BroadcastAsia Adds Animation, VFX Focus

Attendees of this year’s edition of BroadcastAsia in Singapore can take part in the first Animation and Visual Effects Seminar at the Singapore Expo. The event will showcase many of the latest projects from the worlds leading production companies and education providers, covering the creative, technical and business development aspects of producing content for the global marketplace.

Speakers lined up for the seminar include Rhythm and Hues animation and visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer, whose credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. WETA Digital’s Shawn Dunn, who served as animation technical supervisor on King Kong, will also be on hand to provide an insight into how the Kong character was brought to life using motion capture and keyframe animation, and how Weta created Kong’s Skull Island and a photoreal 1933 New York City.

The Animation and Visual Effects Seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at the Singapore Expo and is intended for all digital artists, producers and management involved in the entertainment industry. Program details can be found at www.broadcast-asia.com/dme/dme_Animation&VisualEffects.html.