Star Wars’ Knoll, Beck Talk Virtual Reality in Colorado

Saga staffers discuss role of technology in storytelling

On Monday, July 17th, Vicki Dobbs Beck of ILMxLAB and John Knoll of Lucasfilm spoke about the role of technology in storytelling today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, CO.

Knoll & Beck strive to deliver “immersive stories…”

Tom Huddleston of Fortune.com writes:

John Knoll, chief creative officer and senior visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), described how his team created virtual sets for last year’s blockbuster movie Rogue One that let director Gareth Edwards virtually map out certain shots… Vicki Dobbs Beck, the executive in charge [of Lucasfilm’s new laboratory] said, “Our ultimate goal is to deliver really compelling, immersive stories.

Check out the full story (and related coverage) on Fortune.com. The full interview is below (and contains a highlight reel from ILM).

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