SATURDAY PROGRAMMING

September 7, 2019

Last updated 08/02/19. More updates as we approach the event!

 
 

 
 

2:00 PM

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Marvel Panel

Panelists include Andy Park, Ryan Meinerding, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco, Rodney Fuentebella, Karla Ortiz and Jana Schirmer. Hosted by Iain McCaig.

Between these artists, they are some of the key members of Marvel Studios’ visual development for the entire lifespan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the most successful shared universe of franchises and stories in film history! The work of this team of Hollywood’s mightiest artists have generated billions in box office and shaped the movie industry for over a decade! Come join in the discussion as they talk about their work at Marvel Studios and answer your questions!

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Patrick O'Keefe

Join Patrick O’Keefe for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Tyler Carter

Join Tyler Carter for a live 60 minutes demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 

2:30 PM

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Dreamworks

TBA

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Storytelling Through Crowdfunding

Join head of story, author and illustrator, Brian Kesinger and publisher Bob Self as they share their insights on how to tell a story through crowdfunding campaigns to engage your audience and meet your goals.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Deconstructing Art Direction with Irene Gallo

A practical behind-the-scenes look at being an art director in publishing: the daily concerns of the job, finding artists, and examples from thumbnail to final cover.

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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SCREENING: "Friends With Death"


“Friends With Death” showcases the step by step process of Jim McKenzie’s latest sculpture, The Grim Reaper. McKenzie adds a new lighthearted twist to the iconic character through vibrant colors and heartfelt expressions. The 5 minute stop motion short was shot frame by frame, and is set to an original score composed by Zac Silva and James McCaffrey.

Q&A with Jim McKenzie, Zac Silva, and James McCaffrey.

 

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

 
 
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Respawn Panel - Artist Path

Panelist includes: Jordan Lamarre-Wan, Lars Martinson, Tim Wallace, Jobye Karmaker, Laure Retif and HanHee Lee.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Oh My Gouache! Decades of Studying Light with John Burton

Life the great teacher! This will be an opportunity to hear John Burton share his insights from decades of traveling the world studying from life the effects of light on form. He will show how he has been able to create an authentic effect of light in all his mediums from gouache and oil to his current digital work. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Costume Concept Art for Motion Picture with Phillip Boutte Jr.

What truly defines a character? Is it their personality? Their virtue? Their style? One might argue that the defining benchmark of any successful character design starts with their costume. Phillip Boutte Jr. will break down what it is like to work with Hollywood Costume Designers to come up with the signature looks as well as share key processes that he uses to create his finished pieces.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 

3:10 PM

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Fill your Art with Character with Max Ulichney

Character design bursting with quirky personality is Max Ulichney’s passion. In this session, he’ll explore ways to create designs filled with color, humor, and humanity - all ingredients that factor into great character design and eye-catching illustration.

ROOM: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

 
 

 
 

3:15 PM

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Clarity of Vision: Directing for Animation

Speakers: Tony Bancroft, Trisha Gum, Clay Kaytis, Chris Sanders

Tony Bancroft (co-director of Mulan and co-host of The Bancroft Brothers Animation podcast) hosts a panel of talented directors of animation from features and TV. What are the skills needed to be a director in animation? How do you communicate your vision to a large crew of artistic talent? How do you work with executives, producers and studios? And what exactly does a director DO in animation? Bancroft looks for answers from the illustrious Trisha Gum (The Lego Movie 2), Clay Kaytis (Angry Birds Movie and The Christmas Chronicles and Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch, HTTYD and The Croods).

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 
 

 
 

3:30 PM

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Live Performance Demo and Lecture with Michal Makarewicz

Come join Michal Makarewicz as he animates a performance shot in Maya using the layered method. Live and in real time!

Recording during this talk is prohibited.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Ashley Swidowski

Join Ashley Swidowski for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Loish

Join Loish for a live 2-hour demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 5, Exhibition Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Yingjue Linda Chen: Character Sketching and Ideation with Adobe Fresco

Join Yingjue Linda Chen as she gives a demo of how to approach early development and character sketching and ideation for animation with built in sketching tools by Adobe Fresco.

