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The Academy And Nasa Venture To The Final Frontier; July 10

21 June 2012 3:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Nasa will explore cutting-edge film techniques and virtual voyages using animation on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by five-time Oscar®-nominated producer Frank Marshall, “Capturing the Final Frontier” will feature film clips and conversations with such filmmakers as Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar and leading Nasa animators and scientists (see complete list on www.oscars.org).

Presented by the Academy.s Science and Technology Council, the event will take a journey through the space program.s breakthroughs in animation with Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory.s Eric De Jong, who began his career creating Voyager animations. The evening features a look at Mars rover Curiosity graphics in anticipation of its landing on the Red Planet in August 2012.

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