Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater

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Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: An Island is an immersive short film portraying the physical and emotional journey undertaken by a lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island. As events unfold around him, our protagonist is confronted with the joy and agony of life, love and loss, and the wonder of the natural world.

Speaker(s):

Rory Byrne, And Maps And Plans, Ireland
Rory Byrne is a director with And Maps And Plans animation studio, Dublin.

Seán Byrne, And Maps And Plans, Ireland
Seán Byrne is a composer with And Maps And Plans animation studio, Dublin.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Egypt is faltering under the rule of inexperienced monarchs. It’s a time for the silver-tongued to attempt to take control, and for the Assassin’s Brotherhood to emerge and ensure that doesn’t happen.

Speaker(s):

Alex Rabb, DIGIC Pictures, Hungary
After getting a degree as Software Developer Mathematician, he worked as a programmer for a few years in Hungary. In 1996, Alex has joined Digital Domain in the USA as a digital artist and contributed to several Hollywood blockbusters, including Titanic. Between 1998-2000 he was part of Square Pictures working on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, the groundbreaking CG movie. From 2000-2002, Alex was overseeing movie productions as VFX producer, including Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In 2002 Alex founded DIGIC Pictures and since produced more than 100 trailers/shorts/in-game cinematics and sequences for CG movies.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house. As summer progresses their bodies start to morph and shift and an awkwardness descends on their friendship. Puberty seems determined to interrupt their bond.

Speaker(s):

Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution, France
In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company destined to promote student films in animation festivals, but also young talent directors. In 2017, she associated with Miyu Productions to create Miyu Distribution, specialized in distribution in festivals and international sells.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: In the desert lies a mysterious city, where past lives are shown within the pink dust that fills the streets. A young orphan girl is stuck here, reliving the memory of her mother. When she makes a new friend, she is faced with a choice: to keep living in the past, or to break free and leave the city together.

Speaker(s):

Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution, France
In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company destined to promote student films in animation festivals, but also young talent directors. In 2017, she associated with Miyu Productions to create Miyu Distribution, specialized in distribution in festivals and international sells.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: A macho toy arcade prize is quick to judge a young girl who wants to win him, and goes on a life changing journey in attempt to stop her from winning enough tickets and taking him home. Game Changer was made to encourage a discussion around the gender coding that children are exposed to through toys and clothes. Through the film, I hope to promote the idea that toys have no gender, and that kids should be able to play with whatever toys they are interested in, not having to deal with labels like “boys toys” or “girl toys”.

Speaker(s):

Aviv A. Mano, Ringling College of Art and Design, United States of America
My name is Aviv Mano, and I am a Character Animator. I grew up in Israel, in a small city called Kfar Saba. My first vivid memory that is related to pursuing art as a career is associated with the first time I watched Toy Story at the theater when I was 6 years old. The story and animation won over my heart and I knew I wanted to be a part of making things like that. After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design, I interned at Pixar Animation Studios, where I currently work as an animator.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Unit Image partnered up with BBH, Sony & Santa Monica Studio to create this tv commercial for the latest opus in the blockbuster franchise, God of War 4. The studio worked from storyboard to final execution of the film in which we follow Kratos getting a second chance at being a father for Atreus, and where they both face unexpected threats.

Speaker(s):

Léon Bérelle, UNIT IMAGE, France
Léon Bérelle is one of the four associate directors of UNIT IMAGE. They have varying backgrounds and complementary skills in animation, design and effects as well as writing and directing. With more than 10 years of experience in a variety of roles in advertising, animated series and feature films, UNIT IMAGE have wide artistic palette to play with – and love a challenge. From funny talking fruit for soft drink brand Oasis, beauty and poetry for Cartier, or action-packed CGI video game trailers, UNIT IMAGE bring an innovative perspective and stunning visual treatment to any project.

Dominique Boidin, UNIT IMAGE, France
Dominique Boidin is one of the four associate directors of UNIT IMAGE. They have varying backgrounds and complementary skills in animation, design and effects as well as writing and directing. With more than 10 years of experience in a variety of roles in advertising, animated series and feature films, UNIT IMAGE have wide artistic palette to play with – and love a challenge. From funny talking fruit for soft drink brand Oasis, beauty and poetry for Cartier, or action-packed CGI video game trailers, UNIT IMAGE bring an innovative perspective and stunning visual treatment to any project.

Maxime Luere, UNIT IMAGE, France
Maxime Luere is one of the four associate directors of UNIT IMAGE. They have varying backgrounds and complementary skills in animation, design and effects as well as writing and directing. With more than 10 years of experience in a variety of roles in advertising, animated series and feature films, UNIT IMAGE have wide artistic palette to play with – and love a challenge. From funny talking fruit for soft drink brand Oasis, beauty and poetry for Cartier, or action-packed CGI video game trailers, UNIT IMAGE bring an innovative perspective and stunning visual treatment to any project.

