Presentation / Installation

Heart, Sweat and Tears: Nimona’s Journey To The Screen
DescriptionMETALLLLLLLLLL! Nimona is here! And the journey from best-selling graphic novel to full-length animated feature was an adventure on par with our namesake’s. Join the DNEG Animation team as they talk through the experience of picking up a special film with tender hearts and hands from Blue Sky Studios, and carrying it through to the finish line.

Our chosen family will share the triumphs, woes, and snafus that the heroic task required, including a hand-crafted pipeline and a team of 500 incredibly talented artists worldwide. From the construction of a sweeping techno-medieval city full of flying carriages and advanced MGFX to accentuated character performances, wimple simulation, and yes, whale snot. This brings us to the epic third act that required everything from everyone, but especially our FX team. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

This is a story about guts, glory, transformation, and most of all – as reflected in our very on-the-nose show code – HEART.

DON'T MISS! The presenters will be available for a Meet and Greet with attendees 15 minutes after the conclusion of the session. The Meet and Greet will take place just outside doors of the session room.
Lead Surfacing Artist
Motion Graphics Supervisor
Animation Director
Event Type
Production Session
TimeWednesday, 9 August 20233:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
LocationWest Hall B
Session TimeWednesday, 9 August 20233:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
LocationWest Hall B
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
New Technologies
Production & Animation
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