RTS Futures – VFX & Animation: Meet the Experts

Dive into the world of VFX and animation as we take you into the minds of our experienced panelists, including Alex Donne-Johnson, Creative Director at motion design studio Dazzle Ship, responsible for creating video for branding, broadcast, online and installations and Pete Allinson, Head of Design at multi-award winning broadcaster UKTV, the home of TV channels such as Dave and GOLD.

Throughout their careers, our experts have worked across a diverse range of fantastic projects spanning film, TV and advertising, utilising a range of VFX and animation techniques.

Learn how they have made it in the industry, the secrets of their career success and view some examples of their outstanding work, looking at both their creative inspiration and the “nitty gritty” of the technical and logistical aspects that come with this line of work.

This session will give you an insight into everything you need to know about making it in the world of VFX and animation, along with the chance to ask our experts any of your burning questions on the night!

Panelists:

Alex Donne-Johnson, Creative Director at Dazzleship

Pete Allinson, Head of Design at UKTV

Lindsey Watson, Founder of CANUK Productions, Head of Animation at Kindle UK and Founder of Animated Women UK

More expert panelists to be announced.

 

6:45pm for 7:00pm
Curzon Soho

Booking Details
Tickets are £10.00.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking.

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Ashanti Miller

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Animation teacher and VFX artist

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Working in day care and retail. The job is so much easier without the parents and  customers 🙂

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?Sesame Workshop’s The New Electric Company and Mondo Media’s Piki and Poko’s Adventures in Starland. I love working directly with the writers rather than interpreting the writer’s vision through my director. The results are always peachy keen 😀

How did you become interested in animation?
Bugs Bunny. The instant I was able to draw him when I was 7 years old, I was determined Continue…

Michael Leo Ramirez

What is your name and your current occupation?
Michael Leo Ramirez (aka MRAM) , Concept Artist / VFX Artist

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Process Server (Served Subpoenas) Probably would have had my a** handed to me a couple of times if I didn’t look intimidating.  =)

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Junior Designer on the “Fountains Of Bellagio” and “Mirage Volcano” casino projects for Steve Wynn in Las Vegas

How did you become interested in animation?
Saw Speed Racer for the first time in Continue…