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Friday, November 3 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
[Gaming Modalities] “Avatar: The Way of Water”: Opening Pandora’s Box

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Join us as we go behind the scenes on visual and special effects on this Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects – “Avatar: The Way of Water”. The all-star panel will be introduced by the films award winning producer, Jon Landau. 

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Tom Grane

CEO, Mob Scene
Thomas C. Grane is a graduate of the USC School for Cinematic Arts with over 35 years of experience in motion picture, television and entertainment marketing and production.  Grane previously spent 16 years as a Sr. Vice President of Creative Content and Creative Advertising at 20th... Read More →
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Jay Williams

Chief Operating Officer, Infinity Festival

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Dylan Cole

Co-Production Designer, Navi World and Pandora's Box
Dylan Cole is the Academy Award nominated co-production designer of Avatar: The Way of Water. He oversees design for the entire Avatar franchise, specifically for the moon of Pandora, including all its environments, creatures, characters and cultures.  A veteran of the industry... Read More →
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Vaughn Cato

Sr. Software Engineer, Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc.
Based in Atlanta, Vaughn Cato is a seasoned Software Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the tech industry. He has a proven track record of developing robust and scaleable solutions.His most notable achievement is the development of the tracking system for Giant Studios... Read More →
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Ryan Champney

Creator, Underwater Motion Capture

Friday November 3, 2023 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
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