Rémi Kozyra, UNIT IMAGE, France
Rémi Kozyra is one of the four associate directors of UNIT IMAGE. They have varying backgrounds and complementary skills in animation, design and effects as well as writing and directing. With more than 10 years of experience in a variety of roles in advertising, animated series and feature films, UNIT IMAGE have wide artistic palette to play with – and love a challenge. From funny talking fruit for soft drink brand Oasis, beauty and poetry for Cartier, or action-packed CGI video game trailers, UNIT IMAGE bring an innovative perspective and stunning visual treatment to any project.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: A brush makes watercolors appear on a white sheet of paper. An everyday object takes shape, drawn with precision by an artist's hand. Then two, then three, then four... Superimposed, condensed, multiplied, thousands of documentary drawings in successive series come to life on the screen, composing a veritable visual symphony of everyday objects. The accumulation, both fascinating and dizzying, takes us on a trip through time.

Speaker(s):

Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution, France
In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company destined to promote student films in animation festivals, but also young talent directors. In 2017, she associated with Miyu Productions to create Miyu Distribution, specialized in distribution in festivals and international sells.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: “Only the stronger will survive”, this short sentence is undeniable truth. Nowadays, when the world’s population is progressively increasing, and it is leading us to intensive competition. Undoubtedly, competition is melting into our normal live like a melting pot. For example, school entrance examination, university entrance examination or seeking for a job. From all these, parents need a very high expectation from their children, and this will put a lot of pressure on them as well. To be a survivor, family members will be focusing only on the competition, but they do not pay attention to the feeling and imagination of their children With awareness of giving love without understanding becomes our inspiration to make the 3D animated short film project “Inheritor”, the story of a boy with a warm family which is filled with love and care. On the other hand, because of over expectation from family, it makes him frustrate, unhappy and lost himself. In conclusion, we hopefully that our 3D animated short film project “Inheritor” is able to make the audience realize those problem. And, trying to decrease problem that leads to disregard and family conflict for the next generation so on.

Speaker(s):

Watcharapol Panyapitakkul, Rangsit University, Thailand
My name is Watcharapol Panyapitakkul , Max I am majoring in Visural Effect at Rangsit University, Thailand. I am interested in visual effect , animation and work of art I am a hard worker , ability to perform well under pressure , high sense of responsibility and good team player

Panan Mahasasinunt, Rangsit University, Thailand
My name is Panan Mahasarinunt. My nickname is Pin. I am majoring in Visural Effect at Rangsit University, Thailand. I am nterested in Comics, Animation and Movie.It inspires and energizes me. I have a lot of experience of working in a productive team player,fast learning and hard working.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: 8-year-old Leo is dying of cancer. Denying his death, his imagination carries him and his big brother far away from the hospital room. Drifting through their emotions and space, they find the strength to undergo their grief.

Speaker(s):

Mikhal Bak, Independent, France
Tai grew up in Luxembourg, then studied 2D animation at LISAA (Paris), where he co-directed his graduation film "Blue Columbine" in 2016. His first short film "Leo Minor" was directed at Supamonks studio’s residency.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Margaux Tamic has graduated from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix (France). In 2017, she directed the short film "Lillandril".

Speaker(s):

Margaux Tamic, Pôle 3D, France
Passionated by the nature, fantasy creatures and with having a taste for technical challenges, Margaux Tamic has been the director of the movie Lillandril during her 2 years of master degree at the school Pole 3D.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: a) an attempt at approaching in an innovative way the problem of translating imagination into a work of art, and vice versa b) reconstruction, reverse engineering of whatever happened in the artist's mind c) revival of the Pure Form aesthethic in a 21st Century form d) triggering an amazing experience in the viewer – a sense of mystery of existence – metaphysical sensations

Speaker(s):

Klaudiusz Wesolowski, Platige Image, Poland
Klaudiusz Wesołowski - modeler and 3D scanning specialist Born in 1983. From the beginning of High School until college graduation deeply involved in classical sculpture, drawing and painting. In 2011 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2007 started developing skills in 3D graphics. In 2013 started working as a modeler and 3D scanning specialist in Platige Image. Participated in the creation of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" cinematic and "Nitro Nation" cinematic trailer.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: I always think thoughtfully developed and well iterated film can evoke much deeper emotion to audience than mere words. This film is my pray for victims from Sewol Ferry sink that recently happened in Korea, and also it include my wish to stop these kinds of recurring tragedies caused by money related corruptions.

Speaker(s):

Seong-young Kim, Pixar Animation Studios, United States of America
Shaun Seong-young Kim is an award winning animation artist based in California. His films are nominated and introduced at Siggraph, College Television Award, Hirosima International Animation Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and a lot of other film festivals. Shaun graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and he is working for Pixar as a DP & layout artist.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Une banale scène de ménage se transforme en combat organique et surréaliste entre deux robots humanoïdes. An ordinary domestic dispute turns into an organic and surrealist fight opposing two humanoid robots.

