September 2016, Volume 20, Number 4

Academics

A Hotbed of Animation

MIA Animation logo
MIA Animation logo

Continuing its tradition of being on the cutting-edge of industry trends, MDC’s Wolfson Campus once again will host the MIA Animation Conference & Festival, this year on Oct. 21-22. The beloved event features world-renowned speakers, technology influencers from the nation’s top animation studios, experts from leading universities and the best talent in the business. It has become one of the most exciting events in Miami, creating a vibrant community of advanced technology explorers, decision-makers, trendsetters, software developers and innovative professionals.

The industry conference focuses on computer animation, gaming, visual effects, motion graphics and visual arts, along with film and web design. Featured speakers this year include Bill Buckley, a senior animator on blockbuster games such as Call of Duty, NBA and Guitar Hero; Mark Anthony Austin, a supervising animator for films including Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D, The Avengers and Casper; David Steinberg, senior vice president of production for Nick Animation Studios; and Aaron Parry, CCO and executive vice president of Deluxe 3D.


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