+ (Montreal, Canada) Thursday, June 28, 2007 – Today, Digital 04 Studios is thrilled to announce additional speakers to the //ADAPT 2007 Conference line up. Opening the conference will be award-winning visual effects supervisor and animation pioneer, Phil Tippett as the Keynote speaker. The //ADAPT 2007 conference will also feature Todd Vaziri from Industrial Light and Magic, who will present segments from Transformers, and Michael Fong from Pixar Animation Studios, who will present segments from Ratatouille. The //ADAPT 2007 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal from September 24th to September 28th, 2007. An estimated 2500 digital artists from around the world are expected to attend the industry's second annual creative event focused on inspiring and teaching advanced digital art production techniques for film, visual effects and videogame development. The program includes over 40 digital art masters, an Art Expo, a Theatre, a Job Fair and much more, soon to be announced. The //ADAPT 2007 conference keynote speaker Phil Tippett is the founder of Berkeley-based Tippett Studio. His sophisticated knowledge of film making and powerful ability to design and breathe life into complex animated characters has earned him two Academy Awards®, two Emmys® and a Special Achievement Award during the course of a career that has spanned over 30 years. “I am honored to have been invited to this conference to share some of my experience as a film maker. Having participated in the dramatic change over from creating visual effects for motion pictures photo-chemically (and with models) to now, where nearly everything is being created digitally, I've been allowed a some what unique perspective. I intend to bring along fond memories from where we've been, advantages of the current digital age and some trepidation toward the future,” Phil Tippett stated.//ADAPT’s Special Feature Presentations program will be open to all attendees. The Special Feature Presentations are geared towards the reveal or making-of a major blockbuster film or AAA videogame released this year. Industry experts will showcase their work and share their creative and artistic expertise. //ADAPT 2007 tickets are currently available with limited seating. Receive a $100 rebate before August 24th. For more information and complete summary of events and tickets, please visit www.adaptmontreal.com.
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