News for May 29, 2006

King Kong Lecture in Oz

5/29/06, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Melinda writes: Chris White (WETA), who worked on the visual effects of King Kong (among others) will be giving a free lecture on June 26. The lecture is being hosted by NICTA, and will take place at the University of Melbourne. Below is a copy of the information passed to me by a NICTA colleague, and a copy of the flyer. I thought it might spark some interest especially from King Kong fans; could you please list it on your news page?

Title of the lecture: "King Kong: Visual Effects on Modern Filmmaking".

NICTA are pleased to announce a major event, as part of the Victoria Research Laboratory Big Picture Seminar Series.

The next seminar in the series will be held on June 26 at 4pm at the Copland Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building, The University of Melbourne. We are very fortunate to have Chris White, Computer Graphics Supervisor at Weta Digital, speaking on "King Kong: Visual Effects on Modern Filmmaking".

An invitation to you and your colleagues is attached. The invitations can now be printed on A4, and feel free to put one up on your noticeboard.

If you would like to attend, please rsvp to this email by June 19. Registration is essential - and I would strongly encourage early registration, as interest in this seminar is extremely high and seating is limited.

Please note that no audio or video recording of the presentation is permitted due to restrictions placed by Weta Digital and Universal Studios. (How's that for a teaser!). Staff will be on hand to enforce this restriction.

We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be an fascinating insight into ICT in the film industry.

The 'Big Picture' Seminar Series is an initiative of NICTA's Victorian Research Laboratory. We have created the Series to communicate the exciting and rapidly evolving vision of ICT around the globe to the Victorian ICT community, encompassing research, commercial and goverenment interests. Visionary seminars on the future of ICT are presented by industry leadership, government policy makers, and world-leading experts in technical fields. NICTA (National ICT Australia Limited) is Australia's centre of excellence for Information and Communication Technology, established in 2002 by the Government of Australia.