Filmmaker visits campus
Filmmaker visits campusNovember 01, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Award winning filmmaker Chris Wedge explains one of his images to the audience during his lectures Wednesday, Nov. 1. His talk was part of the 2006 Syracuse Symposium, “Imagination,” presented by Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The event was co-sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Electronic Media Communications.
Wedge discussed the animation process and his work. He also shared excerpts from his films. As an Oscar-winning director and co-founder of the White Plains-based Blue Sky Studios, Wedge is the driving force behind the company’s high standard of storytelling and character animation. He directed Blue Sky’s first two all-computer-generated animated feature films, “Ice Age,” released in 2002 and nominated for an Oscar, and “Robots,” released in 2005. He was executive producer of “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” released in March of this year.