The Industry of Imagination conference is sold out
‘Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular line-up of leading international and local artists from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and pop surrealism. Now into its second year, this Wellington event shares how these experts create imaginary worlds for film, television, publishing and games.
Conference Special Guests
8 – 8.45am
9 – 9.10am
Introduction to the Industry of Imagination by host Christian Gossett
9.10am – 10.10am
“I know it by heart”
Sponsored by Massey University
10.10am – 10.55am
The Imaginary Worlds Lightning talks
With presentations by designers and illustrators working for PikPok, Watermark, Promised Lands, Penguin NZ, Weta Workshop and Monster Burlesque. Marc Johnston, Anton Petrov, Bo Moore, Johnny Frazer-Allen, Phoebe Morris, Vaune Mason
10.55am – 11.10am
11.10am – 12.10pm
Sponsored by Weta Digital
12.10am – 12.55am
Creatures as Characters
With a presentation by Dan Lemmon, Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital
12.55pm – 1.55pm
1.55pm – 2.40pm
Manifesting Monsters : Traditional and digital transformations
With a presentation by Gino Acevedo, Creature Art Director, Weta Digital
2.40pm – 3.25pm
The Unseen Art of Animated Pre-production.
With presentations by Stephen Crowe, Claire Hackett. Hosted by Christian Gossett
3.25pm – 4.25pm
Armand S. Baltazar
Sponsored by Mechanic Animation
4.25pm – 4.40pm
4.40pm – 5.25pm
Scaleable Worlds: The Art and Innovation of Miniature Worlds
With presentations by Cinematographer Alex Funke, Concept Designer Garry Buckley and Art Directors Joe Bleakley QSM and Ben Milsom. Hosted by Tanya Marriott.
5.25pm – 6.25pm
Sponsored by Weta Workshop
6.25pm – 7.10pm
Cyborg Anatomy: Synthesising the future of Ghost In the Shell
With presentations by Weta Workshop crew Sir Richard Taylor, Jeremy Hannah, Flo Foxworthy, Jared Haley and Rebekah Tisch. Hosted by Ben Hawker.
7 – 7.30pm
Thank-you and closing by host Christian Gossett
Block 10 (Old Museum Building)
The entrance to the conference is on the east side of the Old Museum Building.
Pay and display parking is available during the event, or attendees can use the staff parking in the east side carpark.