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:::FMX and Flashconference 2007:::

Fmx festival 2007 is over but it was great!!!

Many congratulations to Wolfgang Schmidt, the ultimate organizer of the Flashconference, the section exclusively for Flash. I feel very lucky for choosing me as one of the speakers of this year’s conference. I had a great time in beautiful Stuttgart, met a lot of friends (greetings to Holger, Aaron, Christian, Clarissa) and I really suggest to all of you who are interested in animation industry (both in 3d and 2d) to visit Fmx definetely next year.


Concerning my presentation for Flashconference, I hope you liked it and at least you learned something useful both for your storytelling and flash animation skills. And thanks for your comments about Space Alone, my new flash animation.

Flashconference (the part which has to do with the Flash field) hosted great international persons:

-Greg Rewis presented the new Actionscript strongpoints of Flash CS3

-Peter Elst from Belgium talked about the upcoming potential of Flash and Flash Lite in alternative devices (like PSP, Chumby, mobile etc.)

-Claus Wahlers from Brazil demonstrated the new flash ui components with Actionscript 3.0

-Boris Lakowski and Peter Reichard from Scholz & Volkmer presented their interactive project for Mercedes-Benz.com. Combining flexible actionscript capabilities with Google Maps allowed users to track 33 Mercedes models on their route from Paris to Beijing.

-Mario Klingemann managed to create abstract art pieces through actionscript code and randomness of graphics.

-Marcos Weskamp revealed the exact process for creating a real world Actionscript 3 project from the scratch to finish.

-Holger Eggert and Clarissa Stecher from Berlin talked about the principles of storytelling and showed some of their projects like Color and their new achievement “Gloaming”, web based comic in Flash.

-André Michelle demonstrated the true power of Actionscript 3 for advanced audio handling in Flash.

These were honestly top projects.

Fmx in general was a great experience by attending the best talks and screenings of top level studios like Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks etc. One of the best presentations I attended to was “Gobelins” animation school from Paris. I think they provide high level courses and their students work is fantastic! Of course there was a thorough presentation of Adobe’s new suite, which I think it will blow your mind when you see all the features in full detail.



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