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Deschanel, Dykstra at Academy


June 29, 2009

Director of photography Caleb Deschanel, ASC (The Right Stuff), and visual-effects supervisor John Dykstra, ASC (Star Wars), will host “Astronaut as Filmmaker,” a discussion about the close relationship between NASA and motion pictures, on July 14 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, at 8 p.m.

Panelists will include Commander Scott Altman, who recently returned from a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope that he and other astronauts documented with digital and Imax 3-D cameras.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.oscars.org or in person at the box office. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.



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