From ‘The Crown’ to ‘The Lion King’ – the importance of visual effects in modern film and television

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts to host March lecture as part of the STEM@Kent lecture series.

The 4th lecture in the STEM@Kent series, “From ‘The Crown’ to ‘The Lion King’ – the importance of Visual Effects in Modern Film and TV” will be delivered by Dominik Platen, Lead 2D Artist at One of Us and Kent alumnus (Digital Visual Effects, 2013).

It will take place on Monday 2 March from 6 – 7 pm in the Jennison Lecture Theatre, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury campus and will cover:

  • Introduction: Dominik’s study and career path
  • What is VFX? Obvious use of CGI vs. invisible effects/set-extensions
  • Examples/breakdowns: Talking about both types of VFX using the examples of The Crown (Invisible, set-extension type work), and “The Lion King” (Photorealistic, fully-CG)
  • The current state and future of the VFX industry in the UK

For a flavour of the talk, check out these video links:

After the lecture, there will be an opportunity to network and refreshments will be served.

Please book via Eventbrite.