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FMX Conference Spotlight

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 - Chris DeFaria

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:10pm

Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects at Warner Bros., discusses the success of ‘Gravity,’ assessing a film’s marketability, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Lightstorm Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 - Jon Landau

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:06pm

Jon Landau, James Cameron’s longtime producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, discusses the ‘Avatar’ sequels, new technologies, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Spotlight Oscar Winners ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Big Hero 6’

Academy Award-winning films are part of the Lighting & Rendering track, a recurring series of presentations among the most relevant and successful components of every FMX program. 

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Spotlight Immersion and Virtual Reality

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to explore the impact of immersive technologies on financing, content creation, distribution and viewing behavior across different platforms.

Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Headline News

FMX 2015 Trailer Features Filmakademie Short, ‘Wrapped’

Created by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg students Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, diploma project has won several awards at animation and visual effects events around the world.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2014 to Spotlight ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Organizers for Europe’s leading conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia announce that this year’s program will include a presentation on a number of highly anticipated yet unreleased films, including DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2.

FMX 2014 Headline News

FMX 2014 Spotlights Virtual Production with ‘Gravity,’ ‘Avatar 2’

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to spotlight virtual production in Gravity, Avatar 2 and more with speakers including Chris DeFaria, Tim Webber and Jon Landau.

Chaos Group Headline News

Chaos Spotlights Students, Independent Films at FMX 2014

Chaos Group will present a series of presentations at FMX 2014 to highlight improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya and show how V-Ray supports VFX students and independent filmmakers.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2014 to Spotlight ‘Gravity,’ ‘Spider-Man 2’ and ‘The LEGO Movie’

 One month before FMX transforms into the watering hole for the Art, Technology and Business communities, Europe's most influential conference on digital entertainment announces enriching additions to its impressive lineup of speakers and media productions.

FMX 2014 Headline News

FMX 2014 to Spotlight ‘Disruptive Education’

Program highlights are announced for FMX 2014, including a series of talks dedicated to ‘Disruptive Education,” feature presentations on Oscar winner Frozen and international film project The Physician, as well as renowned personalities such as Star Wars Concept Designer Christian Gossett and Oscar-winning Animator Chris Landreth.

FMX Headline News

INDAC, FMX 2014 Announce 'Cloudy 2' Screening & Talk

Sony Pictures Releasing, INDAC and FMX 2014 announce a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed by a talk, via Skype, with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.

Blogs

Oscar Winner Rob Legato Coming to FMX 2012

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:41am

FMX is thrilled to present Hugo's leading Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato as a main speaker at this year's event. Together with Ben Grossmann (Pixomondo) he talks about the challenges involved in making Hugo. What's more, in a second presentation you are able to get even closer to Hugo when Grossmann is joined by Matthew Gratzner (New Deal Studios) to dissect the impressive train sequence.

Blogs

First Confirmed Speakers for FMX 2012

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:06pm

While winter continues to freeze our feet, the FMX program is already beginning to blossom. New speakers confirm their attendance, and further exciting presentations and screenings fill desks and desktops at our FMX house.

Blogs

FMX 2012 Transmedia, Cloud Computing and Further Highlights

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:47am

The new subtitle "Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia" sums up the essence of the 17th edition of Europe’s largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of Digital Entertainment. In 2012, FMX focuses on new Animated Features, Visual Effects and Games as well as specific topics such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting und Rendering, Cloud Computing, Industrial CG and Transmedia.

Blogs

New FMX 2012 Trailer Debuts and Other Event Updates

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 5:21pm

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.

Blogs

An Interview with ILM’s Ben Snow and Pixar’s Christophe Hery

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 11, 2011 at 5:49pm

At FMX 2011, AWN sat with ILM vfx supervisor Ben Snow and Pixar's Global Tech and Research TD Christophe Hery. If you’re interested in lighting, shading, rendering, the ground-breaking work done on Davey Jones along with other insights into ILM and Pixar filmmaking, these interviews are for you.

Blogs

An Interview with Marc Petit, Senior VP of Autodesk M&E

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3:32pm

Marc Petit, Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division, talks about how studios are meeting the challenges of economic uncertainty and workforce globalization and how his company plans to meet future need for technology tools, including adoption of Open Source standards.

Blogs

An Interview with Disney Supervising Animator Clay Kaytis

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 1:09pm

Clay Kaytis, a 16 year veteran of Walt Disney Animation,talks about the production of Tangled, meeting the challenge of creating the studio's 50th animated feature, and how Glen Keane's consistent and skilled leadership challenged the CG artists to bring realistic motion, acting and feeling to the film.

Blogs

An Interview with Animation Director Bill Kroyer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:36pm

Bill Kroyer, animation director, teacher and one of the board of governors of the Motion Picture Academy, shares his thoughts on the original Tron, where it broke new ground and what impact it had on the computer animation field. He also talks about the new digital animation program at Chapman as well as some of the political issues animation faces within the Motion Picture Academy.

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