INDUSTRY GIANTS 2016 CONFERENCE
Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit guild, A Bunch of Short Guys, offers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants 2016 features a distinctive lineup of industry professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. This year A Bunch of Short Guys have teamed up again with the Big(D)esign conference who showcases the biggest names in interactive development: user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking to have a joint conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development all under one roof.
Past speakers include: Phil Tippet (Tippet Studios, Academy Award Winner), Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios, Academy Award Winner), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life), Ed Jones (ILM, Reel FX, Academy Award Winner), John Carmack (i.d. Software), Armand Serrano (Disney), Stephen Silver (Kim Possible), Tom and Tony Bancroft, Stephan Martiniere (Concept Designer), Chris Fowler (Pixar), and so many more amazing professionals too long to list here.
Past sponsors include: Dallas Film Commission, Texas Film Commission, Apple, Disney, Sony Imageworks, Reel FX, Pixologic, Istation, Element X, Digital Tutors, JVC, Post Asylum, Troublemaker Studios, Autodesk, Gearbox Software, Janimation, and many more.
Industry Giants 2016 will be a one-day event with the forum and master Classes taking place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001.
Scott McCloud: Author of "Understanding Comics"
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A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a non-profit organization that fosters education and career development for students and professionals in the animation and visual effects industry. The group hosts free monthly meetings on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. In addition, ABOSG presents Industry Insights, an ongoing series featuring industry artists, as well as various training workshops.
author of “Understanding Comics”, Scott McCloud.Joining Scott will be the following amazing talent of:
· Tony Bonilla: Walt Disney Feature Animator
· Sylvia Pompie: Animator/Character Layout Artist on The Simpsons
· Joan Panis: Head of VFX, MPC Films
· Nate Stephens: Principal Artist – God of War – Santa Monica Studio
· Figure drawing with Michael Mentler: Jose Ramirez, and Lionel Cornelius Jr.
· And more ...
Creating today’s entertainment may seem like mystical otherworld technology, but this year we look behind the veil to talk with the shamen that create todays top games, movies, and commercials. Industry Giants 2012:End of The World, Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum features over a dozen industry professionals.
The annual event takes place Saturday, September 22nd at the historic Kessler Theater.
Author"The Animators Workbook", "The Animators Notebook" + more