Event Space, 6th Floor
The times are a changin'...what lies ahead in a post Brexit future for the screen industries? Cat Lewis will map out a vision of opportunities in an unchartered landscape, where creative producers will survive and thrive. Cat is on the Pact Council and the Creative Industries Federation Advisory Council – two organisations deeply engaged in post-Brexit planning negotiations with government.3:10pm-3:20pm
Presentation 4: Hiive - Connecting creatives with briefs, courses, jobs & more!
Hiive is a digital platform that supports creatives working across animation, film/video, photography, VR/360, music, performing arts and much more. It provides access to jobs, courses, competitions, knowledge and opportunities to pitch for paid work. Hive also offers its clients access to amazing talent. Hiive is not-for-profit and part of Creative Skillset.12:00pm-12:20pm
Presentation 2: Realtime VR Storytelling - Heading for the Holodeck
The ability to enter worlds and observe or interact with their inhabitants is providing a whole new medium in which to tell stories. But how do we create narrative in VR when the lessons of other media don’t transfer? What techniques will make the most of this new frontier?5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us after Manimation for networking drinks in the main event space and canteen.4:15pm-4:25pm
Wrap-up, news of future events and info on the one-to-one meetings plan.4:00pm-4:15pm
Showcase 2: Interactive animation in VR - Feeding Titanosaurs
A brief insight into how to feed one of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth. Layering pre-animated sequences with dynamic runtime poses using IK.3:20pm-4:00pm
Panel 5: Training and Development - New Initiatives, New Entrants
Discover how your company can access training funding and how the animation levy is being refined for 2017. And learn how a series of new entrants to the animation industry have fared under the new training arrangements. Find out if it’s about scandals or success stories for starters in animation.2:50pm-3:10pm
Presentation 3: TV and Related Media in the Lives of UK Preschoolers
This presentation draws on examples from a recent ethnographic study of UK preschoolers at home which busts several persistent myths about preschool children’s engagement with television and related media. It’s a unique opportunity to glimpse into the everyday lives of eight UK preschoolers (aged 3-4) and their families living in a mix of households in Sheffield as their lives unfold over a twelve-month period. Contrary to ongoing media debates, the research suggests that preschoolers engage with television and related media at home in ways that are both physical and also social. The way preschoolers engage with TV&RM at home is also impacted by social class differences. These…2:15pm-2:50pm
Panel 4: Money for nothing? Fund and Flow
What impact will Brexit have on the creative industries? Is the UK tax relief for animation working and where will future funding opportunities come from? Will your content benefit from the EU Digital Single Market? Is there hope in a post ‘Apocobrexit’ kids’ landscape? These questions and more will be discussed by our panel of legal, business and finance experts.2:00pm-2:15pm
Showcase 1: Motion in the North
What’s happening in animation, motion graphics & VFX around Manchester and the North West.12:20pm-1:00pm
Panel 3: Brave New Worlds
Will VR 'eat' traditional media? VR is the new technology everyone is talking about, but how do we think it will affect TV, Film and video games?11:45am-12:00pm
Presentation 1: The Red Carpet Treatment
How award nominations and wins helped a small independent Yorkshire based animation studio - Fettle Animation - gain recognition and commissions.10:35am-11:15am
Panel 2: Creative Snapshot with the BBC
What works, what’s new and what’s exciting in the world of kids’ animation. Join the BBC commissioning executives responsible for animation on CBeebies and CBBC for a tour of what floats their boats and their view on the latest commissioning trends.10:00am-10:35am
Panel 1: Animation UK Update
The latest news and update on all Animation UK activities and proposed policies going forward.9:30am-9:40am
An introduction and welcome to Manimation 2016.
Lobby, 6th Floor
Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee is available in the lobby space on the 6th floor.1:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch is available in the lobby and canteen on the 6th floor. Now is the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings.11:15am-11:45am
Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee is available in the lobby space on the 6th floor.
Canteen, 6th Floor
One-to-one meetings are available with: Jo Allen (CBBC) Jonathan Ashworth (Mighty Giant) David Barton (Cubic Motion) Barbara Biddulph (Factory Create) Helen Brunsdon (Creative Skillset) David Clark (Appleyard Lees) Pauline Edwards (Factory Create) Abigail Fairhurst (Brown Bag Films) Emma Fernando (Brown Bag Films) Jean Flynn (Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick) Nick Hall (CBeebies) Chris Halliday (BFI) & Andy Wright (BFI) Adrian Healey (The Manchester Growth Company) Sarah Legg (CBeebies) Pete Leonard (Real Time) Tracy Liddell (Studio Liddell) Ben Mills (Desk Dragons) Tim Patterson (Larkshead Media) Belinda Peach (Peachy) Desiree Peeters (BBC) Nick Pittom (Fire Panda) Angela Salt (Fun Crew) Tim Searle (CBBC Productions)…
VR Demo and Meet Hiive
Experience the cutting edge of interactive VR with Desk Dragons and Studio Liddell - feed a giant dinosaur, play with baby dragons and much more and see live 360º streaming video in VR from Focal Point. Meet the team from Hiive and find out how this digital platform supporting creatives across animation, film/video, photography, VR/360 and more can help give you access to jobs, courses, opportunities and access to amazing talent.
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