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AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2002

BEING EFFECT-IVE
The creative and technical wizards behind Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Ice Age, Band of Brothers, Moulin Rouge and many more films, will gather in Sydney in February 2002 from around the world at the AEAF; you can attend, filmmakers can show their own work and can also enter the awards.

Appropriately enough, Session 1 Day 1 is devoted to The Lord of the Rings, with Jim Rygiel, VFX Supervisor, Weta Digital. Helping to create the mythical world of Middle Earth for Peter Jackson’s ambitions three movie adaptation of the Lord of The Rings, Weta Digital has been able to contribute crucial digital elements within the "cornucopia" of VFX techniques utilised within this film: forced perspective, digital matte painting, CGI, digital compositing, crowd generation, digital and miniature sets.

Later in the morning, there will be session on Ocean’s Eleven, The Time Machine and Red Planet.

Masterclasses, panel sessions and exclusive screenings fill the three day program, all topped off by the awards night and gala party. Key speakers include:
Carlos Saldanha, Animation Director, Blue Sky Studios (US);
Tom Smith, Visual Effects Supervisor, Cinesite (US);
Bill Kroyer, Animation Director, Rhythm & Hues (US);
Chas Jarrett, CG Supervisor & Senior 3D Animator, The Moving Picture Company (UK);
Karl Mooney, Digital Effects Supervisor, The Mill Film (UK);
John Lockwood, Head of 2D, Cinesite (Europe);
Hael Kobayashi, Director of Digital Artists Production, ILM (US);
Dan Taylor, Animation Director, ILM (US);
David Dulac, 3D VFX Supervisor, Animal Logic Film (Australia);
Tony Clark, Director, Rising Sun Pictures (Australia);
Chris Schwarze, CEO, Complete Post (Australia);
Corey Brown, VFX designer/compositor, Complete Post (Australia) – and many more.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO THE AEAF THEATRE
The AEAF Theatre will be located adjacent to the main auditorium. Throughout the 3-day convention, the AEAF Theatre will screen a variety of work by Australian and International 3D and VFX artists, producers, animators and students, including the compilation of all AEAF Awards submissions for the 2002 competition.

To have your work screened, please send a tape (Beta SP) to AEAF PO Box 250, Bondi Junction NSW 1355, with your contact details, and if you want your tape returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. To enter a submission is free, but there will be no royalties paid for screening.

Please note that the work you'll submit to the AEAF Theatre is not for competition judging (please submit work into the AEAF Awards for that!). Tapes must be received by Friday February 8, 2002.

AEAF Awards 2002
You can enter as many individual entries as you wish, as long as they've been completed between July 1, 2000 and January 14, 2002.

Visit the web site at www.dmw.com.au and follow the links to The AEAF Awards.

Fill out the entry form online or print it, and send entries to AEAF PO Box 250, Bondi Junction NSW 1355 no later than Monday January 14, 2002.

Judges for AEAF Awards 2002 are: Rob Coleman (Animation Director, ILM - USA); Bill Kroyer (Animation Director, Rhythm & Hues - USA); Pat Joseph (Managing Director, The Mill - UK); Jim Rygiel (VFX Supervisor/Director WETA Digital Lord of the Rings - NZ); Peter Giles (Head of Digital Media, AFTRS - AUS); Grant Fraser (DLF - AUS) and Mike Seymour (Omnicon Digital - AUS)

There are now 12 categories into which you can enter:
Commercials: Animation
Commercials: VFX
Feature Film: Animation
Feature Film: VFX
Music video
Short Film
TV Series
Titles, Idents & Stings
Web Animation
Student
Games
Education & Training

Published December 20, 2001

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