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AEAF 2017 Speaker Program

Speaker Program
10am  - 5pm 15 and 16 August

AEAF Awards
6pm 16 August

AEAF is looking for, supervisors, animators and industry experts to speak at the 2017 Speaker Program, 15-16 August. Are you interested in presenting your work, ideas or vision to fellow VFX and digital artists? If you would like to be on the AEAF program, please email Sean Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weta Digital

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Weta Digital will give behind the scenes accounts of their latest major projects at AEAF. The Academy Award winning studio is one of the world’s best known visual effects companies, recognised for their performance-driven digital characters in projects ranging from ‘Avatar’ to ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Stay tuned for more exciting information coming soon.

Most recently the team has been working on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’, ‘War for the Planet for the Apes’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’. One of these projects will be the subject of the company’s presentation.


Animal Logic’s Rob Coleman to Speak  on ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

Head of Animation at Animal Logic, Rob Coleman, will speak at AEAF in August to give attendees a glimpse behind the scenes of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, showing his team's recent work.

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Head of Animation at Animal Logic, Rob Coleman, will be among the speakers at AEAF in August to give attendees a glimpse behind the scenes of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, showing the Animal Logic team's recent work.

Rob Coleman is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ (1999) and ‘Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones’ (2002). He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on ‘Men In Black’ (1997) and ‘The Phantom Menace’ (1999). He spent 14 years at Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilm Animation working closely with George Lucas. He has built and supervised animation teams in Canada, the United States, Singapore and Australia. He was the Head of Animation on ‘The LEGO Movie’ (2014) and was the Animation Supervisor on ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ (2017).


Jeff Capogreco Visual Effects Supervision ILM


Jeff Capogreco joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2014 as an Associate VFX Supervisor on Jurassic World. He has a post graduate diploma in Computer Animation from Sheridan College and a successful 10+ year career producing top quality imagery for feature films. Prior to ILM he worked at WETA Digital as a VFX Sequence Supervisor on such films as The three Hobbit films, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin and Avatar.

Founder and creative director Ian Kirby and 3D artist Luke Bicevskis are coming to speak at AEAF in August from award-winning creative studio The Sequence Group, based in Vancouver.


The Sequence Group Ian Kirby and Luke Bicevskis

Two artists are coming to speak at AEAF in August from award-winning creative studioThe Sequence Group, based in Vancouver. In business for the last 11 years, the group specializes in design, animation and visual effects. Founder and creative directorIan Kirby, and 3D artist Luke Bicevskis who is also creative director at Sequence’s new Melbourne, Australia office, will talk about their work and company.

As creative director, Ian works at Sequence as director, producer and visual effects artist. He has extensive experience in film, television and gaming and works closely with production studios and video game developers with expertise in the narrative expansion of new and existing properties. Ian’s hands-on background in animation, visual effects and live action enables him to undertake and manage a broad spectrum of mediums and projects.

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Sequence Luke Bicevskis

Over his career, Luke has worked as a designer, illustrator, compositor and 3D artist on a number of award-winning projects across advertising, documentaries and animation. He won MIFF’s Best Short Documentary award for his illustrative work on Lukas Schrank's ‘Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island’. At Sequence, Luke has applied his skills to projects for clients including Microsoft, Disney and Slack.

Sequence opened in 2006 with an initial focus on broadcast design and motion comics. Ian and art director Andrew West worked together on one of the first motion comics, ‘Broken Saints’, a style that readily appealed to clients looking for backstory for films including ‘I Am Legend’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Prince of Persia’.

Meanwhile the Sequence team grew and the studio now handles visual effects and broadcast design for most types of production from concept through completion. Their team’s experience includes the‘Batman’and‘Harry Potter’franchises,Halo: Fall of Reach, Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 Civil WarandStar Wars: Commander, as well as commercials blending live action with VFX. Other projects are'Batman: Black and White'and Sony Santa Monica’s video games‘Bound’and‘What Remains of Edith Finch’.

Company evolution notwithstanding, Sequence retains design and artistic expression as the starting point for projects. Recent clients include 343 Industries, Disney Interactive, ABC, Kabam, Dallas Stars, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Sega and DC Entertainment.

Sequence’s work has received Awards recognition several times, including an IAWTV Award, a Bass Award and an Audience Award at the Sundance Online Film Festival. The team also won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award for excellence in animation for their work on ‘Halo: Fall of Reach’. 

Iloura’s VFX Supervisor Lindsay Adams

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Lindsay Adams from Iloura animation and visual effects studio in Melbourne.

Lindsay has worked in visual effects for over 15 years at several studios including ILM, MPC and Animal Logic as well as Iloura. Working within his specialty in compositing, he was nominated for a VES award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature for his work on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Lindsay's work also includes ‘The Avengers’, ‘300’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. In 2017 he supervised the visual effects for HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ which filmed in Australia.


AWAF Awards 2015

Congratulations to all the finalists and Winners of the AEAF Awards 2016

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each category plus Special Merit Awards were announced at the AEAF Awards Evening 17 August.

