Asterix – The Secret of the Magic Potion: Anatomy of a Gallic village

Categories: Animation , Expo Session By: Clément Deltour, Mikros Animation

Immerse yourself in the heart of a Gallic village and explore the trade secrets of the feature film “Asterix – The Secret of the Magic Potion”, made at Mikros Animation Paris. Through the analysis of a sequence, the presentation will cover the following themes: – how to produce a 3D road movie – a new […]

Creating an animated avatar and app for deaf children to learn to read

Categories: Animation , Premium session By: Neil Pymer, Aardman

A breakdown of StorySign, an app created at Aardman with FCB Inferno that aims to teach deaf children to learn how to read. This talk will delve into the challenges around the design, animation and technology that we overcame to make this project a reality.

Dumbo: building Dreamland

Categories: Premium session , VFX By: Dumbo: building Dreamland

Hear from VFX Supervisor Hubert Maston on the work that went into building Dreamland, a pivotal environment for Tim Burton’s wonderful live-animation reimagining of the Disney classic.

FIRST MAN: The Production and In-Camera FX of an Epic Biopic

Categories: Premium session , VFX By: Michelle Eisenreich, DNEG

DNEG’s work on First Man was focused around trying to create the most realistic and immersive in-camera VFX shots ever seen. Discover how the First Man crew achieved the movie’s cinéma vérité feel by using a blend of visual effects, special effects, NASA archival footage and scaled models to create an authentic 1960’s documentary look. […]


Categories: Premium session , VFX By: Joseph Kasparian, Hybride Technologies Patrick Tubach, Industrial Light & Magic

Join the visual effects team as they take you behind the scenes on one of 2018’s biggest films. The team will showcase the innovative shooting techniques developed for the film and the unique collaboration with Director Ron Howard that allowed this chapter in the Star Wars universe to be brought to the screen. The team […]

The VFX of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Categories: Expo Session , VFX By: Mathieu Assemat, MPC Film

CG Supervisor Mathieu Assemat will offer an insight into MPC Film’s work on Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Led by overall VFX Supervisor Max Wood and MPC VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg, MPC’s artist’s crafted more than 1000 shots for Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The scope of the work was wide-ranging, […]

Underlying Form–The Application of Classical Art Concepts to Animation

Categories: Animation , Expo Session By: Chris Kirshbaum, Cinesite

This lecture will be about connecting the past with the future. Citing examples of classical art innovations (2 point and 3 point perspective, architectural structure, and greater understanding of anatomy, among others), I will do a demonstration on how the application of such concepts can help posing and performance in 3D character animation. I will […]

Welcome To Marwen

Categories: Premium session , VFX By: Welcome To Marwen

Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome To Marwen tells the story of Mark Hogancamp – a man who rebuilds his life and his memories after a horrific hate crime using photography and a fictional town called Marwencol that is populated by dolls. Such a unique story required some truly unique aesthetics, and Framestore was proud to work on […]