Animex line-up announced for Teesside University festival in Middlesbrough

Animex line-up announced for Teesside University festival in Middlesbrough

Animex line-up announced for Teesside University festival in Middlesbrough

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INTERNATIONAL festival of animation and computer games, Animex, will feature speakers who have worked on Disney’s Frozen and fantasy series Game of Thrones.

The five-day event, the largest of its kind in the UK, returns to Teesside University in Middlesbrough from February 10 to 14.

Featuring a unique mix of talks, masterclasses, workshops, film screenings and exhibitions, the event will include Animex Comics for its second year.

Highlights include screenings of the Oscar nominated ‘Feral’ by Daniel Sousa and ‘Subconscious Password’ in the festival’s International Shorts Programme as well as a talk by Dan Lund, effects animator at Disney who will speak about his work on the Christmas smash-hit film, Frozen.

It also includes homegrown talent including James Burr who graduated with a first class honours in computer animation and secured a job as a Previsualisation Artist at The Third Floor where he has worked on high profile films, adverts and television series over the past 18 months including Edge of Tomorrow and Game of Thrones - series four.

Festival organiser, Gabrielle Kent, said: “This year’s guest speakers have a wealth of experience between them, having worked for the likes BAFTA, Marvel, Ubisoft and Dreamworks.

“Animex is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate our love of gaming and animation with colleagues and friends from across the globe.

“Each year we try and better ourselves and this year is no different. We have an amazing line up of talented speakers and we will also be welcoming Animex Comics for its second year," she added.

Other speakers include Georg (CORR) Baker from Hotsauce International who has worked for Lionhead Studios on BAFTA award-winning games including Black & White, The Movies, and Fable 1, 2, and 3 before joining the independent games company founded by television presenter Jonathan Ross.

Festival goers will also be able to listen to industry heavy-weight, Max Howard who created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles working on iconic films including ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘The Lion King’.

To view the festival programme and book tickets visit www.animex.tees.ac.uk

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8:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

pl1066 says...

Why is this festival so expensive ? Would love to take my teenage son but at those prices I'm wondering if its worth it 😐
Why is this festival so expensive ? Would love to take my teenage son but at those prices I'm wondering if its worth it 😐 pl1066
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8:36pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Voice-of-reality says...

£100 comes equates to £20 per day which equates to £2.25 per hour (for an 8 hour day ignoring the later sections) - I fail to see how it is expensive. Perhaps take your teenage son only to those parts that would be relevant to him
£100 comes equates to £20 per day which equates to £2.25 per hour (for an 8 hour day ignoring the later sections) - I fail to see how it is expensive. Perhaps take your teenage son only to those parts that would be relevant to him Voice-of-reality
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12:11pm Mon 20 Jan 14

asianastroboy says...

pl1066- the full pass ticket price is in line with costs for similar animation/ games festivals around the country and that gives you access to 2 days worth of talks from the world's greatest games developers, animators and visual effects artists as well as opportunities to meet them at evening events.

If your son is more interested in games, comics or animation then cheaper, individual passes are available.

The lineup also makes the expense worth it if your son is really passionate about his hobby/ future profession with international speakers flown in around the world. These also include Oscar 2014 nominees for Disney's Frozen, Gravity, Iron Man 3 and Lone Ranger. As well as multiple Game of the Year 2013 winners such as The Last of Us, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, Tomb Raider, Gone Home and Tearaway. And the first musical composer to be nominated for a Grammy to a video game score.

The festival is open to the public but focussed towards young people actively interested in pursuing these areas as a immediate career so if your son is interested in any of these areas consider it an invaluable investment in his future.
pl1066- the full pass ticket price is in line with costs for similar animation/ games festivals around the country and that gives you access to 2 days worth of talks from the world's greatest games developers, animators and visual effects artists as well as opportunities to meet them at evening events. If your son is more interested in games, comics or animation then cheaper, individual passes are available. The lineup also makes the expense worth it if your son is really passionate about his hobby/ future profession with international speakers flown in around the world. These also include Oscar 2014 nominees for Disney's Frozen, Gravity, Iron Man 3 and Lone Ranger. As well as multiple Game of the Year 2013 winners such as The Last of Us, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, Tomb Raider, Gone Home and Tearaway. And the first musical composer to be nominated for a Grammy to a video game score. The festival is open to the public but focussed towards young people actively interested in pursuing these areas as a immediate career so if your son is interested in any of these areas consider it an invaluable investment in his future. asianastroboy
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