Animex Talk!

Programme: 9 February

OL1, Europa Building, University of Teesside

Please note: the schedule of events and speakers at Animex Talk! is a provisional programme and is subject to change.

8.45am Registration (Foyer of Europa Building)
9.15am Jaime Pardo, Director/Animator and Tia Perkins, Director/Animator
Small, independent, but big!
Award-winning collaborators Jaime and Tia describe life as a small studio and explain what it takes to survive in a very big business.
10.00am Curtis Jobling, Illustrator/Designer/Writer
From the page to the screen - getting a project green lit
Animex has been privileged to witness the development of a brand new TV show over the last few years. Designed and conceived by Curtis Jobling, Frankenstein's Cat has gone from children's book to being one of the most eagerly anticipated TV shows for many years. Catch an exclusive glimpse of what's in the can!
10.45am Break
11.00am Tim Searle, Animation Director/Producer
Survival in British Animation
Tim has been working in animation since leaving college in 1989. Using plenty of clips, Tim will plot his career in comedy animation and hopes to shed some light on how he's somehow managed to survive the UK animation scene.
11.45am Claire Jennings, Independent Producer Being a Producer
Fresh from working as Executive Producer on the Oscar winning feature Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit, Claire Jennings, in conversation with Paul Wells, will discuss just what it takes to work as a producer in the cut throat world of animated feature films.
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Chris Burn, Double Negative Visual Effects
Double Negative has become one of the largest special effects houses in the UK and has an impressive credits list. Chris will give an insight into the work required to create stunning visual effects for cinema.
2.15pm Eamonn Butler, Double Negative Visual Effects
Eamonn has an incredible CV with credits including some of the most popular films ever made at Disney Feature Animation. As a recent addition to the team at Double Negative and Head of Animation, Eamonn explains his role at the studio and how he is helping to broaden the scope of their work.
3.00pm Break
3.15pm Andy Lomas, Computer Graphics at Framestore CFC
After stints at ESC Studios and Dreamworks, Andy has recently returned to Framestore CFC as Head of Computer Graphics. As an alumnus of the University of Teesside, Animex is especially proud to welcome Andy back to talk about the recent work of the studio where he began his career.
4.00pm The Big Finish
For the finale of Animex this year there's a speakers summit! Your last chance to ask that question of all questions to one or all of our prestigious panel. This session will be chaired by Professor Paul Wells and will make sure Animex 2007 signs off with a bang!
5.30pm Close