It's been over a week since the main AnimfxNZ14 conference day, which has given us all plenty of time to mull over everything that went down. Here are 14 life lessons and other such musings that Animfx inspired:
1. Song of the Sea deserves (at least) an Oscar nomination.
2. As with PikPok Games, a lot of success stories involve brushes with failure. It's an important part of the process.
3. Pagan Past + Invasions + Christianity + (Potatoes/Lack of Potatoes) + Lots of Water = Ireland.
5. There might be a time when every unique screening of a film has a unique soundtrack.
6. Globalisation is providing major opportunities for animation.
7. There's a strong negative correlation between the prevalence of death and female characters in games.
8. The papers Michelle Dickinson lectures for, at Auckland University, probably have the highest grades in the country.
9. There are still Hollywood screenwriters, like Dean DeBlois, standing up for valuable content and challenging narratives in major productions.
10. We learnt the names and faces of the next generation of great animators and game designers.
11. Weta reckon we're pretty close to seeing fully animated and completely realistic human beings!
13. Carrell Gelato is super delicious!
14. In the words of Stephan Schütze, "be five years old" when watching movies, stop being overly critical and enjoy the ride.
Did we miss anything out? What did you learn from AnimfxNZ14?
Photos from Grow Wellington employees and (in the case of the really good ones) Robbie Hunter Photography.