Pixar's Vickery to Light Up London and Liverpool

4th September 2008, London, UK.  TwelveJ, the games industry leader in bespoke learning programmes for development studios today announced Pixar Artist Jeremy Vickery as guest lecturer for its next event entitled  'Digital Lighting&Practical Colour.'

Jeremy Vickery worked at Pixar for many years on films including The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Wall-E.  Jeremy will share some of the secrets, techniques and experiences from over a decade spent in creating 3D modeling textures and lighting, film effects, matte painting and concept art.

Kumar Jacob, founder and managing director of TwelveJ said, "We're thrilled to bring Jeremy to both London and Liverpool.  Sessions like these refresh, invigorate and enthuse staff for very little investment.  Attendees will get the chance to learn from a true maestro."

Jeremy Vickery added, "My hope is that the sessions will be enlightening to both new artists as well as seasoned professionals. Audiences from previous talks have told me that leave seeing the world with different eyes and a better understanding of how to create more stunning artwork, which I find very rewarding. I'm honoured and delighted to be able to give this presentation for TwelveJ."

The event will also feature speakers from Geomerics discussing how  Jeremy's ideas can be practically implemented in games.

Title:        Digital Lighting&Practical Colour

Dates:      Liverpool– October 16th

                    London– October 17th.  Time 14:00– 17:30

Cost:      £160+ VAT per person

To book for this workshop please contact:  Claire Stidwill - Cstidwill@twelvej.com  T:  +44 (0) 7796 692 175

About Jeremy Vickery

Jeremy Vickery has over 11 years experience in animation, film, video and concept design.  He worked as a Lighting Artist/Technical Director for Pixar Animation Studios for many years and helped create the films The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Wall-E.  Before joining Pixar he was the Lighting Supervisor at Fathom Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and before that a Modelling/Texture Artist at Big Idea Productions in Chicago.  Jeremy has also lectured on many occasions speaking recently at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco  and Paris, and has produced a DVD about light and colour for the Gnomon Workshop.  His artwork has been published in the Ballistic Publishing book "Painter" and "Expose 6".  More of Jeremy's artwork can be found on DeviantArt.com  and on his own website: www.jermilex.com

About TwelveJ

London based TwelveJ was formed in 2007 by Kumar Jacob to offer bespoke training programmes for game development studios.  Jacob has worked for several companies at a senior management and directorate level.  Prior to formed TwelveJ, Kumar held the position of Vice President– Corporate Affairs at Criterion Software with responsibility for finance, human resources and information systems.

TwelveJ has run successful training programmes for many game studios including Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Media Molecule and FreeStyleGames.  www.twelvej.com



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