The other side of the CTN Animation eXpo 2015

We’ve seen reviews on Sergio Pablos’ presentations at the CTN Animation eXpo.

2D Animation Demonstration, Sergio Pablos.

2D Animation Demonstration, Sergio Pablos.

_MG_2239Demonstrations, Sergio Pablos. 

But what about the great experiences that go with it?

The CTN Animation eXpo brings you the opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues from the animation industry.

Here, a few photos to illustrate “side B” of one of the largest celebrations of the business we’re in.

12307585_10153686230319526_6991566001138909347_oTheodore Ty and Sergio Pablos.

DSC08260Our Art Directors Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski as part of the audience of Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus” presentation.

IMG_0599Bert Klein, Tony de Rosa, Sergio Pablos and Borja Montoro; old colleagues from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Jinko Gotoh, Jaime Maestro, Ken Duncan, Sergio Pablos, Nathalie Martínez and Borja Montoro.

And, to sum up the CTN Animation eXpo experience, a dinner to remember.

IMG_0622From left to right: Mary Conli, Peter de Sève, Roy Conli, Annette Arenas, Manu Arenas, Borja Montoro, Jin Kim, Valentín Amador, Sergio Pablos, Glen Keane, Linda Keane & Susan Kim.

Sergio Pablos of The SPA Studios presents Klaus at CTN – Toon Boom Blog.

This week, find “Sergio Pablos of The SPA Studios presents Klaus at CTN” among the Top 5 Toon Boom’s blog articles. A little recap on Sergio’s presentation of Klaus’ teaser at CTN Animation eXpo last weekend facilitated by ToonBoom.


Sergio Pablo of The SPA Studios Presents Klaus at CTN
Posted on: November 26, 2015 —By Marc-André Bouvier-Pelletier

Toon Boom recently signed a technology collaboration agreement with The SPA Studios for Klaus, their animated feature film currently in development and slated for theatrical release in 2019. Klaus is the latest animated feature film project from Founder Sergio Pablos, co-creator of Despicable Me.

We had the pleasure of meeting Sergio at CTN in Burbank California this weekend, where he presented his trailer for Klaus to a packed room, and came back for an encore presentation to a larger audience the next day.

During his presentation, Sergio talked about the art and techniques used in the Klaus teaser trailer, and how he created such a high-quality look.

He showed us early drawings and explained his visual development process for the characters, which involves many different steps to create the line work, shading and volume. His goal is to maintain the original quality of the original designs all the way through production so that the final result matches his original vision. This causes challenges when going into production, because of the amount of steps required to getting this look and quality, and we aim at reducing them using Harmony.

At one point he was asked about which tools he uses. It was great to hear him talk about why he is choosing Harmony and how we at Toon Boom will be working closely with him and his team to streamline production – by enabling them to do as many steps as possible inside the same tool, Harmony.

It was truly an amazing presentation. If you weren’t able to be there, be sure to check out the trailer to get an idea of what he’s accomplished.

Source: Toon Boom Blog.

Sergio Pablos at the 7th Edition of the CTN Animation eXpo

The 7th edition of the CTN Animation eXpo came to its end this Sunday.

As many may know, Sergio Pablos was there. He participated in two “Demonstration Sessions”, in a “Conversations With Creators” Session and presented the art and techniques used in Klaus’ teaser trailer.

Here are some pictures to illustrate Sergio’s talks.

Sergio_CTNX_Klaus1 Sergio_CTNX_Klaus2

And, as not all was work, ready to have dinner in good company.


From left to right:
Valentín Amador, Mary Conli, Sergio Pablos, Peter de Sève, Roy Conli, Borja Montoro, Glen Keane, Linda Keane, Susan Kim & Jin Kim.

Hope all of you there enjoyed and had the chance to attend to talks and panels.

See you next year!

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

From Nov 20-22, 2015, The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Burbank, Calif 91505 USA, will hold this event, where “THE TALENT” is Center Stage. ‪#‎CTNX2015‬

CTNX is the only event of its kind that year after year presents a unique opportunity that brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation.

Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, this seventh year event has captured both the industry and international community’s attention as a resource for education, employment, business opportunities and most of all FUN!

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