THOR, PUSS IN BOOTS, Masterclasses and more

News | 03.04.2023



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The program includes a session on new camera techniques for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, challenges in realizing of the animated feature PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, and insights into the Netflix show ENTERGALACTIC. 📺


Plus Masterclasses by Ed Hooks and Craig Caldwell,and confirmation from Silver Partner BACKSTAGE.





Carlo van de Roer (Satellite Lab) talks about the lighting set-up for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER


Satellite Lab’s PlateLight is a system for simultaneously filming separate lighting set-ups on-set, to be combined in post for control over live action lighting. Carlo van de Roer's talk allows the FMX audience to discover how this film-making approach was used in the making of THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER for the ‘Moon of Shame’ and ‘Final Battle’ sequences, providing control of the position and movement of the sun and interactive lighting. Satellite Lab will present an inside look at their work developing in-camera based looks and filmmaking approaches.



Mark Edwards (DreamWorks Animation) sheds light on PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH


Beware of the big bad puss, ehm wolf! DreamWorks Animation VFX Supervisor Mark Edwards will break down the iconic PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH scene introducing the Wolf character. FMX visitors can learn what inspired key moments of the sequence, hear why adding Easter eggs and callbacks was important to the story, and deep dive into how the vision of a contemporary fairy tale was realized. From initial modeling design choices to final compositing filters, discover how the painterly world of PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH came to life.



DNEG Animation Creative Team on the Look and Style of ENTERGALACTIC


Fashion and style aficionados, get in line! DNEG Animation's creative team behind Netflix’ animated musical ENTERGALACTIC explains how they achieved the project's incredibly stylized look. Costume Modeller, Natasha Kanolik will delve into what it took to create fashion designer Virgil Abloh's designs in CG while Animation Director, Kapil Sharma, will speak to how his team created an animation style that was reflective of the show.



Masterclasses by Ed Hooks and Craig Caldwell


Classics and evergreens often come in twos. With Ed Hooks' Masterclasses, FMX attendees can learn both the basics and the essentials: Ed Hooks' two-part Masterclass "Acting for Animators" is aimed at 2D and 3D professionals who want to animate believable characters, and Craig Caldwell's "Breaking the Story Formula" gives participants the practical know-how to recognize the rules of a "good story" - and to break with them successfully.


Silver Partner: Backstage


BACKSTAGE is delivering the complete technical equipment for this year's FMX event. Since 2007, BACKSTAGE Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH has been the partner for exhibitors and experts on media questions. With more than 16 years of experience in the field of exhibition and event technology, BACKSTAGE is a reliable and professional partner with personality. The core tasks of BACKSTAGE Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH include the rental of 3D technology, 4k screens, video projectors as well as the setup and removal of technical equipment. Numerous events throughout Europe have been carried out successfully in recent years and the visitors have always been supplied with picture, light and sound of high quality.


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