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ADAPT 2006 Brings Digital Art Masters to Montreal

Advanced Digital Art Production Techniques (ADAPT) is launching the first edition of a new conference aimed to bring world leading international & local digital art masters under one roof in Montreal. Presented by Digital 04 studios, the ADAPT 2006 Conference will take place Sept. 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The ADAPT 2006 Conference will allow concept artists, modelers, riggers, animators and the like an opportunity to expand their capabilities and stimulate innovation by exposing them to the latest and most advanced digital art techniques used by the most acclaimed artists from Montreal to Hollywood and around the world.

According to ADAPT founders Jean-Eric Hénault (ceo of CG Channel) Émile Ghorayeb (formerly with DreamWorks) and Jonathan Abenhaim (Ubisoft Montreal), As artists ourselves, we wanted to create a unique event custom designed by and for digital artists who work in the film and videogame industry. A place where we could learn the latest techniques, be inspired by the masters, and have fun at the same time!"

In addition to the conferences, participants will have the opportunity to meet with artists, attend an autograph signing session & network at the official ADAPT 2006 Conference cocktail mixer on the Hyatt Regency Hotel roof top terrace overlooking Montreal's skyline. Participants will also have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio and obtain a review by renowned artists. Finally, recruiters from leading companies in the industry will be conducting interviews.

The artist line-up includes:* Syd Mead (BLADE RUNNER, TRON, ALIENS)* Jason Spencer-Galsworthy (CHICKEN RUN, WALLACE & GROMMIT, FLUSHED AWAY)* James Clyne (BATTLE ANGEL, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, WAR OF THE WORLDS, MINORITY REPORT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI)* Christian Lorenz Scheurer (THE MATRIX, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, TITANIC, DARK CITY, EAs SPORES)* Feng Zhu (STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, BATTLE ANGEL)* Jeremy Birns (CARS, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE),* Emile Ghorayeb (SHREK sequels, MADAGASCAR)* Dylan Cole (SUPERMAN RETURNS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, I ROBOT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING) * Aaron Holly (THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, THE MATRIX RELOADED, THE MUMMY RETURNS, HOLLOW MAN)

Said Mead: "I truly applaud the theme 'ADAPT.' It is remarkably apropos, and emphasizes even more that the technique of storytelling is the core skill; the tools change constantly

For complete details, visit www.adaptmontreal.com. Registration and information, official course outlines are available on the website and accessible for download: www.adaptmontreal.com/a2006/Adapt2006_CourseOutlines.pdf. For info about exhibition, recruiting, official cocktail mixer, launch party at Club 1234 contact: info@adaptmontreal.com.

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