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Presenter 1: Johnathan Vought-
environment creation for Brave Arms, first person shooter Facebook game.
Presenter 2: Don Hogan - Artist
empowerment through tech art.
Presenter 3: Criticalmass - Behind the
Scenes of Tron the game.
Presenter 4: Jonathan de la Luz -
The forgotten art of Storytelling for games and beyond.
Presenter 5: Steven Roselle - Stereo 3d
workflow with Maya
Presenter 6: Michael Cawood-
Managing a film across the internet-making of 'Devils, Angels & Dating'
Wrap up , Thanks etc.
6:00 - That's All Folks!
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Radioactive Labs Entertainment
We are a full service game and animation studio. For
games we've done concepts,
assets, whole games, and cinematics.
For animation, we've done 3d visual effects and compositing for film, TV,
web, and print.
We also host training classes on site at our studio.
Michael Cawood - Director of
'Devils, Angels & Dating' a CG Short Film
Michael Cawood has been working in animation for over a decade with a career
spanning Film, Commercials, Games and Short films.
Highlights include working on the Oscar winning Happy Feet, Prince Caspain, and serving lead
roles on games like Kameo and Starfox Adventures. Today Michael is working
as a Lead Animator while he directs his short animated film in his free time
online with a team of exceptionally talented volunteer artists. 'Devils,
Angels & Dating' is about half way through production and Michael will be
talking about the unique challenges of managing a film across the internet.
Founded in 2003, Critical Mass Interactive is an Austin-based media
production company specializing in development and production of videogames,
commercial broadcasts, and feature film projects.
Our mission is to create and deliver innovative and memorable
entertainment. From videogames to film, we're passionate about producing an
unforgettable experience.We earned our reputation by reliably providing
high-quality outsource programming, art, and design solutions for video game
companies, including Disney, Electronic Arts, Midway, NCsoft, Sega, Sony,
THQ, Universal, and many others. As a result, we understand what it takes to
make a great product, and are dedicated to producing impressive, creative
Steven Roselle - Autodesk
"Steven began his career in 1996 as a 3D generalist working on a
wide variety of projects ranging from broadcast graphics, to medical
visualization, to video games. In his current role at Autodesk as a games
focused Solutions Specialist, Steven has had the opportunity to work with a
long list of game developers using Autodesk products for game content
Above and beyond simply demonstrating the power of Maya, Motion Builder and
Mudbox, his job involves workflow development, pipeline integration and tools
customization, as well as working as a liaison between game developers and
the Autodesk product development teams."
Jonathan de la Luz has been in motion picture
industry over 30 years as a writer-producer and production/
financial consultant working with various studios
and independent production companies.
Jonathan produced his first movie, the cult classic,
MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS (aka LIFE ON THE EDGE) in 1989. It was directed by
legendary make-up special effects pioneer, Tom Berman (THE
In 2000 Jonathan, as an entrepreneur, created Azisa
Pictures. This company made use of cutting edge digital
technologies to create high quality independent films utilizing a host
of varied locations. "The truth is," says de la
Luz, "the whole world is our back-lot."
One of the results was,
THE HUNT, which Jonathan co-wrote the story and screenplay also
co-produced. Azisa Pictures first movie undertaking.
Released by Image Entertainment, it was directed by Fritz
Kiersch (CHILDREN OF THE CORN) and Executive Produced by Gray
Frederickson (Oscar winner for Best Picture, GODFATHER II) and
business entrepreneur John Simonelli.
Jonathan also wrote the screenplay, produced and directed
the follow-up production entitled AGENDA, which is a
unique contemporary feature film noir murder-mystery-thriller. Both
films received several awards.
Jonathan is also a member of the British Academy of
Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles and Austin Film Society.
The Forgotten Art Of Storytelling
The star makes the movie - other times, the movie make the star. But
who makes the story the movie tells? --Nobody knows when the first
story was actually told. Did it happen in the gloomy recess of a cave around
a flickering fire told by a primitive hunter? If so, we haven't
ventured very far from that cave.
Many historians and psychologists believe that storytelling is one of the
many things that define and bind our humanity. Myths, legends of all kinds,
fairy tales, trickster stories, fables, ghost tales, hero stories, and epic
adventures. Come and discover what the art of storytelling is all over
again. Be inspired all over again.
Don Hogan started his video game art career in 1997 with a contract doing
pre-rendered animations for a Casper the Friendly Ghost PC game.
From there, he used his experience as an architect to start creating CG
environments full-time for video games on both consoles and the PC.
During the last 13 years, Don has worked on the All Star Baseball and Turok
franchises for Iguana / Acclaim, Retro Studios' Metroid series and the
Wizard101 MMO for KingsIsle Entertainment. While environments have remained
the focus, he has also worked in technical art, animation and motion capture
and enjoys working with various game engines and new tech in his spare time.
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