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.