Maz Katana - ILM

#Training: VFX Masterclass with Screen Training Ireland on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Screen Training Ireland will host a masterclass with ILM Compositing Supervisor, Scott Pritchard. Scott will discuss ILM London’s work on Star Wars. He will also focus on a character created exclusively at the London studio – Maz Kanata – and detail the challenges presented in taking her from concept art through to delivering her performance on the big screen.

Scott Pritchard was one of the first artists to join Industrial Light & Magic’s new London office in 2014. He has over 13 years’ experience in visual effects, working on titles such as Star Wars Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Inception. In 2011 he was the recipient of a VES award for his compositing work on Inception.

As Compositing Supervisor at ILM, Scott is responsible for the compositing team on a project. His duties include providing aesthetic and technical guidance, managing the quality of the compositing work, and overseeing the colour pipeline.

Scott is from Dublin. He holds a Masters Degree from Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation. He previously studied Industrial Design at Napier University, Edinburgh; and Modelmaking at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design in Dublin, during which he worked on his first feature, Space Truckers, as a modelmaker.

Application Procedure:

If you’re interested in attending this event, register online at For further details contact Sorcha Loughnane at; Ph: (01) 6798040. Deadline for registration: Tuesday 13th September 2016.

Participant Profile:

VFX and animation artists at all levels, or graphics, VFX and animation students.

Tutor: Scott Pritchard, ILM Compositing Supervisor

Course Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Course Duration: 1.5 hours (6.30pm – 8pm)

Venue: Dublin City Centre, TBC

Location: Dublin

Cost: €0