Imagina, one of the premier CG events in Europe, will have some notable FX speakers in its 2002 edition. Among them will be Christophe Hery, ILM Associate VFX Supervisor, creature creator Stan Winston, Digital Domain cofounder and president Scott Ross, Thomas Porter of Pixar, and Arnauld Lamorlette of PDI. Imagina 2002 takes place February 12-14 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Scott Ross will be one of the judges for the Imagina Awards, which are given to the best CG animations in 9 categories. Among the high profile projects already in the finalists are Shrek, Lord of the Rings and Amelie. As some of you might now, Scott Ross was president of ILM before he went to form Digital Domain with Jim Cameron and Stan Winston.
Stan Winston will give the keynote speech for the Animation and Special Effects Conference on February 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. At 3:30 PM the Animation and Special Effects program will take place.
Christophe Hery will be present, after having a very busy schedule last year with projects like The Mummy returns and Jurassic Park 3. Thomas Porter from Pixar, will also be there. He was part of the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Group and has won 3 Technical Oscars, from work that he either started or realized during his stay tenure in the group (for digital compositing, for paint systems and for RenderMan). The rest of the lineup is quite interesting also including representatives from top European houses like Framestore.
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It's good to see Imagina back as its plug was almost pulled for good.