The Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit animators' group, A Bunch of Short Guys, will be a one day event that features a distinctive lineup of industry professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. Industry Giants offers a full day of master classes, inspirational speakers, 360 video, virtual reality demonstrations, figure drawing and networking.

A Bunch of Short Guys along with the Big Design conference strive to inspire and build the creative community in Texas with our own brand of home grown, low cost, high energy inspiration packed conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development.

Industry Giants 2017 Speakers Include:
Aaron Blaise - Disney Legend & Owner at The Art of Aaron Blaise
Tom Sito - Disney Legend & Professor of Animation at The School of Cinematic Arts, USC
Trisha Gum - Director/Writer (Robot Chicken, Frakenhole, Lego Batman)
Armen Kevorkian - Creative Director and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Encore VFX, Director on Flash and Supergirl
John Schratz - Visual Effects / CG Generalist

Concept Art Panel:
Brett Briley
Kevin Penrod - Lead Character Artist at Gearbox Software
and more to come.

Mel Milton - Visual Designer at K12
Jay Bailey - Figure Drawing/Artist
and more to come.

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