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Annecy Announces Professional Conference Lineup

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Annecy Announces Professional Conference Lineup

The upcoming Annecy Festival of Animation has announced this year’s lineup of professional animation panels. The pro conferences have been organized by Christian Jacquemart and Rene Broca. Here is the 2013 rundown:

Development, Pipeline Choices, Post-Animation
Tuesday, June 11th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Speakers: Alexandre Bretheau and Pierrot Jacquet (Cube Creative Computer Company, France); Armelle Glorennec and Eric Jacquot (Blue Spirit Animation, France); Serge Umé (Digital Graphics, Belgium). Moderator: René Broca (consultant, France).

Previsualisation and Pre-Production
Tuesday, June 11th, 2:30-4:00 pm
Speakers: Duncan Burbidge (The Third Floor, UK); Daniel Gregoire (Halon Entertainment, USA). Moderator: Baptiste Heynemann (CNC, France).

From Character Design to Animation: an Animator’s Experience
Tuesday, June 11th, 4:30-6:00 pm
Speaker: Kristof Serrand (DreamWorks Animation, USA). Moderator: René Broca (consultant, France)

Feature Films: Four Case Studies
Wednesday June 12th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Speakers: Jan Bultheel and Arielle Sleutel (Tondo Films, Belgium) for Cafard; Mike Buckland, Raffaella Delle Donne and Anthony Silverston (Triggerfish Animation Studios, South Africa) for Khumba; Yoni Goodman (Bridget Folman Film Gang, Israel) and Eric Goossens (Walking The Dog, Belgium) for The Congress; Olivier Jean-Marie and Marc du Pontavice (Xilam Animation, France) for Oggy and the Cockroaches. Moderator: Patrick Caradec (Le Film français, France).

Anatomy of a European Feature Studio: the Danish Example
Wednesday, June 12th, 2:30-4:30 pm
Speakers: Sarita Christensen, Malene Iversen and Petter Lindblad (Copenhagen Bombay Productions, Denmark/Sweden). Moderator: Stéphane Malagnac (Prop’ose, France).

VFX: The State of Technical and Artistic Art
Thursday, June 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Speakers: Jordi Bares Dominguez (Realise Studio, UK); Yann de Cadoudal and Isabelle Perin-Leduc (Buf Compagnie, France); Ferran Domenech Gutierrez (MPC, Canada/UK); Alexis Wajsbrot (Framestore, UK). Moderator: Thierry Barbier (AmaK Studio, France).

Anatomy of an International VFX Studio: ILM
Thursday, June 13th, 2:30-4:30 pm
Speaker: Hal Hickel (ILM, USA). Moderator: Simon Vanesse (Isart Digital, France).

8. Emerging Tools: Looking Ahead and the Effect on the Technical-Artistic Approach
Friday June 14th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Speakers: Andreas Carlen (GameFusion, France); Benjamin Legros (Mercenaries Engineering, France); Marc Miance (Alkymia, France); Vincent Percevault (Game Audio Factory, France) and Jean-François Szlapka (SolidAnim, France). Moderator: Baptiste Heynemann (CNC, France).

All the scheduled panels will take place at the festival’s Chambre de métiers.

For more info, visit

Annecy 2013

Annecy 2013


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