THE DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR THE IRISH VFX AND ANIMATION SUMMIT 2013 HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Screen Training Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Animation Skillnet are supporting the inaugural Irish VFX and Animation Summit, taking place in the Lighthouse Cinema and Science Gallery on Friday 29th/Saturday 30th November.  This event is open to students, graduates, educators and professionals working across VFX, animation and games, and will include workshops, masterclasses and talks.  In addition, the local animation and VFX community will be part of the Summit, showcasing their recent work and talking to attendees in an informal setting about their studios, key technical and creative issues, and careers for graduates.  Early bird tickets for the summit can now be purchased until Monday 4th November.  Discounted group rates are available for companies.

The line-up so far includes:

 

NUKE                                    Anthony Smith, Compositing Supervisor, Framestore (Gravity)

 

ANIMATION & PREVIS   Vincent Aupetit, Previs Supervisor, The Third Floor (Thor: The Dark World; Dracula Untold)

 

HOUDINI                             Gavin Graham, Co-Head of 3D, Double Negative (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2012, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

 

PIPELINE/DI                        Des Carey, Partner/VP of Post Production, Light Iron (The Amazing Spiderman, Flight, Ender’s Game)

 

PYTHON                               William Hall, Pipeline Software Lead, MPC (Man of Steel, World War Z, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy)

 

CLOUD RENDERING        Dr. James Kennedy, Founder and CEO, Rendicity

 

ARNOLD                               Matt Leonard, Head of Training, Sphere VFX

 

CASE STUDY:

LAST DAYS ON MARS      Ed Bruce, VFX Supervisor, Screen Scene VFX

 

INDUSTRY PANEL             William Sargent, Co-Founder/CEO, Framestore (Gravity)

                                                Greg Maguire, Co-Founder & CEO, Inlifesize; Professor of Animation, University of Ulster

                                                Gareth Lee, Animation Programme Leader, BCFE/Network Manager, Animation Skillnet

 

 

More speakers to be announced in the coming days.

For further info, go to www.vfxsummit.com.  For all queries, contact info@vfxsummit.com.

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