It has been announced that ‘Creating Worlds’ will be the theme of FMX 2018 – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media that will go on from April 24 to 27, 2018 at Stuttgart.
The organisers of the conference have been revealed that the first list of programme highlights speakers like Phil Tippett (Tippett Studio) and David Sproxton (Aardman Animations). They have even released the official trailer of Behind the Beard starring Bruno the Beaver.
Creating Worlds will look beyond the production and technological aspects of media & entertainment and explore all facets of the creative process from the initial creative spark to the building and marketing of an intellectual property.
Based on the theme, the FMX 2018 programme consists of presentations, workshops, masterclasses, exhibition floors and screenings centered on all aspects of Animation, VFX, Games and Immersive Media.
In addition to tracks on artistic topics such as Concept Art, Sound Design and The Art of Animation, FMX will explore the latest technology developments in Lighting & Rendering, Real-Time, state-of-the-art simulation and visualization technologies.
Moreover, innovative VR, AR and 360° projects will be part of the diverse programme as well as the new tracks Characters & Creatures and World Building, business related topics such as managing change and presentations on Social Impact discussing socially critical questions.
FMX track Then & Now, curated by freelance journalist Ian Failes, will gather some of the artistic giants who laid the groundwork for the modern industry to present their pioneering effects and animation techniques which are still incredibly valid today.
While Phil Tippett will cover the work he has been doing in the VFX industry for the last 40 years, from stop-motion used in the first Star Wars movies to the revolutionary digital effects in Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, David Sproxton will talk about the IP building on Shaun the Sheep and its characteristic clay mated world that has been established as a strong international brand.
Foundry is the first company that has joined FMX 2018 as a main partner. Besides, Golaem, Laubwerk, Mercenaries Engineering, Ranch Computing and RebusFarm will be part of the FMX Marketplace while the teams of TRIXTER, MPC and The Mill will have a booth at the Recruiting Hub.