Tomorrow I’m off to the yearly North American gathering of the animation tribe, otherwise known as the Ottawa International Animation Festival. I’m mostly going to catch some fresh contemporary animation, but I’ll also be involved in a few events.
On Friday, September 22, at 9am, I’ll be moderating a panel about Concept Design & Art Direction. It’s going to be a fun panel to moderate because the panelists are both top-notch talents: Erik Tiemens (art director, Lucasfilm) and JJ Sedelmaier (president/director, JJ Sedelmaier Productions). We’ll be discussing the challenges of achieving a successful animated marriage between content and design, with plenty of examples to be shown.