2015 Conference Summaries

Conférence

Summary

The Conferences are organised around three themes to give an overview of the creation, production and broadcasting/distribution chain.

Collaborative Tools and Flexible Methods | Outils collaboratifs et méthodes agiles / Collaborative Tools and Flexible Methods, Éric SERRE, Flavio PEREZ, Anaël SEGHEZZI, Yann COUDERC, Jeff STRINGER, Jon DOBSON, (modératrice Marie-Pierre JOURNET) © G. Piel/CITIA

Collaborative Tools and Flexible Methods

Available only in French.


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Writing within the Production Chain | L'écriture dans la chaîne de fabrication / Writing within the Production Chain, Josselin CHARIER, Marie-Laurence TURPIN, Chris NEE, Mélanie DUVAL, Laurent SARFATI, (modératrice Alice DELALANDE) © D. Bouchet/CITIA

Writing within the Production Chain

The aim of this discussion is to approach writing as a step in the production chain rather than a solitary process. Considering various issues specific to TV series, what problems are there likely to be in writing, in the exchanges with storyboarders and throughout the production chain in general?


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Emerging Tools | Outils émergents / Emerging Tools, Stéphane DEVERLY, François GRASSARD, Alexandre GAUTHIER-FOICHAT, Frédéric DEVERNAY, Loïc ANQUETIL Cédric GUIARD (modérateur HEYNEMANN Baptiste) © D. Bouchet/CITIA

Emerging Tools

Available only in French.


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Animating without Dialogue: The Animation in the Feature 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' | Animer sans dialogues : l'animation dans le long métrage 'Shaun le Mouton, le film' / Animating without Dialogue: The Animation in the Feature 'Shaun the Sheep Movie', William BECHER © E. Perdu/CITIA

Animating without Dialogue: The Animation in the Feature 'Shaun the Sheep Movie'

The spirit of a film about Shaun goes back to the 1980s when Aardman Animations hired Nick Park to help direct the "Wallace and Gromit" shorts. Shaun made his debut in 1995 in the third episode, "A Close Shave", where he ends up "shorn". William Becher, Lead Animator at Aardman takes us behind the scenes to show how his work takes shape to give a clearer understanding of how to handle puppets in stop motion.


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Pierre Coffin, Animator | Pierre Coffin animateur / Pierre Coffin Animator © K. Pauli/CITIA

Pierre Coffin, Animator

Pierre Coffin is someone who knows how to convey emotion. His visual gags are intended to be simple and the characters he creates have the gift of making people laugh. His animals and creatures carry the message that with time, a lot of effort and a bit of talent, it is possible to move an audience. Here, he takes a look back over his life and career, and explains how he came to make a film with Illumination Mac Guff, a subsidiary of Paris-based Universal Studios, one of the world leaders in animated features.


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Animated Features: Small Budget, Huge Success | Long métrage d'animation : petit budget, gros succès ! / Animated Features: Small Budget, Huge Success, Guillaume HELLOUIN, Marc GENTIL, Adeline MARGUERON, Solveig LANGELAND, (modérateur Christophe ERBES) © G. Piel/CITIA

Animated Features: Small Budget, Huge Success

Available only in French.


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Is There a Recipe for a Successful Girl/Boy TV Series? | Quelle est la recette du succès d'une série TV visant un public de filles ou de garçons ? / Is There a Recipe for a Successful Girl/Boy TV Series?, Eleanor COLEMAN, Adina PITT, Margie COHN, Julia PISTOR, David MICHEL, Avril BLONDELOT, modératrice Nathalie ALTMANN © G. Piel/CITIA

Is There a Recipe for a Successful Girl/Boy TV Series?

Available only in French.


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MPC Creature Feature: Animated Features Vs Feature Film VFX Animation | Long métrage : animation de personnages et VFX chez MPC / MPC Creature Feature: Animated Features Vs Feature Film VFX Animation, CHUNG Paul, (modérateur VANESSE Simon) © D. Bouchet/CITIA

MPC Creature Feature: Animated Features Vs Feature Film VFX Animation

Paul Chung began his career in animation and visual effects in 1981 in London and has worked on such films as "Space Jam" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" for Warner Brothers. He joined DreamWorks in 1999 and returned to London in 2011 to work with Framestore before ending up at MPC. He tells us about the animation industry and how to get into it.


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Weta Digital: Worlds of Characters & Creatures | Weta Digital : univers de personnages et créatures © Altimax

Weta Digital: Worlds of Characters & Creatures

This is Weta Digital's first visit to Annecy, represented by Oscar nominated Eric Reynolds, who has been working in animation since 1997. Today, he is Animation Supervisor with Peter Jackson's special effects company, which he joined in 2005 for "King Kong". Reynolds talks about his experience in special effects working on Avatar directed by James Cameron as well as Peter Jackson's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Hobbit".


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