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"Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now"

A panel discussion on the Special and Visual Effects of Battlestar Galactica. Moderators: Gene Kozicki & Dan Curry.

Monday, 9 November 2009

In 1978, the original "Battlestar Galactica" premiered and introduced new technologies and techniques to the world of television visual effects. In 2005, a new envisioning of the series was created and, once again, the visual effects were pioneering. The decades between the two series saw revolutionary changes in the art and technology of visual effects. But sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Join us as we look deeper into the visual effects work of both of these landmark series. Panelists will include multi award-winning industry luminaries John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, and Peter Anderson from the original series; with Pierre Drolet, Derek Ledbetter and Kyle Toucher from the new series. Highlights will include clips, photos, and even some home movies!


6:30 - 7:00 PM   Social Hour & Hors d'oeuvres, Members only! (Social Hour will be outside...dress WARM)
7:00 - 7:30PM   Social Hour & Hors d'oeuvres, all admitted. IMPORTANT NOTE: Food and Water will be provided at no charge. Barnsdall will run a Cash Bar, with Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks.
7:15 - 7:30 PM   Bonus Pre-Show Feature...(In Theater)... During the Social Hour there will be a mini-presentation by one of the pioneering designer/directors in the earliest days of CGI: Kenny Mirman.
7:30 - 10:00 PM   Battlestar Galactica Presentations.


All LA ACM SIGGRAPH Members will be admitted free of charge. Non-members will admitted for $20.00. New LA ACM SIGGRAPH members who sign up on-site, and pay the $40 annual membership fee (checks or cash only), do not have to pay the $20 admission fee. All Visual Effects Society Members will be admitted free of charge.

Special Thanks

Peter Anderson, Pierre Drolet, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Derek Ledbetter, and Kyle Toucher (presenters), and American Computers and Engineers (sponsor). Diana Lee and Gene Kozicki. All the members of the LA ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Council, and all our Volunteers.