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Festival Talks

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Monday, 11 August 8:30 - 10:15 am
3:45 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, 12 August 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 13 August 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, 14 August 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Computer Animation Festival offers four days of talks and presentations that teach, entertain, inspire, and illuminate. The schedule includes a full-day course on the history of animation, complete with incredible clips of historic and hysterical animation; a rare glimpse inside the genesis of an animation company and their current feature production; and a revealing look at how visual effects artists work with scientists, architects, futurists, and artists to augment all kinds of stories. Learn how to create an animation, from original concept through creation of the animatic, or marvel at how an animation director created a star-studded, full-length, very independent feature. See inside the latest animated shorts from Pixar and Disney. And explore the archeological inspirations behind the latest Mummy feature.

Monday, 11 August

The Process of Animation: A Three-Hour Tour
Monday, 11 August, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall D

Mummy Unwrapped: Director Rob Cohen, Digital Domain, and Rhythm & Hues Unveil Filmic Secrets
Monday, 11 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall D

Tuesday, 12 August

A Brief and Irreverent History of Character Animation: An Entire History in a Single Day
Tuesday, 12 August, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall D

Wednesday, 13 August

The Making of "Big Buck Bunny": An Open-Source Evolution
Wednesday, 13 August, 8:30 - 10:15 am
Petree Hall C

Making of an Oktapodi
Wednesday, 13 August, 8:30 - 9:10 am
Petree Hall D

Meet the Artists: Festival Animators Join Hal Hickel in an Animated Conversation
Wednesday, 13 August, 9:15 - 10:15 am
Petree Hall D

A Tribute to the Life and Work of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston: Current Legends Talk About Their Mentors
Wednesday, 13 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall D

Terra: The Creation of a World, a Species, and a Full-Length, All-Star, Very Independent Animated Feature
Wednesday, 13 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall C

Building An Animation Studio: How a Band of Artists Followed Their Dream, Launched a Studio, and Started Developing an Animated Feature Film.
Wednesday, 13 August, 1:45 - 3:30 pm
Petree Hall C

Polygon Pictures: A Quarter Century of Animation
Wednesday, 13 August, 1:45 - 3:30 pm
Petree Hall D

Disney and Pixar: Two Animation Studios Reveal the Secrets of Their Shorts
Wednesday, 13 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall C

Future History: Three Inspiring Broadcast Projects Peer Into the Future
Wednesday, 13 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall D

Thursday, 14 August

Next Great Talent Search: An International Panel of Educators Reviews Programs and Students
Thursday, 14 August, 8:30 - 10:15 am
Petree Hall C

Making "Horton Hears a Who" Into a New Kind of Classic
Thursday, 14 August, 8:30 - 10:15 am
Petree Hall D

Future of Character Animation: From Stop Motion to Flash; From Keyframe to Puppetry, Industry Animators Discuss the Road Ahead
Thursday, 14 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall C

Where Science and CG Converge: Examining the Line Between Reality and Fiction
Thursday, 14 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall D

Flash Forward: A Forum on Flash's Increasingly Vital Role in Games, Online Entertainment, Art, and Academia
Thursday, 14 August, 1:45 - 3:30 pm
Petree Hall C

Fat Panda: Visual Design Development in DreamWorks' "Kung Fu Panda"
Thursday, 14 August, 1:45 - 2:15 pm
Petree Hall D

Monster.com "Stork": Making a Photo-Real Stork in Eight Weeks
Thursday, 14 August, 2:20 - 2:50 pm
Petree Hall D

Altered Realities: FX Guru Kevin Mack in Conversation with the DemoScene
Thursday, 14 August, 2:55 - 3:30 pm
Petree Hall D

El Tigre: Behind the Scenes
Thursday, 14 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall C

Animation in Commercials: A Look at the Process, the Joy, and the Unmentionables
Thursday, 14 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Petree Hall D