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Lowry Speaker Series Presents: “Ed Kramer: The Wizards of Hollywood”
October 23, 2018
Ed Kramer, CGI (computer-generated imagery) artist, has worked on some of the biggest Hollywood movies. He will talk about movie magic secrets and the future of computer graphics. Star Wars/other movie memorabilia will be available for viewing.
You may not know his name, but you’ve definitely seen pioneer Visual Effects Artist Ed Kramer’s work. Ed spent twelve years as a Supervisor for George Lucas’ Industrial Light + Magic. His CGI work appeared in STAR WARS Episodes I, II and III, and in the 2006 OSCAR-winner Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man’s Chest. He led the teams creating the Scarab Beetle shots in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, the Rock Monster shots in Galaxy Quest, the Droid Factory and End Battle shots in Attack of the Clones, and he contributed to such classics as Jumanji, Twister, The Perfect Storm, Harry Potter 2, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Stargate, Deep Impact, Herbie Fully Loaded, Planet of the Apes, 101 Dalmatians and Van Helsing. He also helped create the iconic Columbia Pictures “Lady with a Torch” logo. Ed is a Professor of Computer Graphics at the Art Institute of Colorado and is also a professional keynote speaker on the evolution of CGI. He is writing a book and producing a documentary about the Artists behind some of the most famous computer-generated moments in movie history, titled The Wizards of Hollywood. To learn more about Ed and his work, and to watch the movie trailer, visit https://www.wizardsofhollywood.com/.