Senior Character Animator, Framestore
Having been in love with art and animation since a young age, Marc-Andre joined the visual effects industry in 2003 and has had the chance to travel the world for his work. After working abroad at Animal Logic and Sony, he relocated to his hometown in Montreal and joined the Framestore team in early 2018. Hard at work from the get-go, Marc-Andre has applied his animation expertise on Deadpool 2, the Oscar nominated Christopher Robin, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and most recently Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Throughout his career, he has continued to perfect and hone his acting skills, one of his most valuable assets.
While animation is his full-time passion, Marc-Andre is always keen on mentoring artists and values the talent and thirst for knowledge of his teammates. Marc-Andre always says that he did not pick animation but it chose him and that he is thankful for!
"Animation is the best job on earth, it's like getting paid to play with Legos in my room".
1:00PM - 2:00PM
VFX Character Animation
The merging of animation and live action has been around since the start of movies, but we are seeing animation used in feature films and TV series more prominently and seamlessly than ever before. In this discussion, Marc-Andre Baron (Detective Pikachu) Cesar Dacol Jr (Happy Feet 2), Jeff Robinson, and Lon Molnar (HBO's Watchmen) will talk about the use of animation in live action, and how to achieve seamless interaction between animated characters and their live action counterparts.