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Join us Thursday, June 18, at 7 pm PDT for a free NightLife livestream!

How do you create a digital coral reef so large and complex it will fill a 75-ft. planetarium dome screen? Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Academy’s latest show, Expedition Reef, with production designer Mike Schmitt and animator Ken Ackermann—members of the Academy’s award-winning Visualization Studio—and underwater photographer and 3D modeler Yasmeen Smalley-Norman. Learn how they used cutting-edge computer graphics and techniques to create a photorealistic, scientifically accurate coral reef ready for its close-up.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

June 18th at 7:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Academy’s latest show, Expedition Reef.