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TICKET SALES FOR RENDER CLOSE MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY 18 JUNE - BOOK NOW!

Ohh we're excited... oh yes we are!! RENDER is our very first annual conference!

Over two big days, expect authoritative discussions on topics as diverse as the development of CG & 3D animation, international perspectives on teaching animation at a tertiary level, advice on the prerequisites to establishing an independent studio in one of the most competitive marketplaces in the world, overviews of what it takes to push an indie animation project beyond it’s indie-confined envelope... and much more.

RENDER will also include evening screenings that relate directly to, and cast a clarifying light on, some of the topics presented during the day sessions.

Spaces are strictly limited.

We're still adding more speakers, so in jump on board the Facebook or Twitter train to keep up to date.

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... SO FAR!

Oslo Davis (AUSTRALIA)
Acclaimed newspaper cartoonist, published artist and animator of “Melbhattan”, perhaps Australia’s ‘most seen” short animated film

Nathanael Scott, LoopdeLoop (AUSTRALIA)
Nathanael Scott joins us to discuss the Melbourne animation phenomenon that is Loopdeloop – the addictive and social monthly animation challenge that’s gaining a cult following both here and overseas.

Terrence Masson (USA)
An extensive, detailed outline of the trajectory of computer generated animation from its earliest, unpromising flashing dots to the powerhouse platform that it is today - delivered by Terrence Masson, a noted CG animation historian and archivist, past SIGGRAPH CAF Chair and Executive Professor of Creative Industries at Northeastern University in Boston.

Tom Mortimer, 12Foot6 (UK)
Tom Mortimer is the co-owner and founder of “12Foot6 Studio” which produces a substantial mix of TV, commercial and self initiated works in the ultra competitive London market. He will also present a selection of works that showcase the rise and rise of “12Foot6”.

John Piper (NEW ZEALAND)
Head of Digital Design Department at Auckland University of Technology. John has a particular passion for exploring ways in which motion capture can be utilised to create abstract imagery and imagery that interacts with live performance.

Oh Yeah Wow (AUSTRALIA)
A dynamic crew who have exploded onto the local and international music video scene

Koji Yamamura (JAPAN)
Master Japanese animator Koji Yamamura outlines his experience as Head Lecturer of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts and discusses his own approach to teaching and his experiences in creating one of the most highly regarded animation graduate groups in the world.

Jeff Chiba Stearns (CANADA)
Founder: Meditating Bunny Studio
Jeff founded this Vancouver based Webby award-winning and Emmy® nominated studio in 2000. Operating under the decidedly DIY slogan "Keeping It Old School", he has built up a client roster which includes 3M International, Post-it Notes, Sharpie and a range of major Canadian corporates. Their short films have screened at over 150 festivals around the world, they have just completed their first feature length documentary and working towards a 2014 completion of another.

Andrew Hagan (AUSTRALIA)
Lecturer BA (Animation and Visual Effects), Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University + Co-Director Australian International Animation Festival. Andrew possesses an apparently bottomless passion for teaching the next generation of Australian animators the skills they need while ensuring they understand animation is also an artform. He has some interesting things on his mind about the state of animating today in Australia.


 

 

 

 

> EARLY BIRD 2 DAY
CONFERENCE PASS
ONLY $130
deadline extended!

> BUY EARLY BIRD PASS

> ALEX STITT
FUNDRAISER SCREENINGS
TIX ONLY $15 FOR RENDER PASS HOLDERS*

*The RENDER Animation Conference 2 Day Pass
(valid for both Early Bird & full priced 2 day passes) entitles you to purchase tickets for a discounted price of $15 per session for the Alex Stitt features - fundraiser screenings:
> 'Grendel Grendel Grendel' (Sun 30 Jun, 5pm)
> 'Abracadabra' in 3D (Thu 27 Jun, 6.30pm)
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(These tickets cannot be purchased online. Once you receive your pass during the registration process, you will be able to present it to ACMI Tickets & Information to receive the discount.)

Not valid for One Day Pass.

 

> MIAF13 OPENING NIGHT
SNEAK PEEK GALA SCREENING!


Thursday 20 June @ 7pm

If you purchase an Early Bird 2 Day Pass, you are also welcome to attend the Opening Night Sneak Peek Gala Screening!

