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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Exploring Visual Effects & Post-Production with Ross Shain '91
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visual effects such as computer graphics, set extensions and digital makeup are integral to the process in almost all feature films and television projects. At the heart of most effects shots are the fundamental foundation areas: motion tracking, rotoscoping and keying. In this special talk, Bard film department alumus, Ross Shain '91 will talk about film effects, problem solving techniques and demonstrate the Academy award-winning software he helped design, Mocha Pro.

About Ross Shain '91
Ross Shain is an accomplished post-production artist and Chief Product  Officer of software company, Boris FX.  In 2013, Ross was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures with a Science and Engineering Academy Award for his work on the development and design of Mocha planar tracking software. With 20+ years of creative and technical experience in film and television, Ross has held responsibilities ranging from effects supervisor and title designer to product designer. Prior to his role at Boris FX, he held positions with Avid Technology, On2 Technologies, Northern Lights Post and taught at New York University’s CADA Program.


For more information, call 845-758-7253, or e-mail

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center