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AEAF 2017 Speaker Program

Speaker Program
10am  - 5pm 15 and 16 August

AEAF Awards
6pm 16 August

AEAF is looking for, supervisors, animators and industry experts to speak at the 2017 Speaker Program, 15-16 August. Are you interested in presenting your work, ideas or vision to fellow VFX and digital artists? If you would like to be on the AEAF program, please email Sean Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weta Digital

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Weta Digital will give behind the scenes accounts of their latest major projects at AEAF. The Academy Award winning studio is one of the world’s best known visual effects companies, recognised for their performance-driven digital characters in projects ranging from ‘Avatar’ to ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Stay tuned for more exciting information coming soon.

Most recently the team has been working on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’, ‘War for the Planet for the Apes’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’. One of these projects will be the subject of the company’s presentation.

 

Animal Logic’s Rob Coleman to Speak  on ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

Head of Animation at Animal Logic, Rob Coleman, will speak at AEAF in August to give attendees a glimpse behind the scenes of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, showing his team's recent work.

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Head of Animation at Animal Logic, Rob Coleman, will be among the speakers at AEAF in August to give attendees a glimpse behind the scenes of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, showing the Animal Logic team's recent work.

Rob Coleman is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ (1999) and ‘Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones’ (2002). He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on ‘Men In Black’ (1997) and ‘The Phantom Menace’ (1999). He spent 14 years at Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilm Animation working closely with George Lucas. He has built and supervised animation teams in Canada, the United States, Singapore and Australia. He was the Head of Animation on ‘The LEGO Movie’ (2014) and was the Animation Supervisor on ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ (2017).  www.aeaf.tv

 

Jeff Capogreco Visual Effects Supervision ILM

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Jeff Capogreco joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2014 as an Associate VFX Supervisor on Jurassic World. He has a post graduate diploma in Computer Animation from Sheridan College and a successful 10+ year career producing top quality imagery for feature films. Prior to ILM he worked at WETA Digital as a VFX Sequence Supervisor on such films as The three Hobbit films, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin and Avatar.

Founder and creative director Ian Kirby and 3D artist Luke Bicevskis are coming to speak at AEAF in August from award-winning creative studio The Sequence Group, based in Vancouver.

 

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Two artists are coming to speak at AEAF in August from award-winning creative studioThe Sequence Group, based in Vancouver. In business for the last 11 years, the group specializes in design, animation and visual effects. Founder and creative directorIan Kirby, and 3D artist Luke Bicevskis who is also creative director at Sequence’s new Melbourne, Australia office, will talk about their work and company.

As creative director, Ian works at Sequence as director, producer and visual effects artist. He has extensive experience in film, television and gaming and works closely with production studios and video game developers with expertise in the narrative expansion of new and existing properties. Ian’s hands-on background in animation, visual effects and live action enables him to undertake and manage a broad spectrum of mediums and projects.

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Sequence Luke Bicevskis

Over his career, Luke has worked as a designer, illustrator, compositor and 3D artist on a number of award-winning projects across advertising, documentaries and animation. He won MIFF’s Best Short Documentary award for his illustrative work on Lukas Schrank's ‘Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island’. At Sequence, Luke has applied his skills to projects for clients including Microsoft, Disney and Slack.

Sequence opened in 2006 with an initial focus on broadcast design and motion comics. Ian and art director Andrew West worked together on one of the first motion comics, ‘Broken Saints’, a style that readily appealed to clients looking for backstory for films including ‘I Am Legend’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Prince of Persia’.

Meanwhile the Sequence team grew and the studio now handles visual effects and broadcast design for most types of production from concept through completion. Their team’s experience includes the‘Batman’and‘Harry Potter’franchises,Halo: Fall of Reach, Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 Civil WarandStar Wars: Commander, as well as commercials blending live action with VFX. Other projects are'Batman: Black and White'and Sony Santa Monica’s video games‘Bound’and‘What Remains of Edith Finch’.

Company evolution notwithstanding, Sequence retains design and artistic expression as the starting point for projects. Recent clients include 343 Industries, Disney Interactive, ABC, Kabam, Dallas Stars, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Sega and DC Entertainment.

Sequence’s work has received Awards recognition several times, including an IAWTV Award, a Bass Award and an Audience Award at the Sundance Online Film Festival. The team also won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award for excellence in animation for their work on ‘Halo: Fall of Reach’. 


Iloura’s VFX Supervisor Lindsay Adams

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Lindsay Adams from Iloura animation and visual effects studio in Melbourne.

Lindsay has worked in visual effects for over 15 years at several studios including ILM, MPC and Animal Logic as well as Iloura. Working within his specialty in compositing, he was nominated for a VES award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature for his work on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Lindsay's work also includes ‘The Avengers’, ‘300’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. In 2017 he supervised the visual effects for HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ which filmed in Australia.  iloura.com.au

 

Now is the time to enter your studio’s projects into the 2017 AEAF Awards. Check out the new entries, consider becoming a Speaker and enter now to be featured in the AEAF eNewsletters.

AEAF Awards are Opening Up Now for a Winning Year

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Now is the time to get your studio’s best projects ready to enter into the 2017 AEAF Awards. Take a look at the two newest entries, consider becoming a speaker in this year’s Speaker line-up and, most important, enter now so that you can take advantage of our regular AEAF Awards eNewsletters in the lead-up to Awards Night in August.

New Entries

Mercedes Benz ‘Chameleon’ is a new entry in the Commercials - Animation category. The Post VFX studio in Bangkok produced a new 60-second Mercedes Benz commercial, starring a CG animated chameleon with rhythm. Their lucky chameleon inside the new Mercedes Benz E class sedan plays with the car’s new controls that switch the interior lighting between 64 colours. VFX supervisor is Joaquim Montserrat, working with VFX artist Hadi Pourkerman, animator and rigger Alejandro Garcia and compositor Daniel Eggert. Character design and animation were in 3ds Max, changing colours in Nuke.

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Hase Productions have entered an event content design project in the Live Event category. They produced LED content supporting feature acts for Virgin's pre and post match entertainment at the 2016 AFL Grand Final. Working alongside Sting, The Living End and Vance Joy, Hase Productions brought to life LED screens with striking content as part of the entertainment. Content was produced for 13 LED screens around the MCG's field and parapet, plus three large-format LED screens on the turf. A combined total of 95,648 pixels in diameter, 585 files were cued in sync for each artist's song and broken down to files for every song's verse and chorus. Matt Slater was lead animator with animator Ben Rassmussen working with creative director Dave Hase.

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Speakers & Newsletters

If you or your colleagues have special talents, experience and projects in animation, visual effects, VR, motion graphics or related fields and are keen to share them with your peers and fellow artists, let us know. We are now seeking speakers for our Speaker Sessions in August. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

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Meanwhile, don’t miss your chance … throughout the lead-up to the AEAF Awards Night in August, we will be regularly sending out eNewsletters about entries, Speakers, judging stages and finalists. The newsletters always feature several entries, but we cannot cover them all. The earlier you enter, the likelier it is that your work will be featured. Enter now on the Entry Forms page on the AEAF websiteaeaf.tv