Gravity masterclass

Theodor Groeneboom. Photo: Helle Skjervold / Aftenposten Theodor Groeneboom. Photo: Helle Skjervold / Aftenposten

The Making of Gravity Masterclass with Theodor Groeneboom

Registration and tickets available at the Digital Storytelling Shopify store

Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity was one of last year’s great movie experiences. The film has won a number of awards for visual effects, sound, cinematography and art direction, and took home seven of the ten Academy Awards it was nominated for including best director, best visual effects and best cinematography. Gravity has set new standards for visual effects and  how close collaboration between director, producer, cinematographer and VFX  will effect future film productions.

Digital Storytelling is back and we are arranging a two hour Masterclass on the making of Gravity with Theodor Groeneboom, Lead Compositor at Framestore CFC. Theodor won the Visual Effect Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for his work on Gravity, and many remember his presentation of his work on Avatar at Digital Storytelling 2010.

The Gravity Masterclass is designed primarily for film and VFX professionals, but the more than average film enthusiast will enjoy looking behind the scenes to see how these cutting edge visual effects were created.

The presentation will give detailed insight into the entire film production process from script and pre-production through shooting and post production. As as Sequence Lead Compositor and On-set Technical Director, Theodor worked closely with both Director Alfonso Cuaron and Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki on the VFX sequences.

Key takeaways:

  • Insights into the close collaboration between the director, DOP and the VFX team on a visual effects heavy feature film
  • How and why the lines between pre-production and post-production are becoming increasingly blurred in film production
  • How art and science was combined to create the images seen on-screen in Gravity

Masterclass tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis by purchasing tickets online. Payment using Paypal/VISA/Mastercard. No refunds.

Date: Saturday April 5th 2014, 15:00 – 17:00
Place: Film Auditorium, Westerdals School of Communication, Maridalsveien 17D, Oslo (Vulkan)
Price: 300 NOK
Registration and tickets: Digital Storytelling Shopify store

Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama has a nice price for out-of-town delegates. Standard 895 NOK, Superior kr 1195 and Business kr 1395 including breakfast.  Just tell them Digital Storytelling sent you when you book the room to get the discounted price.

About Theodor Groeneboom
Theodor has spent the past 13 years creating visual effects for commercials, broadcast television and feature films. For the last 5 years he has been with Framestore in London working on films such as Avatar, IronMan 3 and Spielberg’s Warhorse.
In 2010 he started work on Alfonso Cuaron´s Gravity where he was heavily involved in the pre-production and shooting stages. His post production work on Gravity earned him a Visual Effects Society award for “Outstanding Compositing In A Motion Picture Feature”  at the 12th Annual VES awards in Los Angeles. He is currently back in London working on James Gunn’s upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy.

Theodor was guest speaker at Digital Storytelling 2010, presenting his work on Avatar in the presentation: “To Hell’s Gate and Back Again.”

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Gravity masterclass

The Making of Gravity Masterclass with Theodor Groeneboom Registration and tickets available at the Digital Storytelling Shopify store Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity was one of last year’s great movie experiences. The film has won a number of awards for visual …

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