FMX 2013 to Showcase Pixar, Cloud Computing & More
As a long-standing and proven tradition, acclaimed companies contribute to the Conference program and the Forum at FMX, allowing FMX guests to benefit from their expertise and innovation. The Marketplace gathers software and hardware companies such as Ncam and Solid Anim whose technologies were both applied in Scorsese's Hugo; both provide real time camera tracking technologies. What's more, outstanding studios and companies offer Workshops to deliver practical information, among them Adobe, Maxon, Next Limit Technologies and Shotgun - who will talk about their 5.0 release, which offers collaboration and review tools designed specifically for artists and supervisors - as well as Side Effects and Imagineer Systems whose Mocha Pro software was distinguished with a Technical Academy Award. Even though the VFX industry is currently facing a crisis, several renowned companies continue to look for creative talent at the FMX Recruiting Hub, among them industry leaders such as Method Studios (VFX for Cloud Atlas and Argo), MPC (VFX for Life of Pi and Skyfall), video game company Crytek and regional CG specialists such as eder Medien Management. In addition, Autodesk invites visitors to get an inside seat at their four-day Company Suite. Notable partners, international schools and educational institutions further enrich the FMX program. "Fast Forward Education" is a brand-new type of presentation that builds bridges between academia and industry where film, media and design schools present upcoming projects, outstanding talent and inspiring ideas. Many international schools from as far away as New Zealand have already booked their "Fast Forward Education" slots.
Regional specifics and cultural characteristics influence and transform digital entertainment. FMX gives this fact due credit by highlighting innovation and inspiration across the globe. This year's series "Innovative Places" looks to Austria, Toronto and Turkey. Hosted by Max Hoefferer, General Secretary of the IG Computergrafik, who introduces Austria's CG industry, the track on Germany's neighboring country features You get me - Walt Disney Record's full-CG music video by Producer and Lead Animator Kris Staber (Arx Anima), "Microworlds" - an overview of animated microscopic images by Reinhold Fragner (Industrial Motion Art Filmproduktion GmbH) and alternative production pipelines presented by Roman Saravia (Friendly Fire Communications GmbH) among other talks. What's more, FMX focuses on Turkey's evolving VFX and animation sectors. Curated by Digital Colorist and ColorMeUp! academy founder Andreas Brueckl, the track comprises presentations by 3D Animator & Director Murat Izzet Arslan and Post-Producer Cenk Koksal (both 1000 Volt) as well as Anima Instanbul's Director and Partner Mehmet Kurtulus. Shifting its gaze to Canada, William Cheng - set designer for Total Recall, Resident Evil 4: After Life and the highly-anticipated Guillermo del Toro movie Pacific Rim - curates a program on Toronto, supported by the Ontario International Marketing Centre Munich. This track includes presentations by Bill Skolnik, Executive Director/CEO of DGC Ontario, and Randy McLean, Acting Film Commissioner at the City of Toronto Film Commission.
Source: FMX 201