FMX 2016 - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
April 26-29, Stuttgart, Germany
Newsletter #2 - February 2016 - FMX spotlights "Blending Realities" + Ticket Shop is Now Open
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In 2016, FMX is all about you, and me, and everyone we know in digital entertainment: In spotlighting the theme "Blending Realities," FMX creates a space to discover the realities of others in Art, Technology and Business from conceptualization methods to distribution models. Together with your peers you can dig into the opportunities of assimilation, cooperation or convergence that arise from your similarities and differences at FMX 2016, taking place April 26-29.
You're a big reality blender yourself? Then purchase your ticket now, our ticket shop has just opened its doors!
Blending Realities from VFX to Augmented Reality
Playgrounds for new visions and storytelling: VFX, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are just some of the fields which zoom in on the new realities that climb the stage this year. Other topics to immerse yourself in: Disruptive Technologies, Hack Art, Directing for VR, Cameras & Pipelines and more. And we won't forget your favorites such as Concept Art, Virtual Humans Forum, VFX for TV and for Commercials. The Lighting & Rendering track shifts its focus to cinematographers and directors of photography this year, bringing people from Live-Action and VFX closer together for a new take on the subject. You want to know something about your host, the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg? Lucky you! The program also features an introduction to the Filmakademie in celebration of its 25th birthday.
The Little Prince , Chris Robinson and Axis Animation
A trickle that will turn into a flood of content: the first confirmations have arrived! Director Mark Osborne and Stop Motion Creative Director James Caliri talk about their successful blend of 3D computer animation and stop motion in The Little Prince , while Chris Robinson (Festival Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival) illuminates his artistic evolution as part of the "Animation Wild & Strange" track. What's more, Game Cinematics move into the spotlight with Creative Director Stuart Aiken from Axis Animation who, amongst others, provides insights into the epic introduction sequence of Halo 5 as well as into the collaboration between Axis, 343 Industries and Microsoft Games for the game's cinematics. And this year's tech talks include Tomasz Bednarz ' series of presentations on "Hack Art" and Jon Peddie 's track "Graphics à la Cloud."
Forum delights at the Recruiting Hub, Marketplace and beyond
Your showreel needs some work - the Recruiting Hub is filling fast. With Animal Logic , Axis Animation , Dassault Sytemes 3DExcite , Double Negative , Framestore , Illumination Mac Guff Image Engine , Mackevision Medien Design , MPC , Method Studios , The Mill , RISE FX and TRIXTER Film you get to impress some of the most renowned studios in animation, effects, games and software applications. Just around the corner from the Recruiting Hub, the following companies have said yes to a booth on the Marketplace: Chaos Group , Laubwerk , VICON , Xsens , and first-timer BenQ . Both VICON and Chaos Group have booked Workshop slots as well, as have Cinnamon VFX , Esri and MAXON . In addition, MAXON has also already put its name on the visitor bags that you receive when you collect your ticket in person. What's more, you'd better put a star on your calendar for the all-time favorite Echtzeit Party on Wednesday, April 27, which is brought to you by Scanline VFX . Are you still on the look-out for partnering opportunities with FMX? There are only a few Forum slots left, you'd better check out our offerings fast!
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FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH , World Building Institute and Eurographics . FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day ( APD ), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart ( ITFS ).
Publisher: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction