About Atom Central
AtomCentral is a division of Visual Concept Entertainment (VCE), which began in 1982 after
founder Peter Kuran finished work as animation supervisor for Industrial Light and
Magic (ILM) on George Lucas' The Empire Strikes Back.
Kuran started his career in 1976 working as an animator on the original Star Wars.
As an animator on Star Wars, Kuran introduced the concept of animating shadows and
interactive light to objects to make them appear more interactive.
Since then, Peter and VCE have worked on over
300 theatrical motion pictures including
both "Addams Family" films and all three "Robocop" features. VCE work was seen in
"Men In Black", "The 6th Day", "Thirteen Days", "A Beautiful Mind," "League of
Extraodinary Gentlemen," "X-Men 2," "The Last Samurai" and most recently "Company Men."
As a filmmaker,
Peter has produced five documentaries on the subject of Atomic
history, weapons and testing. Beginning in 1995, Peter produced and directed the
award winning film "Trinity and Beyond (the Atomic Bomb Movie)" and has since produced
"Atomic Filmmakers", "Atomic Journeys" , "Nukes in Space" and "Nuclear 911."
Check it out...
After having just completed work on the iPAD version of his succesful book
entitled "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" Pete spoke with Molly Bentley for
on "You've Got Sol"
and discusses his book on Atomic Bomb Photography. Listen to
Molly as she speaks with Stuart Bale of NASA and Pete about the sun and nuclear
energy. Check out the blog for photos and discussion. "You've Got Sol" is a segment
of Are We Alone, a one-hour science program produced at the SETI Institute's radio
studio in Mountain View, California.