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FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

FMX 2024 is around the corner, and the conference has shared more news teasing exciting programming updates. This year FMX attendees can explore timeline mayhem in Loki Season 2 and gain insight into the making of the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special. The 28th edition of the 4-day hybrid event will explore “Connecting Idea” when it returns to Stuttgart April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Latest Confirmations for FMX 2024:

VFX FOR FEATURES: Inside creative VFX development for Marvel Studios' The Marvels

Join the behind-the-scenes discussion about The Marvels with VFX supervisors Tara DeMarco and Sarah Eim, alongside pivotal vendor supervisors Dominik Zimmerle, Ernest Dios (both Trixter), and Pietro Ponti (Industrial Light & Magic). They will discuss asset and FX ideation, creation, and collaborative sharing as they unravel the magic behind the stunning visual effects crafted for Goose, Saber Space Station, and the dynamic elements that bring this film to life.

VIRTUAL PRODUCTION: Getting to final VFX in Doctor Who

UK Studio REALTIME provided cutting-edge virtual production and futuristic CG for Doctor Who: "Wild Blue Yonder," a special episode to commemorate the show’s 60th anniversary. With the return of the much-loved David Tennant as the Doctor, the episode takes fans to the very edge of the universe where sinister alien doppelgangers steal the show. James Coore, VFX Supervisor, and Jonathan Rawlinson, head of episodic, will be talking through the process; from the onset virtual production to final VFX. 

THEN & NOW, curated by Ian Failes, befores & afters

Going old-school: Breaking down the practical and in-camera effects in I’m A Virgo: director Boots Riley’s Amazon Prime Video series I’m A Virgo made significant use of what might be called "old-school" effects filmmaking, including in-camera effects with forced perspective shooting, large and small puppets, miniatures, practical effects, and many specialized scale set-ups. Here, visual effects supervisor Todd Sheridan Perry will share the secrets of these in-camera approaches, which were also complemented with digital VFX techniques.

Learn in-camera effects filmmaking with Todd Sheridan Perry: In this follow-up to Todd Sheridan Perry’s talk, he’ll be joined by VFX journalist Ian Failes to deliver a masterclass on how to set up a forced perspective shoot, right there as a hands-on demo for attendees.

What you need to know to build VFX software: Mark Elendt, Senior Mathematician at SideFX, will present and be joined in conversation with Ian Failes to discuss his more than 30-year history in building visual effects software. Houdini is a mainstay at so many VFX, animation and games studios, and Elendt will dive into the history and intricacies of the tool, especially relating to rendering and its earlier incarnation as Prisms. Attendees will get to talk directly to Elendt in a more intimate setting, to get down to the finer details of building VFX tools.

Forum News: Line-Up is growing -

Early Bird Discount for Partners ends February 18

The Marketplace, the Workshops, the Recruiting Hub, and the School Campus are filling up with many long-term partners as well as FMX first-timers taking advantage of the Early Bird discount that is available through February 18. More information is available here.

Source: FMX 2024

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.