As ever, this lunchtime talk is free, however due to anticipated demand you will need to book a ticket here to secure your place.
Ben Morris is a visual effects supervisor and creative director at Industrial Light & Magic as well as being a founding member of the company’s London studio, which was established in October of 2013. Since establishing the London studio alongside executive in charge, Sue Lyster, Morris has stewarded its growth from just 4 individuals to over 400 today. The London studio launched with projects such as AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and SPECTRE and continues to work on some of the largest blockbusters in recent history.
For this special talk Ben will discuss his work and his experience leading the VFX team on the most recent Star War's film, The Last Jedi, sharing production stills from the film, including shot breakdowns from some of the larger VFX sequences.
Following the talk, Ben will be joined by Strategy and Development consultant, and Pervasive Media Studio resident Mark Leaver for a Q&A with the audience.
This lunchtime talk will take place in one of Watershed’s Cinemas, after which you are welcome to join us for Open Studio Friday which takes place in the Pervasive Media Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.