Schedule


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Each participant will register for only one track. Select a track title below to see the sessions that are available for attendees who register for that track. Need a Map? Our map also includes all sessions at a glance.

Animation & Visual FX


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

The Future YOUnity

Joshua KinneyJoshua Kinney

Joshua Kinney, master trainer at Unity Technologies, will provide the latest information and updates for this exciting platform, along with sharing a few tips and techniques. Joshua has authored hundreds of tutorials that pertain to game art, game design and game scripting. He also designed the Swords and Shovels project in coordination with Unity and Pluralsight.

Joshua specializes in Game art, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Quixel Suite, VR, Traditional art mediums, and Teaching. Plan to arrive early so you can learn more about becoming a Unity Guru!

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1750

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Beyond the Tools Learning the “Why” of 3D

Justin MarshallJustin Marshall

Whether you want a career in video games, tv, or film, there are a variety of disciplines involved. But what’s the best way to learn the skills you need to succeed? In this session, Justin will talk about finding your niche in this amazing field and cover strategies to learn 3D skills and make them stick!

Justin’s career includes work on movies like Monster House and Surf’s Up, and many years teaching modeling and texturing. A ZBrush certified instructor, Justin’s favorite tools also include Maya, and Cinema 4D.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Designing for Augmented Reality

Seth HartmanSeth Hartman

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Comics and Animation

Jeff ProvineJeff Provine

The link between comic books and film has never been stronger thanks to runaway successes like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the tradition goes back over a century to cartoonist-turned-first-animator Winsor McCay and “Gertie the Dinosaur.” Our presentation will discuss the use of storyboard techniques for graphic narrative as well as comic paneling for furthering animation goals. We’ll also discuss the local comics scene in Oklahoma, including the free publication Okie Comics.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Broadcast & Video Production


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Stay Thirsty: The Art of Staying Creative in Production

Brandon Clark Brandon J. Clark Sr.

One thing about Film and Production is reinventing yourself and making yourself stand out. It’s hard when you see daily amateur and pros creating VFX and Direction that looks like your idea or similar. Even at times, they start to look all the same. My philosophy is creating even when you’re not on set and always having your mind thinking of that next big idea and production.

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1810

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Lighting without Lights

Rick LippertRick Lippert

You don’t have to have a professional light kit to make pretty pictures. In this presentation, you’ll get practical tips from a 40-year video veteran on using the light sources you have around you. Live demonstration!

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Do’s, Don’ts, and Dealbreakers

Tonya McClearyTonya McCleary

Tonya will be discussing how to land the job and keep it. Learn how your good or bad habits can send your career soaring or sink it before it starts.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Digital Storytelling-Can Ya’ll Dig It?

Darren Brown

Darren BrownLights. Camera. Action. Everyone knows that, right? But there’s so much more…like working outside in the rain, and the snow, and the heat, and the cold. Oh yeah, and tornadoes. And there are the never-ending deadlines. “Is it 4:45 already?” “We’re doing HOW MANY live shots?” But wait…there’s even more. Like meeting and talking with people from all walks of life, getting to see and do things that most of the viewing public never will, and working with and getting to know other creative-minded people like yourself. Everyone has a story, and it’s an honor when you get to tell it.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Web & Programming


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

From Education to Application – Making the Transition to the Real World

Reid BrownellReid Brownell

Reid will be covering some of the things that surprised him when transitioning into the workforce from school, as well as some things he might have done differently as a student given what he know’s now.

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

9:35 AM

The State of the Front

Caleb Creed

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

10:05 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:15 AM

Industry Panel

Jeff McCarrollGerroald BarronSusan Simkins

  • Gerroald Barron: Technical Support at iThemes
  • Joseph Butler: Red Hat
  • Caleb Creed: Telogical
  • Jeff McCarroll: University of Central Oklahoma
  • Brian Richardson: Hobby Lobby
  • Susan Simkins: Sr. Web Designer at Oracle

This is your chance to hear it straight from the web and programming experts. These panelists will share tips on all the topics you care about: dealing with clients, the do’s and dont’s of landing a job, and any any questions that the audience has! They want to help you succeed in this industry by giving you great advice. Use #pfwp to ask your question via Twitter.

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Stuff I Wish I had Known When I Started Web Design

Chad Henderson

Chad Henderson

Chad will share a small collection of things that would have made his job much easier to do when he was first getting started in web design, such as streamlining your workflow, using better tools, and improving collaboration

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Keeping Up with Technology and Importance of Internships

Mariano AvilaMariano Avila

Mariano is an OU student and the first in the state to land a coveted Facebook internship. This UX designer will teach you what it takes to stand out from the crowd to land an internship or a dream job.

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Graphic Communications & Marketing


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Get Up and Lead!

Erin Logan

This is an interactive workshop on leadership development. Erin with Rose State College, will lead the activity and also explain how to be a leader on a college campus.

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1870

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Industry Panel

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

10:10 AM

Do You Want to Be Your Own Boss?

Brandy and James HodgeBrandy and James Hodge

You can own your own time and have financial freedom by being your own boss. Learn how business owners Brandy and James Hodge made their American dream come true.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Keeping Up with Technology and Importance of Internships

Mariano AvilaMariano Avila

Mariano is an OU student and the first in the state to land a coveted Facebook internship. This UX designer will teach you what it takes to stand out from the crowd to land an internship or a dream job.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Get out your phone!

Mario AvilaMario Avila

Mario Avila, owner of Big Thinkers Media, will show you how companies track you and teach you how to keep up with newest digital marketing trends.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!