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“Twister” 25th Anniversary Conversation with 4 VFX Masters Poster

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“Twister” 25th Anniversary Conversation with 4 VFX Masters

April 08
Online | Free | 8.30pm - 9.30pm
PreVIEW 6 features four VFX Masters in virtual discussion with Ian Failes on the 25th anniversary of the film “Twister”.

About this Event

VIEW Conference presents:

“Twister” 25th Anniversary Conversation with Four VFX Masters

Thursday, 8th April, 12:30pm PDT / 8:30pm UK / 21:30 CET / 5:30am (+1) Sydney


Henry LaBounta, Stefen Fangmeier, Habib Zargarpour and John Frazier in Conversation with Ian Failes, BeforesandAfters editor

In partnership with OGR Torino & Befores and Afters

In 1996, Jan De Bont’s Twister showcased an incredible collaboration between practical and digital visual effects to place its characters directly in the path of terrifying tornadoes.

Starting with an early test that would help get the film greenlit, Industrial Light & Magic produced a range of VFX for the film, developing new simulation techniques that enabled tornadoes to interact and destroy buildings, and make trees, tankers and even cows fly.

Meanwhile, on set practical wind, debris and mechanical effects—including a jet engine—ensured that the actors ‘felt’ the fury of these weather events.

The film would go on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects, and now each of the Oscar nominees for Twister are returning for a special VIEW Conference PreVIEW panel.

Stefen Fangmeier was the film’s visual effects supervisor. Habib Zargarpour and Henry L. LaBounta were credited as ‘digital tornado designers’. John Frazier was Twister’s special effects supervisor.

The expert panel will take place on Thursday, 8th April 9.30pm CET, moderated by visual effects journalist and befores & afters magazine editor Ian Failes.

The panel will discuss all the breakthrough effects used to help make Twister, and include an audience Q&A where you can ask questions directly to the team.

Date And Time

Thu, April 8, 2021

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM BST

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