NEW CREW! OSCAR WINNING SCI FI VFX GURU PAUL FRANKLIN
We’re very excited to welcome award-winning Hollywood movie visual effects (VFX) wizard Paul Franklin to Session 1 of Space Rocks London. A highly rated VFX supervisor, Paul is a double Oscar winner and a BAFTA film winner for his work on the movies Inception and Interstellar. Paul will be presenting a very special talk on how he, ‘films,’ in space.
“The wonder of space exploration has provided a rich source of inspiration to filmmakers ever since George Méliès made La Voyage dans la Lune in 1902,” says Paul. “In return, filmmakers have been inspiring scientists, astronauts and astronomers ever since. My own personal filmmaking journey started with the Apollo moon landings which instilled a desire to explore new worlds of the imagination and to make my own small part of cinema history.”
Paul’s incredible career in movies and VFX speaks for itself. His first Oscar win was in 2011 for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and also picked up a Bafta for Best Special Visual for the film Inception, he then repeated the feat in 2014 with Interstellar again picking up these two acclaimed gongs. On top of this, he has also received an Oscar nomination for his work on Batman: The Dark Knight (2008), which was also nominated for a Bafta. He has also received Bafta nominations for Batman Begins (2006), The Dark Knight (2009) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Paul also worked on two of the Harry Potter film adaptations.
He is also a founder and the Creative Director of DNEG, one of the world’s leading companies in visual effects who have won a Best VFX Oscar four times in the last five years. He is one of Hollywood’s most respected people in VFX, whose vision and imagination has helped make some of the most memorable moments in recent cosmic cinematic history.
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