Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and UM Alum John Nelson ('76) visited the SAC department on Friday, March 24, 2018. Nelson was in town for a special illustrated lecture about visual effects production in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Film Festival on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

In the lecture, Nelson discussed and illustrated how he and his team created some of the 1,190 visual effects shots for Blade Runner 2049 (2018 Oscar Winner for Visual Effects)  Using before-and-afters, Nelson detailed the visual effects production process from design to principal photography to post-production.