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23 #SIGGRAPHcaf Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Wednesday, 2 August, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm South Hall K "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of "The Fifth Element," and is based on the ground- breaking comic book series "Valérian et Laureline." VFX Producer Sophie Leclerc will introduce the film and the presenters: Martin Hill, VFX Supervisor from Weta Digital; Jose Burgos, CG Supervisor from Industrial Light & Magic; Christian Alzmann, Visual Effects Art Director at Industrial Light & Magic; Peter Nofz, Associate VFX Supervisor at Rodeo FX; and Olivier Martin, Concept Artist from Rodeo FX. The 90-minute presentation will zoom in on the technologies deployed to create this fabulous universe. PANELISTS: • Sophie Leclerc, VFX Producer • Martin Hill, VFX Supervisor, Weta Digital • Jose Burgos, CG Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic • Christian Alzmann, Visual Effects Art Director, Industrial Light & Magic • Peter Nofz, Associate VFX Supervisor, Rodeo FX • Olivier Martin, Concept Artist, Rodeo FX Game of Thrones: Building and Destroying Meereen Wednesday, 2 August, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm South Hall K The Rodeo FX team will take you through the process behind the creation of the award-winning environment of Meereen in seasons 4 and 5 of "Game of Thrones," then its destruction in season 6. Created in season 4, the impressive city features a giant gilded pyramid crowned by a golden statue. What started out as a 2.5D matte painting evolved into a fully CG city in season 6, threatened to be destroyed when it's under attack by a huge fleet of ships. PANELISTS: • Patrick David, VFX Supervisor and Compositor, Rodeo FX • Thomas Hullin, Lead FX Artist, Rodeo FX Get Up Close and Personal in the Production Gallery This year's Production Sessions program will feature an all-new, one-of-a-kind exhibit: the Production Gallery. Here, attendees can explore artwork, props, costumes, and more from recent film and game productions. The exhibit recognizes the art, processes, and physical materials involved in the creation of major studio projects — not just the final piece on screen. Located in the Concourse Foyer, the Production Gallery will be open Sunday, 30 July – Wednesday, 2 August, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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