SIGGRAPH 2008 > For Attendees > Computer Animation Festival > Talks > Future of Character Animation:

Future of Character Animation: From Stop Motion to Flash; From Keyframe to Puppetry, Industry Animators Discuss the Road Ahead

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Thursday, 14 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall C

This talk addresses the effects of advanced animation technologies on animation production and what that means for animation artists. For example, performance-capture techniques are here to stay, but it has also been shown repeatedly that more traditional means of bringing characters to life still have a major role to play in animation production. What does all of this mean to the artists, performers, actors, and technologists who work together to create great animated films? How do studios, directors, producers, and supervisors decide which techniques will bring their vision to the screen? This talk presents real solutions and guidelines for the people who create and love animation.

Frank Gladstone

Dave Barclay
Perform FX

Steve Chiodo
Chiodo Brothers

Ken Duncan
Duncan Studio

Don Hahn
Walt Disney Company

Kenn McDonald
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Michelle Papandrew
Producer, "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends"