Schedule


Thursday, November 7, 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!

9:10 AM

Visual FX with Houdini

John MoncriefJohn Moncrief

This presentation will provide an overview of how the Academy Award winning Houdini software package is used to produce visual effects throughout the television, film, and gaming industries. We will take a behind the scenes look at cutting edge procedural workflows used in such productions as Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame, and Ghost Recon Wildlands.

John is the Training Lead for SideFX software, the company that makes Houdini. He specializes in training artists in the creation methods of procedural visual effects for television, film, and games at major studios and universities around the world.

Length: 50 min.

Location: D1750

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Lessons I Learned On-Location

Lloyd BarnettLloyd Barnett

Sharing experiences and stories of his work in film and television, including Academy Award winners; Lord of the Rings and Avatar. Personal stories from a career of experience as a visual effects artists, in house effects supervisor, on set visual effects supervisor, and director of original films.

Length: 50 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

Game Art Production for Unity

Joshua KinneyJoshua Kinney

In this presentation, Josh will discuss the game art pipeline that AAA game studios are using today. He’ll show off how he goes about creating high resolution assets using Zbrush, retopologizing to make the asset engine ready, uv mapping and texturing, and shader creation. Josh will also talk about how to properly present your projects to catch the attention of studio recruiters.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Industry Panel

Jeff PriceNigel Bazzeghin This is your chance to hear it straight from the animation experts. They want to help you succeed in this industry by giving you great advice. So prepare your questions, and be ready to ask!

  • Nigel Bazzeghin
  • Jeff Price: Oklahoma City University

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

Corporate vs. Independent

Kasi KennedyKasi Kennedy

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1810

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Animation: Get Animated

Kevin BarrettKevin Barrett

Since his first job as an animator in 1998, Kevin has worked on many platforms from local news intros to independent films to advertising. With his enthusiasm for 2D/3D animation and visual effects, Kevin will give you a showcase of his work as well as a little back story. It will be interesting to see if you can spot the rotoscoping in his animations.

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

The Art of Interviewing

Jay Beauchamp

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Industry Panel

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

TBD

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

9:35 AM

Starting an Indie Game Studio

James SimpsonJames Simpson

The world of game development is an exciting but also daunting industry to be a part of. I’ll talk about how GoldFire Studios got its start as one of Oklahoma City’s only game studios, how the industry has evolved over the last decade and things you should know when taking the plunge to start your own indie game studio.

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

10:05 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:15 AM

Industry Panel

Janell Carpenter Casey Clair Tyler Gilbert

  • Janell Carpenter: Amshot
  • Casey Clair: Radvine Marketing
  • Tyler Gilbert: iThemes

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

TBD

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011 – Tuttle Theater

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Do’s and Don’ts of an Internship

Rikki EichlerRikki Eichler

Rikki has spent four months serving as an internt at Radvine Marketing. She will share tips and tricks of being an intern and turning an internship into a 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

Leadership Activity

Rose State College

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1870

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Graphic Design Panel

Nick BowerTosha DavisAdrian Townsend

  • Nick Bower
  • Tosha Davis
  • Adrian Townsend

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

10:10 AM

Marketing Panel

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

Social Media Manager

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

Photography Panel

Marshall Hawkins Mary Ann Hacking

  • Mary Ann Hacking
  • Marshall Hawkins

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

1:30 PM

Entrepreneurship Panel

Dave Miller

  • Dave Miller

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!