The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films -- narrative and documentary-are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events.
Events: Special Effects
Executives from major motion picture studios and other buyers of post production services will offer advice on how to win their business in a lunch-time panel discussion hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance's Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG), Wednesday, June 17th, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Luxology LLC is continuing its successful European Roadshow by hosting a modo 401 launch event in Paris on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event will serve as a platform for Luxology to debut the newest version of the company's innovative 3D modeling, painting and rendering software, modo 401.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "A Tribute to Dick Smith: The Godfather of Special Makeup Effects," on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Six-time Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker will host the evening, which will be attended by Smith himself and will feature a panel discussion including writer-director Guillermo del Toro, actor Hal Holbrook and makeup artists Greg Cannom, Kazuhiro Tsuji and Andrew Clement, among others.
Our world is changing dramatically. How does a production professional survive and make a living today? The Visual Effects Society and Gnomon School of Visual Effects have put together a day of panels and workshops geared to give you concrete advice, up-to-date information and valuable tools to help you not only survive, but thrive in the future.
Saturday, June 13
8:30 Registration/Coffee9:00 Panel: Reinventing Yourself/Crossing Over10:30 Panel: What Are Companies Looking For?12:00 Lunch will be provided for a nominal fee
To celebrate the forthcoming release of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series, Warner Bros. Pictures have created a magical moving tour which will visit various UK destinations between the 13th and 22nd June 2009 (full list of destinations below).
« Le Festival », the first theater specialized in animation and special effects in France, organize a short film competition with fiction films using special effects.This competition takes place from 2009, June 12th to 14th, in the « Le Festival » theater – Bègles (France)
You can enter your film using the entry form available on http://www.cinemalefestival.fr/telechargement/courtsfx-en.pdf
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the 1939 action-adventure film GUNGA DIN on Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Before the presentation, Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron will discuss the sound and visual effects used in the film. The program also will be presented in New York on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.
The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will host a one night only event, sponsored by Side Effects software on the making of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN. Francisco Rodriguez, FX Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues will provide an overview of the visual effects techniques employed across the production pipeline integrating both propriety tools and Houdini. There will be a special emphasis showcasing the creation of the climatic "Netherworld Sequence."
The Producers Guild is working with the top producers in the entertainment industry to host the first annual Produced By 2009 conference this June 5-7 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Attendees will interact with and learn from the likes of James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy, Lauren Shuler Donner and producers of Emmy winning TV shows including DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and TWO AND A HALF MEN.
-- The Collaborative Process Of Visual Effects: From Previs To Post
Creating today's entertainment media demands community, collaboration and teamwork. Community is vital to artists struggling in the current economic landscape. The Industry Giants 2009: Building a Community, Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum features 2D artist/animator Michel Gagne, veteran of Warner Bros., Disney and Pixar, Jay Hawkins, Epic Games' Senior Concept Artist for Gears of War and many other creative professionals.
Join a select audience in screening award-worthy television hosted by The Envelope, the awards insider from the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Following each screening will be a conversation with the talent, moderated by their journalists with participation by you.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA will screen June 4 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Primetime Emmy Screening Series. Other shows in the series include SONS OF ANARCHY (June 1), THE SHIELD (June 1), CALIFORNICATION (June 2), RESCUE ME (June 3), IN PLAIN SIGHT (June 9) and THE CLEANER (June 10).
The first films that will screen in this year's festival have been revealed, presenting a diverse selection of titles that will screen in Australia for the first time.
Amongst those in the official competition are animated features CORALINE, BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS and SUNSHINE BARRY AND THE DISCO WORMS.
Luxology and Escape Studios invite you to join us at the modo 401 launch event on June 3, 2009 at The Moving Picture Company in London.
Come see the brand new version of modo with stunning new 3D animation and rendering features and hear from leading artists who have already employed modo 401 in production. Meet modo users from throughout the U.K. and learn about this amazing software for the PC and Mac.
When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 20092:30 to 5 p.m.
Location:The Moving Picture Company127 Wardour Street
At Pantin's venue Cine 104, the third edition of the international forum on 3D images will be presented by Claude Bartolone, president of the Seine-Saint-Denis department's General Council, and Stephan Faudeux, organizer of Dimension 3.
For its third edition, Dimension 3 will be settle in the department of the Seine-saint-Denis, a region that strongly supports 3D research and production. This move will help the Forum to implement an animation plan in favor of the markets convergence
From June 2-4, 2009, Dimension 3 invites all the actors and professionals of the cinema, TV, video games, entertainment, communication or training industries to one of the most important event of the 3D industry in the world.
E3 Expo is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. For more information, visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.
You've skated at the Great Park ice rink, danced the night away under the glow of the Great Park Balloon, now grab your blanket and beach chair and come to the Great Park Movie on the Lawn on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. See the original 2007 box office hit TRANSFORMERS (PG-13), with exciting characters, staggering effects and exhilarating action, before the sequel hits theaters this summer. Admission and parking are free.
backup stands for films and videos reflecting, defining and readjusting the boundaries and prospects of film and its diverse segments by creatively experimenting with different ways of production and expression.
That is why backup is looking for film works that refuse to be categorized by genres, topics and other traditional criteria -- experiments in the format of moving picture.
Do you like movies with creepy creature special effects? Meet Hollywood puppetry and special effects master Greg Aronowitz (THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK; LABOU) and go behind the scenes of Hollywood puppetry and animatronics.
Using examples from his "Best of Fest" Award-winning film LABOU, director Greg Aronowitz and producer Sheri Bryant share the magic of creature creation by bringing a puppet character to life. This hands-on workshop will give 30 lucky kids the chance to see puppetry and animatronics in action, then ask questions and create their own Labou puppets!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off summer screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on Monday, May 18, with a big-screen presentation of GONE WITH THE WIND. The 10-film 70th anniversary celebration, which will run through August 3, showcases all of the Best Picture nominees from a landmark year that saw the release of an exceptional number of outstanding films. All screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
As a child, would you have guessed that one of your favorite toys would influence the future of 3D imaging technology? Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local SIGGRAPH chapter, today announced the "From Toys to Technology - Stereoscopic Display" event, scheduled to take place Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus. Highlighting Oregon-engineered stereoscopic display systems, the evening will discuss stereoscopic terms and concepts, and will offer an inside look at Oregon's very own youth phenomenon, the View-Master.
Design Festa is a biannual international art event, started in 1994. It is open to all artists from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent freely. 7,000 artists working in a variety of mediums will be present, turning the two day event into artistic chaos. There will be booth areas(2,600 booths), an outdoor live-show stage, an indoor stage, a mini-theater space and a restaurant and cafe/bar area, all for your enjoyment during these two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery.
"Star Trek: The Exhibition" made its East Coast debut Saturday, May 16 in the Mandell Center at The Franklin and run through September 20. The 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition contains the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic STAR TREK ships, costumes and props from over 40 years of STAR TREK.
GDC Canada plans to serve this fast-growing region by providing a forum for Canadian developers to share best practices for fostering ingenuity and quality within their globally distributed games. Unique to GDC Canada's content lineup is an emphasis on the production cycle of game development, with tracks focused on: Concept/Preproduction, Production, Finalling and Post Launch/Analysis. By organizing the conference tracks according to the stages of development rather than specific fields, participants can better understand production cycle efficiencies and their teammates' point of view.