March 24, 2011
Webster University Presents Kinematifest 2011
Webster University is presenting Kinematifest 2011, an all-day event on Saturday, April 2, to bring together industry professionals and academics to discuss the medium of animation, video games, interactive media and graphic storytelling. Kinematifest 2011 is free and open to the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Panels and "how to" sessions are presented Webster University’s Sunnen Lounge in the University Center, 175 Edgar Road and the Sverdrup Building, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, 63119. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call (314)246-4223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 2
Breakfast begins 9 a.m. University Center, 175 Edgar Road
Keynote Speaker - The Multiplayer Experience with Dave Derington - CEO of Warfactory LLC, Adjunct Professor, Webster University
1-2:30 p.m, Interactive Media Panel with Moderator Julia Griffey - Assistant Professor, Program Facilitator for Interactive Digital Media, Webster University; Hafiz Huda - Executive Creative Director, Infuz; JP Revel - St. Louis-based Freelance Web Developer, Founder of Flash Camp, Leader of Adobe Flash / Flex User Group and Elise Hecht - Interactive Integrator, Barkley
2:30-4 p.m. Animation Panel with Moderator Chris Sagovac - Assistant Professor, Program Facilitator for Animation, Webster University; Darin Clifton, President, Animagic Inc.; Stefan Stratil, ASIFA Austria; Holger Lang, ASIFA Austria, Adjunct Professor, Webster University-Vienna and Brian Roach, Animagic Inc., Animator
4-5:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
David Whatley, President, Critical Thought Games, President and CEO of Simutronics Corp.
University Center: Presentation Room / “Focus on” Sessions with Matt Kindt, Freelance Author and Illustrator
Focus on: Animation in Austria with Stefan Stratil, ASIFA Austria, Adjunct Professor, Webster University- Vienna; Holger Lang, ASIFA Austria
Focus on: The Rampant and Small Business in St. Louis with Ben Triola, Director of Operations, The Rampant; Carol Mertz, Creative Director, The Rampant; Dana Huth, Productions Coordinator, The Rampant
Sverdrup Building, 8300 Big Bend Blvd., Room 202
“How to” Sessions:
How to: Speed Sculpting in Z-Brush with Chris Roder - Freelance Concept Artist,
How to: Creating Comic Books with Jeff Weigel - Freelance Author and Illustrator, (St. Louis)
How to: Flash Workshop with JP Revel - St. Louis-based Freelance Web Developer, Founder of Flash Camp, (St. Louis), Leader of Adobe Flash / Flex User Group
Sverdrup Building: Room 123 / SLACoFF (St. Louis Area Comic Friendly
SLACoFF Panel 1: How Comics Make Meaning 10:30-Noon
SLACoFF Panel 2: What Is Comics Theory? 1-2 p.m.
SLACoFF Panel 3: Teaching and Learning Comics 2-3 p.m.
SLACoFF Panel 4: Original Student Comics Work 3-4 p.m.
SLACoFF Panel 5: Student Perceptions on Comics in Anthropology 4-5 p.m. with Christina Blanch (Ball State University) and her anthropology students.
In the evening on April 2, the student animation festival films will be screened.