10 November 2012
AnimfxNZ is delighted to host the Southern Hemisphere premiere screening of Rise of the Guardians, made possible by our friends at DreamWorks Animation.
David Prescott, DreamWorks VFX supervisor, will be in town to present this screening after the Weta Digital Presentation on Saturday 17th November @ 1:00pm.
This very special screening will be complimentary to Animfxers registered for the Weta Digital Presentation. If you’re registered for the Weta Digital Presentation and unable to attend this screening please email Siobhan at email@example.com by Tuesday November 13th (so we can offer the tickets to some other lucky person!).
See you next week!
9 November 2012
Less than a week until AnimfxNZ 2012!
Networking is a big part of AnimfxNZ and we want to make sure you have the best opportunities possible to meet our international presenters and other attendees.
AnimfxNZ is famous for seeding partnerships between visiting presenters and local companies which have lead to massive deals. As well as individuals and companies teaming up and working collaboratively on successful projects.
So make the most of the social events. If there’s someone in particular you really want to connect with – let us know at the event and we’ll do our best to introduce you.
Get Social with Serato (Thu Nov 15)
Sponsored by Serato
5.30-7.00 pm @ Oceania Room, Te Papa, Wellington (complimentary to everyone with conference passes)
AnimfxNZ party with PikPok (Fri Nov 16)
Sponsored by PikPok Games
8pm @ Betty’s, 32 Blair St, Wellington
Once you’re registered for the AnimfxNZ conference, make sure you also register for Friday’s party at http://animfxpikpokparty.eventbrite.co.nz
And if you haven’t signed up yet, there are still tickets left for Conference day and a handful for Weta day. So don’t miss out and Register now.
See y’all at AnimfxNZ!
27 September 2012
We’re excited! It’s going to be another amazing event!
The 2012 theme is Create locally, Grow Globally. Learn how to generate creative digital IP locally, develop it and then go global!
We have an another awe inspiring speaker line-up ready to inspire, energise and motivate you onward and upward.
Check some of them out:
· Bob Nicoll - Blizzard Academy
· Eros Resmini - GREE International
· Jeffrey Conrad - American Greetings Properties
· Patrick Liu - Rovio
· Robin Walker - Valve
You can read their full bios here. More speakers will be announced in the next few days so check back again soon!
So what are you waiting for? Register now and get the early bird rate valid until 12 October 2012.
10 November 2011
Weta Digital will be hosting its second annual Weta Digital Day at AnimfxNZ. Weta will be giving behind-the-scenes presentations for Rise of the Planet of the Apes featuring VFX Supervisor Chris White and others. From real life reference (courtesy of the Wellington Zoo!) to the latest in performance capture, simulation and animation techniques, see how these remarkable Apes were created.
The day will conclude with a making-of presentation on The Adventures of Tintin showcasing what it took to translate the magic of Hergè’s iconic panels for the big screen.
9am - 3pm
Park Road Post Production
141 Park Road
8 November 2011
AnimfxNZ invites you to attend a very special screening and presentation of PIXAR Animation Studios’ newest short film, ‘La Luna’. This New Zealand Premiere is being screened on Conference day, Tuesday November 15 with its amazing director, Enrico Casarosa! Enrico will share the journey that led him to create PIXAR’s latest original short and, along the way, illustrate the roots, influences and inspirations that led him to tell is very own personal story, through this short film.
Only one more week to go! Register now!
3 November 2011
With two of the master classes sold out, Conference day and Weta Day tickets are selling fast!
There are still a few places left in the Entrepreneurship in Entertainment Technology master class on Wednesday November 16 and the Games Business master class on Thursday November 17, but you’ll need to be in quick!
Register now and don’t miss out on Animfxnz 2011!
23 October 2011
Once again AnimfxNZ brings to Wellington leading international speakers from Games, Animation and Visual Effects studios. Topics include Game Design, Animation, Storytelling, Usability Testing for Games, International Business Development, and more.
Stand out presenters at AnimfxNZ 2011 include Enrico Casarosa from Pixar who in a Southern Hemisphere premiere will present Pixar’s latest short, La Luna.
Game Masterclasses will cover design with Lance Priebe creator of Club Penguin and Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment; business development with Eros Resmini of OpenFeint, and user testing with Senior User Research Lead at Microsoft Studios, Tracey Sellar.
Animation presenters this year include Josh Selig, Founder and President of Little Airplane Productions.
On the final day November 17, Weta Digital will present a behind the scenes look at their latest productions!
AnimfxNZ is a must attend event for anyone interested in digital entertainment, story telling, games, animation and visual effects technology. In it’s sixth year, AnimfxNZ will be held in Wellington on November 15th - 17th. Tickets start from $75 - register now at AnimfxNZ!
12 September 2011
A big thanks to all those who attended AnimfxNZ 2010 and sent us your awesome feedback. We are delighted to announce the dates for AnimfxNZ 2011: November 15-16 at Te Papa. This year we have secured some amazing speakers who are already excited about coming out to New Zealand in November to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you. It’s proving to be another year with a stellar line up of Global Entertainment Experts! You won’t want to miss it.
So save the date and stay tuned for speaker announcements and a full programme which will be up on our website soon!
26 October 2010
Come and meet four savvy and experienced business contacts from two of NZ’s top three export markets, China and the US: Hal Josephson, Thomas Leung, Brent Reynolds, David Smith and John Wander. Combined, these guys have extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in how to best do business in China and the US.
These four visiting internationals, two focusing on the US and two focusing on China, will discuss critical success factors and provide both insight and information about what really works when trying to export your intellectual property, how to form partnerships and how best to go about distributing your digital content.
Be prepared to dialogue about your most difficult existing challenges as well as ask your most perplexing questions. This session is limited to 20 participants and is not to be missed if you have your eyes on these two important export markets. Give yourself a competitive edge by knowing how it’s done!
To find out more about the speakers read about them here.
Don’t miss out on AnimfxNZ 2010 and register now!
15 October 2010
Weta Digital is sharing some of their exclusive behind-the-scenes secrets with you in The Making of Avatar, as part of AnimfxNZ 10!
Joe Letteri, Visual Effects Supervisor and multiple Oscar winner, BAFTA recipient, VES Awards Winner, will kick-off this Weta Day, which is chocker full of extensive creative & technical sessions.
Be prepared to learn from the best in the International Entertainment Industry. Come find out what a Virtual Stage really is…focus on Facial Animation…building Pandora inside and out…3d Stereo tricks…Put them all together and they make the world of Avatar!
AnimfxNZ 10, is extremely honored that both Weta Digital and Park Road Post Productions are opening their doors to our Industry audience, to host this private event for us, on Saturday November 6, 10 am – 4pm.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best artists and crafts people in the field of visual effects and animation. Places are strictly limited and are selling fast. To register for the Making of Avatar you need to register for conference day as well. A two-day conference/making of Avatar pass is just $298. Don’t miss out, register now!
And don’t forget the AnimfxNZ Sidhe closing party on Saturday night! Venue to be announced at conference!