Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get an inside guide to the art of The Force Awakens


Gnomon has announced a free workshop this weekend with art director and matte painter Nick Hiatt, including an inside view of his matte paintings from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

A chance to discover the secrets of Star Wars and 10 Cloverfield Lane
In the 90-minute event, which will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel, Hiatt will share his painting process and recount his experiences on recent blockbuster movies.

As well as The Force Awakens, Hiatt’s recent credits include 10 Cloverfield Lane, on which he was employed as art director at J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.

The presentation will be followed by an in-depth Q&A session, and a chance to talk to Hiatt in person at the post-event meet and greet.

Free to attend, but register online in advance
An Afternoon with Nick Hiatt: Matte Painting and Art Direction for Films will be held at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 2.00-3.30pm on Saturday 9 July. The event is free to attend, but you’ll need to register online first.

If you can’t make it to LA, the session will also be broadcast on Gnomon’s Livestream channel, with the option to ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon. You don’t need to register for the Livestream.

Read more about An Afternoon with Nick Hiatt on Gnomon’s website
(Includes link to register and directions to the venue)

Watch An Afternoon with Nick Hiatt: Matte Painting and Art Direction for Films

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