New Speakers Added to Animation & VFX Symposium

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Screen Training Ireland, and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce some exciting new additions to the VFX and Animation Symposium. The symposium will take place in the Morrison Hotel Dublin on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of October.

Eran Dinur is an Emmy award winning VFX supervisor and author of the book The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects. Eran worked at ILM Singapore and Framestore NY on films such as IRON MAN, STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, SALT and CLASH OF THE TITANS. Since 2011 Eran has been leading Brainstorm Digital’s team as senior VFX supervisor on films and TV series such as THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, BOARDWALD EMPIRE, THE LOST CITY OF Z, TRIPLE NINE, CAFÉ SOCIETY, PAPILLION and WONDER WHEEL. He also teaches VFX at the School of Visual Arts. Eran is the recipient of two VES awards and a prime-time Emmy award for his work on Boardwalk Empire.
Based on his experiences as VFX supervisor on the set and in the studio, Eran wrote The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects (Routledge/Focal) to help directors, producers, editors, cinematographers and film students gain a deeper understanding of the process of visual effects, and discover the full potential of VFX as an essential filmmaking tool in any genre.

Rob Andrews is CG Supervisor with Cinesite.  Rob has almost twenty years’ experience, having previously worked at MPC and Double Negative.  Rob has amassed an extensive number of film CG Supervisor credits including INCENDIARY, SWEENY TODD, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHEONIX, and SUNSHINE. Rob’s production credits include GHOSTBUSTERS, DEEPWATER HORIZON, and ROBIN HOOD ORIGINS.

Barbara Slade began her screenwriting career in London when her first show “Brown Bear’s Wedding” sold to the Disney Channel, and was nominated for five Emmy awards including ‘Best Writer’. Barbara has continued writing and developing children’s series for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC and Fox. She has received numerous awards including a ‘Humanitas’ for one of her episodes of RUGRATS. Her credits include ANGELINA BALLERINA, ROTTEN RALPH, and COMIN ATCHA!

Other speakers already announced include Scott Pritchard of ILM, illustrator Brian Coldrick, storyboard artist Sanna Myllykangas, Damien O’Connor and Fred Burdy of Brown Bag Films, animator Sydney Padua, art director Richard Smitheman and previs artist Elaina Scott.

The full schedule for the Symposium will be released next Monday the 16th of October.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at Animation Skillnet here

The VFX and Animation Symposium is supported by Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet, the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and the Industrial Development Authority.

Image: AN ODE TO LOVE, courtesy of Brown Bag Films