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INDUSTRY GIANTS 2012: Visual Effects, Animation and Game Conference

INDUSTRY GIANTS 2012: Visual Effects, Animation and Game Conference
Presented by A Bunch of Short Guys
September 22 and 23, 2012

DALLAS/FORTWORTH: Creating entertainment in today's high-tech environment may seem otherworldly, but it's not. Take a look behind the scenes and talk with the shamen who create some of the top games, movies, and commercials on the market today at Industry Giants 2012: Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum. Now in its second decade, the annual conference features a distinctive lineup of more than a dozen industry professionals working in animation and visual effects for film, television, and games.

The Industry Giants forum and panel discussion takes place Saturday, September 22, 2012 from9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the historic Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St. Dallas, Texas 75208.The Industry Giants MasterClasses will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.at Motus Digital, 2805 East Plano Parkway, Suite 250 Plano, TX 75074. Tickets can be purchased in advance at IndustryGiants.org, or at the venue the day of the event, space permitting.

Hosted annually the nonprofit animators' group, A Bunch of Short Guys, Industry Giants 2012 offers two full days of learning, discussions and networking. The Industry Giants forum and panel discussion includes individual presentations by industry professionals followed by a panel discussion on creative approaches and methods. The Industry Giants MasterClasses include industry software skills and techniques taught by leading industry professionals.

INDUSTRYGIANTS 2012 FORUM PRESENTATIONS:
Krishnamurti M. Costa - Senior Digital Artist at ILM
Chris Fowler - Lighting Supervisor at Pixar Canada
Tony White - Author of "The Animators Workbook", "The Animators Notebook" and more
Ed Mendez - Visual Effects Supervisor at Dive Visual
Jason Felix – Senior Concept Artist at EA Visceral Games
Yvonna Lynn – Founder/President at Charisma+2

INDUSTRYGIANTS 2012 MASTERCLASS PRESENTATIONS:
Jason Manley - Founder of: Massive Black inc., ConceptArt.org, The Art Department
Steve Quentin (aka Q) - Art Director/Animator at 900lbs of creative
Shawn Spetch - Senior Environmental Artist at Nerve Software
Raul Aparicio - Environmental Artist at Gearbox
Paul Gaboury - 3D Application Engineer at Pixologic
Orlando Sanchez – Figure Drawing Instructor at The Art Department
Bryan Engram - Animator with Animation Mentor and Reel FX
Stephen Steinbach - Director of Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Dallas
Bert Van Brande - Director Production Technology at Reel FX
Ed Whetstone - CG lighting artist at Reel FX and Tutor at Digital Tutors
Tony Bonilla - Instructor Supervisor/Curriculum Manager at AnimSchool

Tickets can be purchased online at IndustryGiants.org. Discounts are available for current professional or student A Bunch of Short Guys members. A Bunch of Short Guys memberships can be purchased at abunchofshortguys.org. Ticket pricing is as follows:

Ticket to both Industry Giants on Saturday, September 22, 2012 and Industry Giants MasterClasses on Sunday, September 23, 2012:
-Current, active professional or student A Bunch of Short Guys members $70
-Non-member, free and newsletter A Bunch of Short Guys members $100

One day ticket Industry Giants on Saturday, September 22, 2012
-Current, active professional or student A Bunch of Short Guys members $30
-Non-member, free and newsletter A Bunch of Short Guys members $70

Drawing classes only on Sunday, September 23, 2012
Member and non-member $20

A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a non-profit organization that fosters education and career development for students and professionals in the animation and visual effects industry. The group hosts free monthly meetings on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. In addition, ABOSG presents Industry Insights, an ongoing series featuring industry artists, as well as various training workshops. Meeting information, a members’ online forum, event information and more can be found at www.abunchofshortguys.com.

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