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ADG Expands Participation at Eagle-Con


Eagle-ConThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) expands its participation as Founding Sponsor in the ground-breaking Eagle-Con. Bringing together science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and superheroes, the convention, themed “Amazing Abilities and the Body Fantastic,” will be held at Cal State LA on March 7-9, 2019.

Highlights include the presentation of the first “Imaginator Award” to noted Production Designer Oliver Scholl by Art Directors Guild National Executive Director Chuck Parker. Past Guild President, Mimi Gramatky, will moderate a roundtable titled “Getting into the Industry” on March 7, and later that day the ADG will sponsor the opening reception of a major exhibition. The exhibit will be a concept-to-post-production display of the art behind Spiderman: Homecoming, created by Oliver Scholl and his team, who will be present during the reception.

March 9th is Babylon 5 day. Among the events on day three are panels including B5 Production Designer John Iacovelli and some of his team, and Visual Effects Artists who worked on the same iconic series. Also featured is a drawing workshop lead by graphic artist Pierre Bernard Jr.

Below is the schedule of the ADG Activities at Eagle-Con.


Monday, March 4-6, 2019

12:00-5:00pm – Art Directors Guild Exhibit – Fine Arts Gallery
Concept-to-post-production display of the art behind Spiderman:Homecoming created by Imgainator award winner Oliver Scholl (Spiderman: Homecoming, Suicide Squad, Independence Day, and The Dark Tower) and his team.

Thursday, March 7: Day 1

12:00 – 4:15pm – Art Directors Guild Exhibition (Note: Exhibitions are open all three days.)
USU Los Angeles Room: Art Directors Guild members’ work from Black Panther, SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Babylon 5, and others
Fine Arts Gallery: featuring Oliver Scholl.

3:15-4:15pm – Session 5: Art Directors Guild Roundtable: Getting Into The Industry
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Moderator: Mimi Gramatky (Past President, Art Directors Guild)
Panelist: Andy Stumme, art department (Torchwood, Scandal)Panelist: Shawna Trpcic, costume designer (Torchwood, Powers, The Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’ s Sing-Along Blog)
And more yet to be announced!

5:00-7:30pm – Art Directors Guild Exhibition Opening Reception
Fine Arts Gallery
Unique concept-to-post-production exhibit of the art behind Spider-Man: Homecoming created by this year’s Imaginator Award winner, Oliver Scholl, and his art department team.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

10:30-11:30am – Session 10: Babylon 5: “We Fly To Space For A Living” with the VFX team from Season 1
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Panelist: Everett Burrell, digital artist and makeup effects creator for Babylon 5 (and visual effects supervisor, Altered Carbon, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy)
Panelist: Tim Wilcox, visual effects, Babylon 5 (and digital/concept illustrator, Runaways, Cowboys and Aliens, Jurassic Park III)
Panelist: Adam “Mojo” Liebowitz, senior computer animator, Babylon 5 (and digital / CGI artist, Men In Black III, Battlestar Galactica, Serenity)
Panelist: Mark Kochinski, 3D supervisor, Babylon 5 (and digital / visual effects artist, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Hellboy)

11:00am – 1:50pm – Drawing Workshop with Pierre Bernard Jr.
U-SU Los Angeles Room C
Want to learn how to draw awesome characters from science fiction and fantasy? Special guest instructor Pierre Bernard Jr. from the Art Directors Guild (and the Conan O’Brien show) will teach you how with live models. Drop in throughout the day for mini-workshops and bring the whole family! 

11:40am-12:40pm – Session 12: Babylon 5: “We Make The Aliens” with the Makeup Team
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Panelist: Everett Burrell, digital artist and makeup effects creator for Babylon 5 (and visual effects supervisor, Altered Carbon, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy)
Panelist: Casey Bernay, (Director of Education and Special Projects, Art Directors Guild) makeup artist Battlestar Galactica (original

12:50-1:50pm – Session 14: Babylon 5: ”We Designed he Future” with the Production Design Team
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Panelist: John Iacovelli, production designer, Babylon 5 (and Crusade, The Book of Daniel)
Panelist: Roland Rosenkranz, art director, Babylon 5 (and Agents of SHIELD, production designer, Scorpion)
Panelist: Mark Walters, art director, Babylon 5 (and Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight)
Panelist: Alan Kobayashi, graphic artist, Babylon 5 (and The X-Files, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Enterprise)

2:00-3:00pm – Session 16: Meet the Artists behind Spider-Man: Homecoming AND Suicide Squad
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Moderator: Mimi Gramatky (Past President, Art directors Guild)
Panelist: Oliver Scholl production designer, Spider-Man: HomecomingSuicide SquadIndependence Day, and The Dark Tower
Panelist: And Special Surprise Guests!!!

3:10-4:00pm – Imaginator Award for Wondorous Achievement in Visual Conceptualization
U-SU Los Angeles Room B
Award Presented by Dr. Patrick B. Sharp (Cal State LA) and Chuck Parker (Executive Director, Art Directors Guild)

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