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Tim Webber: The Art of Film Visual Effects

The Summer Term 2024 Marlburian Monday talk was given by Tim Webber (B1 1978-83), an Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy-winning creative whose career is synonymous with artistry and innovation.

Tim joined Framestore in 1988 after an outstanding academic record in Maths, Physics and Art, and pioneered the company’s push into film and television work while developing all-new virtual camera and motion rig technologies. After projects like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and James Cameron’s Avatar he served as Production VFX Supervisor on Alfonso Cuarón’s landmark Gravity, for which he received an Academy Award and a BAFTA. The ‘Light Box’, one of the film’s many innovations, was heralded as one of Time magazine’s inventions of the year, and in 2014 Tim was hailed one of the ‘100 Makers of the 21st Century’ by the Sunday Times and awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Progress Medal.

Having directed commercials, created AR projects for the likes of Steven Spielberg and worked as 2nd unit director on films such as Paddington, it was natural that Tim would seek further creative challenges. 2023 saw the release of his directorial debut, FLITE: an award-winning short film that combines cutting-edge technology, beautiful imagery and first-class storytelling.