The Irish School of Animation, with support from the Irish Film Board, Enterprise Ireland and Animation Ireland, has announced details of the upcoming animation/VFX event: ISA CON 2013.
The event will take place on Friday February 15th from 7-10pm in Printworks at the Morrison Hotel.
Scheduled speakers include:
Fergal Reilly is a director for Sony Pictures. He began his career as a story/concept artist for Walt Disney and Warner Bros. His credits include The Iron Giant, Spiderman 2, Stuart Little, Open Season, The Smurfs, Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. As a Director at Sony, he is currently developing a number of projects while also consulting on a number of hybrid shows in various stages of production such as Smurfs 2 and the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful.
Stuart Sumida, a Professor of Biology at California State University, is the world’s foremost consultant on animal movement for animated films. He has worked on over 50 animated and CG/effects films including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, Reign of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ratatouille, Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon and Life of Pi.
Simon Kay has worked in the animation/games/vfx industry for over 10 years. He’s currently a Motion Capture Supervisor with renowned vfx company Double Negative in the UK. His film credits include Superman: Man of Steel, Total Recall, John Carter of Mars, Paul, Iron Man 2 and Angels and Demons.
Ciaran Crowley has worked as a visual effects artist for almost 15 years. His film credits include some of the most visually impressive blockbusters of recent times including Stardust, The Bourne Ultimatum, Inception, Iron Man 2, 2012, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Tickets cost 5 Euro and are available from the Administrative Offices of Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Tickets will also be available for purchase/collection on the door of the venue on the evening of the event.
Source: Irish School of Animation