Science of Avatar @ Caltech
Start Time: 8:00PM End Time: 10:00PM
Special Panel Discussion of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Messages behind Avatar
Apr 27, 2010 8:00 PM
FREE; no tickets or reservations required
Presented By: Twentieth Century Fox and Caltech
Jess F. Adkins
Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science, Caltech
John P. Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech
Jared R. Leadbetter
Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Caltech
Astronomer and Visualization Scientist for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
To commemorate the launch of AVATAR on Blu-ray and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Caltech will host this special presentation and panel about the science and technology behind cinema history's box office champion. The discussion will include the film's important environmental messaging and director James Cameron's worldwide Earth Day initiative that is spearheading the planting of 1,000,000 new trees.
Presentation of select film clips from the Blu-ray release of AVATAR will be displayed on HD monitors. Panelists will discuss the creation and development of the most successful film in box office history, new technologies developed to create the film, and the story's powerful environmental messaging and impact, which have been felt around the world.
Note: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour prior to the event.
For more information, please call (626) 395-4652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
1200 E. California Blvd
More Info: http://media.caltech.edu/events/116512
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