2013 VES Summit Roundtables

October 26, 2013          W Hotel           Hollywood California

Continental Breakfast Roundtables

Due to their immense popularity, the Breakfast Roundtables will once will again jump start the morning at this year's Summit. This aspect of the Summit will be for those attendees who want to discuss and share information on a particular subject with their fellow attendees over breakfast. Each table will have a moderator who is an expert in their topic. You will have a chance to sit in on two tables as everyone can switch tables mid way. The objective is for everyone to join in on the discussion, glean new information and suggest possible solutions. A time for attendees to do the talking.

Breakfast Roundtable Topics

Women in VFX
Getting women involved as artists, managers and technologists in visual effects.

Moderator: Annie Chang - VP Post Production Technology, Walt Disney Studios

The Art of the Deal in Content Creation
Working within the agency world to get the best deal for your project.

Moderator: Jason Garber - Production / Effects Agent, Paradigm

Tapping into the Investor Community
Strategies for finding the right investor for any project.

Moderator: Greg Chou - COO FilmEngine Entertainment

VFX Facilities of the Future
A look at how visual effects facilities will evolve to remain competitive.

Moderator: Payam Shohadai - Executive Supervisor / Co Founder, Luma Pictures

The New Frontiers for VFX
Exploring new markets beyond feature films, commercials and video gaming.

Moderator: Stacy Burstin - Founder and President, Eevolver Inc.

Crowd Sourcing Funds: Kickstarter Successes
Tapping into the alternative finance streams to get your project funded.

Moderator: Jacqui Barcos - Writer/Director

Operating Multiple Offices Around the World
The pros and cons of having a workforce that straddles the globe.

Moderator: Patrick Davenport - SVP, Global Operations, Method Studios

Strategic Partnerships Between Companies
Symbiotic affiliations between specialized providers to stay competitive
What can they bring to the competitive equation symbiotic?

Moderator: Chris Edwards - CEO & Creative Director, The Third Floor, Inc.

Virtual Studios: The New Reality
Using crowd-sourced talent, cloud rendering and online bidding as a new business model.

Moderator: Rohin Aggarwal - Founder & CEO Scarecrow Visual Effects

Shooting VFX
The latest advancements in cameras, production techniques and technology.

Moderator: Richard Crudo, ASC - Cinematographer

A Collaboration with the Art Directors Guild
Building New Realities

Moderator: Mimi Gramatky - President, Art Directors Guild, Local 800

VFX for Commercials
Current challenges for visual effects production in the fiercely competitive commercial market.

Moderator: David Danesi - Founder, Digital District


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