Lecture: The technology of visual effects on TV

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Thursday 27 March 2014 7.30pm
Mat Irvine: Cause and Effect - The technology of visual effects on TV.


Mat Irvine was a long-time special effects designer and director for the BBC Visual Effects Department. Working on a wide variety of shows from Doctor Who and Blake's 7, through Horizon, QED and Tomorrow's World, and onto such as Dave Allen at Large, Rentaghost and Are You Being Served?! He was also the effects designer on the multi-award winning BBC drama series Edge of Darkness.

You might even remember him from regular in-front-of-camera appearances on Saturday morning children's shows such as Swap Shop and Super Store.

Mat has had a long association with The Doctor's robotic dog, K-9, (though contrary to popular urban myth, he didn't actually design him), and was one of the creators of Robot Wars. In recently years he has specialised in spacecraft miniatures for such as The Sky at Night and Stargazing LIVE.

He is the co-author, with colleague Mike Tucker, of the definitive book of the BBC Visual Effects Department, BBC VFX.

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