Opening NIght screens a collection of films from right across the MIAF13 line-up. New films in competition, classics from the special programs, a first chance to meet the guests, a glimpse at the new Australian crop and one or two that just didn’t fit into the line-up.

Your name will automatically be placed on the guest list, so come up to the special MIAF info desk on the night to collect your ticket!

 
 

 

 



The RENDER Animation Conference 2 Day Pass entitles you to:

- Conference proceedings held at ACMI on Fri 21 June & Sat 22 June
- A conference pass/lanyard (the thingy you pop around your neck)
- MIAF Opening Night Gala: Thu 20 June 7pm (bookings essential)
- Fri 21 June, 6pm screening: Koji Yamamura presents Tokyo Uni Grads 2013 (Japan) - (bookings essential)
- Fri 21 June, 7.30pm screening: Phil Mulloy Feature (UK) - (bookings essential)
- Sat 22 June, 5pm screening: NFB 3D Stereoscopic Collection (Canada) - (bookings essential)
- Sat 22 June, 8.30pm screening: 3D stereoscopic shorts (International Program #8) - (bookings essential)
- Purchase tickets for discounted price of $15 per session (save $10) to attend Alex Stitt Feature fundraiser screenings: ‘Grendel Grendel Grendel’ (Sun 30 Jun, 5pm) & ‘Abracadabra’ in 3D (Thu 27 Jun, 6.30pm).
- Conference Handbook
- Lunch, tea/coffee & snakes.

The RENDER Animation Conference 1 Day Pass entitles you to:- Conference proceedings held at ACMI on either Fri 21 June OR Sat 22 June
- A conference pass/lanyard (the thingy you pop around your neck)
FRIDAY PASS
- Fri 21 June, 6pm screening: Koji Yamamura presents Tokyo Uni Grads 2013 (Japan) - (bookings essential)
- Fri 21 June, 7.30pm screening: Phil Mulloy Feature (UK) - (bookings essential)
- Conference Handbook
- Lunch, snakes.
SATURDAY PASS
- Sat 22 June, 5pm screening: NFB 3D Stereoscopic Collection (Canada) - (bookings essential)
- Sat 22 June, 8.30pm screening: 3D stereoscopic shorts (International Program #8) - (bookings essential)
- Conference Handbook
- Lunch, snakes.

 

WE"RE REALLY SORRY FOLKS, BUT WE WON'T BE ABLE TO OFFER TEA & COFFEE. SO PLEASE COME PREPARED!!


EARLY BIRD
2 DAY PASS

deadline extended - yay!

$130.00

Full / Concession

2 DAY PASS
On sale 15 June

$175.00
$150.00

Full
Concession

1 DAY PASS
$95.00
$80.00
Full
Concession

   

REGISTRATION:

Friday 21 June @ 10am
Ground Floor outside the ACMI Cube
(bottom of the escalators)

Saturday 22 June @ 10am
First Floor outside Studio 1

Please bring your receipt as proof of purchase.

 



Location: The Cube, ACMI (ground floor)

 

10.00am > > REGISTRATION

10.30am
4x4 STATE OF THE (ANIMATED) NATION

The ideal ‘scene setter’. Four speakers from four different perspectives outline the trends, rewards, opportunities and challenges in today’s Australian animation scene.

Speakers TBC

12.00pm > > LUNCH (PROVIDED)

1.00pm
OUTSIDE THE LOOP

There have never been more channels - nor more challenges - to getting your film seen. Perspectives from artists and producers charting different courses to their audiences.

Speakers
Oslo Davis
(AUS)
Acclaimed newspaper cartoonist, published artist and animator of “Melbhattan”, perhaps Australia’s ‘most seen” short animated film
Nathaniel Scott (AUS)
LoopdeLoop
Nathaniel Scott joins us to discuss the Melbourne animation phenomenon that is Loopdeloop – the addictive and social monthly animation challenge that’s gaining a cult following both here and overseas.

2.15pm
THE ART & COMMERCE OF MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS

Leading producers dissect the often complex web of business & marketing imperatives that are often the hidden DNA of the music video production industry.

