‘Endgame’ screening, in cooperation with Trickfilm Festival, will cap four packed conference days starting April 30 in Stuttgart, Germany.
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY-- With more than 280 events and the top-notch FMX Forum, there is much to explore in the FMX 2019 schedule. The most recent conference programming announcement includes newly confirmed presentations on Marvel's Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel as well as the ITFMX screening of Avengers: Endgame, an insightful business talk with industry experts Andrea Miloro, Rob Bredow and Chris deFaria as well as the latest news on Games - Art & Play.
Marvel – Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Screening
The best things come in threes – that’s the number of Marvel events on this year’s FMX Program. In their talk about Avengers: Endgame, Dan DeLeeuw, VFX Supervisor at Marvel Studios, and Matt Aitken, VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital, will discuss visual effects planning in pre-production, the complexities of live action photography, and the execution of shots in post-production. Moreover, Additional VFX Supervisor Janelle Croshaw Ralla, Dominik Zimmerle (VFX Supervisor, Trixter) and Oliver Schulz (VFX Supervisor, RISE | Visual Effects Studios) will share fascinating insights into Captain Marvel.
The grand finale of FMX 2019 will be the ITFMX screening of Avengers: Endgame in cooperation with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film on Friday, May 03 – only one week after the movie’s international release!
Studio Insights – Executive Leaders on the latest Business Issues
This year's Studio Insights track, curated by Dave Gouge, Head of Marketing & Publicity at Weta Digital, delves into business issues with executive leaders who are influencing the industry today. Andrea Miloro, Co-President of Blue Sky Studios, Rob Bredow, Head of Industrial Light & Magic, as well as Producer and Executive Chris deFaria will discuss evolving business models, new perspectives on talent and technology, and opportunities within new platforms in one-on-one interviews and a panel.
The Games – Art & Play track, curated by Prof. Melanie Beisswenger (Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart), will highlight projects that are bridging the gap between serious storytelling and entertainment, as well as between visual arts and gameplay.
Kareem Ettouney, Art Director of Media Molecule, will explore how timeless mediums (paint, instruments, clay) are shaping the creation of the upcoming PS4 title Dreams' innovative toolset and how his team is creating a platform to support artists of every style. In his talk, Producer George Rowe of Aardman Animations – a studio renowned for animated films such as Shaun the Sheep and Early Man – will discuss creating Aardman's first-ever console game, 11-11: Memories Retold. Rex Crowle (Foam Sword) will share insights into the art and design of their hand-painted action-adventure game Knights and Bikes.
Forum News: Autodesk joins FMX 2019 as a Main Partner
The FMX Forum is complete - Autodesk will be joining the ranks of FMX 2019 Main Partners. The final companies rounding off the group of exhibitors at the FMX Forum are Unity Technologies with a Company Suite, and Walt Disney Animation Studios as well Ziva Dynamics, who will be offering workshops.
Tickets for FMX 2019 are available in the online ticket shop on www.fmx.de.
Source: FMX 2019
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.