Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Conferences- Comic-Con, Siggraph, 5D

I've been quite busy in the last couple of months firs getting things ready for the Comic-Con and Sigghraph. No I did not have a booth at neither. But I'm looking into having a booth next year at the Con. What did I do there? Well I got to meet some really great and talented people extremely nice and willing to give feedback on my work. Much of the talent from the major studios is there, if they are not giving a panel presentation they are selling their personal work. If I were to be ask to give a word of advice to someone that wants to get into commercial art for entertainment the word would be go to conferences and meet the people. It really makes a difference being able to talk to them directly, and getting rid of the middle man, HR or Secretary. It's more immediate and natural.

I was also able to meet Alex McDowell a production designer that has worked on many lave action features as well as animation features. He helped put together a two day conference, 5D: The Future of Immersive Design, for designers that will be phenomenal. The way he explained to me is that the conference should work as a meeting ground for professional designers and aspiring ones, so that we can move forward. The conference will be at Cal State Long Beach, University Art Museum (UAM), (funny enough I used to work there). and it will be on October 4-5, 2008 here is the link to the conference


I hope to see some of you there.