From medicine to the movies and back: how do they do those special effects, produce amazing characters and create imaginary worlds?
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre , John Henry Brookes Building , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
For much of the last nearly 200 years, a huge amount of work has been undertaken to record, analyse and characterise gait – the patterns of movement when we walk. The common objectives were to enlighten clinical understanding and to improve the quality of life of many thousands of children, veterans and people challenged by disability.
An unintended consequence of this work has been its us in the entertainment sectors. Tom will take you on a visual journey into the world of blockbuster movies, music videos and advertisements populated by amazing creatures animated characters and imaginary environments.
He will describe the techniques used to capture human motion and how to place animated characters and objects into real backgrounds.
The picture provided for this event is courtesy of the Press Association.
About the speaker
DR THOMAS SHANNON, FOUNDER OF OXFORD METRICS GROUP AND DIRECTOR OF VICON MOTION SYSTEMS
Tom Shannon has over 30 years of international and commercial experience as a practicing engineer and medical physicist with a focus on clinical and machine vision applications applied to the analysis of human motion and shape. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia), the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.