Oscar Winner Rob Legato Coming to FMX 2012

FMX is thrilled to present Hugo's leading Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato as a main speaker at this year's event. Together with Ben Grossmann (Pixomondo) he talks about the challenges involved in making Hugo. What's more, in a second presentation you are able to get even closer to Hugo when Grossmann is joined by Matthew Gratzner (New Deal Studios) to dissect the impressive train sequence.

Four weeks before spring arrives, FMX opens the doors of its Online Ticket Shop to let fresh air in! There's even more good news in store: You now have the chance to win a Conference Pass to experience FMX on-site. Reasons to purchase a ticket are plentiful enough as you can see: In this, we now give you an exciting glimpse of the promising line-up we have put together for you.

Scorsese's Hugo grabs five Oscars: Best Visual Effects winner Rob Legato comes to FMX! FMX mixes it up with Academy Award winners: In 2012, we dedicate two presentations to Martin Scorsese's first 3D animation feature Hugo. The critically acclaimed film has won five Awards including "Best Visual Effects" at yesterday's ceremony. Hugo features elaborate VFX that were created primarily by Pixomondo. FMX is thrilled to present Hugo's leading Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato

as a main speaker at this year's event. Together with Ben Grossmann (Pixomondo) he talks about the challenges involved in making Hugo. What's more, in a second presentation you are able to get even closer to Hugo when Grossmann is joined by Matthew Gratzner (New Deal Studios) to dissect the impressive train sequence.

It's all in the game: Mass Effect 3 and The Witcher 2 In 2012, FMX reshuffles the deck to shed even more light on the games sector as it continues to gain in significance. Meet your programming idols as numerous renowned, international game producers and developers have already confirmed their attendance. Bioware's Technical Artist Luis Alonso illuminates how the Mass Effect trilogy has evolved since Mass Effect came onto the market. The final installment, Mass Effect 3, is highly anticipated by fans and experts alike.

The third-person role playing game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings constitutes another gaming highlight at FMX. Lucjan Wiecek, who works for the Polish video game publisher CD Projekt Red, takes the audience on a journey into the breath-taking world of Geralt of Rivia, the Witche r.

VFX home cinema: Game of Thrones and Bones Do you get enough VFX kicks from your favourite TV series? FMX shows you how visual effects can be created for TV despite tight budgets. The track "Television" explores this difficult undertaking, including a presentation by VFX Supervisor Murray Barbar and Head of Production Nick Drew (both from The Mill). In addition, two already confirmed series serve as examples of successful VFX on TV: Game of Thrones and Bones. The VFX Supervisors Juri Stannosek and Rainer Gombos (both Pixomondo), who create the effects for the medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, reveal which visual effects await the audience in the 2nd season of the popular show based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. Furthermore, Christian Cordona (Look Effects) - one of the VFX Supervisors who work on the American crime series Bones - imparts professional insights about Bones spanning from pre - through post-production.

Educate yourself: SIGGRAPH & Eurographics Papers Something for the tech savvy and scientifically interested: The traditional, annual FMX presentation of "SIGGRAPH Papers" - this year curated by Michael Goesele from the Technical University Darmstadt - is supplemented by a new series on "Eurographics Papers." This series is a track in cooperation with the European Association for Computer Graphics, curated by Prof. Carsten Dachsbacher who teaches at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The following speakers have already confirmed their coming: Lars Krecklau (RWTH University Aachen), Diego Gutierrez (Universidad de Zaragoza), Kai Schröder (University of Bonn), Pascal Mueller (Esri Germany), Daniel Sykora (Czech Technical University in Prague) and Tim Reiner (University of Karlsruhe).

Ticket shop is online - one Conference Pass to win! As of now our ticket shop is online for all who want to experience the FMX experts in person. Browse our different ticket options and adjust your FMX experience to your own needs! Are you an FMX enthusiast who is currently a bit short on cash? Send us your personal FMX photo and win a Conference Pass - our competition ends Wednesday, February 29th, 2012!

The Forums Section is already well filled; Autodesk becomes FMX main partner We at FMX are immensely happy to welcome Autodesk as our first main partner on-board! In addition to this great piece of news, we are thrilled to tell you that the School Campus has already become a talent magnet this February: over 25 schools have booked their booths. Now is the time to join the unique FMX experience: Your company still has the opportunity of booking a Workshop, a booth in the Marketplace or Recruiting Hub. Come to the place where talent meets expertise, join the FMX Forums!

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