September 6, 2013

OSCARS: Academy event to explore stunt technologies

BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( will explore how stunt artists use emerging technologies to bring previously impossible stunts to the screen. “Real to Reel: The Art of Action” will take place on Friday, September 20, at 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by stunt coordinator Garrett Warren, the evening will include clips from such films as Iron Man 3, Skyfall and Real Steel, live demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage, and onstage conversations with some of the films’ creative teams. 

Scheduled panelists include writer-director Shane Black, stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad, visual effects supervisors Erik Nash and Christopher Townsend, animatronic supervisor John Rosengrant, and film editor Zach Staenberg.