See you at CTN!

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We're excited to announce Blue Sky's 2019 CTN Animation eXpo schedule! But most importantly, we're excited to see you there!

Friday November 22nd

Spies in Disguise: Acting in Storyboarding

With Storyboard Artist Heather Larkin

Session Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Theater 3

Description

Character, and therefore character performance, provides audiences with an emotional connection to the story. Sharing examples from Spies in Disguise, Blue Sky Studios Story Artist, Heather Larkin, will discuss how she uses acting choices to design her characters’ performances as well as walk the audience through her workflow for bringing boards to life.

Presented by - Heather Larkin, Story Artist

Saturday, November 23rd 

Spies in Disguise: Animating with Style

Session Time

11:30am - 12:30pm

Location

Theater 2

Description

Blue Sky Studios Senior Animator Matt Munn and Lead Animator Stewart Shaw, will discuss the animation and performance style of Spies in Disguise. From early tests through final shots, they will share the principles and practices behind the look and feel of the film.

Presented by - Matt Munn, Senior Animator, and Stew Shaw, Lead Animator

Demo Reels and Recruiting - How to Get and Keep Your Dream Job

Session Time

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location

Theater 2

 Description

Join recruiters from major studios across the animation industry as they share how to nail your interview, polish your demo reel, and get the job you've always dreamed about.

Moderated by Sir Wade Neistadt

Panelists: Shawn Kelly (Associate Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic), Robin Linn (Animation Talent Development Recruiter at Netflix), Deb Stone (Director of Recruiting & Talent Development at Blue Sky Studios), Lori Beck (Senior Recruiter at Industrial Light and Magic).


 Spies in Disguise: Developing Character Designs

Session Time
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location
Theater 4
Description
Blue Sky Studios Character Designers Jason Sadler and Annlyn Huang will discuss the design theory behind creating the cast of characters for Spies in Disguise. Using specific shape language and graphic design, they developed a style for the characters that built a foundation for the rest of the film's environments, color and animation.
Presented by: Annlyn Huang, Designer, and  Jason Sadler, Lead Character Designer.

Sunday, November 24th 

How to Interpret Your Reference for Animation

Session Time

2:30am - 3:30pm

Location

Theater 4

Description
Jackie Tarascio (Senior Animator, Blue Sky Studios) will moderate a discussion with Animators, Steve Vanseth (Senior Animator, Blue Sky Studios), JP Sans (Head of Animation, Dreamworks) and Jacqueline Koehler (Animator). This panel will discuss how they break down their reference to find different movements, nuances and acting beats to enhance their shots.  Audience Q & A to follow.
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