FRIDAY PROGRAMMING

September 6, 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Last updated 08/29/19. More updates as we approach the event!

 
 

 
 

12:00 PM

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KEYNOTE: Iain McCaig & Karla Ortiz

Join Iain McCaig and Karla Ortiz as we welcome everyone to the inaugural LightBox Expo!

LOCATION: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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12:45 PM

ImagineFX presents: The Social Media Panel

Join Loish, Pernille Ørum, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Djamila Knopf, Heikala and Ross Tran as they discuss the ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Social Media. Hosted by Tom Bancroft.

LOCATION: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

 
 

 
 
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1:00 PM

Vance Kovacs: The Art & Visual Development for Lion King

Vance Kovacs will present and discuss his Keyframes and Visual Development for Disney’s 2019 Lion King.

LOCATION: Room 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 
 
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Reel FX Animation | ONE studio | THREE locations. The power of international cross studio collaboration.

Speakers: Chuck Peil, Marta Marks & Chantal Azar.

Reel FX Animation is a collective of extraordinary creative talent who bring imagination to life through great stories for screens and venues of all shapes and sizes. Best known for co-producing the Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominated animated feature film THE BOOK OF LIFE with 20th Century Fox, this 25-year-old animation studio continues to grow with almost 400 staffers across its Hollywood, Dallas, and Montreal locations.

In this session, we will discuss the strategies and challenges of international collaboration between our three locations. Topics include the importance and power of unifying the creative and production culture, production and pipeline integration, inter-studio and cross border communication, managing physical growth (studio expansion) and the most important role of artist recruitment, development and retention.

LOCATION: Room 101, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 
 

 
 
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Dreamworks Portfolio / Reels Tips

Applying for TV or Feature animation jobs? Join the DreamWorks Recruitment team: Doeri Welch, Vanessa McAteer, Rabia Abedin, Jen Elrod, and Carlos Vasquez as they share overall guidelines, samples of portfolios & reels, and answer your questions about how to prepare your work.

LOCATION: Room 102, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Costumed Life Drawing with Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen is a figure drawing instructor and freelance concept artist on projects such as "Ender's Game" & Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2." He is also the director and founder of Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California. Draw along side with Kevin from our costumed model, Stacy E. Walker. Kevin will be demoing and going around the room giving feedback/draw overs for the interested participants

LOCATION: Room 103, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Procreate Guest Artist Q&A with Nicholas Kole, Jarom Vogel & Nikolai Lockertsen

Join celebrated digital artists and Procreate experts Jarom Vogel, Nicholas Kole and Nikolai Lockertsen for an in-depth Artist Q&A. No question is too big, too small, or too specific - so if you've always wondered how something is done, don't miss this chance to find out!

LOCATION: Room 106, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

 
 

 
 
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Pascal Campion: Intuitive approach to digital sketching with Fresco

In this workshop, Pascal Campion will teach you the building blocks to create visual stories from start to finish in Adobe Fresco

LOCATION: Room 107, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Flying Monsters: Illustrating Flying Vertebrates with Terryl Whitlatch and Dr. Michael Habib

How do you get a Pegasus off the ground? Or a dragon? Or a Griffin? And in a way that is scientifically possible, and therefore adds authenticity to your creature building and animation? Join Creature Designer Terryl Whitlatch and world class Paleontologist Dr. Michael Habib in this cutting edge presentation on flight in pterosaurs, birds, and bats and their application to flying vertebrates of the imagination.

LOCATION: Room 204, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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3D Character Designing Panel

Panelist: Rafael Grassetti, Matt Thorup, Angela Smaldone & Justin Goby Fields. Hosted by: Banks Boutté

3D sculpting has become more and more apart of character designing these days. Just ask our incredible panelists: Rafael Grassetti, Matt Thorup, Angela Smaldone and Justin Goby Fields. Keep up to date and get some valuable insight, hear important questions answered in this wonderful panel moderated by Banks Boutté.

LOCATION: Location 207, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Lights! Pencils! Action! Live-Action Storyboards with the Illustrators of IATSE Local #800

Speakers: Benton Jew, Danelle Davenport, Darrin Denlinger, Dave Lowery. Moderator by: Tim Burgard

A discussion on storyboarding your favorite live-action films by the artists who draw them.

LOCATION: Room 208, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Storytelling Career Path with Sergio Paez: 10 Reasons Why Storyboarding Will Open Doors To The Projects You Want

With many more media outlets than ever before, being a Story Artist is in more demand than ever.  Learn what you need to succeed in visual storytelling to stay relevant and stand out from the competition.  We'll discuss real world tips to land interviews, boost your salary, and always stay employed. Animation Director Sergio Paez leads this chat about navigating the career paths of being a visual storyteller for TV and Feature projects. 60 minute talk including Q&A.  

LOCATION: Room 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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How to Lay Down Oil For Maximum Effect with Greg Manchess

Watch Greg Manchess as you learn how the simple skills of calligraphy are used to achieve compelling brushwork to create images that draw the viewer in.

LOCATION: Room 214, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Jennifer Wuestling: Highway to Rendertown

Come catch a live demo about setting the foundation for high quality 2D rendering with Jennifer Wuestling.

LOCATION: Room 211, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Love, Death + Robots Concept Art with Marcin Rubinkowski

Talk and review of art from Marcin Rubinkowski for two episodes of Netflix Love Death and Robots series. Audience will have opportunity to see stuff from Concept Art, Environmental Design and also Character Design for Xbot 4k, that eventually became the Robo-Promo face from the first Season.

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

LOCATION: Room 212, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Gregory Weir-Quiton

Join veteran fashion and entertainment illustrator, Gregory Weir-Quiton for a live 90 min traditional demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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David Levy

Join David Levy for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Victoria Ying

Join Victoria Ying for a live 60 minute demo.

 
 

 
 
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Alex Konstad

Join Alex Konstad for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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James Paick

Join James Paick for a live 120 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM