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PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE
BERLIN
2017

Pictoplasma Conference 2014

11 – 13 MAY/

PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE*
2017

 

*  require prior online registration

 

BABYLON
ROSA-LUXEMBURGSTR. 30
10178 BERLIN – MITTE

At the heart of the Festival, the central Pictoplasma Conference presents 18+ key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge illustrators, authors, toy and game designers and leading animation filmmakers. It is the meeting point for 800+ international attendees, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.

CHARACTER LAB WORKSHOPS

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12 + 13 MAY/

ACUD MACHT NEU
VETERANENSTR. 21
10119 BERLIN – MITTE


GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY AT DAILY CHARACTER LAB WORKSHOPS

The Character Lab* accompanying the Conference engages attendees in hands-on workshops with various media, spontaneous art happenings and playful networking. Benefit from collaborating closely with Conference speakers and participating artists, meet new friends and build long lasting collaborations.

 

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12 MAY
13:00 – 19:00

Character Crash Course with Nathan Jurevicius and Philip Hunt

Pictoplasma Academy tutor Nathan Jurevicius guides participants on an exploration of how far they can alter and manipulate their character creation—both physically and mentally. Drawing exercises incorporate elements of the annual Masterclass and engage exchange and collaboration within the group. In the second part of the workshop, Nathan is joined by Philip Hunt, director of Studio AKA and regular teacher at the Academy. Philip helps participants to get to the essence of narration and storyboarding, by condensing a story down to a limited numbers of panels. The Crash Course resumes with a playful jam session of transforming your creation into a character mask.

 

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13 MAY
13:00 – 19:00

Mass Animation Massacre with Peter Millard and Sophie Koko Gate

 

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that only minimally differ from each other. Etymology takes a broader view on the topic, stating that the same Latin word anima meaning “breath, soul” that gave us animal, has given us … “animate” meaning “to give life to.”  
Keeping that in mind, conference speakers Peter Millard and Sophie Koko Gate join forces to breathe new meaning into the word, and await you for a full-day workshop of watercolored loops and flickering movement and feverish doodles, proving that animation – basically – means a lot of mess!

 

CHARACTER VR SALOON

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11-13 MAY/

EXPLORE BRAVE NEW CHARACTER WORLDS

ACUD MACHT NEU
VETERANENSTR. 21
10119 BERLIN – MITTE


Get your out-of-body into-character experience at Pictoplasma’s new Character VR Saloon, allowing you to explore the virtual worlds of Chris Haughton, Saschka Unseld / Oculus Story Studio, Sehsucht or KO_OP… 

Thursday May 11, 20:00 – 23:00 ‘GNOG’ demo with Samuel Boucher


‘GNOG’ is a playful puzzle game about exploring monstrous virtual toys. Players can press, pull, slide, grab, click, and rotate parts of heads, machines and monsters to uncover their secrets! The game is developed by KO_OP studio in the iconic design of Samuel Boucher, and will launch in 2017 on Playstation, Steam (Mac/PC) and iOS.

Friday May 12, 12:00 – 15:00 ‘Dear Angelica’ and ‘Quill’ demo with Saschka Unseld


‘Dear Angelica‘ tells the story of a daughter connecting with her lost actress mother by watching old films on a VCR. Directed by Saschka Unseld, the 12-minute film was illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook using the Oculus tool ‘Quill,’ which allows anyone to create immersive 3D animations directly within VR. Moving around still images of the characters, the viewer experiences a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones.

Friday May 12, 16:00 – 19:00 ‘Moderat—Reminder’ demo with Mate Steinforth


Mate Steinforth recently directed the immersive music video ‘Reminder’ for electronic act Moderat. A rebellious teenager slaves away in a dystopian world, harvesting crystals from a vast grey landscape and offering them to a tribal deity. With constant attacks from an army of drones, expect an intense experience inside this world, as viewed on Oculus.

Friday May 12, 19:00 – 22:00 ‘Pikuniku’ demo with Arnaud De Bock


Pikuniku is an absurdist puzzle exploration game currently being created by Rémi Forcadell and Arnaud De Boc. Players have to rebuild a community by helping the ‘worry people’ confront their fears: You can’t do much, alone.

Saturday May 13, 14:00 – 18:00 ‘Little Earth’ demo with Chris Haughton


‘Little Earth’ is a virtual reality world to explore earth. It shows animal behavior at night and day and throughout the different seasons—and takes the player on an exploration of the solar system. ‘Little Earth’ is launched at Pictoplasma and then available on Steam for the HTC Vive, coming to mobile devices in the summer.

