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HIGH TECH FILMMAKING: BEHIND THE SCENES OF 'JURASSIC PARK'; CONFERENCE HELD ON KAUAI

 LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute has joined forces with The Kauai Institute for Communications Media to offer the inaugural program of the newly formed AFI/Kauai Summer Institute. The program, planned for Aug. 26-29, at the five-star Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii, will focus on the innovative applications of cutting-edge technology used in the making of "Jurassic Park."
 With the full support and approval of Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures, some of Hollywood's most distinguished professionals from the team responsible for the astounding special effects seen in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" will be presenting. Presenters will include (in alphabetical order):
 Michael Backes, display graphics supervisor
 Dean Cundey, director of photography
 Janet Healy, visual effects producer
 Michael Lantieri, special effects supervisor
 Marvin Levy, marketing consultant
 Jerry Molen, producer
 Dennis Muren, full motion dinosaurs
 Lata Ryan, associate producer
 Gary Rydstrom, sound designer
 Phil Tippett, dinosaur supervisor
 Colin Wilson, associate producer
 Stan Winston, live action dinosaurs
 Michael Crichton, author and screenwriter, "Jurassic Park," will also be in attendance.
 Filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world are invited to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Kauai and learn state-of-the-art filmmaking secrets from the creators of "Jurassic Park."
 Conference fee with early registration (before July 26) is $225; special student rate is $200; general registration is $250. The AFI/Kauai Summer Institute has arranged for the lowest possible room rates at two of the island's most beautiful hotels. Space is limited.
 Sponsors include The Kauai Film Commission (County Office of Economic Development), The Kauai Economic Development Board, The Hawaii Hotel Association (Kauai Chapter), GTE, Pacific Bell, PictureTel, UDS Motorola and National Car Rental.
 For a catalog with more details and accommodation information, call 213-856-7690 or 800-999-4234.
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 /CONTACT: Beth Taylor Hart of The American Film Institute, 213-856-7690 or 800-999-4234; or Judy Drosd of the Kauai Film Commission, Office of Economic Development, 808-241-6390 or 808-241-6399/


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