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Harry Ransom Center


May 2019

Composite Landscapes: Early Film Special Effects

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Film historian Leslie DeLassus examines early film special effects innovator Norman O. Dawn and his groundbreaking work, including the pioneering "glass shot." His productions of one-reel travel films starting in 1907 featuring exotic and scenic elements of remote locations were reworked using glass-shot and matte-shot processes, and appeared in 85 feature-length films for which Dawn produced effects. Learn more about his techniques during the lecture, and visit the¬†Stories to Tellexhibition during gallery hours to see a display of collages Dawn…

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