Math in the Movies

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Date Thursday October 6th 2005
Time 4:00-5:00pm
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium

PARC Forum

Film making is undergoing a digital revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, computational physics and computer graphics. This talk will provide a behind the scenes look at how fully digital films, such as Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles”, are made, with particular emphasis on the role that mathematics plays in the revolution.

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Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. From 1985 to 1995 Dr. DeRose was a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. In 1998, he was a major contributor to the Oscar winning short film "Geri's game", and in 1999 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.

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