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SIGGRAPH 2014 to Host Panel & Screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.

At SIGGRAPH 2014, DreamWorks Animation is set to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on the feature animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Writer/Director Dean DeBlois will chart the nuanced filmmaking necessary to fully realize this next adventure in the secret and emotional world of dragons.

Featuring DeBlois, Gil Zimmerman (Head of Layout), Simon Otto (Head of Character Animation) and Dave Walvoord (VFX Supervisor), the panel will discuss the creative contributions that went into advancing the complexity and believability of the storytelling and the cinematography, as well as the leap forward the animators were able to make using Apollo, DreamWorks Animation’s ground-breaking next generation animation system

Tuesday, August 12, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
West Building, Ballroom AB

Attendees can also catch a special viewing of How to Train Your Dragon 2 at SIGGRAPH 2014 on Wednesday, August 13, from 8-10 pm.


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