Blue Sky Studios was excited to return to Stuttgart, Germany in April to attend the FMX Conference. With two production presentations and one recruiting presentation, Art Director Tom Cardone, Senior Animator Chip Lotierzo and Talent Development Manager Deb Stone, shared insights on the making of Rio 2 and Blue Sky Studios’ culture.
Rio 2 has made its international and domestic debut, breaking Brazil’s record for the best opening weekend of the year. However, little does the world know that Rio 2 has been setting international records even before the film’s release!
The World Premiere of Rio 2 in Miami Beach, which crewmembers were able to attend, kicked off with Director Carlos Saldanha and a flock of ...
September 4, 2013 kicked off the SPARK Animation festival which was held in Vancouver, Canada. SPARK’s three-day conference brought together a wide variety of studios to share their extraordinary and unique work behind the scenes. Some of the larger studios included were Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Laika and Blue Sky. Our very own Warren Leonhardt was invited to speak at the conference and talk about developing the story and ensemble cast in EPIC. His talk included examples from story, design and animation.