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Sessions

C

Coffee Break

Thursday 20 November 2014 11:30am-11:45am
Morecambe & Wise Room

Coffee and networking.

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Drinks Reception

Thursday 20 November 2014 6:30pm-7:00pm
The Egg

Join us in The Egg for drinks and networking.

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Drinks Reception

Thursday 20 November 2014 8:15pm-9:00pm
The Egg

Join us in The Egg for drinks and networking following the evening event – Manimation Inspiration.

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Fund it…

Thursday 20 November 2014 2:10pm-3:00pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Broadcast Commissioning, Investment Funds, EIS, Crowd-funding and other innovations – plus the UK Animation tax-break – what’s working? There is a report available for this session.

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Lunch

Thursday 20 November 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Egg

This is the opportunity for networking and to book your one-to-one meeting later in the afternoon.

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Making it: Why, What and How we do it…

Thursday 20 November 2014 10:30am-11:20am
Morecambe & Wise Room

International and local companies reveal what is innovative about their work, how they get funded and how their pipelines and processes work. There is a blog of this session available here.

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Manimation Inspiration

Thursday 20 November 2014 7:00pm-8:15pm
DPL

Cathal Gaffney, CEO, Brown Bag Fims – Europe’s most successful animation production house, discusses creative inspiration, nurturing talent, and Brown Bag’s achievements. with Westley Wood, Creative Director CITV. Please ensure that you have booked a ticket for this evening event. Register here. This is a free event.  

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New Tech and Innovation

Thursday 20 November 2014 11:55am-12:45pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

A panel of representatives from leading companies at the cutting edge of technology and innovation discuss how their work impacts current production pipelines and potential applications for the future. There is a report available for this session.

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One to one meetings

Thursday 20 November 2014 4:30pm-6:30pm
The Egg

Meetings with key speakers and other delegates are available from 4.30 to 6.30pm in the Egg Foyer, University of Salford, Media City. Each meeting lasts 10 minutes and can be booked  during the afternoon tea break. Currently confirmed: Steve Berman (MD, The Composerworks) Chris Bowden (Producer, Mackinnon and Saunders) Jackie Edwards (Executive Producer Animation and […]

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Opening Address - Cathal Gaffney

Thursday 20 November 2014 10:00am-10:30am
Morecambe & Wise Room

Manimation – Making it… Cathal Gaffney, CEO of one of Europe’s most successful animation production houses, Brown Bag Films, takes a look at the current global climate for animated properties. There is a blog of this session available here.

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Registration

Thursday 20 November 2014 9:30am-10:00am
Reception

Registration opens at 9.30am and coffee will be available.

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S

Showcase 1 - Arena Gaming (via Skype)

Thursday 20 November 2014 11:20am-11:30am
Morecambe & Wise Room

A quick look at the new phenomenon of arena gaming with CEO of Multiplay, organisers of the UK’s biggest gaming festival, INSOMNIA This session is reported here – with video content available.

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Showcase 2 - Cubic Motion

Thursday 20 November 2014 11:45am-11:55am
Morecambe & Wise Room

Cubic Motion produces much of the worlds’ facial animation for AAA games and their Head producer reveals some of the latest innovations in facial capture.

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Showcase 3 - Animusic

Thursday 20 November 2014 12:45pm-1:00pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Animusic – Interpreting the Brief A showcase of Manchester-produced music in animation/commercials/corporate work.

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Showcase 4 - Marfa Kickstarter Project

Thursday 20 November 2014 2:00pm-2:10pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Greg McLeod (via Skype) on his Kickstarter funding plans for an animated documentary. There is a report available for this session, with links to the video shown in it.

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Showcase 5 - Training on the Job

Thursday 20 November 2014 3:15pm-3:25pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Training on the Job Fettle Animation describe their in-house training programme developed with Skillset.

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Showcase 6 - Art Show

Thursday 20 November 2014 4:00pm-4:10pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Manchester School of Art showcase their animation activity.

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Tea Break

Thursday 20 November 2014 3:00pm-3:15pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

Refreshments will be available.

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Training and Skills: Where are the gaps?

Thursday 20 November 2014 3:25pm-4:00pm
Morecambe & Wise Room

A discussion of what’s available in animation training now, and your chance to feedback to training organisations on needs and priorities. A report of this session can be seen here.

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