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Collider Announces 2013 Program

The COLLIDER Conference announces the master class instructors and schedule, which consists of eight career-boosting classes led by animation and visual effects masters from top studios including Weta Digital, Psyop, Blue Sky Studios, and more.


New York, NY -- COLLIDER, the new Manhattan-based digital production event for the visual effects, animation, and interactive industries, launches June 9th at the Hotel Pennsylvania with a full day of eight high-powered Master Classes.

Designed to boost students’ creative and technical advantage with in-depth techniques and real-world secrets direct from top industry veterans, the 90-minute classes cover a carefully curated range of crucial production topics:

  • Ken Huling, Blue SkyStudios (Epic, Ice Age: ContinentalDrift): “Pushing Your Animation Skills to the Next Level: Efficiencyis the Key.”
  • Kevin Romond, Weta Digital (TheHobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3): “Volumetric Fluid FXin Feature Films and Beyond.”
  • Todd Akita, Psyop:“Working Smarter Not Harder in Digital Production.”
  • Robert Nederhorst,Svengali FX (After Earth, Captain America, Thor): “Faster ProblemSolving with Visual Effects.”
  • Dave Glanz, BroadcastDesigner/Director (Sharkweek, StormBusters): “Integrating 3D Dynamics into a Motion Graphics Workflow.”
  • Adam Holmes, PrevisSupervisor (Alice in Wonderland,Superman Returns): “The Art and Vis-ness of Pre-visualization.”
  • Stephen Mann, CHRLX|3D (X-Men, Robots): “Fast and Flexible3D Rigging Techniques.”
  • Borislav Petrov,Thinkbox Software: “Putting the Power of Top VFX Movies in Your Pipeline.”

For a full rundown of the COLLIDER master class schedule and to sign up, check out:

COLLIDER – named for the continuing convergence of digital media genres and forms – is presented and produced by Stash Media. COLLIDER will run from June 9 - 11 at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

Source: Stash Media

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.