Paris FX to peek at ‘1884’

Event also sees footage from 'Prodigies'

Gaul’s biggest showcase of vfx and animation, Paris FX, will unveil sneak peeks of Terry Gilliam’s animated film “1884: Yesterday’s Future” and Antoine Charreyron’s “The Prodigies” at its fourth edition Dec. 15-16.

Event will feature a panel discussion on the internationalization of talent and the role of French animators and artists with the team behind “Despicable Me” — directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin; Jacques Bled, founder of L.A. and Paris-based vfx house Mac Guff; and Illumination Entertainment producer Janet Healy.

Confab also will host a discussion on the challenges of 3D production for TV with promo screenings of docus “Le plus beau pays du monde” (The Most Beautiful Country in the World) and “Seven Wonders.”

Other panels will discuss the funding of digital production in France and the future challenges of the Gallic 3D sector.

Hollywood post house Third Floor, whose credits include “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” will conduct a case study on 3D previsualization techniques. Event also will feature case studies on “Despicable Me,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Iron Man 2,” Luc Besson’s “Arthur” and “Prodigies.”

The European premiere of N3D Land’s docu “Sea Rex — Journey to a Prehistoric World” will close the event.

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