Thursday, May 24, 2007

You Down with MCP?

Greetings, programs!

I have an article in today's Summer Film Preview issue of Los Angeles CityBeat on Disney's sci-fi classic "Tron," which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The article includes a discussion with Richard Taylor, one of "Tron's" visual effects supervisors on the film's groundbreaking effects, as well as director Steven Lisberger, on how the narrative incorporates the Jungian concept of "individuation."

Here's a sample:

Visual Effects Society member Gene Kozicki, of the L.A.-based visual effects house Rhythm & Hues, believes "Tron's" legacy was in moving computer-generated visuals into the realm of storytelling. "Research into this type of imagery had been going on for over 15 years, but it was more scientific in nature," Kozicki says, "Once artists began to share their ideas and treat the computer as a tool, it moved away from strict research and towards an art form."

Read the whole story here.

Image: Cindy Morgan (Yori) and Bruce Boxleitner (Tron) in Disney's "Tron."
© Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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