Speaker(s):

Donato Sansone, Autour de Minuit, Italy
Après l’Académie des Beaux Arts, Donato a fréquenté le Centre expérimental de la Cinématographie de Turin. Il a commencé par la vidéo, avec un intérêt particulier pour la logique de l’animation appliquée à la réalité, toujours entre animation et prise de vue réelle avec une tendance à lier son travail à la vidéo d’art. Durant ses années à l’Animation School, il teste les différents potentiels de l’ordinateur afin d’effectuer de réelles manipulations en compositant. Il n’avait jamais rien fait de tel avant. Il est l’auteur de Journal Animé, nommé au César du film d’animation( Court métrage) 2017.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: SANS GRAVITÉ was created by six students who recently graduated from Supinfocom Rubika, a 3D animation school. During the last year of the five-year program, they had the chance to work exclusively on a short film, about 7 minutes long in full CG. The original idea was found during the 4th year at school, and they developed the idea at this point. The production itself began in September 2017 and ended in June 2018.

Speaker(s):

Charline Parisot, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Charline has graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with a Master in digital director. With Jérémy Cissé, Fioretta Caterina Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart and Ludovic Abraham, she co-directed the film "No Gravity".

Jérémy Cissé, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Jérémy has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Fioretta Caterina Cosmidis, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Fioretta Caterina has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Flore Allier-Estrada, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Flore has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Maud has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Ludovic Abraham, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Ludovic has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: For years, Finn and Natalie walked the same path. But when their time together comes to an end, Finn finds himself lost in a mysterious land. Paralyzed by the fear of moving on, he is at risk of losing himself. Through self-discovery, Finn must gather the strength to forge a new path. 'Sonder' is about the emotional journey we all experience following the end of a relationship — from grief and denial to acceptance and growth. With 'Sonder,' we really wanted to push the boundaries of animated storytelling, not only by exploring themes that are mature and complex, but also by creating a distinct look for the film, combining the familiarity of two-dimensional animation with the richness of fully-realized 3D environments. We also wanted to break new ground with our production process. 'Sonder' is one of the first animated films to employ real-time rendering with the Unity game engine, which made our editing and production workflow far more efficient. And we created a unique pipeline, optimized for our team of dozens of professional artists and animators based around the globe, from the Bay Area to France to Malaysia. The resulting film is cutting edge in so many ways, but at its heart is just a simple love story, well told. We can't wait to share 'Sonder' with the world.

Speaker(s):

Neth Nom, SOBA Productions, United States of America
Neth Nom is a supervising animator and director with a decade of industry experience. He has contributed as an animator on numerous films, including Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University and Bolt, at studios such as Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Rhythm & Hues and Disney Animation Studios. He currently works at Google Spotlight Stories/Chromosphere as the supervising animator on John Kahrs' Age of Sail, and at Academy of Art University as an animation instructor.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: “St(r)ay” was inspired by my father’s dementia, during which he failed to recognize his friends and relatives and even lost his self-awareness. During his illness, I witnessed a person who once had the same complex personality, emotions, love, hate, and life experiences as you and I, drawn gradually by the illness into an empty soul, which prompted me to create an animation completely from a dementia patient’s point of view. Using the patient’s point of view to tell the story, I tried to capture my father’s mood when he stepped unconsciously into the whirlpool of dementia, and explore the value of affection and life.

Speaker(s):

Chiang Yao, Cyder Studio, Taiwan
Chiang Yao is a Taiwanese artist, director and filmmaker. He has been fascinated in utilizing animation, motion graphics and film to explore people’s struggle between reality and illusion since he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Alongside his personal projects, he has been working as a director, 3D artist and designer for many multimedia projects, which includes commercials, VR games and 3D animated shorts.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: STUFFED was created by six students who recently graduated from Supinfocom Rubika, a 3D animation school. During the last year of the five-year program, they had the chance to work exclusively on a short film, about 7 minutes long in full CG. The original idea was found during the 4th year at school, and they developed the idea at this point. The production itself began in September 2017 and ended in June 2018.

Speaker(s):

Élise Simoulin, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Élise has graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with a Master in digital director. With Édouard Heutte, Clotilde Bonnotte, Anna Komaromi, Marisa Di Vora Peixoto and Helena Bastioni, she co-directed the film "Stuffed".

Édouard Heutte, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Édouard has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Clotilde Bonnotte, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Clotilde has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Anna Komaromi, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Anna has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Marisa Di Vora Peixoto, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Marisa has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Helena Bastioni, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Helena has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Computer Animation Festival - Animation Theater
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: G407 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: “Undiscovered” follows Sasquatch on his quest for a good photo of himself. His attempts to jump into a photo before scaring away the hikers who are taking them are thwarted by the usual suspects--food in his teeth, closed eyes, mussed-up hair, an out-of-focus shot--resulting in deleted photos every time. As the first film I’ve completed (almost) on my own, my last big project as a student, and the longest project I’ve worked on to date, my focus was on creating a film I knew I’d have fun with. As a result, “Undiscovered” is light-hearted, subtly humourous, filled with plants and colour, and relatively simple in terms of style and animation. Sasquatch was always meant to be good-hearted and misunderstood, and experiencing relatable photographic flubs.

Speaker(s):

Sara Litzenberger, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States of America
Sara Litzenberger is an animator and illustrator who grew up just west of Chicago, Illinois. She earned her B.F.A. in Animation in 2017 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. There, she became a bit of a 2D generalist, revelling in every part of the pipeline. She’s worked on over 10 student films with her friends and classmates; “Undiscovered” is the first she’s directed and produced.

 

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