Jahiral Amin – Onset Data Acquisition: Shooting HDRIs and Panoramas

Jahiral Amin – Onset Data Acquisition: Shooting HDRIs and Panoramas

Sunday 6 October 14.30pm – 18:00pm BUY TICKETS In this masterclass, we will get hands-on as we explore the process of capturing HDRIs and panoramas for look development and lighting for VFX. CAVE Academy At CAVE Academy, they recognise that excellence in the field of...
Ace Ruele – Acting for Animators

Ace Ruele – Acting for Animators

Sunday 6 October 10:00am – 18:00pm BUY TICKETS Having a resilient mind-set is an essential prerequisite to enable success as an actor. In this workshop, Ace Ruele will help actors and animators develop this resilient mind-set through teaching his process of becoming...
Christopher Antoniou – Pushing an Asset Through the CG Pipeline

Christopher Antoniou – Pushing an Asset Through the CG Pipeline

Sunday 6 October 10:00am – 13.30pm BUY TICKETS This masterclass will give you an overview of the process of pushing an asset through the CG pipeline. It will look at how we go from capturing onset data to modelling, sculpting, texturing, look development, and then...
Harsh Borah – Character and Facial Modelling for VFX

Harsh Borah – Character and Facial Modelling for VFX

Sunday 6 October 10:00am – 13.30pm BUY TICKETS This masterclass will run through the process of modelling characters and faces for VFX. It will cover topics such as anatomy, skin flow and topology to ensure we are able to create models that are fit-for-purpose and...
Madeleine Scott-Spencer – Concept Sculpting for VFX

Madeleine Scott-Spencer – Concept Sculpting for VFX

Saturday 5 October 14.30pm – 18.00pm BUY TICKETS This masterclass will focus on creating concept sculpts for VFX. It will start with the ideation of a concept before moving on to adding shape and form, anatomy and character. CAVE Academy At CAVE Academy, they...
Simone Giampaolo – Directing Animation (for Dummies)

Simone Giampaolo – Directing Animation (for Dummies)

Saturday 5 October 14.30pm – 18.00pm BUY TICKETS Animation Director Simone Giampaolo will be sharing some insight into his personal career path in the industry, from animation student (at BU) to director of some of the biggest animation studios in the UK (Aardman,...
Felix Bauer-Schlichtegroll – How to Supercharge your Concept Art

Felix Bauer-Schlichtegroll – How to Supercharge your Concept Art

Saturday 5 October 10:00am – 13.30pm BUY TICKETS How to Supercharge your Concept Art for the Entertainment Industry: A Guide to Growing your Skills as a Concept Artist. Concept art is an incredibly exciting and challenging field to dive into. We will go on a journey...
Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin DNEG - Creative Director Paul Franklin is a filmmaker and one of the world’s leading visual effects designers with over 30 years of experience, two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs to his name. Paul serves as DNEG’s Creative Director, overseeing a wide...
Dave Cook

Dave Cook

Dave Cook Jellyfish Pictures Joining Jellyfish Pictures in 2010, Dave is the company’s Joint Head of 3D. Bringing his wealth of experience, vision and creative genius to the team, Dave’s most notable recent credits at Jellyfish include Captive State, Solo: A Star Wars...
Julian Foddy

Julian Foddy

Julian Foddy Industrial Light & Magic After ten years in the VFX industry, Julian Foddy joined ILM’s London studio in 2015 first working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and then supervising a team on Transformers: The Last Knight. Julian...
Chris Marsh and Oliver Powell

Chris Marsh and Oliver Powell

Chris Marsh and Oliver Powell Lead Animator and Principal Programmer - Frontier Developments Chris Marsh – Lead Animator Chris Marsh is a graduate in Digital Character Animation from Teeside University and a Lead Animator for Frontier specialising in bringing...
Duncan Malcolm

Duncan Malcolm

Duncan Malcolm Director of Compositing - Glassworks Duncan Malcolm has established himself as a leading VFX Supervisor and Compositor and is currently Director of Compositing at the multi award-winning VFX studio Glassworks London. Recently alongside his commercial...
Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller Funko Animation Studios Charlie works as a Director at Funko Animation Studios in Bath. Within his role he is responsible for the creation of original IP for the studio, directing, storytelling, managing a brilliant small team of artists, and working...
James Digby Jones

James Digby Jones

James Digby Jones Saddington Baynes - Executive Creative Director In his role as Executive Creative Director, James is the driving force behind production at Saddington Baynes, and has been part of the studio for over 20 years. James’ work revolves around creating...
Bart Yates

Bart Yates

Bart Yates Blinkink Born and bred in Brisbane, Bart started out in the music industry, working for Warner Music Australia. He also managed a death metal band called Sakkuth on the side. He moved to London in 1999 and secured his first role in advertising as a runner...
Kareem Ettouney

