Academy Plans 'Life of Pi' VFX Event
April 24, 2013

Academy Plans 'Life of Pi' VFX Event

Hosted by Academy governor Bill Kroyer, the "Deconstructing Pi" event will be held on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Oscar-winning visual effects artists Bill Westenhofer, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott, Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, previsualization supervisor Brad Alexander and Oscar-nominated editor Tim Squyres will be on-hand to present behind-the-scenes footage and clips and to discuss some of the special techniques used to create the film's stereoscopic 3-D magic. Topics will include shot concepts, previsualization, location design, depth scripting and the complexities of combining live-action plates with extensive visual effects.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all seating in unreserved. Ticket prices are $5 general admission/$3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. To buy tickets online, visit www.oscars.org.