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Program 2016

Daniel Abramovich

Daniel Abramovich started his career as a animator at Nelvana Corus Ent. He explored various roles during his time there, specifically Layout, Animation and Compositing. Through his experience at Nelvana, Abramovich discovered he really wanted to focus on visual fx. Abramovich worked in various vfx studios on numerous films including Silent Hill, Burn After Reading and Frost/Nixon to name a few. He worked mainly as a compositor during this time.

Eventually his career brought him to New York City where he ultimately began his journey into Stereoscopic 3D. Abramovich Currently works as a Stereoscopic Supervisor at Blue Sky Studios where he has been integral in stylizing and finding ways of using stereoscopic 3D to enhance the films of Blue Sky Studios. Abramovich has worked on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, Rio 2 and The Peanuts Movie. He continues to find creative ways of enhancing the story, style and feel of Blue Sky’s movies through the use of stereography.

Abramovich is also enthusiastic about how story telling will evolve with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

Blue Sky Studios is the Academy Award®-winning, feature CG animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE franchise. Using the propriety rendering software, CGI Studio®, Blue Sky creates photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering to tell timeless stories to children of all ages. Blue Sky’s productions include ICE AGE (2002), ROBOTS (2005), ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006), DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO (2008), ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (2009), RIO (2011); ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (2012); EPIC (2013); RIO2 (2014) and THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015). Blue Sky Studios is wholly owned by Twentieth Century Fox.

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, World Building Institute and Eurographics. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).