Have you ever wondered how to turn a tennis ball into a dragon? Are you curious how artists go about recreating an entire historic city? Do you ever marvel at the “invisible” VFX that we so often take for granted? And exactly what does one need to do to win a Primetime Emmy?

If you’ve always wanted to hear insights from the incredible people working in VFX for serial TV, join us at the Gnomon Stage on June 22, 8 pm, for a fascinating conversation with the real VFX heroes. We’ll discuss creating VFX for high-end TV and discuss how TV shows with lesser budgets and shorter schedules plan, execute, and deliver convincing VFX. If you are interested in a career working in visual effects for TV but don’t know where to start or what’s involved, this panel discussion promises to deliver enlightening conversation and insights into the world of VFX for TV.

Join the Uncle of Dragons Steve Kullback (winner of 14 Awards including six Primetime Emmy Awards), VFX Producer on Games of Thrones, Aladino Debert (winner of three VES Awards), VFX Supervisor on Black Sails, and Tim Jacobsen (Primetime Emmy Award Winner), VFX Producer on Mad Men and American Horror Story for a moderated panel discussion, and ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Seats are limited, so be sure to RSVP. If you can’t attend in person, the event will be Livestreamed — follow along at livestream.com/gnomon. Livestream viewers can pitch questions during the live event using #gnomon on Twitter.


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: VFX Panel: Game of Thrones meets Black Sails meets Mad Men
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Audience Questions

Looking to study visual effects for production? Check out Gnomon’s celebrated vocational certificate program, the two-year program designed to produce studio-ready alumni, and discover Gnomon’s alumni success stories.

Guest Speakers

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Steve KullbackVFX Producer, HBO

Steve Kullback is a VFX Producer and five-time Emmy Award winner for his work on HBO?s fantasy hit series, Game of Thrones. He?s been a dragon stand-in, has worn the green-screen suit, and is the namesake for Mance Rayder?s wildling manservant at the battle of Castle Black. ?Kullback, can you get us something to eat?? Steve?s other credits include 2012, Yogi Bear, Wanted, Talladega Nights, Pathfinder, Zathura, Blade Trinity, and Elf. Are You Afraid of the Dark was his first-ever TV show.

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Aladino DebertVFX Supervisor, Digital Domain

Aladino Debert caught the eye of the advertising community when he released the dazzling spec spot, ?Beauty in Engineering? for Audi, which he fully conceptualized and realized. In 2010, Aladino joined the Mothership roster and returned to Digital Domain as a Creative Director and Visual Effects Supervisor, having previously worked for the company on the feature film division. Most recently, he?s been working on the STARZ Networks? pirate adventure drama, Black Sails.

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Tim JacobsenVFX Producer, FuseFX

Emmy Award-winning Producer, Tim Jacobsen, a co-founder of FuseFX (LA-NYC-BC), has produced and supervised credits that span feature films, episodic television, commercials, and music videos. Tim?s producing credits include over 80 television shows that give him a full understanding of the visual effects process, from beginning to end. His impressive credits include Mad Men, S.H.I.E.L.D, American Horror Story, Hell on Wheels, and Criminal Minds.

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