FMX 2017: Star Wars, The Art of Rogue One and The Force Awakens

FMX is Europe’s premier computer graphics conference, exploring the latest trends in visual effects, animation, games and transmedia work. Every year, artists and VFX specialists come to share their spectacular contributions to the industry. And what would a CG conference be without any Star Wars?

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Christian Alzmann from ILM will discuss his role as a concept artist for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The presentation will cover very early pre-production concept art through post production VFX including breakdowns.

Christian’s event takes place this year at FMX 2017 on Tuesday, May 02, Meidinger-Saal, 11:00 – 12:00. Get your tickets to attend FMX and see his talk here.

About Christian Alzmann

After graduating from The Art Center in Pasadena, Christian Alzmann joined the Industrial Light & Magic art department. 17 years later, he is still with ILM as a Senior Art Director and has worked on numerous film projects including, A.I., Men in Black 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones, War of the Worlds, the fourth installment of Indiana Jones, Transformers, Star Trek 2 and Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, where he was the concept designer for BB-8.  His most recent projects include The Jungle Book, Warcraft, Big Friendly Giant and Rogue One.

As a visual storyteller Christian has illustrated book covers of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for clients which include Harper Collins, Penguin Books, IDG and Future Publishing. Christian’s artwork has been featured in “Star Wars Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones”, , “Exposé”,“Spectrum” 9-16, The Art of Star Wars The Force Awakens and The Art of The Jungle Book.

To find out more of Christian’s early concept art for Star Wars, be sure to attend his session at FMX 2017! To see more of Christian’s artwork, visit his website. 

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Sierra is the Editor of ArtStation Magazine.