Cover of episode 019

We chat with animator and VFX artist Robert Swarthe about his work on One From the Heart, The Outsiders, a short film test with an early HD video camera, and his unproduced adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s The Fountains of Paradise.

Detailed show notes below…

About The Optical

Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.

Cinefex 11

Cover of Cinefex 11

Special thanks to Cinefex for access to these out-of-print back issues.

Even though these are out of print, you can now download and read along with Issue 11 — and every other back issue of Cinefex — in the Cinefex iPad App. Download the free iPad app now!

Special Guest:
Robert Swarthe

Image of Robert Swarthe

Academy Award-nominated animator and VFX artist.

  • Nominated in 1976 for Best Short Film, Animated for Kick Me
  • Nominated in 1980 for Best Visual Effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Musical Guest:
Digital Droo

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