AMPAS sets space walk

'Astronaut as Filmmaker' set for July 14

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Astronaut as Filmmaker," featuring Commander Scott Altman and the crew of the STS-125 shuttle mission that serviced the Hubble Space Telescope, on July 14 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Hosted by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and visual effects supervisor John Dykstra, the program will explore the challenges of filming in space with digital and Imax 3D cameras.

The astronauts trained at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to operate the special cameras.