November 12th 2016 01:00 PM - November 12th 2016 02:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Visual Effects

116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Fireside Chat: Visual Effects


Please join us for this very special presentation as we bring together two Academy Award® winners who will interview each otheron the topic of Visual Effects. There is also a chance you will get to see the gold guy! 


Saturday November 12th, 1pm
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Heritage Room

Colin Chilvers 1978
Academy Award® winner, Special Achievement Award in Visual Effects 
Born in London, England, Colin trained for his chosen career through Hornsey college of Art.
Working first as a trainee animation director, then a very short time on 2001 in the Art department, he moved on to special effects as a junior in the special effects department of the movie "The Battle of Britain". He worked on many movies as an assistant until given a chance to supervise an MGM movie "Inspector Clouseau" starring Alan Arkin". Supervising effects on "Tommy", "Lisztomania" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" among many others, he was then asked to direct the special effects for "SUPERMAN THE MOVIE", "SUPERMAN" II and III. He was honoured by both the British and American academy with the Special achievement award, OSCAR, for Special Effects on "SUPERMAN THE MOVIE." At the beginning of 1986 Colin joined Michael Jackson to direct his next promotional video "SMOOTH CRIMINAL". Colin and Michael worked together for two years on what became the movie "MOONWALKER". The video "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" received many awards, including, "Best video of the year" from the British music awards.
Colin recently received the Nemoland Legend award for his contributionto motion pictures from the Nemo Academy in Florence.

Colin Doncaster 2013
Academy Award® winner, Technical Achievement Award
I'm a father, husband and craftsperson who loves creative technology, visual storytelling and a great user experience.
With 20 years of VFX and animation production experience I'm now building our sustainable studio where great ideas, art and technology can thrive. Over the course of my career I have been lucky to have worked on the the Oscar® winning projects Lord of the Rings and Avatar, along with such directors as Peter Jackson, James Cameron and the brilliant Terry Gilliam. 
Most recently I had the honour of receiving a SciTech award for Deep Compositing from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Hamilton Film Festival

The Hamilton Film Festival screens a juried selection of independent films from Canada and around the world and offers industry development through it's Canadian Film Market.

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