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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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Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015, 06.00pm
John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Street, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

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. Dr Tom Shannon 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.