Our D-Flect is an informal forum for creative exchange within the Design Thinking community and beyond. At this event, outstanding innovators from the most diverse fields are invited to the HPI D-School to share their knowledge and engage in an inspiring discussion with our community.

The next D-Flect will take place on July 9, 2018 and we are happy to welcome John Nelson, Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor.

John Nelson will talk about: "Blade Runner 2049: Orchestrating a global team of high tech creatives".

John Nelson is an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies. In 1987, he moved to Germany to help set up the German company Mental Images GmbH. John VFX supervised several movies for Sony Pictures Imageworks such as In the Line of Fire (1993), My Life (1993), Judge Dredd (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and City of Angels (1998) for Sony Pictures Imageworks.

In 1998 John left Sony to Senior VFX supervise Gladiator (2000) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (2001). After K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) and the Centropolis sections of The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Matrix Revolutions (2003), John supervised all the VFX in I, Robot (2004) and Iron Man (2008) both of which were nominated for the Academy Award in Visual Effects. In 2018 John won his second Academy Award for the Special Visual Effects for "Blade Runner 2049". He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Director's Guild of America.

The D-Flect will take place in cooperation with Filmhochschule Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. on July 9, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Lecture Hall 2, Hasso Plattner Institute. The presentation will be held in English.

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