Animated Effects in Live Action: When the word animation is used, we think of cartoons. However, the line between live action and animation is becoming blurred due to technological advances. This panel includes industry professionals who create some of the most memorable animated visual effects, discussing how they blend animation with live action seamlessly. Appearing: Daniel Jeannette (animation director, Happy Feet and animation supervisor, Where The Wild Things Are), Roger Kupelian (matte painter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), James Parris (animator, Spider-Man and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Kevin Hudson (The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter). Hosted by Jamie Kezlarian Bolio (Ernest & Celestine).
Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 7AB
State of the Industry: What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is 2D dead? What’s happening in VFX? How do you get a job? Join Tom Sito (Osmosis Jones), Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken), Jamie Kezlarian Bolio (Ernest & Celestine), Rick Farmiloe (The Little Mermaid), Erick Oh (Monsters University), Carol Wyatt (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), and Joan Collins (Starship Troopers) for the discussion!
Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 9 Worst. Cartoons. Ever: Jerry Beck returns with an all new program of some of the worst cartoons ever made, including more episodes of Phys Ed super-hero Mighty Mr. Titan, space cadet Johnny Cypher and some of those 1960s Marvel Super Heroes cartoons. Have a ball with the best/bad animation ever! Friday July 19, 2013 8:15pm – 9:15pm, Room 6BCF