All Good Things Converge at FMX
Special programs, a sort of "event within an event," include the flashconference and 5D Conference. 5D: The Future of Immersive Design is a global community of creative thinkers committed to exploring the vital role of design in the new collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of digital creation in all narrative media. A full-day program set for Friday, May 7, the 5D Conference was co-curated by and will be co-hosted by the stellar production designer Alex McDowell (along with Tali Krakowsky), one of the conference's founders and a leading feature film visual designer. 5D offers a progressive platform for discourse on the present and future of immersive design, and its impact on all aspects of the creative media space, by engaging creative collaborators working in a broad spectrum of disciplines and media. Its goal is to unite this vital community of designers and image-makers and to serve as a catalyst for innovation.
If that's not enough, there are special job and recruitment sessions, a number of specially curated screenings, including AWN's own president Ron Diamond presenting the annual Animation Show of Shows, DreamWorks' Shelley Page presenting her annual Shelley's Eye Candy program, plus SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival "Best of" presented by Terrence Masson, who also is the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference chair.
A trip to FMX 2010, May 4-7, offers a chance to immerse oneself in any number of industry threads, to meet extraordinary talent while sharing a beer and a pretzel roll (paired with boysenberry jam, one of the eight wonders of the world), to soak up the non-stop energy and is a trip more than worth the price of admission.