Exploring the creation of physical and virtual space through the use of traditional, new and emerging tools and technologies, the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present ÒThe Art, Science and Psychology of Production DesignÓ on Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The presentations will be augmented with clips from such movies as ÒThe Little FoxesÓ (1941), ÒRear WindowÓ (1954), ÒCleopatraÓ (1963), ÒStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceÓ (1999) and ÒWar of the WorldsÓ (2005).
Pictured here: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of REAR WINDOW, 1954
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.