Translating Hergè's iconic panels onto the big screen was most definitely not a task for the faint of heart. And if you're curious to find out just what went into it, AnimFX will be presenting the ‘making-of’ ahead of the New Zealand release of The Adventures of Tintin in December.
Another highlight of the Master Class schedule will be Entrepreneurship in Entertainment Technology, taught by Carl Rosendahl. Having won Emmys and Oscars, produced box office smash hit movies, Shrek, Antz and Madagascar and sold the business he grew from scratch to DreamWorks, Rosendahl
“The calibre of speakers at this year’s conference is quite remarkable,"says Sven Pannell, centre of excellence manager of digital and screen at Grow Wellington. "Amongst them they have won numerous Emmys and Academy Awards for features such as Ratatouille, Up and television’s Sesame Street.”
The full list of conference speakers was announced last month, including Pixar artist Enrico Casarosa and Robot Entertainment head Patrick Hudson.
“AnimfxNZ is unique in the way that major deals between local businesses and global entertainment players such as Disney and Pixar can take place, and at the same time the relatively low ticket price allows students, start-ups and technical and creative practitioners to hone their craft,” Pannell says.
AnimFX runs from November 15-17 in Wellington.