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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...