The Art Direction for Games, VFX, and Animation event is taking place on June 8, 2019 in Los Angeles.
An Industry networking event filled with presentations, advice and experience on taking that next step into art direction and design In VFX Animation and Games.
These are the top artists sharing their experiences and advice on the topic of art direction, design, and development:
Art Direction, Design Consultant, Mike Hill Design
Mike currently works as a design consultant in the film industry – advising on scripts as well as creating production designs for upcoming unannounced projects.
Mikes major interest is in the psychology of storytelling and how an understanding of mythology and contemporary psychology is crucial to understanding how great stories work. Mike designs worlds for the entertainment industry, creating concepts for film, TV and video games. Among other projects, Mike has designed for films such as Blade Runner 2049, HBO’s Game of Thrones, the upcoming Halo TV series and Dune feature film. He’s also worked on games such as the best-selling Call of Duty series and Sony’s award-winning Horizon: Zero Dawn. Mike’s works have been published in the Spectrum series as well as in Expose 3: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe. Mike contributes to magazines such as Popular Mechanics and 3D World and Imagine FX.
Art Director / Sony Pictures Animation
Dean Gordon is an art director at Sony Pictures Animation, who most recently worked on the Studio’s latest feature film, the Academy Award® winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” now available on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD.Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation in 2007, Dean worked for 16 years at the Walt Disney Animation Studios as an art director (Fantasia/2000’s “Pines of Rome” segment) and background supervisor or artist on many features including “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid.”
Ceo and Game Director, Dreamlit Entertainment
Dreamlit Entertainment CEO and Director Khang Le has developed a reputation for some of the most anticipated ideas and creations in independent game development with titles Project Offset, Hawken and Dreamlit Entertainment’s most recent announcement of TOWERS a giant fantasy world filled with mythical creatures and imagination.
Beyond the indie scene Khang also contributed to hits in Feature Animation, Film and AAA including Star Wars the Last Jedi, Rouge One, Ready Player One, Marvels Black Panther, The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance, Issac Asimov’s Foundation, Monster House and many more.
Attendees are welcome to bring their portfolio and questions for presenters. The event will provide the opportunity to receive feedback from studio recruiters and local artists.
Take advantage of early-bird and group pricing and ask for studio discounts.