Hope you're all doing awesome! 🚀 We're buzzing with excitement about the upcoming 28th edition of FMX. We'll be talking about CONNECTING IDEAS, and guess what? The LIGHTING & RENDERING track is making a comeback, curated by the amazing Christophe Hery (Director, Science Research, META).
Moreover, we’re ready to reveal our first confirmation highlights: The program will feature some truly amazing VFX in LOKI S2, a talk on stylized animation, and some insights on how to improve production profitability. ✨
VFX FOR EPISODIC
Christopher Smallfield to give insights on bending space & time in LOKI S2
Time is out of control in the second season of LOKI on Disney+: The two-faced god Loki from Marvel's AVENGERS universe turns out to not be his original scheming self but a surprisingly heroic variant. Someone has to venture out into the vacuum of space to fix the time loom - but no protective suit can save them from time erosion.
At FMX, VFX Supervisor Christopher Smallfield (Trixter) will explain how they came up with the look of that process. Prepare to be amazed!
LIGHTING & RENDERING
Daniel Damm sharing secrets on stylized animation
With every major animation studio doing stylized animation, it’s safe to say stylization is here to stay. Owner and animator Daniel Damm (Damm it!) will talk about who brought it on, and how they did it. How a few people thought outside the box and changed the entire industry.
Having seen where it all started, he will take a look at how things are done today. What are the current tools able or unable to do? Stylized animation is the ultimate art vs technology. Will it become available in real time engines the same way traditional 3D has after decades of technical advancements? And who will be the one bringing it there?
THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
How to improve profitability with Heiko Burkardsmaier
How can the use of the full power of Shotgrid or a similar data base help you improve the profitability of your VFX/animation production? Heiko Burkardsmaier (VFX Executive Producer and Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Accenture Song Content Germany) will cover basics such as Overhead calculation, Capacity usage and essential KPIs. He will also give a deeper dive into project planning and controlling.
Explore our Boards, now accessible on the FMX website. Our board members are instrumental in supporting FMX through their program recommendations, insight into trends, and deep understanding of the conference.
The FMX ticket shop will open end of January!
Newly developed animation projects can now be submitted for the 18th Animation Production Days (23-25 April 2024 in Stuttgart). The co-production and financing market – a joint venture of ITFS and FMX – also offers a Talent Program for newcomers and a Co-Producers’ Program for production companies and studios who are looking for animation projects to collaborate on.
Deadline for project submissions is 6 February, 2024.
More information: www.animationproductiondays.de
There’s much more to come soon from all different fields of film and media production, so stay tuned and come visit us at www.fmx.de!
Happy Holidays and a peaceful passage to 2024 🎅🏻 – looking forward to seeing you!