We are pleased to welcome back our favorite pair of film detectives who love to unearth and share the history and technology of their favorite movies.
First and foremost, Ben Burtt and Craig Barron are filmmakers themselves. Burtt has more than 30 years experience as a writer, director, editor and sound designer. The winner of four Academy Awards, he is known for his work on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, as well as Wall-E, Lincoln and many others. For the last two decades, Barron has been an innovator in the technique of matte paintings, and he has contributed to the visual effects of more than 100 films. He won an Oscar for Visual Effects for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and has been an Academy governor representing the Visual Effects Branch.
Craig Barron and Ben Burtt have presented their special historical shows at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the TCM Classic Film Festival, as well as the Rafael.
These presentations are made possible through the generous support of the Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund.