Dan Schrecker

Monday, October 23
Lecture: VFX/Animation Group Session
3:45 –5:15: Noble Lounge
Have you been working with VFX or animation, or wondering what role they may play in a non-fiction or fiction project you are working on? Bring any VFX or animation questions here, and If you would like to show a clip (up to 3 min.) or share script pages (up to 3) at Dan Schrecker’s Small Group Session, please fill out the sign-up form on the Film Commons under the Residency Resources tab. Space is limited!

Tuesday, October 24
Screening: mother! 
7-10pm: Savoy Theater

Wednesday, October 25
Lecture: "The VFX of mother!" 
3:15-5:15pm: Noble Lounge
Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Schrecker will present a case study of his work on Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, tracing the development and execution of different ideas from the start of prep through the end of post. Looking at specific shots and sequences from the film, the presentation will shine a light on both the creative and technical aspects of what went into creating visual effects on this unique film. The talk will begin with a brief primer on VFX in general.

Dan SchreckerDan Schrecker is an award winning visual effects artist and animator. He is the Creative Director and Visual Effects Supervisor at Look Effects, Inc., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Canada and Stuttgart, Germany.

Dan earned his Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and his BA in Visual and Environmental Studies with a focus on Animation from Harvard University. Dan was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2011 for Best Special Effects for the film BLACK SWAN and for Visual Effects Society Awards for BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER, THE FOUNTAIN, and FRIDA. His work includes being Visual Effects Supervisor on LIFE OF PI, WARM BODIES, MOONRISE KINGDOM, LIMITLESS, BLACK SWAN, PRECIOUS, THE FOUNTAIN, FRIDA, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM and most recently Darren Aronofsky's new movie MOTHER!. Through his career Dan has supervised and created visual effects, designed titles and motion graphics, adding to his expertise in multimedia and interactive formats, traditional cel animation and claymation.