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MPSE to Host ‘Star Wars’ Presentation at NAB on April 18

Sound and visual effects artists to reveal the secrets to the magic of the space thriller.

The sound and visual effects team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie in a Creative Master Series session at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hosted by NAB and the Motion Picture Sound Editors, the presentation takes place Monday, April 18 from 3 until 4 p.m. in room S220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is titled “Awaken to the Power Behind the Force—The Making of ‘Star Wars.'”

Moderated by Bryan Bishop, senior reporter at The Verge, the event will feature supervising sound editor Matt Wood of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Pat Tubach and visual effects art director James Clyne, both of Industrial Light & Magic.

With a procession of new and classic sounds and more than 2,100 visual effects shots, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an epic accomplishment. The film contains a plethora of digitally-generated characters and environments that seamlessly blend with the practical effects. It features new signature sounds for first-time characters, alien creatures and light-sabers. This event promises insightful commentary from artists who helped create the movie, accompanied by behind-the-scenes footage.

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