AnimfxNZ 09 opening video

The digital worlds at the edge of our imaginations are closer than ever, according to the experts gathered at AnimfxNZ in Wellington.

This industry event is convergence of the top talent from the visual effects, gaming, animation and CGI industries in New Zealand.  Three days of masterclasses, workshops and keynote addresses put this lively bunch together with their mentors and business partners who are closely connected to the other centre of the known virtual universe in LA.

One message is coming through loud and clear – New Zealand, and Wellington in particular, is becoming increasingly important in the business of virtual worlds.

Jos Ruffell, co-chair of AnimfxNZ, presented this neat showreel of what’s going on across all New Zealand’s visual effects industries.  This was at the start of the main conference, held at Te Papa on Friday.  You’ll only see this stuff together in one place here.

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