15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media
May 04-07, 2010, Stuttgart, Germany, www.fmx.de
Newsletter #5 – Last program updates – Get ready for FMX 2010!
++ Win Iron Man 2 Preview Ticket +++
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++ Focus UK, Focus China and Focus Hamburg +++
In the Focus tracks FMX concentrates on individual regions. The Focus UK features Simon Stanley-Clamp (Cinesite) and Gary Brozenich (MPC) both on “Clash of the Titans” as well as Jonathan Fawkner (Framestore) on “Sherlock Holmes”, Taylor James on CGI in 360° Advertising and Nexus Productions on Realtime Interactivity for Music, Broadcast and Art. The Focus China will include presentations by Kevin Geiger and Wen Feng (both Magic Dumpling Entertainment), as well as the Beijing Film Academy, Times Zuo You Animation Studio, Beijing Jin Ding Animation Studio, Int’l Copyright Exchange of China, Beijing Film Animation Association and Beijing Bureau of Radio, Film & TV. And last but not least the program also embraces the Focus Hamburg and Focus Scandinavia.
++ flashconference returns to FMX 2010 +++
The 12th edition of the flashconference will address the most recent developments for flash features and their application in games, film and TV, design, in-depth programming, art and iPhone apps. Don’t miss Seb Lee-Delisle (Plug-in Media) on 3D flash games, Clayton Miller on complexity and abstraction in Uls, Florian Feiler on Creating and publishing an iPhone App and last but not least Raul Escolano (Nikomedo Animation) on flash animation from web to TV.
++Joined forces: FMX and Quo Vadis +++
For the very first year, FMX 2010 and Quo Vadis developer’s conference form a partnership by exchanging programs at their events. The Quo Vadis track at FMX will cover new developments in browser-based games with speakers such as Bernhard Falch, Managing Director at Sulake Germany, talking about “Habbo Hotel”, Carsten van Husen, Head of Publishing at Gameforge and Oliver Heins, Producer at Bigpoint. The FMX track at Quo Vadis will present talks by Hannes Appell and Margherita Balzerani. Quo Vadis takes place April, 27 – 29 at the Berlin Congress Center.
++ Meet top names in the Company Showcase +++
In the Company Showcase global players present their very individual program. Be sure not to miss Autodesk, Chaos Group with Mackevision on V-Ray, NVIDIA, Pixar Animation Studios, the Echtzeit Lounge by Deutsche Telekom and the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Walt Disney Animation Studios and last but not least: The Foundry.
++ Recruiting boasts 23 companies +++
Find out what jobs are coming up in the Recruiting Presentations and collect first-hand information from recruiters talking about corporate culture, job prerequisites, upcoming productions and the specific qualifications that their companies are looking for. You want to hook up with recruiters face-to-face and make most of your time? Then check out the Recruiting Desks and get in touch with attending recruiters ahead of time for appointments.
In a laid-back atmosphere of casual encounter, find out where to join the team: Aardman Animations, Animal Logic, ARRI visual effects, Black Rock Studio, Blue Sky Studios, Cinesite, Crytek, Deutsche Telekom, Double Negative, DreamWorks, Framestore, Ilion Animation Studios, Imageworks, LIGA_01 Computerfilm, Mackevision, MPC, Pixomondo, rise | Fx, RTT, ScanlineVFX, The Mill, Trixter Film, Ubisoft Studios, unexpected and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
++ MFG Games Track and MFG Education Track at FMX +++
Baden-Württemberg is one of the leading research locations in the field of visualization and simulation technologies and attracts many creative creative industries such as games. MFG Innovation Agency for ICT and Media Baden-Wuerttemberg hosts and presents the MFG Games Track to give young game companies from the region an opportunity to present their products and visions to an international audience. MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg presents the Education Track where expectations and requirements in education and recruiting will be discussed. Sony Pictures Imageworks will send Don Levy and Ken Maruyama to explain education in the Age of Imagination with their IPAX Program. Following their presentation is a panel where school meets industry to discuss the challenges of today’s teaching and recruiting.
++ School Campus features 22 schools +++
This year 22 schools from seven countries (Austria, Denmark, England, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand) will be present at FMX with School Desks. Visitors can talk directly with trainers and inform themselves on their programs or exchange their experiences with students, other talents or professionals that might drop by as well. Some schools provide deeper insights on curriculum information, student films, making-ofs or results of academic research in their School Presentations.
++ Benefit from online prices – get your ticket now! +++
Visit the FMX ticket shop to save money and time by buying your ticket now. The online shop will be available until April 26th. You will be able to buy tickets on site from May 3rd.
+ + Ash cloud over Europe + + +
FMX 2010 will take place as planned from May 04-07, 2010. The normalization of the European flight traffic is expected shortly.
FMX is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, AIAS Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, ACM Siggraph, 5D Conference and the Stuttgart Media University. It is hosting the Animation Production Day 2010 (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). FMX is funded by the Ministry of State and the Ministry of Economics Baden-Wuerttemberg, the MFG Film Funding, the MFG Innovation Agency for IT and Media and the FFA German Federal Film Board. It is organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Publisher: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg – Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction
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Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction
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