Composites: The use of painting in film and visual effects

Sam Wilkins  will present his latest practice based research around animated landscape paintings and some of the background that supports this, including image genealogy, modes of display and the idea of ‘the frame’.

Sam Wilkins is filmmaker, motion graphics artist and educator. He works in both the commercial and fine art field on a broad range of outputs including works for Paramount, Nokia, Bupa, Xerox, B&Q and also for artists such as Amanda Beech, Jennet Thomas, Janet Hodgson and Rona Lee. Sam’s own research explores the links between painting and moving image works, especially in the areas of matte painting and visual effects composites. He is interested on how artists use visual effects techniques in their work and also how filmmakers use painting.