14 masters will unveil their secrets at Pixel Animation

QUEBEC, March 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Pixel Québec is proud to present PIXEL ANIMATION. Co-organised with TECHNOCompétences, this international convention will gather together video game, visual effects and animation artists, who worked with Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. The event will be held on April 4-5 at TRYP Hotel Pur, in Quebec City and will offer 2 days of Masterclasses and networking.

"After last year's success of the four Masterclasses presented by Pixel Québec in partnership with TECHNOCompétences, we are pleased to remain involved for the next edition as co-organiser of the 2014 Pixel Animation. We are very happy to offer to local digital artists, the opportunity to expand their expertise with 14 Masters from renowned companies," says Marie-Josée Tessier, CEO at TECHNOCompétences.

MASTERCLASSES
PIXEL ANIMATION is an opportunity for professionals of the video game, the visual effects and the animation industries, to meet talents such as Hyrum Osmond (Frozen), Animation Supervisor for Disney, Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2), Director at Sony Pictures Animation and Pierre Perifel (Kung Fu Panda 2), Head of Animation for Dreamworks. A total of 14 professionals will share their knowledge on different subjects during the Masterclasses. The first day of the event will end with a networking cocktail reception, where the guests and the attendees will be able to extend the conversation.

PIXEL ANIMATION was made possible thanks to the support of Ville de Québec, TECHNOCompétences, Telefilm Canada and of the College Bart.

Full program and guest speakers' list here.

Tickets available here.

About Pixel Québec
Pixel Québec is a non-profit organization based in Quebec City, which offers a networking platform among professionnals and the institution's representatives, to give them the possibility to seize creation and business opportunities.

  • Pixel Media : March 18, 2014 - ENAP
  • Pixel Animation : April 4-5, 2014 - TRYP Hôtel PUR
  • Pixel Challenge Quebec : May 21 to 24, 2014 - Impérial de Quebec
  • Cartoon Connection Canada : October 27 to 30, 2014 - Quebec City Convention Centre

Details on pixelmediaquebec.org

About TECHNOCompétences — technocompetences.qc.ca
The vision of TECHNOCompétences, the Sector Committee for the Information and Communication Technology Workforce, is to ensure that Québec's ICT industry is a world leader in terms of the quality of its workforce. Its plan is to balance the offer and demand for qualified human resources. Since 1998, TECHNOCompétences has been committed to maintaining in-depth and current labour market information, enhancing the skills of the human resources required by the industry, and helping companies improve their management practices.

SOURCE TECHNOCompétences

For further information:

Chantale Crépeault
Communication Coordinator
Pixel Québec
P. 514.756.8342
cc@pixelquebec.org