- The special history of puppet animation
- The Strangeness: the making of a cult film
Mark Sawicki, a visual effects artist and a cinematographer who has worked on over 80 motion pictures.
Sawicki won an Emmy certificate for his work on the Star Trek television series as well as a Clio and Silver Hugo for his film work.
Mark is an actor and clay animator who has contibuted to several music videos and independent pictures.
Mark Sawicki’s program describes how the effects industry was created by a technical “accident” and how several artist through the years refined the art to its present state. Different tricks and methods are described that show how resourceful and creative these very special magicians of the screen were.
Before computers fantasy films were made with nothing more than wire tape and rubber bands. Mark gives an inspirational talk to young filmmakers and creatives trying to make a start and anyone else who wants to explore how to look at the world differently to accomplish the incredible.
Special skills and accomplishments:
Cinematographer / Colorist interface.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Author of “Filming the Fantastic” a book on visual effects.
Teacher for Kodak, USC Cinema, UCLA Extension and the New York Film Academy.
Custom film Effects:
Visual effects camera supervisor and digital colorist.
Effects preplanning and element creation for films such as
”The Lookout”, “Premonition”, “Stay Alive”, “Dumb and Dumberer”,
“The Man”, “Munich”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”,
“The Black Dahlia”, “The Fantastic Four” …
Duties included the supervision of the color balancing of elements throughout the final composite pipeline.
Effects “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” VFX Society.
Emmy Certificate for contributions to the Star Trek Television series in association with Illusion Arts.
Clio for Optical Camera in association with Celestial Mechanix.
Cine Silver Eagle and Silver Hugo for “Origins” (short film)
Academy of Motion Pictures has elected to archive
“Twilight Cameraman” as an historical document of cinema history.