The Barcelona design museum is ready to host from today until January 31 the sixth edition of l’Idem international animation summit, the International Animation Congress organized by L’Idem Creative Arts School, the animation high school 2D / 3D, video games and digital graphic design, with the aim of enhancing creative talent and connecting it with the labor market. This year, in addition, the platform of new talents, beats its record of convocation with 35 great guest studios, including DreamWorks Animation, Xilam, Giant, Ghost VFX, King, Boulder Media, Hampa Studios and Zeppelin TV.
“In total a hundred students from the last courses in France and Barcelona will take advantage of the opportunities offered by the summit during these days. On Thursday and Friday, each student can have an office to present their demo and professionals can give feedback on their work. Our goal is that this relationship will result in a relationship that ends in first practices or first job, ”says The vanguard
Pierre Roca, co-director and founder of the L’idem schools in France and Barcelona.
The Barcelona Design Museum will host the congress until January 31
Among the novelties of this year are the participation of Virasay Lovan, a digital graphic artist with experience in the marketing and advertising industry that works for Shed Inc. in Montreal; the super animation star Raúl García, first Spaniard to work at Disney;
Kristoff Serrand, animation director of Dreamworks animation will offer a videoconference on Thursday at 5.30pm and Guillem Ramisa, composition supervisor of Klaus, a co-production of Atresmedia Cine and The SPA Studios, distributed by Netflix and Oscar nominee In the category of best animated film, he will present exclusively the production process of the film on the opening day.
“Klaus is a reinvention of a long tradition of 2D animation films drawn by hand. Sergio, the director, wanted to recover that art that had been commercially done for about 15 years, ”says Ramisa. And he adds: “in animated films, especially in 2D, software has been created that allows generating a type of volumetric illumination that allows Klaus to observe many volumes of shadow and light and several levels of occlusion and reflections, a technique that allows to match the texture of the background with that of the characters ”.
On the production of ‘Klaus’
Klaus is a reinvention of a long tradition of 2D animation films drawn by hand ”
This Catalan animator who works at The Spa Studio, located in Madrid, states that “we have worked on the film for people to enjoy, cry and laugh.” On the Oscar nomination he says that “he took us by surprise” and especially values the seven awards he won Klaus at the Annie animation awards, sector specific. In addition, the film has been nominated for the Goya and opts for Bafta on February 2. Ramisa believes that Spanish animation “is booming” compared to a long time ago. After a few years outside the country, he believes that things “have improved greatly and talent is much more powerful, but without a project with which to develop or prove it, it is difficult to work.”
In addition to the presence of prestigious studios, which will publicize their new projects, the Summit will expand its activity to offer a networking space and promote synergies and business opportunities. “Last year at the end of the congress we had almost 50% of students who had negotiated internships in different studies,” Roca replies proudly. “And for a year almost all the students of Barcelona do not have the need to do internships outside of Spain because the level of offers in animation is being equalized throughout the country, including the Catalan capital. Many go to the Canary Islands because it has many fiscal possibilities, but they also go to Madrid or Pamplona. That is a magnificent thing, ”he admits. In this edition, eight former students who collaborated in Klaus, “Something that gives a lot of motivation to the young people of the school”.
Last year at the end of the congress we had almost 50% of students who had negotiated an internship in different studies ”