animago CONFERENCE 2014


This two-day gathering is a high-profile event consisting of a conference and an open trade exhibition. The animago CONFERENCE brings together representatives of creative communities working in all digital fields. Leading experts showcase the latest high-end technologies and modern approaches (projects, productions, making-of films and much more) in presentation panels.


Review of complete 2013 programm for download:



animago LOCATION 2014

Metropolis Hall at Filmpark Babelsberg

Großbeerenstraße 200

14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg


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The themes discussed at the animago CONFERENCE are closely linked to the content covered by DIGITAL PRODUCTION. The trade magazine has been putting on the AWARD & CONFERENCE for the past 18 years.


Keynote speakers in 2013:

  • Eric Smitt: "Lighting at Pixar" (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Florian Gellinger: "Destruction Design for Iron Man 3" (RISE | Visual Effects Studios)




The various challenges and solutions involved in different workflows are presented in exciting making-of lectures for film and TV productions. Each speaker focuses on different tasks, such as animation, effects and compositing.


Conference highlights in 2013:

  • Thilo Ewers: Creation of the chase sequence through crevices in "Oblivion" (Pixomondo)
  • Andrea Block, Christian Haas: Impressive Work for the Hollywood Blockbuster "White House Down" (LUXX Studios)
  • Ivan Kondrup: Visual Effects in "Ragnarok" (Ghost VFX)



Good character animation is among the most difficult tasks in the field of animation today. In spite of the existence of Motion Capture and Facetracking, many of the characters and creatures are still drawn by hand. The lectures in this field give conference attendees an idea of the basic fundamentals and all the latest workflows.


Conference highlights in 2013:

  • Jan Stoltz: Insight in the Character Development of "Der 7bte Zwerg" (Trixter Film)
  • Carla Heinzel: Tips and Tricks in the field of "Muscle Rigging"



Animation and special effects are also needed in game development and other interactive applications. In these game-centred presentations, speakers discuss to what extent processes and workflows differ from TV and film effects. In the field of interactive media, the theme of Augmented Reality (AR) will most definitely be the subject of one or several presentations.


Conference highlights in 2013:

  • Steven Bender: "Cinematics for Games" (Crytek)
  • Doru-Eugen Apreotesei: "Next-Generation Game Design" (Ubisoft BlueByte)



In the field of product visualization, almost all products are digital. The lectures and presentations in this field will examine and discuss the special features involved in print, configurator and other visualization projects.


Conference highlight in 2013:

  • Franz Brandtaetter: "From Hollywood To Visualization" (Flavor3D (RTT)

Recruiting/Networking Area

At this area of the tradeshow (TRADE FLOOR), which is open to all, attendees can make direct contacts with participating companies, apply for jobs and get feedback on your own work.



On the stage in the open area of the tradeshow (TRADE FLOOR), participants are invited to experience product presentations and 30-minute workshops on different themes, for example on Houdini, ZBrush, Nuke, After Effects and many more.


Discussion Panels

On both days of the tradeshow, there will be a number of "Business Talks" with industry experts. The topics of discussion will focus on persistent challenges and current events in the digital media industry and are therefore subject to change at the last minute.


Among the discussion themes are:

  • "Media Law: We get our images and music from the internet; I publish my demo reel on YouTube … – What is legal and what is not."
  • "Quality in Training and Education: What do universities and academies need to offer their students in order to be able to generate the 3D leaders of tomorrow?"
  • "Working Abroad: Freelancers report on their experiences working abroad".

Your contact for all questions regarding the

programme of the animago CONFERENCE 2014:


Thomas Gronert

T: +49 (0) 89 - 42 75 79 94


Detail, 29.07.14

Presented by:


Funded by:

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Sponsors 2014:

Dosch Design
Frost Motion Design