The past year has seen the fortunes of computer animation companies emerge as headline news, and the further blurring of lines between real and imagined worlds. Now almost anything is possible in virtually any frame of a film. This is also radically changing the filmmaking process-from the relationship among director, crew, and cast, to the balance between what can be imagined versus what is best for the advancement of the story. This panel gathers an array of experts, artists, and engineers to showcase clips from their latest work, and to discuss the continuing evolution of animated and computer-enhanced storytelling. Panelists include moderator Leonard Maltin (film critic/historian and author), James Baxter (Shrek 2, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Brad Silberling (Lemoney Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Adventures, Capser), Yair Landau (Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment), Jim Rygiel (Lord of the Rings), Lisa Henson (Jim Henson Company) and Dave McKean (Mirrormask).
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