CGA’s Enter the MetaClub free event brings exciting digital art and thrilling industry talks to Kaleidoscope of Culture in Novi Sad, the central event to mark the town being crowned as the European Capital of Culture 2022.
The event will take place from September 2nd to 5th in the Creative District in Novi Sad, with the live broadcast available on cgabelgrade.com. Part of the program will be executed in the hybrid form, with lectures and talks both live and online.
Designed to expand the audience reach to the general public interested in digital art, the forthcoming event will focus on CGA’s artistic content track designed to explore metaverses and digital spaces created by some of the most exciting artists of today.
Therefore, CGA proudly presents artists Tanja Vujinović and Andreas Wannerstedt whose work will help us reach another dimension in Novi Sad’s Creative District where the physical event will take place. The exhibition is curated by Maja Ćirić, the award-winning curator and art critic. In her keynote speech at the event’s opening, Negotiating the Phygital, she will address the new user experience of art that has significantly expanded after the digital turn in 2020.
CGA’s educational content track is focused on animation and the endless opportunities in Unreal Engine and will be presented through discussion panels, lectures, and industry sessions.
Joining CGA in the metaverse exploration is Mark Flanagan (Education Partner at Epic Games), Andrew Brassington (Head of Strategic Project at Escape Studios), Tom Box (Blue Zoo Animations), Clement Gharini (Filmmaker and Lecturer, Escape Studios), Adam Kovač (Solution Specialist at 3Lateral/Epic Games), Sava Živković (Director and CG Artist at Axis Studios), Draško Ivezić (Animator and CEO of Adriatic Animations), and many more.
Click here to see the full programme. Registration for the event is open and required. By registering your presence, you will help the organisers save you a seat on-site. This will also keep you informed about the upcoming online program if you decide to watch the live stream at home.
Listed below is part of the programme focused on film and animation.
Sava Živković: How filmmaking in Unreal Engine has set me free (live lecture, Sept. 3rd)
In this talk Sava will be breaking down the process behind the making of his latest short film Irradiation, utilizing Unreal Engine. The lecture will focus on the many different benefits offered by real-time workflows, and how said workflows have liberated his creative process.
Discussion panel: Opportunities for Animation in Unreal Engine (online panel, Sept 4th)
In 2021, the CGA team, led by the Crater Training Center and leading animation schools in Europe, participated in a free pan-Europe educational program for animators in Unreal Engine organized by Escape Studios (UK) in cooperation with Epic Games. CGA Novi Sad will, therefore, host the discussion panel on opportunities for animation in Unreal Engine moderated by Mark Flanagan, Epic Games’ education partner. Joining him on the virtual stage (so far) are Andrew Brassington from Escape Studios, Tom Box, Blue-Zoo Animation co-founder, and Draško Ivezić of Adriatic Animation.
Clement Gharini: Virtual Filmmaking (online lecture, Sept. 4th)
After a 10 years long career as a camera operator, hailing from the set of Harry Potter, Clement turned to visual effects, he thought he was decisively stepping into the future of filmmaking. Today, another decade later he realises that VFX will only be remembered as a very transient, hybrid and fugitive moment in the history of the film industry. That’s because the future of filmmaking is in fact fully virtual.