FRIDAY PROGRAMMING

September 6, 2019

2:00PM- 6:00PM

Last updated 08/30/19. More updates as we approach the event!

 
 

 
 

2:00 PM

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A Message to the Industry with James Cuda

Procreate was born as a bright idea on a tiny island, and grew rapidly into the premier iPad app for creatives worldwide. Savage CEO and Creative Director James Cuda delves into the hard work and bold choices that built Procreate, and the drive to empower all creatives.

LOCATION: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Dynamic Sketching Process with Peter Han

Peter Han is an entertainment and concept designer with clients including Sony, Konami, Trion, and many more. Join him as he demonstrates his process of creating detailed sketches in Procreate.

LOCATION: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 

2:30 PM

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Everything you wanted to know about Feature Animation with Sunmin Inn

What portfolio will land me a feature job? How much should I get paid? How do I eventually become an Art Director? Which company pays the best? How do I find my style? What about visas? Questions, questions... So many questions that have been asked by students and industry professionals that I can sort of answer. Come watch a Netflix Art Director Sunmin Inn attempt to answer these questions over illustrated slides so you don’t have to look directly at me during the talk (please don’t look at me). Also, there is a 0.001% chance there will be pizza.

LOCATION: Room 101, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Production Design Panel at Sony Pictures Animation

Speakers: Carlos Zaragoza (production designer), Joe Moshier (character designer), Andy Harkness (art director), Jana Day (executive director/recruiting)

Join a panel of visual development artists working on Sony Pictures Animation’s first-ever musical as they discuss their personal experiences getting into the industry with the studio’s head of recruiting. They will share personal anecdotes, trial and error work, and crucial advice for those interested in getting into the industry.

Recording during this talk is strictly prohibited.

LOCATION: Room 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Making Your Freelance Career Bulletproof with Nathan Fowkes

A freelance career is filled with artistic and financial uncertainties, it can be really scary! But with a good plan, it can be the most rewarding life for an artist. Join Nathan Fowkes as he takes you through the good, the bad and the ugly of freelancing, and lays out ideas, not just for a good plan B, but plan C, D, and E. You won't want to miss the story of the time when Nathan went all the way to plan E, and still managed to feed his kids and pay the mortgage…

LOCATION: Room 102, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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A Happy Mind for the Creative Journey with Ahmed Aldoori and Sinix Design

The art journey can be tough, especially if you feel alone. In this casual and fun talk, Ahmed Aldoori and Sinix will discuss the creative journey regarding mental health, community, and self-discovery from their experiences as YouTubers, teachers, and concept artists.

LOCATION: Room 204, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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PERSONAL PROJECTS VS. CLIENTS: How to Balance Both

Artists J.A.W. Cooper, Ryan Lang and Zac Retz discuss their personal projects and how they balance it with their 'day jobs'. Hosted by: Matt Johnson

LOCATION: Room 207, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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John Park

Join John Park for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Illustration Panel

Join Jason Seiler, John Picacio, Camila D’Errico and Iris Compiet as they discuss the “Ins” and “Outs” of the art of illustration. Hosted by Jonathan Hardesty.

LOCATION: Room 208, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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TALKING THREADS: Narrative Worldbuilding Through Costume

The Talking Threads are an artist collective exploring the role of costume and costume specialists in the entertainment industry. For the past 3 years, they have been developing a book that will give insight into the storytelling role of costume design, with a specialized focus on animation, gaming, and illustration. Sharing examples, processes, and resource tips to help creatives make more thoughtful design choices and learn ways to adapt ideas for more stylized mediums. Join 4 of the 5 author/artists; design mentor Jessie Kate Bui, costume designer Gwyneth Conaway, stop-motion costume fabricator Rebecca Black-Gliko, and visual development artist Maria Ferreira Kercher as they discuss and demonstrate how to fluidly develop and expand your world through costume design.

LOCATION: Room 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Painting Between the Lines with Donato Giancola

Join Donato Giancola as he opens a dialog on approaches taken to challenge the artist and elevate the art of the genre. We examine how the engagement of tropes from science fiction and fantasy are blended with artistic influences outside the genre to create visually and narratively compelling solutions. Donato will share his extensive historical knowledge and two decades of experience in the commercial, freelance and commissioned art marketplace

LOCATION: 212, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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3:00 PM

Using Positive and Negative Space for Character Design in Adobe Fresco with Sam Nielson

Watch as Sam Nielson teaches a successful and flexible technique he has used for character designs in both film and games over the last 25 years. Sam will also show how Adobe Fresco improves this technique.

LOCATION: Room 107, Conference Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Clip Studio Paint Workshop with Sarajean Chung

Learn how to use Clip Studio Paint, the tool optimized for drawing and painting with Sarajean Chung (@theonewithbear)

LOCATION: Room 211, Conference Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30PM

 

 

Mixed Media Experimentation with Francis Vallejo

Interested in the ways different media can work together to form a beautiful, cohesive entity? Join Francis Vallejo as he discusses how to experiment with various different mixed media.

