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NASA at the Movies: A Conversation with Filmmaking and Special Effects Experts

Saturday10/172:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Wisconsin Science Festival present an in-depth conversation about special effects and filmmaking as it relates to NASA and aerospace representation in major motion pictures. Be sure to also attend our Drive-In Movies with the Madison Mallards to get the full effect of this great conversation.

This is an online event. Please register here to get webinar access.

Moderated by:
Michael Graf, Emmy Award® winning filmmaker, and Science to Script Writer in Residence
Ginger Ann, Executive Director, Illuminating Discovery Hub

Panelists Include:
Bryan Grill – Apollo 13
Bryan Grill has over 30 years of experience in the visual effects business, including 11 years as a VFX Supervisor. Bryan recently served as Scanline VFX Supervisor on Marvel’s Black Panther. The project continues his frequent collaboration with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Other Scanline Marvel credits include The Avengers; Iron Man 3, for which he received a BAFTA nomination; and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, for which he received his 2nd Academy Award nomination.

Chris LeDoux – Hidden Figures
Chris LeDoux is a Crafty Apes co-founder and Senior VFX Supervisor. Originally from Alaska, LeDoux’s fascination with cinema and filmmaking led him to the world of visual effects. Being a leader in high-level producing and VFX supervision, LeDoux’s career in VFX began as a compositor. A frequent collaborator of filmmakers known for crafting memorable stories and an industry veteran, LeDoux has worked on numerous films and TV shows; most recently, The Banker, Just Mercy, Dolemite Is My Name, Stranger Things, Zombieland 2, and Fear Street.

Erik Nash – Apollo 13
Erik Nash is a three-time Oscar nominated Visual Effects Supervisor. His career in the field spans four decades and includes work on over twenty-five feature films including: Call of the Wild, Ironman 3, Real Steel, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Titanic, and Apollo 13.

See full bios here.

This is an online event.

Event Details:

Event Category: Arts & Culture
Event Features: Free Event
Event Type: Lectures, Panels and Discussions
Age: All ages
Admission: Free


UW-Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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