Phil Tippett, Julie Pott and Priit Pärn Being Honored at Body-By-Body Animators Convention


The Body-By-Body Animators Convention, for animators / by animators, is a day-long convention being held Could 4th at DePaul College in Chicago. Animators specializing in quite a lot of disciplines, together with TV, movie, experimental, video games, movement graphics, cease movement, hand-drawn, and 3D are gathering from throughout the nation — visitor artists will take part in dialog, screenings, panels, workshops, and demos with an viewers of animators and animation college students. FxF is hosted by the DePaul Animation Program and the Faculty of Cinematic Arts Visiting Artist Sequence. Final yr’s inaugural FxF feaured company of honor PES, Joanna Priestley, David OReilly, Duarte Elvas, and Raymie Muzquiz.

FxF is open to the general public. On account of restricted seating, RSVP tickets are really helpful. All unclaimed seats for all occasions might be obtainable free of charge the day of FxF, however demand is predicted to be sturdy.  An overflow room with dwell video feed might be obtainable for the visitor of honor occasions.

This yr FxF will function the next company of honor:

Phil Tippett is a legend within the visible results and stop-motion fields. He first made his identify as head of animation and creature design for George Lucas’ Star Wars movies earlier than launching Tippett Studio in 1984. From the chess scene and cantina band creatures of Star Wars, to the stop-motion in Robocop, to the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, Tippett has remained an innovator and a trailblazer. Tippett is at present directing a multi-dimensional journey movie for China, Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven. Tippett has two Oscars, one BAFTA, two Emmys and widespread popularity of his position within the introduction of recent digital results. Tippett might be interviewed by stop-motion animator Devin Bell.
Julia Pott is the creator of Cartoon Community’s critically acclaimed animated sequence, Summer time Camp Island. Pott is a British animator and illustrator who graduated from Kingston College with firstclass honors, and in 2011, she graduated from the Royal School of Artwork with a grasp’s diploma in animation. Potts’ movies have performed at festivals worldwide. Named as one of many 25 new faces of impartial movies by Filmmaker Journal in 2012, Pott was additionally honored as one of many 37 indie movie breakouts of that yr by Indiewire. In 2015, she joined the Cartoon Community household as a author for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning popular culture phenomenon, Journey Time. Pott might be interviewed by animator Meghann Artes.
Priit Pärn is a legendary Estonian animator, a recipient of the ASIFA Life Achievement Award, six lifetime achievement awards from worldwide festivals, and has had over 50 solo exhibitions in numerous European international locations over the previous 35 years. From 1976 to 1994 he labored as an artwork director and animated movie director on the Joonisfilm animated movie division of Tallinnfilm Studios and from 1994 at Eesti Joonisfilm Studio. Pärn has made 13 animated movies of period as much as 45 minutes in addition to a number of quick movies, commercials, and so forth., for which he acquired greater than 80 prizes in worldwide high festivals. Pärn has illustrated greater than 40 books for kids and for grown-ups. In 2006 Pärn established animation research in Estonian Academy of Arts, the place he’s at present working as animation professor. Pärn might be interviewed by Jacob Ciocci, co-chair of the DePaul Animation MFA program.

FxF will welcome the next particular company:

Joyce N. Ho is an artwork director and movement designer based mostly in Brooklyn, NY. Ho started her profession at Australian studio Breeder, the place she labored on opening title sequences for the pageant Analogue/Digital, contributing to the openings for the 2013 and 2014 editions. She has labored on the opening titles to TV sequence True Detective (2014) and The Expanse (2015) in addition to inventive pageant Likeminds in 2017. She has been a finalist for Younger Weapons 15, the SXSW Movie Award in 2014 and 2016, and has been a winner of the One Display Award, Create Design Award, and the Australian Manufacturing Design Guild Award. In 2018, the title sequence she directed for Semi-Everlasting Sydney2018 was chosen as one in all Artwork of the Title’s High 10 Title Sequences of the yr. Ho might be interviewed by DePaul Animation professor Chris Kalis.
Katie Torn is a New York based mostly artist who integrates 3D pc graphics and video to mannequin nearly simulated scenes out of the detritus of web and client tradition. Amassing discarded merchandise and parts obtainable on-line, Torn’s digital assemblages carry traces of previous client eras and internet shopping histories. Torn was a 2013 Fellow on the Eyebeam Artwork & Expertise Heart, and a resident of LMCC Course of House on Governors Island in 2016. Torn has exhibited her work at nationwide and worldwide areas together with The Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Northern Eire; The MCA, Denver, Colorado; Younger Tasks, Los Angeles, CA; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; The Heart for Modern Artwork, Tel Aviv, Israel; Artwork in Common, New York; Postmasters, New York; MOMA PS1, New York; Roots & Cultures Modern Artwork Heart, Chica-go; MOCA, Los Angeles; and Bitforms Gallery, New York. Torn might be interviewed by Amy Lockhart, co-chair of the DePaul Animation MFA program.

Along with interviews with featured company, the next masterclasses might be provided:

Character Animation Masterclass – Brian Ferguson was a personality animator for 23 years at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He was a supervising animator on Hercules, Mulan, Emperor’s New Groove, Treasure Planet, and Princess and the Frog, and an animator on The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Hen Little, and Bolt.
Sport Artwork Masterclass – Heinz Schuller began working within the video games trade in 1993, and has served at corporations together with Viacom New Media, FASA Interactive, Microsoft Sport Studios, and Day 1 Studios. He’s credited with Artwork Route on common PC & Console video games together with Mechwarrior four: Vengeance, F.E.A.R. Three, and Avatar Laser Wars II. Heinz additionally served as publishing artwork director at Microsoft on video games like Mechassault, Mechassault 2, and Crimson Skies: Excessive Street to Revenge. He lately accomplished artwork course for the Steam Early Entry title Savage Lands and is engaged on the brand new upcoming title.

Different Options:

Operating demo of the Volo Movement Management Crane and Dragonframe stop-motion animation system
Operating demo of the 20 Digital camera Pure Level OptiTrack movement seize system

2019 FxF SCHEDULE:

10:30-11:30 – Katie Torn in dialog with Amy Lockhart

10:30-11:30 – Character Animation Masterclass with Brian Ferguson

12:00-1:30 – Cartoon Community’s Julia Pott in dialog with Meghann Artes

2:30-Three:30 – Movement graphics designer Joyce N. Ho in dialog with Chris Kalis

2:30-Three:30 – Sport Artwork Masterclass with Heinz Schuller

four:00-5:30 – Pritt Pärn in dialog with Jacob Ciocci

6:00-7:30 – Phil Tippett in dialog with Devin Bell

For tickets and extra info on Body-By-Body 2019 please go to the occasion web site.

Supply: DePaul College

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