Mark Flanagan

Starting his career as an Architect in Ireland, Mark discovered a love for 3D and set up his own architectural visualisation company. Building from this he retrained as an Animator, moving to the UK to work in the games industry. In 2006 he moved to Melbourne, (Australia) to become the Technical Art Manager at Transmission Games with responsibilities including in-house mentoring and hiring. Education became his primary focus, lecturing in several top Australian universities and delivering industry training with Ford, HTV, Pluralsight and Pixar. In 2017 he moved to Vancouver, (Canada) to work as a trainer with DNEG, on shows such as Wonder Woman, Annihilation and the Oscar-winning Blade Runner 2049. In 2018 he completed his circumnavigation, in order to work with Industrial Light and Magic in London as their Technical Trainer. Mark currently works as an Education Partner Manager for Epic Games.

 

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is an American company founded by CEO Tim Sweeney. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has more than 40 offices worldwide. Today Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology.

Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.

Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.

Recent Unreal products and projects

In this session Mark is going to talk about recent projects and products from Epic Games and its subsidiaries, including Unreal Engine 5, Metahumans, Quixel Megascans and RealityCapture.

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Anders Langlands

Anders Langlands

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Mark Flanagan

Mark Flanagan

Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Bianca Cirdei

Bianca Cirdei

Tom Minor

Tom Minor

William Stocks

William Stocks

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Oliver Gingrich

Oliver Gingrich

Maria Almena

Maria Almena

Tom Morledge

Tom Morledge

Kevin McDowell

Kevin McDowell

Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

Ben Radcliffe

Ben Radcliffe

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Georgina Hurcombe

Georgina Hurcombe

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Shelley Page

Shelley Page

Ross Burgess

Ross Burgess

Chris Drew & Tom Box

Chris Drew & Tom Box