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Super Powers and Apocalypses: The VFX of The Umbrella Academy

Super Powers and Apocalypses: The VFX of The Umbrella Academy


Thursday, September 5th, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


On Thursday, September 5th, join visual effects supervisor and producer Everett Burrell at the Lenovo Stage at Gnomon for a behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-nominated Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.


With six super-powered siblings and an impending apocalypse, it’s no surprise that the first season of the darkly comedic sci-fi superhero show had just shy of 1900 VFX shots. As an associate producer and VFX supervisor on the series, Everett will be breaking down some of the most memorable effects and computer generated characters—offering insight into the creative decisions and processes for creating your favorite superpowers, post-apocalyptic environments, and super-intelligent CGI chimps.


Whether you're interested in crafting relatable talking animal assistants, visual effects animation and what goes into making "realistic" powers, or are just a fan of the show—don’t miss out on this exciting event.


Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP and arrive in good time to secure a place in line. Attendee check-in will open at approximately 6:30 PM and a valid Eventbrite RSVP will be required to get an event wristband. Admission is first-come first-served and a wristband does not guarantee entry in cases that the stage reaches capacity.


Attendees are welcome to join a guided tour of Gnomon before the event. If you'd like to schedule a tour, please email outreach@gnomon.edu. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can watch the live stream on our Twitch Channel.



Gnomon's Bachelor of Fine ArtsCertificate in Digital Production, and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.



Guest Speakers

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Everett Burrell
Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer

Everett Burrell’s passion is to help bring amazing imagery to life on both the big and small screens. With over thirty-three years in the film and television industry, Everett has over a hundred credits in the special effects, creature effects, and visual effects departments on titles such as The Umbrella Academy, Altered Carbon, Prometheus, Pan’s Labyrinth, Babylon 5, Aliens, and many more.