STUTTGART, GERMANY — FMX 2012 (www.fmx.de) is set to take place May 8 through 11, serving as one of Europe's leading conferences on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment. The 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, will offer a lively exchange between the merging film and games communities, and attract numerous industry experts from all over the world.
These experts include Doug Trumbull, who just received an Honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievement. He has worked as Effects Supervisor on 2001: Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Four-time Technical Academy Award winner Ray Feeney will also be there, and this year's FMX audience can look forward to visual effects extravaganzas such as John Carter and presentations on blockbuster movies such as the upcoming Men in Black sequel, MIB III, in addition to brand-new animation highlights, like Ice Age 4, Madagascar 3, Arthur Christmas and The Pirates!.
There will also be presentations on the popular games series SSX and Mortal Kombat. Moreover, audience and experts will get further insight when FMX highlights the vast field of Virtual Production.
With the success of Avatar, Virtual Production exploded on the scene as a new, effective way to make movies in the digital age. Centered on the ability for filmmakers to interact with virtual worlds in realtime, Virtual Production enables an iterative workflow that is blurring the boundaries between pre-production, production and post. The the Virtual Production track will cover topics from World Building, to Previsualization, to the Virtual Production stage, on movies such as Tintin, Real Steel, Hugo, War Horse and Total Recall.