VFX Event and Screening of Ex-Machina
Oscar-winner, Andrew Whitehurst, was the star attraction at this event at Hyde Park Picture House during L17.
Andrew, the VFX Supervisor at agency Double Negative, has worked as an artist and supervisor on films such as SPECTRE, Ex Machina, Paddington, Skyfall, and Scott Pilgrim vs the World. At this time, he was working with Alex Garland on Annihilation.
Andrew’s inspiring talk to a packed audience was followed by a screening of Alex Garland’s wonderfully jarring debut film Ex Machina, awarded an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Andrew spent time discussing the challenges of turning an actress into an android and copying actress Alicia Vikander’s subtle movements to create her character’s robotic features. Andrew also talked about the unique challenges of how Ex Machina was shot without the use of a green screen.