Lead Speakers
Oh Yeah Wow
(AUS)
A dynamic crew who have exploded onto the local and international music video scene with their highly innovative work - collaborating with the likes of Gotye, Wax Tailor, Clubfeet, Stereolove & British India (to name but a few!). In early January (2013), Darcy Prendergast and the OH YEAH WOW team took home the Rolling Stones' Best Video award for Gotye's 'Easy Way Out' (screening in the Australian Showcase) video clip.
>> Oh Yeah Wow's website profile (gotta love it!):
" In a landscape inhabited by sharks creating heartless, derivative content, Oh Yeah Wow sails the boat of freedom, on the waves of integrity, aided by the delicious north winds of determination. Nautical analogies aside, this rag tag pack of unlicensed pyrotechnicians, unappreciated comedians and unknown celebrities collectively create magic-pursuing excellence, innovation and the occasional intake of vitamin D."

3.15pm >> BREAK

4.00pm
DAY 1 KEYNOTE

A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE

Master Japanese animator Koji Yamamura outlines his experience as Head Lecturer of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts and discusses his own approach to teaching and his experiences in creating one of the most highly regarded animation graduate groups in the world.

Keynote Speaker
Koji Yamamura (JAPAN)

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6.00pm
Tokyo University of the Arts 2013 Graduate Highlights (15+)


A collection of the best films from Koji Yamamura’s 2013 Graduate class; the perfect way to follow on from the Day 1 Keynote Lecture with an introduction by Koji.

> Check out the list of films here.

7.30pm
FEATURE : “The Pain And The Pity”, Phil Mulloy (18+)


Hot off the presses, the latest feature film from the iconic ‘enfant terrible’ of British auteur animation.

> Check out details here.

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Location: Studio 1, ACMI (first floor)

 

10.00am > > REGISTRATION

10.30am
THE QUICK TIME TALKS

A series of short, sharp, focused 10 minute talks presented by a diverse range of practitioners, educators and commercial creatives on the topics that matter most to them.
Serious fun and the perfect way to kick start Day 2.

Speakers TBC

12.00pm > > LUNCH (PROVIDED)

1.00pm
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL STUDIO

Commercial, indie, auteur or co-op. Different models, different experiences. A multi-faceted look at different ways to building a successful studio, especially in one of the most competitive marketplaces in the world.

Speakers
Tom Mortimer (UK)
12Foot6 Studio London
Tom Mortimer is the co-owner and founder of “12Foot6 Studio” which produces a substantial mix of TV, commercial and self initiated works in the ultra competitive London market. He will also present a selection of works that showcase the rise and rise of “12Foot6”.
Jeff Chiba Stearns (Canada)
Founder: Meditating Bunny Studio
Jeff founded this Vancouver based Webby award-winning and Emmy® nominated studio in 2000. Operating under the decidedly DIY slogan "Keeping It Old School", he has built up a client roster which includes 3M International, Post-it Notes, Sharpie and a range of major Canadian corporates. Their short films have screened at over 150 festivals around the world, they have just completed their first feature length documentary and working towards a 2014 completion of another.

2.15pm
UTILISING MOTION CAPTURE TO DRIVE 3D ANIMATION

Motion Capture – or Mo Cap – is on the road to becoming a near ubiquitous animation tool. The technology that drives it is developing fast but it still needs a strong creative hand on the tiller to ensure best results. This stream explores a series of differing assumptions about what motion capture is capable of achieving as a tool for creative expression.

Lead Speaker
John Piper
(NZ)
Head of Digital Design Department at Auckland University of Technology
John has a particular passion for exploring ways in which motion capture can be utilised to create abstract imagery and imagery that interacts with live performance.

3.15pm > > BREAK

4.00pm
DAY 2 KEYNOTE

THE HISTORY OF CG ANIMATION

An extensive, detailed outline of the trajectory of computer generated animation from its earliest, unpromising flashing dots to the powerhouse platform that it is today - delivered by Terrence Masson, a noted CG animation historian and archivist, past SIGGRAPH CAF Chair and Executive Professor of Creative Industries at Northeastern University in Boston.

Keynote Speaker
Terrence Masson (USA)

 

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5.00pm
NFB 3D Stereoscopic Collection (15+)


A collection of 3D stereoscopic National Film Board of Canada films, some created in their own patented 3D production system, “SANDE”.

> Check out the list of films here.

8.30pm
MIAF Competition Screening: 3D Stereoscopic Shorts (18+)


An eclectic collection of recently released 3D shorts shown as part of MIAF’s international competition programs.

> Check out the list of films here.

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