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Don’t miss the celebration! Join us as we reminisce movies that sparked the imagination in us, whether it was the thrill of speed, adventurous discoveries, or creatures that became friends. Another special feature includes Blizzard Entertainment who celebrates 30 years, a milestone anniversary. Presenters journey down memory lane with untold stories, the challenges, pioneering techniques not yet discovered, and the passion that propelled VFX forward.

Included in this stream:

  • Space Jam: The Tech Behind the Classic
  • Space Jam at 25: The Animators Behind the Classic
  • 40th Anniversary: Raiders of the Lost Ark Through the Lens of Richard Edlund
  • Blizzard Animation: Celebrating 30 Years of Epic Entertainment
  • Celebrating 25 Years of DragonHeart
  • Celebrating 20 Years of The Fast and the Furious
  • Moulin Rouge! 20th Anniversary Panel

A conversation with Phil Tippett, legendary director, Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and producer, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of DragonHeart. Director Rob Cohen had been mulling the idea of making DragonHeart for years but it wasn’t until he saw Jurassic Park that the way forward on how to make the film became clear. One of the first people to join the team was Phil Tippett. Viewers will learn the design, and the vision behind the iconic dragon Draco including the technology pioneered on the project.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity as Phil discusses his career and the making of DragonHeart, 25 years later.


Phil Tippett

Founder // Tippett Studio

(Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, Jurassic World)

Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 40 years and includes 2 Academy Awards, 6 Academy Award nominations, 1 BAFTA, 4 BAFTA nominations, 2 Emmys, and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.

Profoundly inspired by Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion classic, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and by Willis O’Brien’s King Kong, Tippett’s subsequent devotion to the creation of the fantastic creatures in film has become his raison d’etre. He made his name as head of animation and creature design for George Lucas' Star Wars films before launching Tippett Studio in 1984.

From the chess scene and Cantina band creatures of Star Wars, to the stop motion in RoboCop, to the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, Tippett has remained an innovator and a trailblazer throughout his entire career."

Tippet Studio // IMDb

Marina Antunes

Film Critic, Podcaster, Festival Director

Marina has been writing and discussing film for over 15 years, first on a personal blog followed by a decade long tenure on the now retired Row Three. In 2008, she joined the writing staff at Quiet Earth, becoming Editor-In-Chief in 2014, a role she still holds. Over the years, she has also produced and hosted a number of podcasts including Before the Dawn, a long-running podcast on the Twilight franchise, Girls on Pop, a podcast on film and popular entertainment from women’s perspective and After the Credits, bi-monthly film podcast with nearly 300 episodes.

Marina is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, is the Vice President of the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter and has served on juries for several film festivals including DOXA, St. Louis International Film Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival. She joined the Spark CG Society as Festival Director in 2014.

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