Opening this weekend: The Barbican's Digital Revolution Season explores cutting-edge visual effects work

As part of the Barbican's wider Digital Revolution exhibition, their July film season which opens this weekend focuses on celebrating the work of leading visual effects companies Framestore and Double Negative. There will special cinema screenings of films these companies provided the visual effects for, plus an interactive laser performance to Robert Henke's electronic music.

Events also include DevArt Young Creators Schools and Communities Workshops and Framed Film Club with screenings of Chicken Run and Muppets Most Wanted.

Personal highlights would have to be the chance to see visual effects supervisor for Framestore Tim Webber discuss his VFX work with Empire's Helen o'Hara, acclaimed author Neil Gaiman introduce the animated adaptation of his work Coraline,  Tim Webber introduce the Oscar Winning Gravity, and the works of acclaimed British director Christopher Nolan, whose The Dark Knight and Inception screen as part of the festival with introductions from Double Negative beforehand. 

Tickets and details here.


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