The first round of speakers and panels have been announced for next month’s Production Pipeline Expo, which takes place May 3-4 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. What originally began as the Career Fair & Technology Expos of 2011 and 2012 has evolved into a brand new, two-day event, which is designed as a full blown visual effects and animation expo, complete with expert panels, presentations, best in class educational sessions and inspiring speakers. The announcement was made today by the expo’s founder/originator Anthony Horn, former director of marketing and development of the Visual Effects Society.
“The Production Pipeline Expo 2013 has been conceived to serve as a new home for the solutions that will inspire today’s artist, help discover tomorrow’s new leaders, and spark original ideas that will drive ‘the next big thing’ in the collective creative industries of VFX, Animation and Game Development,” says Horn. “This show will focus on the artists, new technologies, original thinking, and talent building, and has been designed to inspire and teach on a collective level.”
The Production Pipeline Expo 2013 will address the creation, development, management, and delivery of content across film, television, and games along all the disciplines involved within an actual production pipeline, with special attention paid to all major portions of the creation process.
Among the initial guest speakers slated to participate in the inaugural Production Pipeline Expo are vfx supervisors Glenn Cote, Kinect Scanning and mo-cap’s Mike Amron, creative artist Kevin McTurk, Faceware’s vp of business development Peter Busch, Silverdraft’s managing director John Parenteau, Turner Studio’s VP of animation Art David, Zoic Studio’s head of pipeline Mike Romy, Smith Brook Farm’s president Don Levy and Matchbox Effects’ owner Paul Hopkins.
To learn more about the event, visit www.productionpipelineexpo.com.