Animex AVFX schedule

16 May 2019

09:00

Registration

For unregistered attendees only. Europa Building

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09:55

Welcome

Chris Wyatt – AVFX Coordinator

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10:05

Blue Sky Studios - Design & Style Development

Jason Sadler will discuss his design process on past Blue Sky films as well as the upcoming “Spies in Disguise” with a focus on character design, aesthetic principles and the thinking behind style development for feature animation.

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Jason Sadler

Lead Designer
Blue Sky Studios


11:00

Mother of Dragons: A study in on-set Technical Direction

We will dive into what it takes to ride a dragon and breathe fire. I will present my work on Game of Thrones Season 7, with specific focus on shot design. We will explore the techniques behind effective on-set virtual production, technical planning and the execution of complex elements when the brief is 'let's shoot this for real'. I will be covering the evolution of these shots from previs, through pre-animation, techvis and final motion control element design and the challenges we faced in bringing together specialist equipment for the first time.

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Kaya Jabar

Virtual Production Supervisor
The Third Floor


12:00

Lunch



13:30

The animation of "Dumbo"

Making an elephant fly! A look behind the scenes on the animation process and challenges MPC faced on Disney's Dumbo.

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Chiara Antelmi

Senior Animator
MPC


14:30

Break



15:00

DNEG's creature work

Ariele Podreider Lenzi, Creature Supervisor at DNEG, talks about the creative and technical challenges behind DNEG's most recent creature work.

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Ariele Podreider Lenzi

Creature Supervisor
DNEG


16:00

The Cinematography of Slaughter Race

Join Layout Artist Lindsey St. Pierre for a look inside how the gritty world of Slaughter Race was filmed for "Ralph Breaks the Internet", using cameras and staging to enhance the energy of a scene.

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Lindsey St. Pierre

Layout Artist
Disney


17:00

Close

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19:30

AVFX Lounge

A lively networking event for audience, speakers and industry recruiters in our Student Union’s Terrace Bar.



17 May 2019

09:00

Registration

For unregistered attendees only. Europa Building

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University



10:00

Solo: creating and destroying a mountain environment

In this talk Julian Foddy will cover everything about the Vandor train heist sequence from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Starting with planning and preparation for this complex sequence he will look at concept art, previs, shooting on location in the dolomites and on set at pinewood studios. He will then discuss how the team recreated the mountain range in CG using photogrammetry techniques, and the execution of the visual effects on approximately 300 shots. The talk finishes with a look at the mountain explosion and the interesting blend of practical elements of small underwater explosions with CG fx simulations.

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Julian Foddy

Visual Effects Supervisor
Industrial Light & Magic


11:00

Avengers: Endgame

It all comes down to this. A culmination of over ten years of movies, dubbed the ‘Infinity Saga’, Avengers: Endgame marks the end of an era for both Marvel Studios and Framestore. Having worked their magic on eleven films in the build-up to this epic finale, the creative studio was excited to jump on board to tackle some key sequences and characters - ultimately delivering over 300 shots of super-powered VFX. CG Supervisor Robert Allman joins us to dive into the making of the film.

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Robert Allman

CG Supervisor
Framestore


12:00

Lunch

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13:30

Lighting & Rendering a Robot Rave for The Chemical Brothers

Hundreds of unique robots. Five minute of footage. Four months from the shoot to deliver. Hot off the heels of completing our last music video for The Chemical Brothers, directors Dom & Nic came back to The Mill to help them realise their ambitious project for "Free Yourself". During the talk, we will cover all aspects of how we went about realising the project, from initial R&D work, through concepting to final composites.

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Kate Gabriel

3D Artist
The Mill


14:30

Break

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15:00

Credible Effects for an Incredible World

From words to pixels, from a script to the big screen, this presentation goes through the breakdown how we created the effects in Incredibles 2.

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Krzysztof Rost

Technical Director
PIXAR


16:00

Swing Behind-the-Scenes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Imageworks was tasked with breaking the rules in order to create a stylized universe and bring the Academy Award®-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the big screen. From animation to technology, artists were challenged with developing new tools and techniques to create a groundbreaking visual style for this fresh and highly original take on a comic book character beloved by fans worldwide.

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Josh Beveridge

Animation Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks


17:00

Close

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