KingstOOn

March 12, 2016

KingstOOn 2016 Opening Ceremony

10AM  -  10:30AM
Vera Moody Concert Hall (with overflow in the Bert Rose Studio)
The official opening of KingstOOn 2016 with guests from our partners in MSTEM, The World Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank.   *Note: This session is accessed via the GENERAL REGISTRATION TICKET*  

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Keynote Message: OUR Stories

10:35AM  -  10:55AM
Vera Moody Concert Hall (with overflow in the Bert Rose Studio)
KingstOOn 2016 is about more than simple chatter – we want to help you realize your dreams and full potential. Come listen to a child of Caribbean soil tell his story about becoming the Senior Artist on the multi-award winning video game: “SIMS.” Be excited about the prospects he uncovers in how we can all […]

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The Age of Animation

11AM  -  12:30PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall
More than just a craft or genre, animation is a language where the possibilities are endless. It enriches our live action footage or creates a world of its own enabling unimaginable storytelling abilities. Get ready to be inspired by some of the most creative, inventive and innovative work across media and walk away with ideas of […]

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Animation Competition Display: Caribbean Short Film and Character Design

11AM  -  6:15PM
Design Room 12
Come and view the entires from the KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition up close. Stick around and chat with the creators and find your inspiration!   *Note: This session is accessed via the GENERAL REGISTRATION TICKET*  

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Animation Competition Display: Storyboard and Concept

11AM  -  6:15PM
Design Room 14
Come and view the entires from the KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition up close. Stick around and chat with the creators and find your inspiration!   *Note: This session is accessed via the GENERAL REGISTRATION TICKET*  

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Getting Distribution Right

11AM  -  12:30PM
Design Room 15
Get the lowdown on how to prepare and deliver your live action and animated content to local, regional and international marketplaces from the CEO of the global content distributor BRB International – Mr. Carlos Biern.   Session style: Master Class   Target audience: studios; licensing agents; directors; producers; project managers  

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Speed Meetings

11AM  -  6:15PM
Seminar Room
Speed Meetings are by invitation only.

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A Sustainable Business Model for Animation

12:45PM  -  2:15PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall
Animation is the newest buzz word for business and investment in Jamaica and the Caribbean – but what does it really take to make it work? Join Jamaica’s Film Commissioner as she speaks candidly with studio executives about how they started and stay profitable.   Engage with the panel via Twitter by posting a question […]

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Film Festival Mini-Screening: Jamaican Animation and International Student Film

12:45PM  -  2:15PM
Bert Rose Studio
Come experience the animated offerings of Jamaica and the world.   *Note: This session is accessed via the GENERAL REGISTRATION TICKET*  

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Manufacturer Session: Toon Boom

12:45PM  -  2:15PM
Design Room 10
Toon Boom is recognized as the leading software company for 2D animation in the Western world. Come hear from Bradley Kravitz on Toon Boom as a company, its products and how to become involved with them.  

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Introduction to Acting and Storytelling

12:45PM  -  2:15PM
Design Room 15
Animation is the world waiting beyond the doorway called imagination, and accessed using the twin-keys of acting and storytelling. Take your first steps on this journey with an award-winning CG Artist from one of the most well respected and awarded visual effects company’s in the world – “The Mill”.   Target audience: studios; licensing agents; […]

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CXC Launches the Digital Animation and Game Design Syllabus

3PM  -  4:30PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall
The CXC will be launching its newest approved syllabus at KingstOOn. Come participate and hear about how animation in the Caribbean is taking off and how children in secondary institutions can be involved from as early as they want to be!   Target audience: students; secondary institutions; parents   *Note: This session is accessed via […]

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Dance + Animation Display

3PM  -  4:30PM
Bert Rose Studio
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Achieving In-Studio / In-Production Benchmarks

3PM  -  4:30PM
Design Room 10
There are three major considerations when you work on a show: (1) What you do; (2) How well you do it; and (3) How fast you can get it done! Hear from veteran Brad Ableson, who honed his storyboard and concepting skills through 25 years on The Simpsons, on how to ensure you are always […]

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Creating Your Animation Portfolio

3PM  -  4:30PM
Design Room 15
Whether you are just starting out or well on your way in your animation journey, your animation portfolio is the one tool you should never allow to dull. Get key insights into portfolio preparation, with a focus on character development and character animation from Jamaica’s leading female animator and the Senior Artist on the SIMS. […]

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“Regular Talk” with Cartoon Network

4:45PM  -  6:15
Vera Moody Concert Hall (with overflow in the Bert Rose Studio)
Cartoon Network hosts some of the most popular cartoons series and animated specials on the planet. Come listen to the Creative Studio Director of CN Latin America talk about the Cartoon Network DNA and share their original production strategy as well as tips on how to pitch a show. *Note: This session is accessed via […]

