CANADA 150 - ROBERT VALLEY
July 8, 2017

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Vancouver, Canada


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CANADA 150 - ROBERT VALLEY
Celebrating Independent Animation in Canada
July 8, 2017

RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Spark CG Society is hosting a Special Series of monthly talks celebrating Independent Animation in Canada. Please join us as we celebrate Canadian animation.


Canada 150




Saturday - July 8, 1:30 PM
PRESENTATION
FROM GRAPHIC NOVELS TO ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEOS AND SHORT FILMS
moderator: Keith Blackmore with Robert Valley

VENUE:
Vancouver Film School
420 Homer St (@ West Hastings St)
Vancouver, Canada

From writing to animating to directing, Robert Valley does it all. His latest independent film, Pear Cider & Cigarettes, oozes coolness and is a very personal story about Robert and his friend Techno, was recently nominated for an Oscar. How did he do it? Find out about this and much much more about this amazing artist and his distinctive stylings in this very special presentation.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Keith Blackmore
Educator // Vancouver Film School

KeithA true Canadian, Keith Blackmore has lived in the wilds of British Columbia his whole life. From an early age, he had a natural desire to catch salmon, build tree forts and befriend racoons. These activities would help enable Keith to develop into the passionate voice, cheerleader, and advocate for visual effects and all things animated in Vancouver. As the official maple syrup sipper of the local SIGGRAPH chapter and the past Conference Chairman for SPARK ANIMATION and SPARK FWD, Keith wears snowsuits when presenting or moderating at the many animation festivals in Vancouver. Keith has taught animation history, concept art and igloo building at the Vancouver Film School for more than 20 years, as well as at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. When he’s not teaching, Keith can be found either in his stump garden practising axe throwing or watching Yvon of the Yukon and NFB shorts on CBC. His favourite foods are KD with ketchup and smoked salmon. He loves lounging on his roof-top patio with a martini in hand under the watchful eye of Cooper the Cat.

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Robert Valley
Director, Designer // Independent
(Pear Cider & Cigarettes)

RobertRobert Valley was born In Vancouver in 1969. After completing a 4-year animation course at Emily Carr, Robert moved to San Francisco in 1992 where he began directing animated commercials for such clients as Nike and Coca-Cola. In 1997, he opened up his own company called Maverix Studios, also located in San Francisco. In 2000, he went back to being freelance on the roads, working in UK, France, Spain, New Zealand, Korea, etc.

Robert’s art can be found in music videos such as the Gorillaz, Metallica’s Murder One, TV series, Aeon Flux and video games such as Beatles Rock Band. His gorgeous designs can also be seen in Hollywood’s Motorcity, Tron Uprising, the Wonder Woman DC Nation and Shinjuku shorts.

After the huge success of his bio-animated film Pear Cider & Cigarettes, Robert went back to working on the Gorillaz most recent music video release Saturn’s Barz. A true pioneer in visual styling, Robert continues to inspire artists of all mediums with his gorgeous and powerful designs.

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