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New FMX 2012 Trailer Debuts and Other Event Updates

Happy Holidays! The new trailer for FMX 2012 has been released - we think it's stunning! In the vastness of space, there's a small speck of rock inhabited by the most peculiar life forms: Dark little dots that start to replicate fast and begin to show signs of intelligence.

Happy Holidays The New Year is just around the corner ...and so is FMX! Each year thousands of visitors descend on FMX for the same reason - a passion for animation, effects, games and transmedia; combined with the opportunity to listen to the most exciting speakers in the industry! The program for 2012 is coming together nicely, now we can let you know some of what's in store next May... Notice anything new about the FMX homepage? We have re-launched the FMX site for 2012 featuring our fabulous new trailer motifs and heaps of information how you can get involved.

New 2012 Trailer: Globosome The new trailer for FMX 2012 has been released - we think it's stunning! In the vastness of space, there's a small speck of rock inhabited by the most peculiar life forms: Dark little dots that start to replicate fast and begin to show signs of intelligence. Globosome tells the story of the rise and fall of these little creatures. The trailer was created by the Institute of Animation's Diploma-year student, Sascha Geddert: "The film is inspired by the special time we're living through on our own planet. I wondered what makes humans actually different from bacteria in a petri dish. Surely we have culture, science and art but what does remain of these achievements if you look at our world from a global perspective." The trailer is completely realised in 3ds Max in Stereoscopic 3D. A vast collection of plugins was used for rendering, atmospherics, plants and the control of thousands of jumping dots. Controlling the crowds was one of the most challenging aspects of the film all together with the sheer amount of work caused by the depiction of a world in constant transformation.

If you haven't already been mesmerized already by Globosome, go and watch it immediately...

Focus on Montreal and Vancouver, eh? Each year FMX spots the unique successes and achievements that have taken place in particular regions. In Canada many US production companies have opened subsidiaries; at FMX we will look at what are some of the reasons associated with this and why are companies allured by Vancouver and Montreal. This focus will consider the issues from a variety of perspectives - local companies as well as international companies and Canadian provincial government representatives.

FMX meets Industrial CG This exciting new track - curated by Ludwig Fuchs (RTT)

addresses the use of CG for industrial purposes, from design and development right up to marketing and sales. CG enables product designers and marketers to tell their stories in a fresh and highly convincing manner. Speakers from companies such as Audi, Porsche, and PSA Peugeot Citroën will provide insight into how they apply CG inside their organisations. The track will consider the importance of using real-time and offline CG, and how the use of CG across industry can fundamentally evolve the way people work.

Get involved with FMX Join the special vibrant atmosphere; attract new interest in your company or school!  Bookings are rolling in fast - don't miss the opportunity to get yourself noticed in the Marketplace, Recruiting Hub or School Campus.  Host a Workshop event or Company Suite and get the FMX crowd talking about your products. Benefit now from the Early Bird rebate for all partner bookings - offer ends January 31st, 2012 - so hurry! For a complete overview detailing your participation possibilities please visit our Become a Partner! page. Sponsor the lanyard - and more!

Associate your brand with FMX and get your brand noticed by more than 3,500 attendees each day and by thousands more from our online community. It's all possible at FMX. Sponsoring the lanyard is a superb way of reaching out to the exclusive target group as it's handed out to each FMX unique visitor. Complement the FMX design with your own promotional message or logo. Act now before this is snapped up by a competitor! For more marketing options please visit our Become a partner! page.

Advisory Board Announced FMX gratefully acknowledges the support from our esteemed Advisory Board members, this year we have the following members confirmed so far: Victoria Alonso (Marvel), Denis Behnke, Tim Burke, Volker Engel (Uncharted Territory), Lionel Fages (Cube), Warren Franklin (Rainmaker), Markus Gross (ETH/ Walt Disney Research Zürich), Ele Jansen, Simone Kraus (Trixter), Thilo Kuther (Pixomondo), Jacques Levesque (Vision Globale), Sven Liebich (Bigpoint), Namit Malhotra (Prime Focus), Alex McDowell (5D Institute), Marc Petit (Autodesk), Eric Roth (VES), David Sproxton (Aardman) and Philippe Turp (Ubisoft).

Stuttgart Media University - Call for Junior Papers Curated by Prof Katja Koeppl (HdM), this session at FMX will focus on VFX, Stereoscopy and Post production. This special session is aimed at junior practitioners in the field, specifically recently completed undergraduate and postgraduate theses. Submit your paper today!

Stuttgart: The Animated Capital of Europe 2012 Stuttgart will play host to three incredible events in May, becoming the Animated Capital of Europe! FMX takes place May 8-11, attracting industry professionals. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film takes place May 8-13, showcasing the latest international animated films, and the Animation Production Day - a business platform for the industry - takes place May 8-9. Visit the ITFS submissions page for details about their festival entries.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.