29.6. - 3.7.2016

Transferable Skills: A Transition from TV Animation to Games

New Synagogue: H1

Adam Kelly (Czech Republic)
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In this talk I will discuss my experience, challenges and observations on transitioning from a ten-year career in broadcast animation to a rollercoaster ride in games development over the past two and a half years. I will also present our current project What The Hen, in essence the culmination of my efforts in games development. I will discuss its animation pipeline and style, and the challenge of bringing a strong influence of style and feeling from Broadcast Classical and Flash animation.

Adam Kelly is a classically trained animator currently based in Prague but originally from Dublin, Ireland. He’s been animating professionally since 2003 on projects ranging from E-learning web games to Emmy award-winning shows such as Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends and The Amazing World of Gumball. The most recent show he’s worked on is Disney’s Randy Cunningham, 9th Grade Ninja. In 2013 he opted for a career move from broadcast animation to the mobile games industry in Prague as animation lead.