RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Friday, 18 August 2017, 14:00-14:20; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Oliver James

"The Science Behind Interstellar (The Movie)"

As Chief Scientist of Double Negative, Oliver was instrumental in the creation of the Gravitational Renderer which enabled us to produce Oscar and BAFTA-winning visual effects for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. In 2014, Oliver, Dneg VFX Supervisor Paul Franklin, Dneg CG Supervisor Eugénie von Tunzelmann and leading astrophysicist Professor Kip Thorne, co-authored and published two scientific papers based on this work. Oliver will talk about his work and how he merged physics with special effects.