We already gave you a peek at the opening-night festivities of the World Animation and VFX Summit, so now we’re going to give you a look at how much fun the rest of the event was.
Here are some photo highlights from the two days of panels and talks the summit presented at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif.
Day One, Nov. 3, 2014
Producer and director Rob Minkoff (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) kicks off the first day of the third World Animation and VFX Summit with the Animation Keynote Address.
Appearing on the Masters of Reinvention panel are director Tony Bancroft, executive producer Julia Pistor, The Simpsons director David Silverman, and Disney producer Don Hahn.
A star-studded lineup of directors spoke on the How to be a Savvy Oscar Contender panel. From left: moderator Ramin Zahed, How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois, The Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Paul Young.
Everything came out during the panel Building a Blockbuster: Brick by Brick: The Secrets of The LEGO Movie. From left: cinematographer Pablo Plaisted, producer Dan Lin, and co-director Chris Miller.
The first day wrapped with a panel that wowed the mind and touched the heart, The Art and Tech of Duet, Google’s Interactive Short Film. From left: Google ATAP project lead Rachid El Guerrab, director and animator Glen Keane, and production designer Max Keane.
Day Two, Nov. 4, 2014
David Steinberg, the senior VP of animation production at Nickelodeon Studios, gives a keynote address to start the second day of the World Animation and VFX Summit.
The summit spanned the world in 45 minutes with the panel Adventures in the Global Market. From left: moderator Tom McLean; Dirk Hampel, co-founder of Germany’s B-Water Studios; Trevor Lai, founder, CEO and creative director of UP Studios in China; Chuck Powers, former chief creative officer Kartun Studios in Malaysia and director of Ribbit!; and Anja Sosic, producer for Poland-based Human Ark.
Maxon president and CEO Paul Babb gives the Technology Keynote Address.
Discussing the 21st Century Tools of the Trade are Daniel Gregoire, founder and CEO of Halon; Ron Frankel, CEO and founder of Proof Inc.; and Harold Moss, founder and creative director of Flickerlab.
Three of TV’s most experienced professionals discuss its future on the panel Defining the New TV Landscape. From left: moderator Ramin Zahed; Claudia Katz, co-founder and executive VP for Rough Draft Studios; Kara Vallow, producer on Family Guy, executive producer on American Dad and animation producer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; and Halle Stanford, exec VP of children’s entertainment for The Jim Henson Co.
Discussing the ins and outs of keeping evergreen properties fresh on the panel Re-Animated: The Art of Rebooting Classic Properties are, from left: Aaron Perry, executive VP and COO at Stereo D; Cort Lane, VP of animation development for Marvel TV; and Troy Underwood, director of current series for Disney TV Animation.
Wrapping up the summit’s panels by looking to animation’s growing boundaries on the Meet the New Interactive Magicians panel are, from left: Richard Taylor, media director of themed entertainment for RGH; and Daren Ulmer, president and chief creative at Mousetrappe.
Studio Tour, Nov. 5, 2014
Summit attendees pose for a quick photo on their Nov. 5 studio tour, which visited Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Mousetrappe in Burbank and RGH Themed Entertainment in Woodland Hills.
See you all next year!