The Force Returns: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Super Session

Wed. April 26| 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | S222-S223

Not only did Industrial Light & Magic create the visual effects for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," its chief creative officer, John Knoll, developed the film's concept and original story. Rogue One features more than 1700 visual effects shots, including a fleet of new starships, a digitally recreated central character (Grand Moff Tarkin), and a quintessential, third act space battle. In addition to the new spaceships, there are fresh weapons and Droids for which Skywalker Sound designed distinctive, original sounds. Learn how ILM and Skywalker Sound balanced the new with the classic through such technical innovations as virtual production, their proprietary "Flux" software, an innovative production pipeline and more. See some great behind the scenes footage and glimpse how sound and visual effects worked together to produce another box-office hit for Lucasfilm.

Produced in partnership with Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)

Speakers are subject to change based on availability.

Program: Super Sessions - Entertainment

Key Topic: Signature Sessions

Registration Package: Conference Flex Pass or Session Pass, Post|Production World

Session Sponsor

Sponsored by Motion Picture Sound Editors


Carolyn Giardina
Tech Editor
The Hollywood Reporter


Hal Hickel
Animation Supervisor
Industrial Light & Magic
John Knoll
Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Industrial Light & Magic
Matthew Wood
Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer
Skywalker Sound