" Tuesday, 1 August, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm South Hall K In this deep dive into "Cars 3," learn how Pixar filmmakers pulled off one of their most complex sequences ever: a figure-8 demolition derby filled with car crashes, mud, and explosions! The production team will discuss the artistic and technical challenges involved in bringing this race to life. Park at your own risk. Pixar is not responsible for any damage to your vehicle. PANELISTS: • Sudeep Rangaswamy, Global Technology Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios • Bert Berry, Shading Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios • George Nguyen, Character Shading Lead, Pixar Animation Studios • David Bianchi, Layout Lead, Pixar Animation Studios • Stephen Marshall, Effects Lead, Pixar Animation Studios • Paul Oakley, Master Lighting Artist, Pixar Animation Studios • Frank Tai, Set Dressing Artist, Pixar Animation Studios ILM Presents: Behind the Magic, The Visual Effects of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Tuesday, 1 August, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm South Hall K Join the visual effects team from Industrial Light & Magic as they discuss the Academy Award– nominated effects work that went into "Rogue One." Space battles, planetary destruction, "CG Miniatures," a re-programmed Imperial Droid, a Death Star, and, yes, some digital human work for good measure — the crew will provide insight into the film's biggest challenges and discuss the solutions that brought this new chapter in the "Star Wars" universe to life. PANELISTS: • John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic • Vick Schutz, Lighting Technical Director Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic • Stephen Ellis, CG Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic • Russell Paul, Digital Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic • John Levin, Layout Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic Don't miss the special screening of "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life," featuring an introduction by Floyd himself. Monday, 31 July, 9:00 am – 10:45 am, Theater 411

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