Story & Photos: Sabrina Seidl and Alexandra Ostasheva
As you might have read already in an earlier post, Alexandra Ostasheva, Sabrina Seidl and Carita Forsgren had to pleasure to participate the 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (FMX) in Stuttgart, Germany, a few weeks ago. The trip was fantastic, the conference mind blowing, the city beautiful and the company, how should it be different, very amusing!The entire conference attendance has been organized within a projects of us two Media students. Due to our strong interest in VFX and CGI we wanted to participate to this conference, but how to afford it?
After coming up with an interesting project plan and several discussions with teachers, we got the ‘go’ for the conference. Our idea was to produce a showreel for the Media studies, showing the best works done by students within their studies, organize the entire conference presence for TAMK Media and then of course represent our studies there.
|proud with our TAMK flag|
However, we were done with everything about 4 days before the start of the event. The showreel was done, the promotion material collected and the presentation took shape.
At FMX, we had the best looking booth as we have been told, thanks to all the colorful promotional material TAMK has to offer, hence it attracted quite a lot of visitors.
|building up the booth|
The companies and business professionals were highly impressed about our showreel, our studies and the achieved skills and promised to contact us in future for upcoming job openings.
And what was the most important of this event? We widened our horizon in the field, could follow some insider knowledge from movies like MIB3, Madagascar, Hugo, The Avengers,... we met highly interesting people but we also realized how much we still have to learn to be able to play in their league. Nevertheless, we did enjoy the conference by all means and couldn’t stop marveling at the speakers and knowledge presented.
|One of the lectures held at the cinema|
|Alexandra & Sabrina on stage|