Kareem Ettouney

Kareem Ettouney Media Molecule Kareem Ettouney is the Art Director and a Co-Founder of Media Molecule, the band of creative minds behind the hugely successful and innovative LittleBigPlanet game franchise. The studio is currently working on the hotly anticipated PS4...
Christian Bense

Christian Bense

Christian Bense Electronic Arts - Criterion Christian Bense has been in the industry for 12 years, working at studios like Streamline Studios, Lionhead, EA Frostbite and currently EA Criterion. Starting out as an environment artist, he has had a hand in env. art,...
Joshua Beveridge

Joshua Beveridge

Joshua Beveridge Animation Supervisor - Sony Pictures imageworks Joshua Beveridge is an animation supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently completing work on the Academy Award ®-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Beveridge joined Imageworks in...
Stuart Bayley

Stuart Bayley

Stuart Bayley Art Director - RealtimeUK Responsible for all visual aspects of RealtimeUK’s games and TV outputs; Stu Bailey has employed his artistic eye at the studio for eight diligent years and has a lot to show for his time as RealtimeUK’s Art...
Jude Brownbill

Jude Brownbill

Jude Brownbill Pixar Animation Studios - Supervising Animator Since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2010 Jude Brownbill has animated on the Academy Award©-winning features “Brave,” and “Inside Out,” as well as “Cars 2,” “Monsters University”, “The Good Dinosaur,”...
Ian Fellows – 2D Supervisor at Outpost

Ian Fellows – 2D Supervisor at Outpost

Ian Fellows 2D Supervisor at Outpost Ian has been working in the VFX industry for 20 years as a compositor. He has over 55 credits on high-end feature films and television including Marvel films and several Harry Potter films. At Outpost, Ian is a 2D supervisor and...
Ben Cowell-Thomas – Environment Supervisor at Double Negative

Ben Cowell-Thomas – Environment Supervisor at Double Negative

Ben Cowell-Thomas Environment Supervisor at Double Negative Ben Cowell-Thomas graduated from the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth UK in 1997. After graduating he set up the 3D diploma at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, where he was also...
Rebecca Rose – Previs Artist at Framestore

Rebecca Rose – Previs Artist at Framestore

Rebecca Rose Previs Artist at Framestore Rebecca graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2001 with a degree in Graphic Design. It was during her third year that she discovered Maya and instantly fell in love. After many hours working at her computer,...
Shelley Page – Eye Candy

Shelley Page – Eye Candy

Speaker bio: Shelley Page is currently International Animation Talent Consultant for leading animation studios including Netflix Animation (USA), Aardman Animations (UK), HB Wink (China), and Wizart (Russia) and is based in London. Shelley has been working in the...
axisVFX – Howard Jones

axisVFX – Howard Jones

Company Bio: axisVFX is a part of the Axis Studios group; with a rich history in animation, story telling and visual effects. Located in a vibrant media hubs of Bristol and London, with access to the cross studio scale of parent company Axis Studios, axisVFX offers...
Frontier Developments – Owen McCarthy & Nick Rodgers

Frontier Developments – Owen McCarthy & Nick Rodgers

Company Bio: Frontier Developments is the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, LostWinds and Planet Coaster, founded in 1994 by games industry veteran David Braben. Frontier’s development strengths are immersive and fun gameplay design with...
Epic Games – Ben Lumsden

Epic Games – Ben Lumsden

Company bio: Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and...
SUMO Digital

SUMO Digital

Studio Bio: Founded in 2003, award-winning Sumo Digital employs over 500 staff across its five studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle & Brighton (The Chinese Room), UK and Pune, India. Developing successful games across all platforms and genres, Sumo is...
Rare – Microsoft Studios

Rare – Microsoft Studios

Studio: Rare Company Bio: https://www.rare.co.uk/ An Xbox game studio with a 30-year pedigree, doing what we adore and creating games that players love to keep playing. Speaker Bio: Valentine Kozin is a Principal Technical Artist who has been at Rare for six years,...
Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly

Studio: Creative Assembly Speakers: Steph Anderson Company Bio: Creative Assembly is one of Europe’s leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including...
CDE – Centre for Digital Entertainment

CDE – Centre for Digital Entertainment

Date/Times: Friday 5th October 9.30am – 17.30pm Place: Bay View Suite 2, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 80 Ticketing: Free Entry – Drop-in The Centre for Digital Entertainment is a Doctoral Training Centre and a joint venture between Bournemouth University and the...
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios Title: The Art of Layout Description: Telling compelling stories is at the heart of Disney Animation’s creative process. Join Juan Hernandez, Layout Artist, who will share how choices in scene staging and camera animation enhance...
Cinesite

