John Berton Screening and discussing “The Mummy” (1999) on Friday, April 11 at 1pm in URBN 349 Screening Room.
Students and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend a screening discussion of “The Mummy” (1999) offered by John Berton Jr., presented by the Westphal Animation, Capture and Effects Lab (ACE-Lab).
The Mummy occupies it’s own pivotal place within the pantheon of VFX/Horror/Action films. After the screening, John will be talking about key sequences including the motion capture of the mummy characters, and dust storm scenes, providing his own unique perspective having been a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic on this film.
This screening and discussion will be held in The Urban Center Room 349 Screening Room from 1pm until 4pm.
About John Berton:
John Berton’s successful career as a visual effects supervisor includes twelve years of work with the award-winning visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic, where he created effects for blockbuster movies such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and supervised ILM’s work for Men in Black II, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and Deep Rising. Berton and his crew were nomination finalists at the Academy Awards’ Visual Effects Bake-off in 1999 for The Mummy and again in 2002 for Men in Black II.
He supervised the effects team for the Paramount Pictures’ film Charlotte’s Web, which includes several all-digital animated creatures composited over live action cinematography. Berton is renowned for his work in lighting and rendering Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) to match live action cinematography and creating lighting from scratch to match the tone of the on-set cinematography. His two most recent projects were development on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ project King of the Elves and on-set supervision for the Bollywood feature Krrish 3. Berton is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Visual Effects Society.