When: April 11 & 12

Where:
Art Building West
141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City

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Past EPXCON

All talks & masterclasses 40 min + 5 min Q & A

Friday:
5:00 Masterclass: Ian Dallas
6:00 Talk: Paul Yan
7:00 Talk: Edwin Chang
8:30-10pm Social Hour: Location TBA

Saturday:
10:00 Masterclass: Demo Reels-Edwin Chang
11:00 Talk: 23 Years of Indie Anecdotes-Brian Colin
12:00 Talk: The Animation Experience-Phan Wiantrakoon
1:00 Masterclass: Paul Yan
2:00 Coffee Break & Interactive Play Lounge
3:00 Talk: Ian Dallas
4:00 Masterclass: Game Design Theory-Brian Colin
5:00 Masterclass: Animation Workflow-Phan Wiantrakoon
6:00 Break
7:00 Animation Festival

Paul Yan - Skylanders

Paul Yan is the Animation Director at Toys for Bob, creators of the $2 billion franchise, Skylanders.

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Edwin Chang - Pixar

Edwin Chang began work at Pixar Animation Studios in 2005 as an intern on Ratatouille. He has since worked on several theme park projects, as a simulation software engineer, and as a simulation technical director on Up and Brave. He is currently the simulation supervisor in Pixar's next film, Inside Out.

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Ian Dallas - Giant Sparrow

Ian Dallas was the Creative Director on The Unfinished Swan, a first-person painting game that was released for PlayStation3 in October 2012. The game began as his graduate student project which led to a publishing deal with Sony and the founding of Giant Sparrow, an indie game development company. Ian is interested in creating experiences people have never had before and in making the world a stranger place.

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Brian Colin - Game Refuge

Brian Colin is an American video-game designer, artist and animator. Among his best-known works are the coin-operated arcade games Rampage, Arch Rivals and Rampage: World Tour as well as General Chaos for the Sega Genesis game console. He is the CEO of Game Refuge Inc., an independent video-game design and development studio with offices in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Phan Wiantrakoon - Industrial Light & Magic

Phan Wiantrakoon was born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in Washington DC. He has been in the industry for 7 years and has worked on various projects in commercials and feature films. Currently he is an animator at Industrial Light & Magic in Vancouver. He is known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).

2013 demo reel


Shapetrix Entertainment LLC

Shapetrix Entertainment LLC is a small company that prides itself on great customer service, and fast production. We invest in our clients as they invest in us. Our goal is to work side by side with the customer until they are satisfied with their product.. We like to learn new things every day. In the past 8 years, our team has developed skills in 3D graphics, animation, multimedia, and video game design on professional projects for Disney, Majesco, Activision, and others. If you have a project that needs some creative minds behind it, Shapetrix Entertainment is the company for you.

Southeastern Community College Animation Program