Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I was honored when I was approached recently to be the keynote speaker for the Visionfest animation festival scheduled for October 22-23 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. I look forward on having a great weekend !
Below are the details from their site:

Animator Mark Pudleiner joins VisionFest to deliver keynote address

Animation industry veteran to address audience when animation and gaming festival returns to Indianapolis October 22-23
Renowned animator Mark Pudleiner will serve as keynote speaker at VisionFest, a juried student animation and gaming festival scheduled for October 22-23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pudleiner is a veteran of the animation industry, with nearly three decades of experience bringing characters to life for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks and several other studios.
His film credits include such box-office heavyweights as Shrek 2, Meet the Robinsons, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Mulan, An American Tail, The Land Before Time and many more. He currently teaches 2D and 3D animation and story at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts), as well as for Animation Mentor, an online animation school. Pudleiner follows in the footsteps of such previous VisionFest keynotes as Academy Award-winner John Canemaker and Industrial Light and Magic’s Rick O’Connor. More information about Pudleiner and his work can be found on his blog at www.markpudleiner.blogspot.com.
There is no cost to attend VisionFest or any of its programs, screenings or workshops. Full program details for VisionFest will soon be available.
Student submissions for competition and screening are still being accepted. There is no fee to enter and all entries must be postmarked by July 28, 2010. Students from around the world compete in three levels of competition (high school, undergraduate and graduate) in the categories of animation and games/interactive arts. Submission instructions are available at www.visionfest.org.
First established in 2005, VisionFest is one of the few animation festivals open only to student work. To date, more than 250 talented students representing nine countries and 56 schools have been part of VisionFest. Its mission is to create an environment of imagination, inspiration and education between emerging student talent and established industry leaders. VisionFest is organized by the Indiana University School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

official site note click HERE
about VisionFest click HERE
VisionFest Facebook link click HERE


Sandro Cleuzo said...

Fantastic, Mark! Congratulations.
Go there and inspire some people!
Have a great time.


tinylittlesandra said...

Ah, you worked on Land Before Time, thats actually one of the first animated movies I ever saw and its still very dear to me. It got that, Fievel goes West and Lady and the Tramp all on my 11th birthday. A budding, wanna be animator, was born :)

Anyways, I wanted to stop by and ask about a book you mentioned in an interview some time ago, a Stanislavski book. Where there was an exercise in it about packing a suit case, unpack it, now pack again but in a bad mood... I remember the exercise, but I cant for the life of me remember the book. Or find the interview.

I hope you have a great time at Visionfest and congrats on being asked to do the Keynotes speech.

Randall Sly said...
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Randall Sly said...


I would like to interview you for the Character Design Blog. Is there anyway you could email me at characterdesign@gmail.com I have interviewed many animators, like Sandro Cleuzo, and I would love to
Interview you as well.

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.