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

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to announce its latest public engagement lecture entitled: From ‘The Crown’ to ‘The Lion King’ – the importance of Visual Effects in Modern Film and TV by Dominik Platen, Lead 2D Artist at One of Us and Kent alumnus (Digital Visual Effects, 2013).

The lecture 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? 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!:

Please note that this lecture will appeal to a wide range of ages and backgrounds. It is free, and open to everyone. School visits also encouraged.

You can book tickets for the lecture here.