FRIDAY PROGRAMMING

September 6, 2019

Last updated 07/11/19. 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!

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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12:45 PM

Social Media Panel

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

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

 
 

 
 
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1:00 PM

Walt Disney Animation Studios

TBA

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

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


ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 
 

 
 
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Dreamworks: Portfolio Review with Doeri Welch & Vanessa McAteer

Do you want to get a professional opinion on your portfolio? If so, join Doeri Welch and Vanessa McAteer from DreamWorks for portfolio review at LightBox Expo.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
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FLYING MONSTERS: Illustrating Flying Vertebrates with 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.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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3D Characters Panel

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

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Women in Animation

Join the Women in Animation as they discuss the roles and treatment of women in the animation industry.

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.  

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Painting with Greg Manchess

Join Greg Manchess for an in-depth demo, as he paints live with oil.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Jennifer Wuestling: The Art of the Study

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Pascal Campion

TBA

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 

Sparth

TBA

ROOM: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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J.A.W. Cooper

Join J.A.W. Cooper for a live 90 minute 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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Paul Lasaine

Join Paul Lasaine 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

 
 

 
 

2:00 PM

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Procreate

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 

2:30 PM

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Sunmin Inn

TBA

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Sony Pictures Animation

TBA

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…

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.

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: TBA

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.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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TALKING THREADS: Narrative Worldbuilding Through Costume with Jessie Kate Bui

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.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 

2:45 PM

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Life Drawing: Jennifer Wuestling

Sometimes the best way to learn is to see someone do it. Join Jennifer Wuestling in this uninstructed session of life drawing as you watch her draw on the big screen or as you draw along with her.

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

 
 

 
 
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3:00 PM

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.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sam Nielson

TBA

 

 
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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.

ROOM: 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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Procreate

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Story Panel

TBA

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.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Worldbuilding for Animated Films and Games with Armand Serrano

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 is prohibited for this talk.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Learning to Draw in 2019

With the onset of technology and media, how learning to draw in 2019 varies from how it used to in the past, Join Stan Prokopenko as he discuss the best way to go about learning to draw in this day and age.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Wouter Tulp

TBA

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

The Golden Eagle and 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.

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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4:30 PM

Craig Mullins

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Art Talk with Stephen Silver

TBA

Recording is prohibited for this talk.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Inking and Storyboarding with Chris Sanders

In these days of digital art, there's still nothing quite like seeing a finished, inked drawing. Ink is definitive, bold, precise, persuasive. It is also a good part of the creative process, not just the finish. In this workshop Chris will discuss his personal philosophy on what an inked drawing is all about: and how it is good for everyone to do one from time to time. We will cross over into a related field: storyboarding for feature films.

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

TBA

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Anthony Francisco

TBA

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Anthony Jones

TBA

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.

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Karla Ortiz

TBA

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM