Coming Up: Symposium on Animation and VFX

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on October 03 2016

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet will launch the next round of the VFX and Animation Graduate Traineeship Programme with a one day symposium packed full of exciting talks on the latest technological advances in the area of VFX, animation, games and VR.

The symposium will take place in Dublin on Saturday 22nd October at the Morrison Hotel and will feature presentations from top Irish and international animation and VFX practitioners including:

- Sharon Calahan, Cinematographer, Pixar Animation Studios (A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Cars 2,The Good Dinosaur)

- Richard Baneham, VFX/Animation Supervisor, Weta (Avatar, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Iron Giant)

- Troy Saliba, Animation Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks, (Alice Through the Looking Glass, OZ The Great and Powerful, The Smurfs 3D)

- Chris Landreth, award winning Film Director and Animator (Ryan,The End, Bingo, The Spine)

- Simon Kay, Motion Capture Supervisor, Double Negative (Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron)

- Mary Pike, 3D Modeller and Modelmaker, The Workhouse (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Avatar, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit Trilogy, Elysium, The Amazing Spiderman)

- Wouter Tulp, Character Designer (Trippel Trouble, The Seventh Dwarf)

Following the event, The Visual Effects Society London Section will host a special Dublin screening of 20th Century Fox’s "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, followed by a Q&A with VFX Supervisor Frazer Churchill (The World's End; Scott Pilgrim VS. The World; Children of Men).

The Graduate Traineeship Programme will run over a six month period and is targeted at developing skills and talent in the Irish VFX and animation sector. The programme will involve a mix of on-the-job training/mentoring as well as additional specialist training/mentoring delivered through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland.  


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Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Digital Media Coordinator and designated photographer.

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