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CG conference Siggraph has released the video of Monday’s keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a part of the Marc Davis Lecture series, a forum to explore the challenges of creating animation for feature films.
Speakers included Pixar’s Pete Docter, who won an Oscar for Up; Oscar nominee Henry Selick, whose credits include Coraline; Oscar nominee Chris Sanders, who co-directed DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; and Academy Award nominee David Silverman, who received a nomination earlier this year for the animated short Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare.”
The panel also included Oscar nominee Ron Clements, whose credits include Aladdin; director and animator Eric Goldberg, who was the supervising animator on the Genie in Aladdin; Kevin Lima, who is directing DWA’s Monkeys of Mumbai; Mike Mitchell, who is directing DWA’s Trolls; and Kirk Wise, who co-directed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. AMPAS’ managing director of programming, education and preservation Randy Haberkamp moderated the discussion.
The video includes clips of the directors’ early work.
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