Independent filmmaker, Filmakademie director and FMX Conference chair receives award honoring “outstanding artists turned pedagogues” for achievements in filmmaking and teaching at the 23rd Etiuda & Anima Festival in Krakow, Poland.
FMX Conference Spotlight
Funded by Creative Europe, 16 aspiring technical directors, animation directors, producers and writers from Denmark, Germany, England, France, Hungary, Italy and The Netherlands visit the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The motto of the 23rd International Trickfilm Festival was Animation For Grown-ups, and sure enough, the films shown at the opening night of the International Competition were very thought provoking.
Animation Production Day receives funding from the Creative Europe MEDIA program for its 2017 edition to be held May 4 & 5, 2017.
'The Peanuts Movie' director Steve Martino discusses the creative and production challenges he faced making the studio's hit animated feature.
Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.
Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor Patrick Tubach discusses the blend of practical and digital effects created for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at FMX 2016.
Alex McDowell, creative director at the USC World Building Media Lab and 5D Global Studio, discusses how virtual reality, augmented reality and transmedia will impact the future of entertainment.
Ron Frankel, founder and creative director at Proof Inc., discusses the impact both previs and postvis have on films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
Craig Caldwell, USTAR senior research professor at the University of Utah, discusses storytelling challenges in games.
‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.
Two conference sessions with production VFX supervisor Rob Legato and MPC VFX supervisor Adam Valdez will describe the unique filmmaking processes behind Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’
Director David Silverman talks about the unequalled ongoing success of the series as well as well as how the shows are produced.
USC Professor Mark Bolas, a virtual reality pioneer, discusses applications for VR beyond entertainment and the challenges that virtual reality faces along the path to widespread consumer adoption.
Kim Libreri, CTO, and Ray Davis, Unreal Engine GM, from Epic Games, talk about opportunities for Unreal Engine in VR.
Marc Weigert, CEO of Uncharted Territory, talks about economic realities, production strategies and the inherent difficulties in making a good VFX-driven film.
Max Solomon, an animation supervisor at Framestore, discusses his work as on 'Jupiter Ascending' and 'Gravity.'
Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.
Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.
Christophe Hery, global tech and research TD at the Pixar Research Group, talks about the importance of new lighting technology on the film 'Finding Dory.'
Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.
Sebastian, a visual effects and digital media technologist, discusses consumers' acceptance of virtual reality and what the technology means for creators.