Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Meet 98-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
Weta Digital and Microsoft work together to push the boundaries of visual effects in today’s blockbuster movies. Editor Pamela Woon, Sebastian Sylwan at Weta Digital and Curtis Wong at Microsoft Research discuss the evolution of visual storytelling and how gaming technology helps drive the amazing on screen visual experiences we see at the movies.