2015 Keynote Announced: Tony DeRose from Pixar Studios

2015 Keynote Announced: Tony DeRose from Pixar Studios

The Maine Science Festival headliner event – Science on the Screen and Behind the Scenes at Pixar – will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Cross Insurance Center. Academy Award® winning scientist Tony DeRose from Pixar* will give a talk for about 30-35 minutes, answer questions from the audience, and then, with something never done by Pixar and Tony, we will screen three Pixar shorts! Before we watch each Pixar short, Tony will talk about what they were working on “behind the scenes” for that film: the innovations that Pixar wanted to make sure they could do, and that would end up in one of their feature-length movies.

The audience for the Saturday talk is all ages, with a recommendation of middle school on up. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students, and seating will be reserved. You can get your tickets in person at the Cross Insurance Center box office, online at the Cross Center website or Ticketmaster. This is the only MSF event that requires ticket purchases, and a great chance to see how a company uses science to create art!

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* Tony is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. Tony was a major contributor to the Oscar® winning short film “Geri’s game”, in 1999 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, and in 2006 he received a Scientific and Technical Academy Award® for his work on surface representations.

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