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Australian Effects & Animation Festival

Posted by souri on Mon, 23/09/02 - 12:33 AM

EMMY AWARD WINNING "WALKING WITH BEASTS" - EXCLUSIVE SESSION AT THE AEAF - The Australian Effects & Animation Festival welcomes Mike Milne, Emmy Award winner and Director of Computer Animation at Framestore CFC (UK) to the speakers program December 1-4, 2002. Mike is flying direct to Sydney to speak exclusively about his work on Walking with Beasts, the joint BBC/Discovery Channel series that earned him and his team an Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Animated Program" category at the presentation in LA on September 14. Walking with Beasts is one of the largest projects that Framestore have undertaken and follows on from the award-winning series Walking with Dinosaurs. Thirty new creatures were added for Walking with Beasts and all feature a more complex range of movements and textures than their dinosaur predecessors. The graduation from dinosaurs with scales to mammals with fur, feathers and more advanced muscular structures presented greater challenges to the CG team which doubled in size in order to take on the more complex tasks. Comprising of six 30-minute documentaries, Walking with Beasts features 1000 visual effects shots taken from more than 30-hours of computer-animated footage. A regular speaker at computer animation conferences in Europe and the USA, Mike was awarded an honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University, England in 2001. His talk at the AEAF will uncover some of the processes, techniques and disciplines that are required to make an award-winning series based on notoriously challenging CG-mammals. In addition, Mike will be previewing footage of Framestore's work on the new Hallmark/ABC TV miniseries Dinotopia which also won an Emmy at this years awards for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects". The Walking with Beasts session with Mike Milne will kick off at 10:00am on Monday December 2, 2002. The AEAF will open on December 1 with an opening party and screening presentation from Sydney Silicon Graphics Centre from 6:00pm. A Festival Pass costs $395.00 + gst and includes entry to all AEAF events. Single day passes are also available for $195.00 + gst and attendance at the AEAF Awards only will cost $70.00 + gst. A full conference program can be viewed at or phone 02 9319 4277 for more details

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