AMPAS Elects ex-ILMer and Screens Bake-Off Reels

by malducin is reporting that AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has elected new members to the Board of Governors for several branches, including Visual FX. Jonathan Erland, veteran FX master from both Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind returns to the board. Also AMPAS will screen an historical perspective on FX through the bake off reels, from the 1930s up to the beginning of the CG era in the 1990s. Several current and past ILMers will present the reels like Dennis Muren and Craig Barron.

The FX presentation will be held in LA August 16 and 17 (which coincides with SIGGRAPH). There was a previous one held in San Rafael, California.

Here are the handy links:

AMPAS Elects Governors
AMPAS Presents VFX
Official AMPAS page for the bake-off
Previous bake-off presentation