Time flies: Less than 100 days until FMX 2022 – time for some more confirmations!
Look forward to presentations on REMINISCENCE, THE WITCHER, LOST IN SPACE, and STOWAWAY.
Also, get a first look at our official trailer for FMX 2022.
We are so excited to share further confirmations with you soon – this is just the beginning!
Ticket sales start now – catch your Early Bird Ticket before March 7!
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THE WITCHER: Innovative Virtual Production On Netflix’s Hit Series
Industry expert Brad Blackbourn (Virtual Production Manager) from The Third Floor will be giving a presentation on how Virtual Production was used on-set of the second season of popular Netflix series THE WITCHER. The presentation will dive deep into how shows such as THE WITCHER helped to pioneer new innovations of real-time visualization tools, to keep up with the creators’ increasingly ambitious and extensive productions.
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REMINISCENCE – what was RISE sinking?
Florian Gellinger, Co-Founder and Exec. VFX Producer at RISE (and VFX Supervisor on this show), will present the large scale CG environments and water simulations for Lisa Joy’s theatrical film debut REMINISCENCE.
What started out as a relatively easy job was proving to get more difficult by the day – not just because of Covid and working from home. The film starts off with a low altitude flight over sunken Miami created entirely in CG by the RISE teams in Stuttgart and Berlin, lasting for a spectacular 3267 frames, built only based on photographic reference that was available on the internet since the teams were not allowed to travel for photography and scanning.
The VFX of LOST IN SPACE
Prof. Juri Stanossek will be presenting Mackevsion’s VFX from LOST IN SPACE, Season 3. Mackevision was one of the main vendors under overall VFX Supervisor Jabbar Raisani and VFX Producer Terron Pratt. Among other things Mackevision’s team was responsible for large Full CG Procedural Environments in Episode 1 and many sequences with various Robots in Episode 8. Many Robot animations were created using virtual production. While the X-Sens acting took place in Stuttgart, the approval from the director was done remotely from Los Angeles due to covid. Juri Stanossek will give an insight in the creation of these effects.
STOWAWAY: A Cinematic Spacewalk
Sci-Fi thriller STOWAWAY takes us on a dramatic journey to Mars, following the space crew as they try to survive in outer space. Virtual Cinematographer Jannicke Mikkelsen will dive into how her virtual cinematography work seamlessly integrated with real world cinematography.
In 2022, FMX takes us into the wild with its official trailer BURNED: A wooden creature in the shape of a fox discovers a seed and chases it down a forest hit by a wildfire. Close to reaching its goal, it ignores the dangers of the fire and needs to transform to survive.
BURNED is a project by students of Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut, among them Justin Braun (Director), Isabella Braun (Creative Producer), Josephine Ross (Producer), Lukas Löffler (Compositing Supervisor), Mariia Prokopenko (Animation Lead) and Leonard Frederic Caspari (Director of Photography).
Animation Production Days – Call for Projects
Newly developed animation projects (feature films, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia projects) can now be submitted for the “Producer Programme” of the 16th edition of Animation Production Days (4 – 6 May 2022 in Stuttgart). Around 50 projects will be selected for a presentation at APD 2022 and presented to potential co-production and financing partners in pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings.
Young European producers/creator teams (max. two people) can submit their projects via the “APD Talent Programme” and – if selected – participate in APD free of charge. The aim is to bring the newcomers together with established experts in the industry and thus facilitate their first steps in the international market.
Production companies and studios from the fields of animation, games, VR and VFX who are looking for projects in which they can participate as co-producers or service providers have the opportunity to register for the ‘Producers for Co-Production Programme’, which will be held online this year.
The deadline for registration and project submissions is 21 February.
All information can be found on the website: www.animationproductiondays.de/en/.
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