DNEG at SPARK Animation 2021


DNEG Animation is thrilled to be participating in Spark Animation’s 2021 conference!

Are you ready to get inspired? Hosted online from October 28 – November 7, you can join our DNEG Animation crew from anywhere in the world to ignite your passion, spark your creativity, and get connected!

Share your passion for animation in all its forms at this year’s Festival, which will present the best the animation world has to offer. Shorts and features, CG to stop-motion, the Festival celebrates both established artists and offers ample opportunity for discovery.

WHERE: Online – check out the Spark Animation website for more details and tickets!

WHEN: October 28th – November 7th, 2021

COST: $30 CAD + taxes for a festival pass


Panels & Presentations

Don’t miss the following highlights, presented by the DNEG Animation crew.


An Epic Animation Journey: Moving From the Traditional into the Unreal

Presented by Taylor Moll (VFX Supervisor, DNEG Animation), Shelley Smith (Producer, DNEG Animation), and Gabriele Pellegrini (CG Supervisor, DNEG Animation)
Presentation available on-demand October 28 – November 7. Live Q&A: Nov. 5th, 10 am PST
Moving a traditional feature animation pipeline into a real time renderer requires creative problem solving from both the production, the technology, and the leadership. Listen in to how this was tackled on Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat.


Ron’s Gone Wrong: Bringing B*Bots to Life

Presented by Crosby Clyse (Head of Production, DNEG Animation), Philippe Denis (VFX Supervisor, DNEG Animation), Eliot Hobdell (Motion Graphics Supervisor, DNEG Animation), Toba Siebzener (Character Lead TD, DNEG Animation), Kapil Sharma (Animation Director, DNEG Animation), Paul Baaske
Presentation available on-demand October 28 – November 7. Live Q&A: Nov. 5th, 11 am PST

The DNEG Animation and MGFX team behind Ron’s Gone Wrong explains how they crafted everyone’s new best friend. Introducing: the B*Bot!



Digital Cinematography

Panelists: Sonny Sy (Lighting Supervisor, DNEG), Gianmario Catania (Studio CG Supervisor, Bardel Entertainment), Alan Hernández, (CG Supervisor, Atomic Cartoons), Ryan North (Principal Compositing Artist, Mainframe Studios), Gary Jones (Product Manager, Foundry)
Panel available on-demand October 28 – November 7

Join Foundry and five leading CG, Lighting and Compositing Supervisors as they discuss the art of digital cinematography. From the history of cinematography and sources of inspiration, to the techniques and applications used today in animation, the panelists will share what you need to know to master cinematography in CG productions.




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