CREATING WORLDS

Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

FMX 2015: Testimonials

"I love coming to FMX. It's an amazing collection of really some of the best people doing some of the best work in the industry."
Rob Bredow, Visual Effects Supervisor & Head of New Media, Industrial Light & Magic

"FMX has always been really unique because it's always been a focus on quality more than anything else. It’s the highest level of quality – quality-speakers, quality-content and they are here just because they love it."
Terrence Masson, Founder/ CEO, Building Conversation

"There's an energy level, a real excitement, not just for what we've done, but what our industry does. There's a passion there that is just infectious."

Dr. Hank Driskill, Technical Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios

"Well we don't have anything like this in London (…)  it's beautifully run, it's a lovely building, a lovely city, there's a natural enthusiasm and passion for the work. It feels very genuine and it's not too dominated by any one particular industry or business."
Marc Solomon, Animation Supervisor, Framestore

"It's a great event bringing everyone together to celebrate our industry and to propel it into its next stage."
Duncan Burbridge, Executive Producer, The Third Floor Inc.

"FMX is the one place that brings everything together (…) I've probably come here for ten years and I think that I'll come for another ten years easily."
Christophe Hery, Senior Researcher, Pixar Animation Studios

"You get the crème de la crème in the digital industry – they are here. It's like family to me. I feel very privileged to be part of it.
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Ed Hooks, Actor, Acting Trainer

"To not address the European marketplace would be a major problem – FMX takes that role and does a very good job out of it.
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Scott Ross, Founder Digital Domain, Ex CEO/Chairman Digital Domain, Ex Sr. VP LucasFilm, Ex GM Industrial Light & Magic

"FMX is really important in our industry. I come here every year because I get ten minutes, twenty minutes with a bunch of people all of whom I rely on every year in a rather stressful environment and I think those bonds are really hard to forge in this business. So any opportunity to have them, I'm going to jump on it."
Chris de Faria, President, Digital Production, Animation and Visual Effects for Warner Bros. Pictures

"I met a lot of effects artists that I’ve never had the chance to meet. It has been a terrific experience."
David Silverman, Director

"When you come here, it feels like you're home."
Paul Debevec, Research Professor & Chief Visual Officer, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

"Stuttgart is a beautiful city. I was so inspired by everything I saw and the many talented people I met, and great networking occurred. I would love to come back. FMX is a truly State of the Art conference: I can see why it's called the SIGGRAPH of Europe."
Terryl Whitlatch, Concept Artist

"The dinners and after-events likewise, were wonderful, and did exactly as intended, providing the ever-valuable  -and rare – chances to have quality conversations with many fascinating people, be they industry luminaries or students, and genuinely get to know them a bit, is so much more illuminating than any normal conference situation allows."
Alex Laurant, Sr. Art Director, HoloLens Experiences, Microsoft Studios

"Yet another wonderful whirlwind! Marking this 20th anniversary with a radical look at the possibilities of new realities across media was highly appropriate!"
Alex McDowell, Creative Director, USC Worldbuilding Institute

"FMX is truly a world class event."
Kim Libreri, CTO, Epic Games

"I thought FMX 2015 was great. And getting the ILM and Pixar folks to share their 20-year story was the icing on the cake."
Jon Peddie, Founder, Jon Peddie Research

"FMX is easily one of the best events I attend."
Mark Mine, Executive Creative Technology, Walt Disney Imagineering

Impressions

Alex Laurant spoke about Microsoft's Hololens

VR pioneer Mark Bolas shares his vision

20 experts share their experiences from the last 20 years

Magic Root's John Root joined in the 20th anniversary

"The Simpsons" creator David Silverman

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).