LOCATION: Room 214, Conference Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

 
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Helen MingJue Chen

Join Helen MingJue Chen for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

 
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Eliza Ivanova

Join Eliza Ivanova for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Gabby Zapata

Join Gabby Zapata for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 

3:15 PM

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Designing Memorable Characters for Film with Crash McCreery

After 30 years in the entertainment industry designing characters, Crash McCreery has worked on many projects that have impacted our culture, but two in particular stand out as the most memorable experiences of his career: "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Rango". In this informative and entertaining talk, Crash will explore the design challenges he faced on both films and how some of the most memorable characters created for film were born.

LOCATION: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 
 

 
 

3:30 PM

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Finnian MacManus

Join Finnian MacManus for a live 120 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:00 PM

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Spyro and Other Dragons: Adapting Classic Character Design with Nicholas Kole

Join Nicholas Kole for a discussion about the unique challenges of adapting classic characters. He'll cover working with the expectations of existing fan-bases, the ins and outs of bringing your own personal spin to a classic design, and how to preserve the intention of the original creators.

LOCATION: Room 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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The Art of Storytelling

Join Shannon Tindle, Michelle Lam, and Toniko Pantoja as these incredibly talented individuals talk about the craft of storytelling and storyboarding, moderated by Matt Lyon.

LOCATION: Room 101, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Character Design Mix Up

Join Charlie Wen (live action), Claire Hummel (games), Peter de Sève (animated film), Amanda Jolly (television) as these top character designers from different entertainment industries talk about the art of character design. Hosted by Matt Johnson.

LOCATION: Room 102, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Imposter Syndrome Panel

Ever feel like you don't belong? Or that you secretly don't deserve your success? Worried you're headed for inevitable failure? Congratulations and sympathies: you've got imposter syndrome! 

Join our panel as they discuss how to cope in an industry of long hours and instability while protecting your mental health. 

LOCATION: Room 106, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Worldbuilding for Animated Films and Games with Armand Serrano

World Building for Animated Films and Games with Armand Serrano Description: A lecture presentation about the essentials in creating effective environment design in animated films and games focusing on both audience’s perception and production needs.

Recording during this talk is strictly prohibited.

LOCATION: Room 207, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Advanced Anatomy for Pros with Stan Prokopenko

Proko instructor Stan Prokopenko will present the most actionable anatomy concepts that will help you improve your figure drawings and superheroes. Sometimes knowing a lot about anatomy can make your drawings worse. In this panel, you'll learn how to apply anatomy correctly.

90-minute talk including Q&A at the end.

LOCATION: Room 208, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Expressive Characters with Wouter Tulp

Wouter Tulp (Sony Picures animation, Paramount pictures) shares insights on the development and the expressiveness of his character designs.

LOCATION: Room 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Designing Peculiar Creatures with Greg Baldwin

A conversation with Greg Baldwin about how using the ordinary world around us can bring to life the most peculiar and iconic creature designs.

LOCATION: Room 212, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

Animal Life Drawing: Birds of Prey: Eagle with Manny Carrasco

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet and draw a golden eagle up close and personal with artist and animal activist, Manny Carrasco.

LOCATION: Room 103, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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4:30 PM

Composing with Shapes with Craig Mullins

In this demo, you will get a glimpse into how the machinery works in the mind of one of the world's first digital painters, Craig Mullins. He will talk about and demonstrate how he thinks about painting as composing shapes.

LOCATION: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Art Talk with Stephen Silver

Are you looking to become a full time freelancer? Get a studio job? Develop your own intellectual properties? To succeed in today's art world requires more than just an art skill, it requires decision making, eliminating fears, maintaining motivation, structure, organization, networking and purpose in order to get what you want. Join Stephen Silver for this informative Art Talk session as he walks you through effective techniques in order to prepare and help you be your best.

LOCATION: Room 204, Conference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Gouache Painting Demo with J.A.W. Cooper

Join J.A.W. Cooper for a live 60 minute opaque gouache painting demo!

LOCATION: Room 214, Conference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Drawing ladies with Pernille Ørum

Join Pernille Ørum for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Brynn Metheney

Join Brynn Metheney for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Anthony Francisco

Join Anthony Francisco for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Anthony Jones

Join Anthony Jones for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

5:00 PM

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Visual Narrative in Animation: From Storyboard to Character and Set

Join Celine Kim (Visual Development), Teny Issakhanian (Story) and Grace Kum (Character Design) for analyzing how to visualize narrative and the way it effects the thinking process in design and board in animation. We will discuss in-depth about what makes a successful narrative picture from shot choices to the detailed action of the characters, along with sets and establishing shot paintings.

LOCATION: Room 211, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Journey & Lessons with Karla Ortiz

In this session, Karla Ortiz talks intimately about her own personal and difficult journey as an artist. This talk is full of personal stories and important lessons Karla has learned along the way.

Join us for a very intimate hour full of laughter, sadness, loss, triumph, and full of life & art lessons that apply to all.

LOCATION: Room 107, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM