FMX Conference Spotlight

Headline News FMX 2014 to Spotlight ‘Gravity,’ ‘Spider-Man 2’ and ‘The LEGO Movie’

 One month before FMX transforms into the watering hole for the Art, Technology and Business communities, Europe's most influential conference on digital entertainment announces enriching additions to its impressive lineup of speakers and media productions.

Blogs Oscar Winner Rob Legato Coming to FMX 2012

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:41am

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.

Blogs First Confirmed Speakers for FMX 2012

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:06pm

While winter continues to freeze our feet, the FMX program is already beginning to blossom. New speakers confirm their attendance, and further exciting presentations and screenings fill desks and desktops at our FMX house.

Blogs FMX 2012 Transmedia, Cloud Computing and Further Highlights

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:47am

The new subtitle "Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia" sums up the essence of the 17th edition of Europe’s largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of Digital Entertainment. In 2012, FMX focuses on new Animated Features, Visual Effects and Games as well as specific topics such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting und Rendering, Cloud Computing, Industrial CG and Transmedia.

Blogs New FMX 2012 Trailer Debuts and Other Event Updates

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 5:21pm

Happy Holidays! The new trailer for FMX 2012 has been released - we think it's stunning! In the vastness of space, there's a small speck of rock inhabited by the most peculiar life forms: Dark little dots that start to replicate fast and begin to show signs of intelligence.

Blogs An Interview with ILM’s Ben Snow and Pixar’s Christophe Hery

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 11, 2011 at 5:49pm

At FMX 2011, AWN sat with ILM vfx supervisor Ben Snow and Pixar's Global Tech and Research TD Christophe Hery. If you’re interested in lighting, shading, rendering, the ground-breaking work done on Davey Jones along with other insights into ILM and Pixar filmmaking, these interviews are for you.

Blogs An Interview with Marc Petit, Senior VP of Autodesk M&E

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3:32pm

Marc Petit, Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division, talks about how studios are meeting the challenges of economic uncertainty and workforce globalization and how his company plans to meet future need for technology tools, including adoption of Open Source standards.

Blogs An Interview with Disney Supervising Animator Clay Kaytis

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 1:09pm

Clay Kaytis, a 16 year veteran of Walt Disney Animation,talks about the production of Tangled, meeting the challenge of creating the studio's 50th animated feature, and how Glen Keane's consistent and skilled leadership challenged the CG artists to bring realistic motion, acting and feeling to the film.

Blogs An Interview with Animation Director Bill Kroyer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:36pm

Bill Kroyer, animation director, teacher and one of the board of governors of the Motion Picture Academy, shares his thoughts on the original Tron, where it broke new ground and what impact it had on the computer animation field. He also talks about the new digital animation program at Chapman as well as some of the political issues animation faces within the Motion Picture Academy.

Blogs An Interview with VES Chairman Jeff Okun

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 23, 2011 at 12:50pm

Jeff Okun is not afraid to speak honestly about subjects the make some uncomfortable, nor take positions that might rub some people the wrong way. The bottom line is that everyone working in film and television today knows fundamental change is afoot in how shows are financed and produced and that the visual effects industry has taken a tremendous beating the last few years, especially in California. The question is what to do about it.

Blogs Get Video Sneak Peeks from FMX

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 7, 2010 at 12:17pm

AWNtv has posted sneak peeks of the interviews and attractions of day one through four of FMX 2010. Hear words of wisdom and impressions of the event from industry superstars like Marc Weigert, Volker Engel, Tim Sarnoff, Bruno Velazquez, David Schaub, Bruce W. Smith, Hendrickson, John Bruno, Stuart Sumida, Ben Grossman, David Sproxton, Mohen Leo, Victoria Alonso and Ed Hooks.

Blogs Hugging Time at FMX!

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 12:13pm

Here we go again! It's May again, so time to travel to Stuttgart, Germany to meet, to listen, to open the eyes and the minds, to feel the sense of wonder, the pulse of the future and to be amazed by the achievements of the many professionals, as well as those of the bold young students, who present their work.

Blogs fmx 09: One Awesome Conference

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:26pm

Renata and Thomas Haegele topped the event from last year and again the numbers of attendees increased. Again more and internationally renowned speakers came to Stuttgart, again for four days the sunny town became animator’s land And that in those dark and gloomy times of worldwide economic crisis. And I did not discover one unhappy face during all those days.

Blogs fmx 09: Rainy with Excellent Animation!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:30am

Cloudy, sometimes rainy. Stuttgart, the capital of the German federal state of Baden Wüerrttemberg is once again for the next four days the global center of animation. The fmx conference opened its gates to the huge crowds of professionals, students, journalists and all enthusiasts.

Blogs fmx/08: Expanding the Global Animation & VFX Connection

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:00am

Johannes Wolters dives into fmx/08, which this year offered an even greater number of stimulating discussions on the state of artistic and technological visual content.

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