Feature Film VFX

GOLD X-Men: Apocalype - Quicksilver Extraction - RSP
SILVERTerminator: Genysis - MPC
BRONZE The Martian - Framestore
BRONZE The Martian - MPC
Special Distinction  The BFG - Weta Digital
Special Distinction  Independence Day: Resurgence - Weta Digital

Everest - Framestore
Gods of Egypt - Iloura
Gods of Egypt: Sphinx and Apophis Heliopolis Destruction - Rising Sun Pictures
Pan Galleon Dogfight - Rising Sun Pictures
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - The Embassy

Commercials VFX

GOLD Hovis - Stuck - MPC
SILVER Honda - Square - Alt.vfx
BRONZE Panadol - Life With No Pain - Method Studios

Special Merit  Lexus Breakwall - Rotor Studios
Special Merit  Xbox Quantum Break - Alt.vfx
Special Merit  Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Seize Glory - MPC
Special Merit  Sky Arts - Rebrand Idents - MPC
Special Merit McLaren - A Black Swan - MPC

Honda Wild Horse Chase  -  Alt.vfx
CBA CAN      -  Alt.vfx
RFDS  Car Accident   -  Resin
MAC - Hourglass  -  Resin
Nike Tiempo -Start the Finish  -  Glassworks
Nissan - Rocky Road  -  The Embassy
Genesis  -  Trizz
What is the nbn?  -  Engine
Nike Vapor Untouchable II -  Aixsponza
Toyota Hilux FMC - Beyond Dimensions  -  MFX
UBK - Catch Me if You Can  -  FSM
Nestle World of Nutrition  -  FSM
Nike - The Conductor  -  MPC LA
UQ / Join The Dots  -  Cutting Edge
Sky Movies, Star Wars   -  MPC London
IKEA, Fly Robot Fly   -  MPC London
Australian Turf Club - The Tradition Continues   -  Ink Project
Jaguar F-Pace VFX - Outpost VFX

Commercials Animation

GOLD Loteria Night Shift - Passion Pictures
GOLD Sainsbury's Mog's Christmas Calamity – Framestore
SILVER British Gas - Explore - Psyop
BRONZE OTTO - The Letter - Psyop

Special Merit  Questacon Spiders - Eyecandy Animation
Special Merit Chartered Accountants ANZ Cake - Sixty40
Special Merit AirBnB A Different Paris - The Magnificent Itch
Special Merit Almond Breeze: Better Than Milk - Mighty Nice
Special Merit  Chipotle - A Love Story - Passion Pictures

Telegraph Wild Bunch - FSM
Charmichael Origami Project  -  Finickity Pictures
Klarna 'Smooth' Campaign: Fish,Cheese, Swim  -  Glassworks
NRMA Road Wave  -  Infinity Squared
a2 Milk  -  Engine
Scottish Water  - Jumbla
Rams - Greater Together - Method Studios
ASDA 'Chocolate Hen' - Framestore
Thomy, Curry Sauce - Fluffy Cloud Media
Cuddly: A Cuddly Goodnight - Mighty Nice
Volkswagen Passat:  School Scramble - Mighty Nice
Cushelle, Kenny Koala - MPC London
EE “SIMOTRON 3000” - Not to Scale
Ray-Ban ‘Havana’ , 'Round' - Passion Pictures
Explore - Psyop
RFDS 'Baby' - Resin
The Show 2015 - Resin
Chartered Accountants ANZ 'Cake' - Sixty40
Simply Energy - Sixty40
Luna Park - Biggest Summer Ever TVC -  Yes Captain
Injustice  -  Plastic Wax
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens  -   Plastic Wax
The Big Hearted Bank   -    Photoplay Films, Eallin Japan/Shirogumi

TV Series

GOLD Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards - Iloura
SILVER Game of Thrones - Wildfire - RSP
BRONZE The Shannara Chronicles - Pixomondo

Special Merit  War and Peace - BlueBolt
Special Merit  The Frankenstein Chronicles - Screen Scene
The Deep | Treasurer of the Islanders  -  A Stark Production

The Last Kingdom  -  BlueBolt
The Night Manager  -  BlueBolt
Bottersnikes & Gumbles  -  Cheeky Little 
Ripper Street Series 4  -  Screen Scene
Guess How Much I Love You, The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare, Season 2 - Episode "The Lucky Egg"  -  SLR Productions
Pirate Express  -  Sticky Pictures
Kiwi  -  Xbo Films
Changed Forever   -  Eyecandy Animation
Orange is the New Black - Outpost VFX

Idents & Stings

GOLD HBO 2015 Christmas - Mirari& Co
SILVER Rise Fox Sports World Cup Netball - DD8
BRONZE Disney XD - Hackett Films

9HD Cricket Ident  -  DD8
MTV Music + MTV Dance  -  Engine
MTV 10 biggest tracks right now  -  Engine
Goldie & Bear Disney Junior  -  Hackett Films
Metro Trains Internal Security Video Sting  -  Colour Andre
AGDA  -  Jumbla
ICC T20 CWC 2016  -  MISTER
Grand Designs Australia Promotion  -  Eyecandy Animation
Evolving Thoughts -  Awesome Inc

