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Tales From The Front Lines: ADG Veteran Illustrators Talk About Flexibility And Learning To Be Successful In Your Career
Saturday 10/15 1:20PM - 2:20PM Room 208
Four longtime veterans of the industry, who began their careers from a variety of backgrounds, discuss the changing nature of the industry. Subject matter, budgets, working methods, and other aspects of the creative process always seem to be in flux – so how does an artist stay relevant and have a long career? You’ll hear what these veterans have done to adapt, change and evolve in order to stay on the leading edge of the film industry. Participants will also take questions from the audience.
Moderated by Benton Jew (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Wonder Woman, Logan). Panelists include: Sean Hargreaves (Star Trek Beyond, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thir13en Ghosts), Eric Ramsey (Iron Man, Contact, Apollo 13), and Phil Saunders (Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, TRON: Legacy, Kingsman: The Golden Circle).
More Than Unreal: Art in the New Digital Hollywood
Saturday 10/15 2:50PM - 3:50PM Room 208
Illustrators, prepare for cutting edge entertainment productions. Pioneers in the new Hollywood share with you how it is and how it’s done.
The Women: Illustrators of the ADG
Saturday 10/15 4:20PM - 5:20PM Room 208
Six Women Illustrators of the Art Director’s Guild share how to be a fearless female voice while navigating the crafts of storyboarding, concept art, and pre-visualization. This diverse group of artists will discuss how they leverage their skills to help create and tell an authentic story as they share their personal journeys, professional experiences, and artwork from movies, TV, and commercials. You’ll hear how they stay creatively engaged and motivated, and their advice on how to dive into the industry head on.
Moderated by Sienne Josselin (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, “Chief Of War”). Panelists include: Dawn Brown (Alita: Battle Angel, Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Danelle Davenport (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Tomorrow War, Baby Driver), Jasmine Alexia Jackson (BP2: Wakanda Forever, “Station Eleven”, The Inspection), Frankie Smith (The Perfection, “The Letter for the King”, Broken Lizard), and Talia Spencer (The Matrix 4, Wicked, Borderlands).