2017 Special Guests

Event schedule

Move Summit offers a rare opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes on some of the most exciting animation work of the last few years. We’re welcoming a top-tier selection of award winning guests, ready to share their experiences of working with household name clients.

After we leave the main event at Whitespace, the fun doesn’t end there - we also have the awesome closing party, Move Late. This standalone club night features music, installations, performances and technology from Unstable Creations, DeuXality Games, and 360pod.

Can’t make Move Summit? Fancy hanging out with a smorgasbord of talented animators and creatives? Why not head to Move Late at The Mash House? Tickets are available now for just £10, including a complimentary drink voucher, from the Move Late Eventbrite page

Are you already coming to Move Summit? Don't worry - you'll get free entry to Move Late. Just present your Move Summit lanyard at the door when you get to The Mash House.

Ahead of the film’s release later this year, we get to hear members of the Nothing to Declare team talking about how they managed to successfully crowdfund this fascinating project, followed by a preview screening with never-before-seen footage.
Executive Producer Debbie Ross and Head of Art John Beeston talk us through their roles with Axis - the award winning international studio - creating games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment.
Expert guests from Whitespace, Soluis, Digital Jam and DeuXality Games discuss topics around VR, the hottest emerging technology of the moment. Chaired by Brian Baglow of Scottish Games Network.
Creative Director Richard Slaney talks about 59 Productions and their Tony award winning back catalogue featuring the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and much more.
MPC's Head of Compositing Doug Larmour has worked on a string of Hollywood hit movies such as Prometheus, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Doug joins us to share experiences from the front line of cutting edge visual effects.
Feeling hungry? Fuel up and chat over a complimentary meal.
The award winning art directors Rick Thiele & Mario Ucci talk about their incredible resume of TV Commercials, Cinematics and Music Videos, and their plans to collaborate with other artists around the globe to develop original content.
An introduction to the day and outline of the schedule.
Move Summit presents a special workshop from Animation Centrifuge, aka animators Will Adams & Fraser MacLean.
Jill Wallace, Head of Personnel & Facilities with Axis Animation, presents an overview of the company's recruitment approach, featuring invaluable advice for new talent.
Lee Greatorex, Technical Writer with MPC talks about his role with training department MPC University, and how to appeal to different departments within an internatonal studio.
Special guests from studios MPC, Axis Animation, Whitespace, Heehaw, and Once Were Farmers discuss topics around career paths and recruitment.
Special guests from studios MPC, Axis Animation, Whitespace, Heehaw, and Once Were Farmers review your portfolio of work and offer a valuable critique and feedback. (10 minute slots)

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Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU
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