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ICON Manila's 1st International Entertainment and Design Conference | July 3, 2014


ICON Manila announces its International Entertainment and Design Conference 2014 happening in Manila on July 3, 2014 (9am-6pm) at the SMX Convention Center. It will be the first event of its kind in Asia, featuring top professionals in animation and concept design for feature film, television and games.

Top design artists from major animation studios such as Walt Disney, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon,  Sony Animation Pictures, and Marvel Productions will share their expertise and break down the design process for students and professionals working in the entertainment design industry. Speakers at the conference have decades of tenure and are esteemed members in their fields of expertise.

 Stephen Silver & Armand Serrano

“The conference targets students and professionals alike,” shares Armand Serrano, Entertainment and Design Conference organizer, who has worked on animations like Lilo and Stich, Brother Bear and Mulan. “With our impressive line-up of top industry leaders, our objective is to present a progressive view through the entertainment design process and impart new ideas that will ultimately strengthen Asia’s impact on the industry.”


Check out Icon Manila's website for special discount promo every month

ICON Manila is a paid conference under ICON for Missions, a newly formed non-profit organization based in Eastvale, California. “By hosting various conferences all over the world, its purpose is to raise money to fund their Christian mission and humanitarian aid in needy communities,” says Sam Tanner, Executive Director of ICON for Missions.

Some of the speakers:

Note: Tony Bancroft will not be able to join this year. Instead, James Finch, a very talented artist from Disney Animation, is joining ICON Manila 2014 as one of the speakers. James is a production designer and a visual development artist. He has worked on several Disney movies including the highly acclaimed and successful movie, Frozen.

For more details on the conference speakers, schedule, and tickets, visit www.iconmanila.com.

Icon Manila Conference 2014 (Promo Video)


Media partners are Adobo Magazine, Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI), FleishmanHillard, ABS-CBN, Lifestyle Network, Hero, ANC, Portfolio MNL, Silver Drawing Academy, Ideal Media Entertainment, Online CG Master Academy, CTN Animation eXpo, Schoolism Education Evolved, and CHAVO Animation Studios.


PROGRAM FLOW:

8:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM ART DIRECTION by MARCELO VIGNALI (Sony Pictures Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering)

10:00 AM 3D VISUAL DEVELOPMENT by JOHN BUTIU (Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, WETA)

11:00 AM BREAK

11:15 AM VISUAL DEVELOPMENT by ARMAND SERRANO (Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Animation)

12:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM CHARACTER DESIGN by STEPHEN SILVER

2:30 PM CONCEPT DESIGN by VANCE KOVACS (Freelance Concept Designer, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Epic Games, Walt Disney Imagineering)

3:30 PM BREAK

3:45 PM PRODUCTION DESIGN by JAMES A. FINCH (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

4:45 PM Q AND A

5:45 PM ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS AND CLOSING REMARKS

6:00 PM END OF EVENT

ICON's ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN CONFERENCE 2014 is a conference for professionals and students in the entertainment design industry. This conference details the design process for those working in animation, film, games, advertising, fine arts and other forms of visual media. Conference speakers have decades of proven experience in their fields of expertise. Their combined knowledge in this one event will help further Asia's impact on the entertainment design industry.

Icon Manila Conference 2014 (Speakers)

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