Programme 2013

  • Anatomy of a European Feature Studio: the Danish Example

    Over the past few years now, the Danish studio Copenhagen Bombay has been an example of sustainable production as it is able to create many home-made productions with remarkable controlled costs. This conference will explain the components of such a success.

    Wednesday 12 June 14:30 → 16:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • Anatomy of an International VFX Studio: ILM

    What is a large-scale international VFX studio? What talents must it gather together? What tools does it use? What is the importance of R&D in such a studio? What pipeline(s) must it be able to implement?

    Thursday 13 June 14:30 → 16:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • Development, Pipeline Choices, Post-Animation

    Within the industry of TV series as well as feature films, the major challenge studios are exposed to is to maximise the quality/productivity ratio. This conference will present different examples from studios' current practices: how do they respond to the artistic and technical challenges?

    Blue Spirit: how to keep the animation of the series The Mysterious Cities of Gold in France
    Cube: Cube's tube, Kaeloo 2 (made in Paris)
    Digital Graphics: colouring and rendering of Ernest & Celestine

    An overview of the pipeline of an episode from scenario to colour grading to show how insisting on pre-production (2D/3D) and developing custom tools allows us to automate advanced rendering and compositing.

    Tuesday 11 June 09:30 → 12:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • From Character Design to Animation: an Animator's Experience

    Movement, acting etc.: find out how a character is developed in pre-prod. Kristof Serrand will present the process and show how these different moments change the original design.

    Tuesday 11 June 16:30 → 17:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • Feature Films: 4 Case Studies

    The animation feature has to deal with the difficult equation of proposing original visual and narrative universes but without either the economic power of the American studios or the cheap labour force of emerging territories. The feature films presented offer different answers to this challenge at an editorial, organisational and technical level, as well as many examples to think about.

    • Oggy and the Cockroaches
    • Cafard
    • The Congress
    • Khumba

    Wednesday 12 June 09:30 → 12:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • Emerging Tools: Looking Ahead and the Effect on the Technical-Artistic Approach

    This conference presents a prospective look on different tools, practices and organisational methods that may be able to renew the artistic and technical approach of professionals to extend their possibilities of representation and/or improve productivity.

    Friday 14 June 09:30 → 12:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • Previsualisation and Pre-Production

    Pre-vis tools are becoming more common, although primarily used in VFX live action productions to try and obtain a better artistic control and lower cost by highlighting direction choices well beforehand. Could they be used in the same way in animation and are they going to create big changes in pre-production practices?

    Tuesday 11 June 14:30 → 16:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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  • VFX: The State of Technical and Artistic Art

    VFX and animation have a lot in common, from tools and skills to the same language. Through the presentation of some of last year's best creations, this Annecy traditional VFX conference will draw up an artistic and technical inventory that may be a source of inspiration for professionals of both activities.

    Thursday 13 June 09:30 → 12:30 - Chambre de métiers Salle Mont-Blanc

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