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Composite Landscapes: Early Film Special Effects Arts & Culture

  • Harry Ransom Center
  • 300 W. 21st St.
  • AUSTIN, TX 78713-7219
  • May 16, 2019
  • Phone: (512) 471-8944
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Film historian Leslie DeLassus examines early film special effects innovator Norman O. Dawn and his groundbreaking work, including the pioneering "glass shot." His productions of one-reel travel films starting in 1907 featuring exotic and scenic elements of remote locations were reworked using glass-shot and matte-shot processes, and appeared in 85 feature-length films for which Dawn produced effects. Learn more about his techniques during the lecture, and visit the Stories to Tellexhibition during gallery hours to see a display of collages Dawn made during his career.

Composite Landscapes: Early Film Special Effects