Annual Trip to Annecy - Busy and Fun as Always!

2018 marks the 6th year I’ve been attending Annecy International Animated Film Festival and I am proud to say that this trip is the most insanely productive and busy of all. I was incredibly fortunate to be able to moderate two panels with such great opportunities working with all the studios while representing SVA.

For the “Crafting Your Future in Animation/VFX” panel, it is very close to my heart because helping out talents is what I enjoy the most at SVA. As an educator, there is nothing more satisfying to see students and talents from all over the world learn, grow and find their ways in their future artistic careers. For this panel, I got to work with recruiters from LAIKA, Illumination Entertainment, Illumination Mac Guff and Titmouse!

As for the “Tickling Your Brain with VR panel, it was a great challenge for me to mix such different professional points of view on the topic of VR and they are researcher, tool-maker, artist, filmmaker, director and producer. No one has all the right answers to everything yet, technically speaking so it was fun to hear from all experts. The hardest part of me is to have two sets of questions for the panels because how different their perspectives are. At the end of the panel, I shared a photograph of my grandmother who is now 94 years old. It is her sitting on her bed playing with her iPad. She comes from the generation that there wasn't even electricity when growing up but she now finds company in this white electronic box in her hands. I think VR is the same thing that we will take for granted in the very near future.

More more recap, please visit SVA’s write-up here.

Hsiang Chin Moe