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Toy Story and Finding Dory editor to give keynote speech at Belfast conference

Pixar Animation Studios film editor Torbin Bullock has been announced as keynote speaker for the inaugural Capture Conference in Belfast.

Organisers say the new conference aims to enhance "collaborative efforts and skill-sharing" among Northern Ireland’s creative industries.

Mr Bullock is a California-based film editor at Pixar Animation Studios who has worked on films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and Finding Dory.

The inaugural Capture Conference, launched by Belfast Photo Festival to coincide with the 2018 Belfast Photo Festival Compact, will take place at the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) on Friday, June 8.

The day-long conference will include speakers from industries right across the creative spectrum exploring the use of photography in visual effects (VFX), virtual reality (VR), film, animation, gaming and more.

Mr Bullock will take part in a panel discussion on the use of photography in animation alongside Colin Williams, Creative Director at Sixteen South, and Ruth Ducker, Brown Bag Films.

He will also deliver a keynote talk about his experiences working in the golden age of 3D animation on countless classic and record-breaking box office hits.

Having worked in animation since the early 1990s, Mr Bullock is known for his work on films such as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc, Cars, Brave and Finding Dory where he also voiced hapless sea lion, Gerald.

Other conference speakers include Kris Kelly, Managing Director at Enter Yes, Phil Morrow, CEO at Retinize and James Busby, Director at Ten24 who will participate in panel discussion covering the use of photography in gaming and VR.

Conference founder and Festival Director of Belfast Photo Festival, Michael Weir said: “Northern Ireland has a rich history of creative export. From people and place to product, our celebrated creative output spans the globe.

"We have state-of-the-art film studios used for blockbuster film and TV production, we have award-winning visual artists of all kind that hail from our shores and act as global ambassadors, shining a light on our homegrown creative industries and calibre of work.

“The inaugural conference will act as a forum for creative professionals in all fields across Northern Ireland to collaborate and skill-share to further enhance our excellent creative output."

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.belfastphotofestival.com.

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