CG Futures: Drinks.Demos.Talks

SETH THOMPSON

FURIO TEDESCHI

ZACH MANDT

ALEX ALVAREZ

AARON SIMS

CG Futures provides a unique opportunity to hone skills and meet up with fellow digital artists. This special live event offers a look inside the techniques and experience of some of the world’s most talented VFX and animation artists.

CG Futures is the evolution of the Gnomon Live events presented in Melbourne and Sydney in 2016 and 2017. With continued curatorial support from Alex Alvarez, founder of Gnomon, CG Futures evolves to three full days with extended content from the local industry.

CG Futures presents a line-up of artists for a weekend of live demos and masterclasses. Having built their knowledge in some of the world’s leading studios, presenting artists share their techniques and experience working on Hollywood Feature films, AAA games, and shortform across commercials VR, AR, short films, and visualisation projects for major companies.

Demonstrating how they bring stories, characters, creatures and environments to life through a range of computer graphics programs, each artist explains how they achieve such an impressive level of detail in the ever-tight timelines demanded of artists in the industry. Covering a breadth of production areas such as matte painting, compositing, lighting, 3D modelling, texturing, character design, environment art, art direction and more.

The program provides a chance to meet up with peers and local industry leaders to explore opportunities and issues for artists in the region. It is a chance to hear from local studios about current projects, their studio culture, who they are employing and issues relevant to the local industry. Be inspired and motivated to reach your own levels of mastery and triumph.

2018 SPEAKER PROGRAM

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2018 TICKET PRICING

2 MARCH 2018 – 4 MARCH 2018, MELBOURNE

STANDARD TICKET $390 EXC. GST


This ticket entitles the bearer access to the entire 2018 CG Futures program. A wristband will be issued which is non-transferable. Double passes also available bring a friend and save!

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CONCESSION TICKET $260 EXC. GST


This ticket is for students, new graduates, concession card holders and those looking for work. This ticket entitles the bearer access to the entire 2018 CG Futures program. A wristband will be issued which is non-transferable. Double passes also available bring a friend and save!

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2018 VENUE

What is now historically recognised as one the most important institutional complexes constructed in Victoria in the 19th Century the Abbotsford Convent became a community art and cultural centre at the turn of the 21st century.

Now a unique place with a rare fusion of old and new, the Abbotsford Convent’s 19th century landscape is filled with artists’ studios, cafes and bars, galleries, and markets.

From intimate to grand, industrial to opulent, the Convent’s spaces are historically fascinating, with views of the river, heritage gardens and only 4km from Melbourne’s CBD.

"It was not only a powerful experience but a life changing event. I met so many wonderful creators and like-minded individuals across a wide variety of disciplines!"

- ATTENDEE, 2017 EVENT

The latest and greatest technology is meaningless without inspired instruction. This is what Gnomon has in spades. Their professors - and founders - are people who truly inspire. They don’t just teach the ‘how to’ - they give you context, understanding and expectations of ‘how to on the job.’

- J.J. Abrams, Director - Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Star Trek Into Darkness

"This was one of the best events I’ve attended from the presenters, content, attendees and the management of the event. The location was stunning and very fitting to the vibe of the event too! It was professional and cutting edge without being so exclusive that you were afraid to ask questions or approach the presenters."

- ATTENDEE, 2017 EVENT

The quality of the speakers was outstanding. Would go as far as saying best professional event I’ve attended in a very long time. Thank-you!

- Attendee, Gnomon Masterclass Melbourne (May 2015)

You can certainly become successful without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance?”

- J.J. Abrams, Director - Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Star Trek Into Darkness