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FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Phil Tippett Talks Tough on 40 Years of VFX, Movies and More at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:19pm

The legendary industry pioneer shares his insights as an artist, director, visual effects supervisor and survivor, including thoughts on digital character performance and conflicts with studio executives. 

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps its Sold-Out and Successful 23rd Edition

Theme of ‘Creating Worlds’ resonated across tracks and through presentations from Aardman, Phil Tippett, Réka Bucsi and top tech companies.

FMX Headline News

FMX Rounds Out Tracks on Digital Humans, Commercials, and More

Conference also has added a screening of ‘Early Man,’ and presentations on ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and the app ‘Tunnel AR,’ the world’s first interactive AR music video.

Events Headline News

FMX Adds Spotlights on ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Last Jedi’

Conference set for April 24-27 also will explore virtual product lifecycle and how expanded realities can make a valuable impact on society. 

Events Headline News

FMX Adds Insights into Blockbuster VFX, AR, Animation

‘Black Panther,’ Oscar-winner ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will be spotlighted.

FMX Headline News

FMX Adds Blue Sky's Chris Wedge to 2018 Program

Highlights for the technology and games-related tracks also announced for the annual event, set for April 24-27 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Events Headline News

FMX Adds Joyce, Shankly and Naylor

Conference also sets Animation Production Day for April 26-27, releases third trailer in a series and confirms new participants.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2018 Announces New Tracks, Attending Companies

Conference also has put online the second in its ‘Behind the Beard’ trailer series.

Events Headline News

FMX 2018 Sets ‘Creating Worlds’ Theme with Official Trailer

Event confirms Phil Tippett and Aardman’s David Sproxton as speakers at the annual conference set for April 24-27 in Stuttgart, Germany.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Hugh Welchman Talks ‘Loving Vincent’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:17am

The Oscar-winning director details the exhausting and exacting oil painting on canvass stop-motion technique he used for his latest animated feature about Vincent van Gogh.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Weta Digital’s Brendan Keys Talks Recruiting Challenges and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:59pm

The studio’s human resources manager discusses recruiting challenges and goals as well as recommendations for young professionals looking for a job.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Disney’s Berenice Robinson Talks Editing , Music and Sound at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:20am

The Disney VP discusses a range of post-production challenges on the studio's feature animation musicals.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: The Third Floor’s Michelle Blok Talks ‘Game of Throne’ Previs and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:28am

The previs supervisor discusses a wide-range of visualization work on HBO’s award-winning TV series, as well as her studio’s efforts on Disney’s live-action hit, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Theodore Ushev Talks Oscar-Nominated ‘Blind Vaysha’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00am

The veteran director and NFB filmmaker discusses story and design inspirations as well production and artistic challenges he faced during the making of his award-winning animated short film.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Director Kelly Asbury Talks ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00am

The veteran animation director discusses his experience at the helm of Sony Pictures Animation’s latest animated feature.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Synthespian CEO Jeff Kleiser Talks Stereo Dome Projection and VR at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:00am

The veteran VFX supervisor talks about his recent work on VR and animated stereoscopic 3-D dome projection projects as well as feature films in development.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Volker Engel Talks ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ VFX and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:58am

The veteran VFX supervisor and producer discusses the differences in visual effects he supervised on the new sequel compared to his Oscar-winning VFX work 20 years ago on the original Roland Emmerich hit film, Independence Day.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Pixar’s Jay Shuster Talks ‘Cars 3’ Production Design and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:08pm

The veteran designer details his work as production designer and art director on Pixar’s third offering of their hit ‘Cars’ franchise.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbidge Talks ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Rogue One’ Previs at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:52am

The GM and executive producer talks in detail about his studio’s previs work on Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Daffy Talks VR Storytelling and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00am

The veteran VFX and VR director talks about the challenges of bringing compelling storytelling to VR and how to navigate the growing cloud of VR “hype” in order to better focus on viable creative opportunities. 

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Christian Manz Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ VFX at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:29pm

The veteran Framestore VFX supervisor talks about previs, virtual production and visual development on the first cinematic installment about the magical creatures of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ universe.

 

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Scott Stokdyk Talks ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:07am

The overall VFX supervisor on Luc Besson’s upcoming epic sci-fi adventure discusses the film's challenges and his relationship with the director going back 20 years to 'The Fifth Element.' 

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Co-Founder Peter Lord Shares 40 Years of Aardman’s Animation Excellence and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:34pm

The veteran producer talks about creating some of the world’s funniest, most popular and endearing animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials as well as new challenges like storytelling in VR.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Co-Founder David Sproxton Shares 40 Years of Aardman’s Animation Excellence and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:38pm

The veteran producer talks about creating some of the world’s funniest, most popular and endearing animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials as well as new challenges like storytelling in VR. 

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