Education & Infographics

GOLD Fast Train - Media Farm & Big Cookie Studios
SILVER Deakin - Jumbla
BRONZE SGCH Morgan’s Story – The Magnificent Itch

Umea, Keeping the Momentum  -  Fluffy Cloud Media
Takepart: Deforestation  -  Derek Lau Design
The Treehouse Club  -  Astrolab Motion
The Solar Schools Project  -  Visual Playground
‘Jessica’s Story’ (Sydney Children’s Hospital Network)  -  Hackett Films
Chevrolet Colorado Show Car Reveal (Bangkok Motor Show)  -  GMA Design
Kwan the Chinese Lion  -  Rosemary Fung
Australian Hearing  -  Motionlab

Short Film

GOLD Sundays - Post Panic Pictures
SILVER Seed - Aixsponza
BRONZE Full ANL - Aardman Nathan Love

Sisters  -  Psyop
Unsung Hero  -  Character Matters Animation
Sunny and Steve: Meet Sally  -  MPC NY
iMom  -  FSM
Como Hacer La Tempeta  -  Artfx
Beer by Charles Bukowski  -  Nerdo Creative Studio
ANMM - Wooden Boats  -  Engine
Guardian Angels  -  Treacle Lane Productions

Music Video

GOLD Never Be Like You - Flume - Collider
SILVER Come Alive - The Jezabels - Oh Yeah Wow
BRONZE To My Surprise - James - Kris Merc & Not To Scale

Boy and Bear - Limit of Love  -  Oh Yeah Wow
60 Foot Lady by Victoriana Gaye  -  Viskatoons

Web Viral

GOLD Prius Global Launch - Rotor Studios
SILVER Ares - Our Greatest Adventure - Juice Sp zoo
BRONZE Yellow - Jumbla

Reckon One  - Substance
10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest  -  Rotor Studios
GC2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot Launch Animation  -  Cutting Edge
Merivale - Guilty Pleasures  - Snakes and Ladders / 13&Co
Polished Man  -  Jumbla
Grandma's Cats Are Trying To Kill Her! - "Pizza Delivery Disaster"   -  Psyop
Flo Babies and Kids  -  Motionlab
Unwritten 'Higher Self ' - Colour Andre

Titles/Openers TV Series

GOLD Deadline Gallipoli - Cutting Edge
SILVER Changed Forever - Eyecandy Animation
BRONZE The Divorce - Visual Playground

Secret City  -  Cutting Edge
Qantas - Ready for take off  -  Engine
The Expanse - Breeder

Titles/Openers TV

GOLD Bottersnikes & Gumbles – Mighty Nice
SILVER F1 Title Sequence - Framestore
BRONZE Foxtel Stage & Screen - New Holland Creative

Opener A League  -  FOX SPORTS
Rugby Legends  -  FOX SPORTS
Foxtel Screen  -  Ink Project
The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross -  Jeremy Mansford

Live Event Visual Effects & Animation

GOLD Songlines VIVID - Artists in Motion
SILVER Customs House Projection VIVID - Spinifex Group
BRONZE Synthesis - Royal Botanic Gardens - Ample Projects

THE MATTER OF PAINTING  -  Danny Rose Collective
BeatBox at Dreamworld  -  The Pulse
Laser Dragon Water Theatre  - Vivid -  The Pulse
Ample Projects 'Be The Light For The Wild' Vivid Taronga 2016  -  Ample Projects
Terminator Genisys at Luna Park Sydney  -  The Electric Canvas

Event Opener
GOLD Glory of Heroes - Mirari& Co
SILVER AEAF 2015 Awards
BRONZE Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival

VR /360

GOLD Songlines - The Pulse
SILVER Toyota Showroom 360 - Rotor Studios
BRONZE Telstra 360 - For the Fans - The Pulse
BRONZE eBay Virtual Reality Department Store - Red Cartel

Diggers VR  -  Frame Media
ISUZU VR Experience  -  Visual Playground
Imagine 360  -  Visual Playground
Remember  -  The Pulse

Game Trailers
GOLD League of Legends - Ekko: Seconds
SILVER Injustice 2 - Plastic Wax
BRONZE LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Plastic Wax


GOLD Citipati - Andreas Feix
SILVER Entre les lignes - Artfx
BRONZE Jagon VFX Breakdown - Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Special Merit  Robosome- Ling Siu
Special Merit  Second Self- Ralph Stevenson
Special Merit  Creative Currency- Jelena Sinik

The End - Artfx
Korser - Artfx
Irminsul - Artfx

Titles Feature Film
GOLD Spectre - Framestore
SILVER Ant-Man - Sarofsy

Augmented Reality 

Set-extenison  -  FOX SPORTS
Dinosaur Discovery Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous - Eye Candy
KSPACE AR - Eye Candy
SPIDERS AR - Questacon - Eye Candy