Cinesite

Studio: Cinesite is one of the world’s leading independent visual effects studios.  The company’s studios in London and Montreal have been responsible for work on major productions including Aantman & the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, The Revenant, Fantastic...
Yibo Liu – Playground Games

Yibo Liu – Playground Games

Studio: Playground Games Speakers: Yibo Liu Studio Bio: Playground Games is a Microsoft Studio and one of the highest rated video game developers in the world, with two AAA studios based in Leamington Spa. Famed for the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon franchise,...
Ari Rubenstein – The Blues Crab – VRay for Nuke pipeline

Ari Rubenstein – The Blues Crab – VRay for Nuke pipeline

Title of workshop: The Blues Crab – VRay for Nuke pipeline Date/Times:  Friday 5th October 11.45am – 12.30pm Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 80 Ticketing: Student £15 / Professional £ 20 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event: Ari...
Tim Ledbury – Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight

Tim Ledbury – Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight

Studio: Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight Speakers: Tim Ledbury Speaker bio: Tim has been working in the film industry for almost two decades with 10 years as a visual effects supervisor contributing to high profile film projects such as the ‘Harry Potter’ series, ‘The Da...
Scott Eaton presents Essential Anatomy for Artists

Scott Eaton presents Essential Anatomy for Artists

Title of workshop: Essential Anatomy for Artists Date/Times:  Saturday 6th October 09.30am – 17.15pm Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student £45 / Professional £75 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event:  Scott Eaton is an artist,...
Ian O’Connell | Musion 3D

Ian O’Connell | Musion 3D

Studio: Musion 3D Speaker: Ian O’Connell Read more information about this event: Personal Profile: Ian O’Connell About Us: Introduction to Musion Showcase: Recent Projects...
Sound Design with Ben Cozens

Sound Design with Ben Cozens

Title of workshop: Theoretical context and tricks of the underwater world Date/Times:  Wednesday 3rd October 14.00pm – 15.30pm Place: Bay View Suite 2, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 80 Ticketing: Student £10 / Professional £15 Age Restriction: 18+   Description of...
Charlotte Tyson & Alan Clappison – Framestore

Charlotte Tyson & Alan Clappison – Framestore

Studio: Framestore Speakers: Charlotte Tyson and Alan Clappison Studio Bio: Framestore – An Oscar-winning creative studio, we have worked with some of the greatest storytellers in film today. Collaborating with directors and producers across the complete...
Izzy Burton – Bringing Environment Artwork to Life

Izzy Burton – Bringing Environment Artwork to Life

Date/Times:  Sunday 7th October 14.00pm – 17.15pm (3 hours) Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student £20 / Professional £25 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event: Izzy Burton is a Concept Artist & Director working at Blue Zoo...
Malcolm Neailey – DNEG

Malcolm Neailey – DNEG

Speaker: Malcolm Neailey Bio: Malcolm Neailey is Lighting Supervisor at DNEG London. Since 2010 he has worked on 14 films at DNEG, including ‘John Carter’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Paddington’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Life’. Most recently Malcolm was Lighting Supervisor on...
Electronic Arts @ Criterion Games

Electronic Arts @ Criterion Games

Title of workshop: Electronic Arts @ Criterion Games presents Creating Visceral Game Experiences, Designed for Fun and Looking Great Date/Times:  Thursday 4th October 9.30am – 12.45 (3 hours) Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student...
Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz will be delivering the BFX keynote in a rather unique way… Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz – wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with brilliant, fresh ideas?...
Ed Hooks – “Let’s Talk About Your Animation Career”

Ed Hooks – “Let’s Talk About Your Animation Career”

Speaker: Ed Hooks Bio: Ed Hooks, author of Acting for Animators, 4th revised edition, pioneered acting training especially for animators instead of stage actors.   After a thirty-year career as a professional actor and acting teacher in the U.S., Ed began teaching...
Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK

Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK

Title: Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK Date and Time: Wednesday 3rd October at 15.45pm – 16.45pm Venue: Bay View suite 2 at BIC Price: £5 Not to be missed, Animated Women UK brings you Keyframes for Success, a panel celebrating the women who have...
Ari Rubenstein – The Blues Crab

Ari Rubenstein – The Blues Crab

Speaker: Ari Rubenstein Bio: Ari Rubenstein is a visual effects craftsman and independent producer with 25 years of industry experience. Ari has worked on a variety of live-action vfx and feature animated films, from Matrix, Constantine, and Charlottes Web, to Blue...
Blue Zoo

Blue Zoo

Studio: Blue Zoo Speakers: Dane Winn & Tom Box Dane Winn, Animation Director Having been at Blue Zoo for over 8 years, Dane works in the commercials team as an Animation Director. Having created many successful animated shorts outside of work, Dane won the...
Moving Picture Company (MPC) – James Hood

