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A Bunch of Short Guys presents
INDUSTRY GIANTS 2015 CONFERENCE: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE
DALLAS: Step behind the scenes and into the world of visual effects, animation design and game creation at the Industry Giants 2015 Conference. The annual event for animators, special effects designers, students and professionals takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Addison Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, 70001, Conference tickets are $150. Tickets to the Life Drawing Master Class are $30. Both can be purchased online at www.industrygiants.org or at the door the day of the event.
Industry Giants 2015 includes a Concept Artist Panel featuring Lorin Wood, Senior Concept Designer/Gearbox Software; Eliott Lilly, Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator; Elise Hatheway, Visual Development Artist/Reel FX Studios and Samantha Youssef, Artistic Director/Studio Technique. The Life Drawing Master Class will be lead by Samantha Youssef and Stephen Silver. Confirmed speakers to date include:
Armand Serrano - Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios
James Gentile – Senior Motion Capture Technician at Monolith Productions Game Studio
Jorge Gutierrez - Writer, Director and Creator at Reel FX Creative Studios
Katy Heckey – Visual Development Artist at Brazen Animation
Rachelle Lewis - Animation and FX Talent Recruiter
Samantha Youssef – Artistic Director at Studio Technique
Stephen Silver -Character Designer with Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation
ABOUT A BUNCH OF SHORT GUYS
A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a Dallas-based nonprofit animation guild established to foster a community of artists and storytellers. The group serves as educational resource to the local community of entertainment educators and students. Industry Giants is the organization’s annual professional development seminar that brings industry professionals to Dallas for workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Additional information is available at http://www.industrygiants.org.
ABOSG gets its name from a group of 10 animators who came together over 15 years ago to create an animated short for the Siggraph Electronic Theater competition. The name refers to the group of "short film" makers. The original Short Guys silhouetted in the logo feature (from left to right): Vince Sidwell, Brandon Bruce, T.G. Weems, Will Nicholson, Eric Craft, Chad Briggs, Tom Ottinger, J. Marshall Pittman and J. Schuh. The members have changed over the years, evolving from a "bunch of guys" to a community of like-minded individuals working to improve the Texas animation economy. For more information visit http://www.abosg.org
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The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by. FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films. I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me. Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.
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There’s going to be something for everyone, young and old, from Gumby fans to animation aficionados at the Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival, Sept. 18-20, at the college, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741.
Gumby turns 60 this year, so it’s a great time to celebrate the pop culture icon. Not only is Gumby Fest 2015 full of free family activities, it also provides an inside look into the animation industry from leading film and television professionals. Fans, animation hobbyists and the next generation of animators will enjoy many free panel discussions.
Company appoints Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director based at the animation studio in Bangalore, India.
Deadline: September 9, 2015 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.
Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.
Beirut Animated is an Animation Film Festival created by the Metropolis Association in 2009. The 4th edition of Beirut Animated will take place from the 17th to the 22nd of October, 2015. This call for entries is open for Arab animation films produced between 2013 and 2015.
Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
BIAF2015 Calls for Entries!
OCT 23-27, 2015, Bucheon, South Korea
We are happy to announce you that the name of PISAF has changed to BIAF (Bucheon International Animation Film Festival) from this year since City name has been changed Puchon to Bucheon due to National Alphabet Regulation,
BIAF2015 now also accepts all animated films Competition Feature, Short, Graduation and TV& Commissioned. Over KRW40,000,000 (Approx.USD40,000) in cash prizes will be awarded in five categories: Feature, Short, Graduation, TV & Commissioned and Online.
The deadline for submitting films is Friday, 31 July.
Production Year: Produced after January 1, 2014
Submission: May 1, 2015 ? July 31, 2015
Submission Fee : Free
For more information please visit official website
WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SUBMISSIONS!!!
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- Aaron Blaise – Disney Animator/Director
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- John Pomeroy – Disney and Don Bluth Animator
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New York-based production and animation company adds veteran director and animator Elliot Lim to the roster of multi-disciplined filmmakers.
Part of Viacom’s restructuring efforts, company layoffs include three senior animation executives and two senior-level preschool execs.