11am: Benoit Girard, Digital Dimension. Benoit was there to talk about Digital Dimension's first full CG prodution. He explains how he and his team manage to go through such a big challenge with a very low budget, low effective and low time of production! Let me tell you something, during the presentation, we saw some sequences of the movie and it looks GREAT! Congratulation people from DD, you guys did a wonderful job!!!
1h45pm: So far, the best conference of the week!!! A once in a life time opportunity to see at the same table Craig
Mullins, Andrew Jones and the legendary Syd Mead talking about what they love the most!!! What an experience!!! So many things to say in not enough time. I would have stayed few hours more to listen to their stories and experiences but they had to stop it very quick because of the next conference that was starting!
3h45pm: Special Feature Presentation: KUNG-FU PANDA. Alex Parkinson. First of all, what a great movie that was! But the conference was a bit "too much information." So many things to tell and not enough time... again! But overall, great stuff.
11am: Carlos Baena & Shawn Kelly. What a speech!!! 2 wonderful hours to talk about eyes animation. Who would have thought that eyes would be so complex and interresting!
1h45pm: Carlos Baena, Shawn Kelly, Steven Stahlberg, Taron, Nick Parkinson and Marc Chu at the same table and talking about 3D stuff. Very interesting but not as much as yesterday's conference with Syd Mead and his friends.
3h45pm: Special Feature Presentation: Wall-E. For me, the best movie of the summer. The conference was quite interesting. Michal Makarewicz from Pixar talked aboutthe pipeline that they use in their studio to make their huge success movies.And of corse, the BIG party during the night. It's always fun to see computers geeks showing their moves on the dance floor!!!
Already the last day of ADAPT!
9am: As you can realize, I manage to get myself at 9am for the morning conference even after the big party the day before. The conference was suppose to be given by Aaron Sims but he wasn't abble to be in Montreal. So they ask Andrew Jones to replace him. Even if he had a rough night (also at the party) he prepare a little something to show to the 3D people. It's always interesting to look at an artist building a futur work of art in front of you!
11am: Still a Andrew Jones conference. (Never get tired) This time it was quite something!!! He showed us his new baby. A HUGE wacom tablet that of corse can draw but at the same time plays music... Can't wait to see this in stores!
1h45pm: This time, it was Steven Stahlberg that show us some of his studies on how o model a good female character. I learn a lot of things during his course.
3h45pm: special Feature Presentation: Iron Man. I thought that this conference was the weakness of all three others. Maybe it was because I didn't see the movie... But lots of visual stuff (always interesting)
And that's the end... What a week! ADAPT's been a great way to talk and share experiences.
If you ave any questions concerning the ADAPT week, feel free to ask me!
See you next year!