Moving Picture Company (MPC) – James Hood

Studio: MPC Speaker: James Hood Bio: James has been a Rigging Technical Director at MPC for five years, since graduating from Portsmouth University in 2013. He has worked on projects such as Game of Thrones, The Dark Tower, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Oscar...
Industrial Light & Magic

Industrial Light & Magic

Studio: ILM Speaker: Julian Foddy Bio: Julian Foddy, Visual Effects Supervisor Before entering the world of digital visual effects in 2004, Julian spent 15 years in the music industry, achieving great success as a renowned international DJ and record producer. In...
Henning Sanden & Morten Jager – Flipped Normals

Henning Sanden & Morten Jager – Flipped Normals

Designing a Creature – With a Focus on Design Principles Date/Times: Thursday 4th October 14.00pm – 17.15 Place: Bay View Suite 2, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 70 Ticketing: Student £20  Professional £30 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event: Henning Sanden...
Mikael Pettersén – MPC

Mikael Pettersén – MPC

Production tips for Crowds in Houdini Date/Times: Wednesday 3rd October 14.00pm – 17.15pm Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student £20 Professional £30 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event: Mikael started out as a generalist...
Lois Van Baarle (Loish)

Lois Van Baarle (Loish)

Intuitive Digital workflow with Loish Date/Times:  Sunday 7th October 09.30am – 13.45pm Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student £40 Professional £50 Age Restriction: 18+ Description of event: Lois van Baarle, otherwise known by her...
Ed Hooks – Acting for Animators

Ed Hooks – Acting for Animators

Acting for Animators, Part I and Part II Date/Times:  Saturday 6th October – Sunday 7th October (2 day workshop) 10.00 – 16.00 both days Place: Bay View Suite 2, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 70 Ticketing: Student £50 (2 day ticket)  Professional £80 (2 day ticket)...
Dave Cook – Joint Head of 3D Animation at Jellyfish Pictures

Dave Cook – Joint Head of 3D Animation at Jellyfish Pictures

Dave Cook Joint Head of 3D Animation at Jellyfish Pictures Dave Cook studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London where he first developed an interest in drawn animation. Beginning his career in 2D traditional drawn animation in the 1990s, Dave’s early...
AnimDojo with Bader Badruddin

AnimDojo with Bader Badruddin

Date/Times:  Thursday 4th October 14.00pm – 16.45pm Place: Bay View Suite 1, BIC, Bournemouth Capacity: 60 Ticketing: Student £25 / Professional £30 plus one month’s free subscription to AnimDojo Age Restriction: 18+ Description: Bader is a series animation director...
Tessa Mapp – Freelance CG Artist

Tessa Mapp – Freelance CG Artist

Tessa Mapp Freelance CG Artist Tessa Mapp is a freelance CG artist, specialising in Lighting and Look development in full CG animation. Graduating with a first class degree from the NCCA in 2003, Tessa went on to work at Animal Logic, Weta Digital and Aardman...
Jerry Hibbert – Founder of Hibbert Ralph Animation Ltd

Jerry Hibbert – Founder of Hibbert Ralph Animation Ltd

Jerry Hibbert Founder of Hibbert Ralph Animation Ltd Jerry Hibbert started his professional career as an animator in 1970 when he joined ‘Yellow Submarine’ director George Dunning as his assistant at TV Cartoons Ltd. In 1974 he began directing animated titles and...
Tom Box – Co-Founder of Blue Zoo Animation

Tom Box – Co-Founder of Blue Zoo Animation

Tom Box Co-Founder of Blue Zoo Animation Tom started Blue Zoo Animation with three classmates whilst at studying at Bournemouth University 17 years ago, the company is now one of the biggest CG animation studios in the UK; picking up a few BAFTAs along the way. Tom...
Ben Steer – Senior Animation Director at Blue-Zoo

Ben Steer – Senior Animation Director at Blue-Zoo

Ben Steer Senior Animation Director at Blue-Zoo Productions Ltd Ben is a London-based BAFTA nominated short film director specialising in animation. Since joining Blue-Zoo Productions Ltd nine years ago, he’s worked in numerous roles, from writing and visual...
Oliver McCluskey – Visual FX

Oliver McCluskey – Visual FX

Oliver McCluskey Visual FX After studying computer science at the University of Manchester, Oliver began his time in visual effects as a runner at Framestore before moving into render support and on into the lighting department to begin his career as a Lighting TD....
Boyan Baynov – Lighting & Lookdev TD at ILM

Boyan Baynov – Lighting & Lookdev TD at ILM

Boyan Baynov Lighting & Lookdev TD at ILM Boyan Baynov is a Lighting and Lookdev TD currently working at ILM. Boyan started his journey into film and moving image at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham and only discovered VFX after graduating. Boyan...