Industry Table: Animation & VFX
Directors of the main studios will show us their projects and give us their vision of the current state of the industry and its projections.
Saturday October 17, 2020
18:35 p.m. to 20:00 p.m. - ARG
100% online - Via Zoom
Martín López Funes
Co-founder and executive producer at Malditomaus, an Argentine company dedicated to the creation of visual effects (VFX), animation and development of immersive experiences (virtual reality).
He has participated in his role as a producer of visual effects and animation in more than 40 international films from 2005 to date.
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Malditomaus is a company part of ANIMAR (Argentine Animation Cluster of the ICBC bank foundation program).
Nicolas Gaston Couvin
Nicolás is a producer and audiovisual producer.
At the age of 18, he began his career as a Digital Artist and 3D Animator in production companies such as Imágica SA, the first in the country (1992-1996) and then Metrovisión (1996-2001), where he acquired experience as an animator in pieces for advertising, television and video clips. .
In 2001, he founded Malabar Producciones SRL, a studio that he currently directs.
Designer in Image and Sound Design from the University of Buenos Aires, postgraduate in Cultural Management from FLACSO and graduated from the Superior Course in Audiovisual Business in the Audiovisual District (CABA).
During his career he worked on feature films, short films and various content for television. Since 2011 he focused on the development and production of original series. As general production coordinator, she participated in the projects from the writing of her bible to the deliveries to the respective broadcasting signals. Among them, the programs "Lies the Truth", ": Present" and "The Kliskberg Report" received Emmy Award nominations among numerous international recognitions.
In 2015 she joined Can Can Club as an executive producer. Currently, the studio is co-producing the series Two Little Birds with Palermo Estudio (Uruguay), the first project to win the La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana Award, and the short film “La Tetera” by Javier Mrad, Becho Lo Bianco and Mariano Bergara
He graduated as 'Animation Director' in 2002 and co-founded Gizmo Animation Studios. Ema stands out for finding the perfect visual style for every story she works on. His talent for creating compelling narratives can be seen in the work he has produced for NetFlix, Honda, Coca Cola, Beats by Dre, and Disney, to name a few. Since 2013 he has been immersed in the gaming industry, in charge of directing AAA video game film trailers for developers such as WB Games, NCSOFT, Ubisoft, Gameloft and GSN. Throughout his career as an animation director, many of his projects won world-class accolades and awards such as Cannes Lions, ProMax BDA, Clio, and the New York festivals.
Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Gizmo.
He began his advertising career in 1996 at Young & Rubicam Argentina, where he worked until the end of 1999. Those years allowed him to work with the best Argentine creative directors and make excellent campaigns. He then worked for two years at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.
Later he worked for Disney Channel, coordinating the realization of advertising campaigns for Latam, then he worked at the advertising agency La Comunidad, until in October 2004 he associated with Emmanuel Verruno and they created Gizmo.
He assures that from the beginning they worked with the conviction that they were going to create a high-level animation studio and that they would aim to be the best animation studio in Argentina.
She is proud to have taken up the challenge and feels that year after year they are making their studio become the animation studio where many want to work and where others want to work with them.
In the artistic area he is responsible for the direction, animation direction, art direction, character design, BG design, storyboards, layouts, animation and script of numerous productions of traditional 2D animation, cut out, CGI and mixed media. He also directed live action productions to later combine them with animation and supervised the recording of voices, composition and musical performance of bands and sound post-production. He is currently developing original projects taking care of the conception of the idea, script, direction, character design, art direction, animation and animation direction. As a producer, he assembled production teams for television series, feature films, interstitials, promotions, commercials, video clips, web content and other formats; Supervision of local teams (internal and autonomous) and suppliers in China, India and the Philippines. I made specific production pipelines for each particular work in traditional 2D, Cut out, CGI and mixed techniques. He currently serves as vice president of CAMIAT (Argentine Chamber of Animation and Technology)