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SPARK ANIMATION 2022
IGNITE YOUR PASSION, SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY, GET CONNECTED
October 27 - November 30, 2022


**ATTENTION**

Online reservations for today's Masterclass with Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $125 (incl. GST).


WELCOME

A BIG thank-you for your participation at our first in-person events of the Festival. Don't forget about our bonus in-person Keynote with Tim Miller on 11 November and all-day in-person Masterclass with Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park on 12 November. See info below.

Book your tickets now! Click on the 'ONLINE RESERVATIONS' button to get started.

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SCHEDULE

DAY 16FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 11, 2022
6:30 pmPRESENTATION
TIM MILLER'S JOURNEY TO MAKE LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS
with Tim Miller · Moderated by Marina Antunes
DAY 17SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 12, 2022
9:30 amMASTERCLASS
THE ART OF VISUAL STORYTELLING
with Jihyun Park & Shiyoon Kim · Moderated by Alyssa Zárate


Friday

Friday - November 11, 6:30 PM
PRESENTATION
TIM MILLER'S JOURNEY TO MAKE LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS
with Tim Miller · Moderated by Marina Antunes

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Regular: $25 (incl. GST + transaction fees)

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Followed by Industry Mixer. One drink ticket per admission. Cash bar available.

Since it first aired on Netflix in 2019, Love, Death + Robots has become one of the best animated series ever produced. Over three seasons, the celebrated animated anthology series has accumulated an astonishing 13 Emmy Awards for character design, animation, production, and much, much more. By expertly bringing together a disparate mix of animators, blending a variety of genres and animation styles, Netflix has introduced us to a truly kick-ass series.

Join us as Executive Producer, Academy Award–nominated Writer, Director, and Founder of Blur Studio, Tim Miller, sits down for a fireside chat, to talk about all things Love, Death + Robots.

VENUE:   ROUNDHOUSE · PERFORMANCE THEATRE
181 Roundhouse Mews · Vancouver · BC · V6Z 2W3


Saturday

Saturday - November 12, 9:30 AM
MASTERCLASS
THE ART OF VISUAL STORYTELLING
with Jihyun Park & Shiyoon Kim · Moderated by Alyssa Zárate

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Regular: $125 (incl. GST + transaction fees)

Tickets available at the door.
All major credit cards, debit cards and cash accepted.

VENUE:   ROUNDHOUSE · PERFORMANCE THEATRE
181 Roundhouse Mews · Vancouver · BC · V6Z 2W3

Whether it’s told by words or by visuals, works of art often tell stories, and artists can present a narrative in many ways.

In this masterclass, Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park will discuss the union of art and story while navigating changing points of view, all while bringing a production to a satisfying completion.

1. IN THE BEGINNING – PREPARATION
Discussion of Shiyoon Kim and Jihyun Park’s career and the projects they have worked on as designers and story artists.

While every story involves words, characters and structure, an animated film involves a lot of visual language. How meaningful collaboration between story and artist can elevate a film.

2. EXECUTION

  • How imagery is used to convey story ideas or meanings.
  • Perspective, colour, and shape can be used to support a story.
  • How line is used to convey meaning and emotion within the frame.
  • How shape influences where you look and what meaning and emotion is conveyed.
  • How the illusion of depth and using positioning, weight, location, and size of lines or objects can support the story.
  • How colour directs the viewer’s eye, conveys meaning, expresses emotion, and supports your story.

3. FEEDBACK
Improving skills is very important to artists and writers. So feedback is very important and necessary. Yet, feedback is not a one way road, there are many directions to take:

  • Asking for feedback
  • Giving feedback
  • Receiving feedback

These might look simple, but they are far more complex than they seem. Examining the right attitude and approach to working with others, while resolving problems and reaching a common solution is an important part of the process.

4. ART & STORY
The road your art and story take is often long and windy and often you will have to change your point of view and yet find satisfaction in what you create. How do you create work that you love while finding your audience?


BIOGRAPHIES

Alyssa Zárate
Art Director // beloFX
(The Sea Beast, The Mitchells vs the Machines, Mulan, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

AlyssaAlyssa Zárate is currently Art Director at BeloFX. Up until recently, she served as Environment and Matte Painting Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, and for over a decade, she has worked on films such as Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs The Machines, Game of Thrones, The Wolverine, Jurassic World, Prometheus, The Chronicles of Narnia to name a few; and various shows produced by HBO, Starz, National Geographic, Amazon Prime, Disney, and Netflix.

She started out working in the Art Department as an on-set production illustrator and designer for film and television productions around New Zealand and Australia. She is passionate about leadership, mentoring, and inspiring current and future generations of artists in Visual Effects and Animation, especially those from underrepresented communities.

Jihyun Park
Story Artist
(Avatar: The Way of Water, The Sea Beast, The Willoughbys, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Frozen)

JihyunJihyun Park is a highly sought after story artist. Working at such studios as Disney, Paramount, Sony, and Netflix, Park has boarded, The Sea Beast, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Frozen, Hotel Transylvania, and many other projects. Park loves telling engaging stories in original ways and enjoys watching movies and TV shows. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Marina Antunes
President // Spark CG Society

MarinaMarina has been writing and discussing film for over 15 years, first on a personal blog, followed by a decade-long tenure on the now retired Row Three. In 2008, she joined the writing staff at Quiet Earth, becoming Editor-In-Chief in 2014, a role she still holds. Over the years, she has also produced and hosted a number of podcasts including Before the Dawn, a long-running podcast on the Twilight franchise, Girls on Pop, a podcast on film and popular entertainment from women’s perspective and After the Credits, bi-monthly film podcast with nearly 300 episodes.

Marina is a member of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH, the Online Film Critics Society, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and the Visual Effects Society. She is the President of Spark CG Society and the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter. She has also served on juries for several film festivals including DOXA, St. Louis International Film Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival. She joined the Spark CG Society in 2014.

Shiyoon Kim
Lead Character Designer
(The Sea Beast, Raya and the Last Dragon, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Tangled)

ShiyoonShiyoon Kim is a Korean-American character designer and concept artist previously at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, where he designed the characters for Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He is most prominently known for his work on the major motion features: Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia and most recently, The Sea Beast. Kim credits his high-school teacher for opening him up to the power of storytelling through drawing. A graduate from CalArts’ Character Animation Program, Kim currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

Tim Miller
Producer, Director, Writer // Blur Studio
(Love, Death + Robots, Terminator: Dark Fate, Deadpool)

TimDirector, Tim Miller is a founder of Blur Studio in Los Angeles, California.

Tim made his feature directorial debut with the Fox/Marvel blockbuster hit Deadpool. In 2019, he directed the James Cameron produced Terminator: Dark Fate, the same year Netflix launched Love, Death + Robots, which Tim created with director David Fincher.

Tim began his career as a VFX artist and animator, starting Blur in 1995, which quickly became one of the top CG animation companies creating short stories and cinematic content for the game industry. Blur is an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated company that produces Love, Death + Robots, and develops future projects in TV, film, and games.

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