Gnomon is hosting a screening of and discussion about Granular, a short film directed by Loic Zimmermann at 8pm on Thursday March 24 at Gnomon School in Hollywood. Granular is an intense noir picture, based on a poem by the film’s protagonist, Louie Tucci, which documents a lucid dream experience shared between several characters. Created as a personal project around the demands of a full-time job in VFX production, everything from scheduling talent, the script, the shoot, editing, handling the voiceover, working with new cameras and lenses, had to be tackled skillfully and efficiently. The conversation will go into the details of filming and directing independent movies and discuss the importance of taking a leap of faith to create work that is personally fulfilling, as well as how to organize life in a way that allows time to dedicate to personal work. Loic’s extensive background in 3D, concept art, photography, art direction, and VFX supervision, plays an essential part in the creation of his beautiful films. The event will also include a preview of a new film that Loic is working on in his free time.
The screening is free and open to the public. RSVP today. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Loic will be available for book and print signings at the end of the event. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, be sure to follow Gnomon on Livestream to tune in online. Questions can be pitched to the speakers on Twitter during the live event using #gnomon.
A Livestream of the event will be available to watch on Gnomon’s Livestream.
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Granular Screening Plus Conversation With Loic Zimmermann and Louie Tucci
9:00 – 9:30 PM: Audience Questions
Loic Zimmermann—Filmmaker, Director, and Visual Artist
Loic Zimmermann is a French filmmaker and visual artist working and living in Los Angeles. He’s spent the last eight years working as a VFX Supervisor for Luma Pictures for blockbusters including Ant-Man, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as films such as True Grit, A Serious Man, and Prisoners. Loic recently directed two 40-minute documentaries, Gamma Wray, and A Solitary Mann, and has directed several music videos and short films. He is currently in the pre-production stage of several new projects.
Louie Tucci—Artist and Teacher
Louie Tucci is a Canadian-born artist and teacher based in Los Angeles. His teaching engagements have included positions at Gnomon, the Art Directors Guild, and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Louie has worked professionally with 3D Systems and spent several years as the face of ZBrush in his role as Brand Manager for Pixologic Inc. Louie was Technical Editor for Introducing ZBrush 3rd Edition by author Eric Keller and delivers keynote presentations and digital sculpting workshops at industry-leading events.