Meet the 2013 Collider Conference Speakers!
Oscar®-winning “Paperman” director John Kahrs and VFX industry icon Scott Ross will anchor the stellar cast of COLLIDER speakers, panelists and masterclass presenters hitting NYC this June 9-11. Spanning advertising to feature films, the roster also includes Weta Digital, Logan, MPC, LucasArts, Method, 1stAveMachine, Leviathan, Stardust, The Mill, Psyop, Svengali FX and other industry leaders.
Limited number of $219 Collider Super Early Passes are now available.
John Kahrs’ “Paperman” is the first animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award in over 40 years. Kahrs, who grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, will provide an intimate, behind-the-scenes view into the creative and technical challenges of creating his delightful film.
Native New Yorker Scott Ross has been at the forefront of the VFX business since serving as General Manager at ILM and SVP at Lucasfilm before co-founding Digital Domain in 1993. Now an independent consultant, producer, lecturer, and CD, Ross is a passionate and outspoken advocate for the VFX industry. At COLLIDER, he’ll discuss the current state of the industry and what he feels needs to be done to save it.
Conference panel discussions will tackle pressing industry subjects including VFX and animation career opportunities in New York, the debate over regional industry tax incentives and the break down in communications between creative studios, ad agencies and brands.
COLLIDER will also present a full day of software Master Classes led by an international roster of top industry pros including Kevin Romond from Weta Digital (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3), Todd Akita from Psyop, Robert Nederhorst (After Earth, Captain America, Thor) and Ken Huling (Epic, Ice Age: Continental Drift).
Sure to be a highlight at the three-day event will be “Making the Virtual Real across Multiple Platforms,” presented by Kim Lee, Director of Digital Production and R&D at New York’s Worlds Away Productions. The presentation will also serve as the world premiere of a next-level experimental project from Autodesk.
Presented and produced by Stash Media, COLLIDER launches June 9 to 11 at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.