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FMX 2024 Shares Another Round of Program Updates

Attendees can explore the stylistic design choices behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and gain insight into artistic and technological innovations developed for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

The FMX 2024 countdown continues, and once again (as is customary!), we have the latest program updates for the 4-day hybrid event, which returns to Stuttgart April 23-26, available on demand April 27-May 31.

Tickets are on sale here.

Here are the latest program confirmations and updates:

VFX for Episodic: Creating the world of Fallout:

Award-winning VFX team, Jay Worth (overall VFX supervisor), Andrea Knoll (producer), Andreas Giesen (RISE | Visual Effects Studios), and Ben Grossmann (Magnopus) explore the use of physical and digital production methods in creating the world of Fallout Season 1.

Feature Animation: Collaborative Design in Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4 head of FX, Jason Mayer, shares stylistic choices made across departments that reinforce the design language inherent throughout the film. From horror-inspired transformations, non-traditional flashbacks, mystical portals, and graphic boss fights, see how the DreamWorks Animation artists and technicians, at every step of the pipeline, contribute and blend both 2D and 3D influences to achieve the final vision.

VFX for Features: Suit Up! Sony Pictures Imageworks presents Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Join FX supervisor Chris Messineo for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. The presentation will focus on the artistic and technological innovations developed for the highly anticipated feature.

Directed by Gil Kenan, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire sees the Spengler family return to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters, new and old, must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

The Responsible Studio: curated by Ilija Brunk:

Changing impact of Bomper's innovative Four-Day Work Week

Dive into Bomper Studio's Journey to a four-day work week with founder Emlyn Davies. Discover the strategic shifts and pivotal moments behind our quest for improved work-life balance. Davies will unveil driving factors and challenges that propelled the transition to this innovative schedule. Gain insights into streamlined production processes and the effective management of client needs within this paradigm shift.

Forum Confirmations 

SideFX brings the Houdini HIVE to FMX 2024 (in Raum Mannheim all day Wednesday and Thursday)

  • RISE, The Marmalade, Territory, Bottleship, DoubleJump, Untold, and El Ranchito artists share how they use Houdini in their work.
  • Learn about Houdini’s Solaris for Lookdev, Layout, and Lighting, as well as VFX workflows, Creature FX, pipeline automation solutions, and even autonomous vehicle technology.

Foundry is returning to FMX along with special guests from BlueBolt, DNEG, Framestore, Pixomondo, and beyond.

  • Go behind the scenes of Nimona, Napoleon, House of The Dragon, and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3. with insights from VFX and animation artists.
  • Learn about the latest product developments from Foundry.

Visit the FMX 2024 website for more information.

Source: FMX 2024

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.