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Newsletter #4 - February 2018: William Joyce, Early Bird Tickets and Trailer #3!

31.01.2018

You can't talk about Creating Worlds without taking a closer look at concept art - one of the creative disciplines that stands at the beginning of the creative process and majorly influences what each world will look like in the end. Today, we are happy to confirm the first speakers who are going to be part of this year's Concept Art track and who will illuminate what it takes to create a cohesive world filled with designs.

Last, but definitely not least, don’t miss Behind the Beard trailer #3!

Get your early bird ticket!

Have you already bought your ticket for FMX 2018? If not, we have a very good reason why you shouldn't wait for too long. Until March 15, you will receive an early bird discount on your ticket purchase. So don't hesitate, buy your ticket now and get excited for FMX 2018!

Latest confirmations - William Joyce, Lynne Naylor and Stuart Shankly

This year's Concept Art track, curated by Patrick Hanenberger, Production Designer and World Builder at The Neuland, will focus on artists who create cohesive worlds filled with characters, backstories and visually rich environments.

William Joyce (Moonbot Studios) truly impersonates this year's FMX theme Creating Worlds. He builds worlds in many mediums. The director, producer, production designer, screenwriter, author, illustrator, app designer, and pioneer in the digital and animation industry won the Academy Award in 2011 for the best animated short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which was based on his New York Times #1 Bestselling book.
After beginning his film career as a character designer on the original Toy Story, he has produced, written and designed projects with nearly every major film studio. Feature films based on his books include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons. Currently he is directing his first animated feature film The Extincts produced by Cirrina Studios.

Furthermore Lynne Naylor, who received an Annie Award for her design work on Samurai Jack, will step into the limelight of the Concept Art track as well, sharing her wealth of knowledge with the audience.

Moreover, the first confirmation for the The Art of Animation track just came in: Stuart Shankly (Cartoon Saloon), Assistant Director of The Breadwinner, will share some insights into the Oscar-nominated movie.

FMX Forum: Scanline VFX and latest Partner confirmations

Wonderful news! We are thrilled to announce that Scanline VFX will be on board as a Main Partner. Thank you so much!

Moreover, you will have the opportunity to meet up with them at the Recruiting Hub next to congaz Visual Media Company, Eder, LIGA 01 and Rise FX, who just confirmed their participation in FMX 2018 as well. BenQ will be represented at the Marketplace, while Vicon will not only have a booth at the Marketplace but will also host a Workshop. Furthermore, you will have a double chance to meet up with SAE Institute Stuttgart too, who will welcome you at the School Campus and at their Workshops. Rounding off the fantastic list of partner confirmations, TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences just booked a booth at the School Campus.

APD - Submit your animation project

Our partner event Animation Production Day (April 26-27, 2018) is the place to be for everyone who wants to find a business partner for their brilliant animation project. Submit your idea to APD, Germany's most important financing platform in the field of animation, until February 20, 2018! Further information is available on our website.

Behind the Beard - Trailer #3

Bruno already had to face some stormy winds and a heavy snow shower - sure thing that another natural force will hit him in trailer #3, right? But no, what is going to happen to Bruno this time doesn't have to do anything with the weather. What might it be? Watch trailer #3 to find out more!

 

 

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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