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 
 

 
 

Matt Thorup

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:00 PM

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Networking in the Creative Community

Professionals discuss their approach to make connections at events and online and tell about their experience on what is important to make an impression to find the right job at the right place or the best possible client.

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Sony Picture Animation

TBA

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Inside the Animation Studio: Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Ethics in respect towards the Artist

Speakers: John Nevarez, Stephen Silver, Armand Baltazar

A roundtable-type discussion with questions from the audience about roles, the responsibilities and ethics towards artists.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Cinematic Storytelling with Nathan Stanton

Feature Film storytelling can be a long and bumpy road, and after 22 years at Pixar, I've learned there are many ways to carve a way to a great film. One has to overcome the challenges of world building, character creation, setting a scene, connecting the dots, and ultimately creating an entertaining and engaging piece of storytelling that an audience will enjoy. A story team has many tools to utilize on their journey - Staging & Composition, Editing, Writing, Acting, and many others to help along the way. This presentation will dive into some of the ways these tools can be used and what I've learned battling in the story trenches alongside incredible artists and directors over the years.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Keyframe Art for Film with Christian Alzmann

Story! Story! Story! This workshop will explore the goal of film design, which is Illustrating and enhancing the story. Senior Concept Designer Christian Alzmann will share how to put story at the center of every decision you make as a designer and how to create and arrange the visual elements needed to communicate the story.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Letting Go and Embracing your Purpose with Dan LuVisi

We live in a society where many have been unable to find their creative-purpose in life. While we all begin as artists, many are either swayed or never take the risk to take the leap of faith--often afraid of the pitfall below. With this talk, I hope to share a perspective that's been around for many centuries, and hopefully it could change how you envision not only your dreams and goals--but your very purpose in this odd game of Life as well.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Viktor Kalvachev: Why I love pencils so much.

Join Viktor Kalvachev as he shares his vision, approach and techniques for pencil drawings and how he uses them to quickly find the right shape, style and character for his many different projects.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Digital Landscape Studies with Alexandria Neonakis

Join Alexandria Neonakis for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Designing in Clay with Andrea Blasich

Join Andrea Blasich for a live 90 minute demo.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Jana Schirmer

Join Jana Schirmer for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Raphael Lacoste

Join Raphael Lacoste for a live 90 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 
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Baby Groot with Anthony Francisco

Join Marvel Studios Senior Visual Development Artist Anthony Francisco as he walks you through the design process of Baby Groot, Loki and Dora Milaje in this eye opening presentation.

ROOM: 212, Conference Center

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:15 PM

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Animal Lifedrawing: Journey the Wolf with Charlotte Belland

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet and draw "Journey" the Ambassador Wolf up close and personal with Charlotte Belland.

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 

4:30 PM

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Artists & YouTube

Join Laura Price, Sinix, Ross Tran and Stan Prokopenko as they share their life as an artist and a YouTuber. Hosted by Stephen Silver.

Room: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Painting Environments in Procreate with Nikolai Lockertsen

Art Director and Concept Artist Nikolai Lockertsen creates vibrant, larger-than-life works on the go using Procreate on the iPad. Join him as he details his workflow step-by-step, from thumbnailing a concept through to bringing a richly-detailed environment to life.

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Panel

TBA

ROOM: 106, Coference Center

TIME: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 

5:00 PM

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Digital Painting with Aaron Blaise

Request day! Aaron Blaise lets the audience request what they want to see subject and character wise.

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Betsy Bauer

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 
 

 
 

6:30 PM

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Concept Art Awards

The Concept Art Association invites you to a night of celebration at the Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo. Hosted by Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Nerdist), nominees from six categories will be honored by their peers and curated judges, along with celebrating lifetime achievements to the pioneers of our field and the professional work created during this years submission process. Awards are created by our Premiere Sponsor, Legacy Effects.

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM