Last Friday I went to Hamburg and attended the Animtion Talk. This year's guest was Michael Thurmeier from Blue Sky Studios, co-directer of ICE AGE 3 - Dawn of the Dinosaurs. It was sort of a live making-of. He showed a lot sequences in various stages of production from storyboard to finished film and explained and commented everything. He also showed a lot of beautiful color keys and some of the marvelous character designs of Peter de Seve. Beside that he talked about the challenges of doing the whole thing in 3D. Very interesting stuff indeed. (I wonder if they are doing an "Art Of" book?!) Following the presentation was a Q&A. After the show was over I had the opportunity to have chat with him and he turned out to be quite a nice guy!