Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.
As ever, this Lunchtime Talk is free, however due to anticipated demand it will be taking place in Cinema 1 and you will need to book a ticket 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 four individuals to over 400 in 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 Lunchtime Talk Ben will discuss his work and his experience leading the VFX team on the most recent Star War's film, The Last Jedi, and share 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.