+ Today, the //ADAPT Conference is thrilled to announce the complete program for the //ADAPT 2007 Conference. Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal from September 24th to September 28th, 2007, an estimated 2500 people from around the world are expected at 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.
The //ADAPT 2007 Conference will feature an array of digital art programs hosted by speakers who have worked on the biggest games and films of our time. Starting Monday, September 24th, 2007 attendees will be able to kick-off the //ADAPT 2007 Conference by attending the Keynote address by Phil Tippett of Tippett Studio. Phil has received 2 Academy Awards (Oscar©) and a total of five nominations and has contributed to nearly 40 high-profile films, including the original Star Wars Trilogy, Robocop, Jurassic Park and Starship Troopers among others, working alongside famous directors such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
The 2D Masters Program, designed to teach advanced concept art and digital painting techniques used in feature film and video-game development, will feature a total of six presentations by speakers such as the legendary Syd Mead (Tron, Blade Runner, Aliens, Mission Impossible III), Ryan Church (Star Wars Episode II, III, War of the Worlds) and Andrew Jones (Zathura: A Space Adventure, Superman Returns).
The 3D Masters Program, designed to teach a variety of advanced modeling, animation and rendering techniques for feature film and video-game development, will feature a total of six lectures including Fausto De Martini from Blizzard (World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2), Andy Schmidt (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.) from Pixar and Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena from AnimationMentor.com, who’s combined credits include Star Wars: Episode I, II, III, War of the Worlds, Hulk, Men in Black II, The Incredibles and Cars.For students and aspiring artists, the Exploration program, designed to teach a variety of 2D and 3D techniques will feature a total of 12 presentations by speakers such as Jordu Schell (Alien: Resurrection, The X Files, Scary Movie 3), David Parish from Texas-based Reel FX (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, The Perfect Storm, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars Episode I:The Phantom Menace) and Meinert Hansen (300, Myst IV, The Secret Adventures of Jules Vernes, Stay and Stranger than Fiction).
The 2D/ 3D Plus Program, designed as a supplemental program and accessible to all attendees, will feature a variety of lectures by local and international digital artists specialized in many fields related to 2D and 3D production. Presenters include Academy Award Ed Jones (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Chris Williams (Star Wars Obi-Wan, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, Star Wars Republic Commando and Star Wars: Empire at War) and Marc Bourbonnais (300, Sin City, Snakes on a Plane, the Spy Kids Trilogy).
A complete detailed list of the 40 + speakers is available on www.adaptmontreal.com/a2007. In addition, starting Monday night, September 24th, social activities and additional art driven activities surrounding the conference will allow for many networking opportunities. The first ever //ADAPT Art Expo presented by Corel will be open to all attendees and the general public. The //ADAPT Theater will feature some outstanding animations, visual effects and a variety of short format films.
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