fmx/05 Kicks Off April 27 in Stuttgart
fmx/05 examines the new trend of style-shaping in a series of talks and presentations, some of which have been organized in cooperation with the German chapter of the International Game Developers Assn. (IGDA).
* Viktor Antonov, Valve HALFLIFE 2
* David Patch, Electronic Arts SIMS 2
* Sven Liebich, Phenomic SPELLFORCE II
* Noah Falstein, Game Developer "Why is Interactive Narrative so Difficult? "
* Mikitaka Kurasawa, Robot Communications "The Making of ONIMUSHA 3 Opening Cinematics"
* Dag Frommhold, Trinigy "Games vs. Movies: A Technical Perspective on Realtime vs. Non-Realtime Graphics"
* Daniel E. Wexler, NVIDIA "Film Rendering on GPUs"
* Rene Limberger, Sony Pictures Imageworks "Color and Lighting on THE POLAR EXPRESS"
* Rolf Mütze, PICTORION das werk "Lighting and Rendering for VALIANT"
* Torsten Reil, ceo, NaturalMotion Ltd. "Static vs. Dynamic Animation"
* Volker Helzle et al., Animationsinstitut "Developing Tools for Creating Virtual Actors"
fmx/essentials reflect groundbreaking movies that influence life and art. Highlights include:
* Keynote Richard Chuang, co-founder of PDI, today DreamWorks/PDI "A Unique Perspective on 25 Years of Animation"
* David Sproxton, Aardman Animations "How Do Production Techniques Influence Content?"
* Eric Roth, exec director, Visual Effects Society "The Globalization of Visual Effects Pre-and Post-TITANIC"
* Mike Milne, Framestore CFC "How Do Budgets Influence Workflow? "
Focal topics in fmx/forum are the latest developments of 3D animation, compositing, data nets, digital film, element replacement, color calibration, HD cutting, HD post-production, motion capturing, project management, realtime visualization, game development and further education.
Companies represented in the workshops will be:
* Adobe Systems
* Autodesk Media & Ent. (formerly Discreet)
* Avid Technology
fmx/05 (www.fmx.de) is organized by the Film and Media Festival Co., supported by the Institute for Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Post-production at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. fmx is funded by the Ministry of the Land Baden-Württemberg, the MFG Baden-Württemberg, as well as the German Federal Film Board FFA.