animago CONFERENCE: VFX Experts of X MEN, GODZILLA, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, IRON MAN 3 will be guests at the Media City Babelsberg, Germany
Munich/Potsdam, 16 September 2014. A number of international VFX luminaries, digital artists and animation experts will give keynote addresses at the two-day animago CONFERENCE on October 16 & 17 October 2014 in Potsdam-Babelsberg: they include Florian Witzel of Industrial Light & Magic, responsible for the visual effects of movies like Lucy, Transformers 4 or Pacific Rim, Tony Micilotta of MPC Moving Picture Company (X-Men, Godzilla, Harry Potter, World War Z), Juergen Schopper of ARRI Visual Effects (Saphirblau, Das Finstere Tal), Florian Gellinger of RISE/Visual Effects Studio (Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Borgia, Cloud Atlas) or Scott Clark of the legendary Pixar Animation Studios (Monsters University, Brave, Up) and many more.
The animago CONFERENCE is one of the industry’s most important trade events. It offers an ideal platform for networking, communication and information for experts in digital media production, young talent and film and media enthusiasts alike.
Highlights of this year´s conference program include for example the lessons of Scott Clark about “Step Away From the Computer! And Other Advice on Creating Great Character Animation” (Pixar Animation Studios, USA), Florian Gellinger about the invisible visual effects of DIE BÜCHERDIEBIN (RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Germany), Tony Micilotta about his work on X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (MPC, UK), Jorge Montiel Meurer about Characters in Advertising Spots (The Mill, UK), Juergen Schopper about the visual effects at SAPHIRBLAU (ARRI Visual Effects, Germany), Florian Witzel about VFX in the Hollywood Blockbusters LUCY, TRANSFORMERS 4, PACIFIC RIM (Industrial Light & Magic, USA), Joern Großhans about the Making-of GAME OF THRONES Season 4 (Mackevision Medien Design, Germany), Jan Stoltz about the Characters and Animation in THE 7TH DWARF (Trixter Film, Germany), Matthias Zabiegly about Racecars, Spaceships and Explosions – living every boys dream (Aixsponza, Germany) and Ruediger Kaltenhaeuser & Markus Lauterbach about „High End VFX and Character Animation for Commercials” (Glassworks, The Netherlands), Mike McGee about “GRAVITY – weightless with Sandra Bullock, Audrey Hepburn for a Galaxy Chocolate Commercial & Virtual Reality” (Framestore, UK) and many more.
Link program preview: http://www.animago.com/
Link speakers information: http://www.animago.com/en/
Once again this year, the event will be accompanied by an open-access trade exhibition known as the animago TRADE FLOOR. Over 30 companies drawn from the entire digital spectrum of media production will be on hand to provide information about their products, technologies and services. Among the companies on display are CADnetwork, Celluloid VFX, Chimney Deutschland, Dell, exozet, Kuka Roboter, Laubwerk, Nvidia, PNY, Software3D, VIZPARK, Wacom and Wonderlamp.
The animago AWARD winners in 2014 will be announced at a gala event on the evening of 16 October during the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE.
The total number of 50 submissions, out of exactly 1,014 entries, is nominated for the international renowned animago AWARD. The contest in the field of 3D animation, visual effects (VFX), visualization, game design and interactive media was launched by the German trade magazine DIGITAL PRODUCTION 18 years ago. Since 2009 the animago has been funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
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