CHARACTER FORUM

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11 + 12 MAY/

CHARACTER FORUM
TALENT MARKET

 

BABYLON
ROSA-LUXEMBURGSTR. 30
10178 BERLIN – MITTE

Attending talents and companies meet face-to-face: Set in an intimate, friendly atmosphere, small groups of registered Conference attendees get the unique chance to meet, present and discuss their personal character based project or portfolio to a selection of industry professionals, exclusive makers and selected talent scouts. From animation to illustration, advertising to publishing, this is your chance to introduce your work to a fine group of pros!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Subject to change…

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

12+ EXHIBITION OPENINGS @CHARACTER WALK

12:00 – 20:00
Conference Attendee pre-registration 
and meeting point at
Academy All-Stars Group Show
Urban Spree / Revaler Straße 99


All Exhibitions and Group-shows remain open from
May 10 – May 14, open daily from 12:00 – 20:00

 

 

WELCOME PARTY @ACUD


21:00 – 00:00
Character Gathering Party
featuring Deadbeat

Animation Screenings
Best of Previous
Characters in Motion

THURSDAY, MAY 11

CONFERENCE @BABYLON

10:00 
Doors Open
Attendee Registration

11:00 – 13:00
Animation Program 1
A Character’s Journey

14:00 – 15:30
Mate Steinforth (DE)
Louise Rosenkrands (DK) 

16:00 – 17:30
Jack Sachs (UK)
Nathalie Choux (FR)

18:00 – 19:30
Samuel Boucher (CA)
Nathan Jurevicius (AUS)

Saschka Unseld (DE/USA)
Unfortunately Saschka Unseld is no longer able to join us, but,

good news: Nathan Jurevicius has agreed to take over!

 

TALENT FORUM @BABYLON

Attendee group meetings with
selected industry professionals

16:00 – 17:00
Passion Animation Studios

17:00 – 18:00
B-Reel

CHARACTER LAB @ACUD


20:00 – 23:00
Characters go VR
‘GNOG’ demo with Samuel Boucher

20:00 – 00:00
Character Performance Night
featuring John Daker,
Daniel Haaksman,
The Incredibly Short Film Festival,
Colorama Open Studio,
School of Machines’ Cereal Party
and Art Happenings by the 
Conference Speakers

FRIDAY, MAY 12

CONFERENCE @BABYLON

11:00 – 13:00
Animation Program 2
Character Care for Troubled Creatures

14:00 – 15:30
Pikuniku (UK/FR)  
Hasbro (US/UK) 

16:00 – 17:30
Eran Hilleli (ISR)
Chris Haughton (IRL)  

18:00 – 19:30
Sophie Koko Gate (UK)
Peter Millard (UK) 

22:00 – 00:00
Animation Program 3
Psychedelic Midnight Mix

 

TALENT FORUM @BABYLON

Attendee group meetings with 
selected industry professionals

12:00 – 13:00
Blue Spirit Studios 

13:00 – 14:00
Heimat 

14:00 – 15:00
The Walt Disney Company EMEA

16:00 – 17:00
WE ART AGENCY

17:00 – 18:00
Hasbro Inc.

 

CHARACTER LAB @ACUD

13:00 – 20:00
Character Lab Workshop
Academy Character Crash Course 
with Nathan Jurevicius and Phil Hunt

12:00 – 15:00
Characters go VR
‘Dear Angelica’ and ‘Quill’ demo with Saschka Unseld

16:00 – 19:00
Characters go VR
‘Moderat – Reminder’ demo with Mate Steinforth/Sehsucht.de

19:00 – 22:00
Characters go Procedural
‘Pikuniku’ demo with Arnaud De Bock

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

CONFERENCE @BABYLON

11:00 – 13:00
Animation Program 4
In Awe of Creation

14:00 – 15:30
Rob Flowers (UK)
Ton Mak (CHN)

16:00 – 17:30
Pooya Abbasian (IRN/FR)
DXTR The Weird (DE) 

18:00 – 19:30
Sean Charmatz (US)  
Kirsten Lepore (US)


POST-PICTO PARTY 
@URBAN SPREE


22:00 – far too late
featuring Maxwell Farrington & François Club (live), Debruit (live), Henning Specht and Le Feu

 

 

TALENT FORUM @BABYLON

Attendee group meetings with 
selected industry professionals

13:00 – 14:00
Kurzgesagt

14:00 – 15:00
Studio AKA

 

CHARACTER LAB @ACUD

13:00 – 20:00
Character Lab Workshop
Mass Animation Massacre 
with Peter Millard & Sophie Koko Gate

14:00 – 18:00
Characters go VR
‘Little Earth’ demo with Chris Haughton

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

12+ EXHIBITION FINISSAGES @CHARACTER WALK

12:00 – 20:00
Final Character Walk Day!
Central Attendee Hangover Meet’n Great location with Bloody Marys and art-happenings to be announced soon…

 

 

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