22-24 September 2000
at the BFI IMAX® Cinema
and NFT, South Bank, London
3 days of the latest and greatest ideas in visual effects.
Technology interwoven with its creative applications.
The BKSTS SFX conference moves from its traditional home at Pinewood into Central London.

Organised by the BKSTS, in association with the Visual Effects Society

BKSTS (The Moving Image Society) has been hosting the only dedicated Special Effects conference in the world since 1984 as a biennial event. This year the event has moved from its traditional home at Pinewood Studios, to larger venues in the exciting area of London’s South Bank, reflecting the phenomenal growth and interest in all areas of Visual effects. 
With the support of the Visual Effects Society, this conference will once again educate and inform everyone interested in visual effects – artists, producers, supervisors, cinematographers, editors, directors, technicians, facility managers - anyone from professionals to students. With a unique insight into the future, visual effects for Digital Cinema and Large Format will be incorporated into the main programme, alongside the in-depth coverage of the traditional film and television media. The mix of technologies, together with their creative applications, makes this conference a truly special event. 
Integral to the conference is the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other industry professionals, both in the formal sessions and the social events that complement the program. 
Seminar Sessions: 
Friday 22 Sept. 
9.00 - 12.00 
12.00 - 1.30pm 

1.30pm - 5.00pm
BFI London IMAX® Cinema

Delegate Lunch
National Film Theatre (NFT 1)
Saturday 23 Sept. 
9.00 - 12.00 
12.00 - 1.30pm 
1.30pm - 5.00pm 
BFI London IMAX® Cinema

Delegate Lunch
National Film Theatre (NFT 1)
Sunday 24 Sept. 
9.00 - 12.00 
12.00 - 1.30pm 
1.30pm - 5.00pm 
National Film Theatre (NFT 1)

Delegate Lunch
National Film Theatre (NFT 1)
Programme highlights:
Dave Sproxton and Tom Barnes, 
Aardman Animation 
- Chicken Run 
John Nelson and the Mill 
- Gladiators 
Neil Krepela, Neil Eskuri,

and Mike Belzer, The Secret Lab
- Dinosaurs 
Craig Barron, Matte World Digital 
- A history of Matte Painting 
Colin Brown, Cinesite 
- Digital Intermediate system 
Jim Hensons Creature shop 
- Puppeteers for the 21st century 
Jan Hogevold, CFC 
- Large format technology 
Alan Marques 
- Desktop Visual Effects 
Chris Corbould and Simon Crane 
- The Challenges of Physical ..Effects and Stunts for 007 
Brandt Drewery , CGI magazine 
- Models or 3D?, a panel 
- discussion 
Hugh Murray, Imax ® Corp 
- Cyberworld CG animation in large - format ..stereo 
Chris Reyna, Imagica USA 
- Large format digital sourcing from - other ..formats 
Thomas Tannenberger and

Christian Kunstler
- Working with Film and HDTV 
- The Human Body in IMAX ® 
Antoine Simkin, Duboi 
- A fully integrated digital film lab 
Jon Thompson and panel 
- A D-cinema primer 
Jason Leinster, Artem 
- Remote camera system 
- technology 
BBC and Digital Film at MPC 
- Virtual Sets for film 


Further sessions include discussions on visual effects in commercials, short films for large format presentation, animation for large formats, technical advances in 'Digital Cloth', and a revue of visual effects from Mission Impossible 2.

Programme subject to change

For a copy of the VFX 2000 Programme ( in .pdf format ) please click here


Advanced Registration (only applies to bookings made on or before 31st July 2000.) 
Members £399 inc VAT.Non-Members £499 inc VAT. 
Registration (applies to bookings made after 31st July 2000.)
Members £457 inc VAT.Non-Members £558 inc VAT.

Space is strictly limited, so to reserve your seat or for further details, please contact Cath at BKSTS.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7242 8400 Fax: +44 (0)20 7405 3560
e-mail: bksts@bksts.demon.co.uk
sponsored by 
Creative Planet Barco
Alias Wavefront London Imax
The BKSTS wishes to thank the LFCA for their support in this event
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