Friday, 23 October 2015

Come See Us at the *Free* Irish VFX & Animation Summit 20-22 November 2015

The third Irish VFX + Animation Summit opens on 20 November and kicks off with a screening of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.  We'll be at the Summit, hosting a masterclass in how to create entertaining animated characters.

This year’s speakers are some of leading figures in VFX and Animation, talented artists who have worked on films such as The Martian, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ex Machina.

Best of all, the summit absolutely free! So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now!

Gordon House, Dublin. courtesy of Google Maps
What is this summit all about?
The event is the third annual Irish VFX and animation summit. It first took place two years ago in Dublin, Ireland.

When is it happening?
Friday 20 November through Sunday 22 November, 2015

Where is it happening?
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland. Which, as it happens, is the Irish headquarters of the mighty Google. And that is probably why all the folks in the photo are cheering - presumably someone tipped them off that the Google Maps van was driving past that day. 

Dublin's Fair City. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought via the website.

What is our talk about?
I'm doing a half day workshop on Friday 20 November from 2pm until 5pm on "How do Animators Create Memorable and original 3D Characters?"

 I'll be talking about some of my own work on films like "The Iron Giant", "Lion King", "Harry Potter", and "Chronicles of Narnia".  We'll also be digging into the creative process, learning how to avoid cliché, talking about character design and also how to get a great performance out of your characters.

To get a bit of the flavour of some of what we'll be talking about, watch this video:

Is Escape Studios running an animation course soon?
Glad you asked! We'll be running a twelve week intensive animation course early next year, probably in February.  Details to follow soon.


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