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Finding Funding – Jamaica’s New Equity Landscape

4:45PM  -  6:15PM
Design Room 10
Have an idea and maybe a team to work on it, but no money to fuel your dream? Come listen to presentations from the most accessible financiers in Jamaica and get the instructions you need to take your project to the next level.   Target audience: students; freelancers; animators (attached t0 studios); studios   No […]

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KingstOOn Pitch Competition

6:20PM  -  8:30PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall (with overflow in the Bert Rose Studio)
The pinnacle event for KingstOOn 2016! Watch four (4) teams from the Caribbean show off their ideas to an international panel of judges who will determine what the most commercially viable idea is and crown a winner! These teams could be presenting the next hit animated product and we are aware of it! Pitch bible […]

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March 13, 2016

Animation Education in Jamaica and the Region

10AM  -  11:30AM
Vera Moody Concert Hall
Find out about how to tap into the many avenues for learning animation emerging within the Caribbean. From Jamaica to Martinique; from 2D to 3D and specialized visual effects – it is all available!   Engage with the panel via Twitter by posting a question using the #askToonie hashtag.   Target audience: anyone interested in […]

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Music + Animation Display

10AM  -  11:30AM
Bert Rose Studio

Animation Competition Display: Caribbean Short Film and Character Design

10AM  -  5:15PM
Design Room 12

Animation Competition Display: Storyboard and Concept

10AM  -  5:15PM
Design Room 14

Non-Linear Animation in Maya

10AM  -  1:15PM
Design Room 15
Join one of the most renowned names in Soft Image training and now Maya operations for an in-depth session on pipeline, workflow, non-linear animation and management in Maya.   Target audience: studios, freelancers, animators (attached to studios), students Prior knowledge of Maya and required.  

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Speed Meetings

10AM  -  5:15PM
Speed Meetings are by invitation only

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Demo Session: Wacom

10:30AM  -  11:30AM
Design Room 10
If you have ever drawn something on a computer, then you have either used a graphics pen or wished you had one. Now you have the opportunity to participate in a session with the leading graphics tablet manufacturer in the world. Come experience the Wacom difference!   Target audience: studios, freelancers, animators (attached to studios), […]

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The Triggerfish Story

11:45AM  -  1:15PM
Vera Moody

Film Festival Mini-Screening: International Short Film

11:45AM  -  1:15PM
Bert Rose Studio

Demo Session: TV Paint

12:15PM  -  1:15PM
Design Room 10
Come experience how the TV Paint Animation software can change the way you animate!   Target audience: studios, freelancers, animators (attached to studios), students No prior knowledge required.  

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Designing a Winning Pitch Bible

2PM  -  3:30PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall
Bento Box is the home of network syndicated Bob’s Burgers and the upcoming hit Legends of Chamberlain Heights. Participate in this session and hear from Bento Box CEO, Joel Kuwahara, on how to create a pitch bible that will knock your potential investors’ socks off!   Target audience: writers, freelancers, ideators Prior knowledge of animation […]

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Asset Creation and Management

2PM  -  3:30PM
Design Room 15
The animation pipeline can be a daunting thing. Working with on multiple projects with multiple studios telling multiple stories is hard! However, the Studio Creative Director at Bardel Entertainment Inc, – Mr. Florian Wagner – has been able to wrangle this best and form highly effective creative teams that create and manage a myriad of […]

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Demo Session: TV Paint

2:30PM  -  3:30PM
Design Room 10
Come experience how the TV Paint Animation software can change the way you animate!   Target audience: studios, freelancers, animators (attached to studios), students No prior knowledge required  

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Winning Stories

3:45PM  -  5:15PM
Vera Moody
There are some stories that stay with us no matter where we go. Come hear from a master storyteller who has been involved with hit shows such as the Wayans Bros., The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Weeds, and find out how he identifies and creates a winning story. Even better, learn how you […]

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Importance of the Right Team and Where to Find Team Members

3:45PM  -  5:15PM
Design Room 10
Get a guided tour through the skills and personalities you will need to bring together to create your epic animated short.   Target audience: freelancers, students, studios No prior knowledge required.  

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Winning Characters

3:45PM  -  5:15PM
Design Room 15
From Bugs Bunny to Danny Phantom and even Bart Simpson – these iconic characters have all made impressions that won’t soon be forgotten. Want YOUR character to be the next big impression? Join this heavy-hitting panel to hear the secrets of the pros.   Target audience: freelancers, students, writers No prior knowledge required.  

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KingstOOn 2016 Awards Ceremony

6PM  -  8PM
Vera Moody Concert Hall (with overflow in the Bert Rose Studio)