Jan Pinkava, an Oscar-winning director at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), discusses new digital storytelling platforms and technologies, today’s animated film business and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 -- here is a candid discussion with Oscar-winning animator Jan Pinkava, a director at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP). In this two-part interview, Jan talks about Google’s ATAP group, billed as pirates, believers and lovers of epic shit, and his role in developing new digital storytelling platforms and technologies. He also discusses today’s animated feature film business and offers words of encouragement for young filmmakers.
FMX 2015 is coming May 5-8 in Stuttgart, Germany. Visit the FMX website for more information on this year's fantastic program of speakers and sessions.
Produced in collaboration with the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, AWN has been publishing Professional Spotlight interview videos since 2008. Check out hundreds of video interview segments with some of the industry's leading professionals on the AWNtv FMX Channel.
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