Rob Legato’s hyper realistic movie illusions are based on knowing the mind


Did you really see what you thought you saw? Probably not. Be amazed by Rob Legato’s TED presentation where he guides you through sequences in Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo. The film makers in a continous stream of video seamlessly alternate between real fotage and studio created animations. 

Summary: Torbjörn Sassersson

Rob Legato creates visual illusions for movies. To be successful the special effects creator need to understand both the psyche of the viewers as well as the computer software. Legato won his first Oscar in 1998 for his work on James Cameron’s Titanic. He also was supervising effects on two Star Trek series and much more.

In this warm and funny TED talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

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