Thursday, April 7, 2011

Motionographer F5 creativity get together in New York

I know it's a bit of a way to go for the average Brit - but the annual F5 creativity festival is the place to be next week.  It's sort of how I would like PROMAX to be - a bit more zany and more concerned with creativity in all it's forms, not just TV.  They have a great mission statement: F5 is founded on the belief that true change occurs when you look outside your world and explore new horizons. The festival fosters creative collisions—unexpected insights from sources you didn’t see coming. The goal is nothing less than to change the way you think about your work and your life. I couldn't agree more!

Happy F5 April 15 - 16 2011 by Hi-Sim from F5 on Vimeo.

There's a great set of speakers - worth clicking the links even if you're not going:

Mark Romanek : visionary film director behind “Never Let Me Go” and “One-Hour Photo” – as well as countless iconic music videos and commercials

Neil Huxley: accomplished creative director of Mothership and Digital Domain, creator of UI for Avatar, and AD on titles for Watchmen

Tanya Morgan: hip hop duo behind one of the genre’s most acclaimed and celebrated albums of the last two years

Adam Bly: founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Seed Media Group and visualizing.org with tomorrow on his mind

PressPausePlay: David Dworsky and Victor Köhler’s exciting new documentary on cultural creativity and the digital revolution
  • Kid Koala: DJ and turntablist extraordinaire
  • Scott Belsky: cutting-edge business leader of Behance
  • Wayne White: legendary art director of Pee Wee’s Playhouse and banjo star
  • Adam Sadowsky (Syyn Labs): president of the engineering whiz-kid collective behind the massive Rube Goldberg machine in OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” music video
  • Nathan Love: top-notch animation studio and masters of character animation
  • Buck: trailblazing creative shop with pop illustration powers
  • Radical Friend: acclaimed experimental//experiential directing duo
  • Onesize: creative studio powerhouse
  • Eclectic Method: audiovisual remix masters with culture on their minds
  • Heather Knight : innovator of robotic entertainment
  • Jacob Escobedo: celebrated network exec-cum-designer behind [adult swim], Cartoon Network, and a whole slew of musical projects
  • Tool of North America: leading the new wave of interactive storytelling
Closing the show on Friday night, PressPausePlay will introduce something new to the festival’s history: a screening of a yet-to-be-released film and discussion with the filmmakers.  And a thoughtful opportunity to reassess the positives and negatives behind technological innovation.
  • Re:Play Festival: An international showcase of cutting-edge film, animation and design commissioned by Motionographer
They are also promising an amazing after-party. Sounds like a great reason to visit New York to me. I cannot go myself - but if anybody out there is going, then I would relly love to talk to you so I can do a post about it...

April 15th-16th - check out their site for more details here

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