Visiting Filmmaker, John Whitney

John Whitney, visiting filmmaker, will be present. John Whitney, together with his brother James, was one of the first artists to use computers for film work. His reputation for leadership with computer graphics in visual art has centered upon the age-old idea of "an art that should look like music sounds." Whitney is also distinguished for his inventions of techniques which became an established part of the film industry's repertoire of special effects, including the star-gate corridor sequence of 2001, the time-warp phenomenon of Star Wars, and the streak titles of Superman. This event is co-sponsored with Pittsburgh Film-Makers Inc.; the Film Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh; and The Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University. Presented: Unnamed films

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