Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal.
Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, Family Feud®, Jurassic Park, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Where's Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
It’s time for the MIGS and as tradition has it, we’ll be at the Palais des Congrès from November 13th to 15th as the Bronze Sponsor of the Montreal International Game Summit. What do we have in store for you? We’ll have a booth with a lounge and gaming area, a coding competition and candy. Come by and talk with our Ludians about our studio, job opportunities and our projects. One of our lead animators will also be giving a conference on Tuesday, November 15th at 11am in room 518C. Find out more…
Tell me about yourself and your career?
My name is Jonathan Abenhaim and I’m a lead animator at Ludia. Growing up and living in Montreal, I’ve worked in this city my whole life. I’ve been in the video game industry for the past 16 years. Three years ago, I decided to switch from AAA to mobile because, over the past decade, mobile has proven to be a very popular platform that keeps evolving and can’t be ignored anymore.
What made you want to give a talk at the MIGS?
Since animating is not only a job but a passion, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share that with others in the industry. I love animating so much that, in my free time; I create video tutorials that I share on my You Tube channel. For me, giving a conference at the MIGS is an opportunity to do the same thing while talking to a live audience of industry professionals and upcoming artists in the animation community.
What will your conference be about?
The title of my conference is The Journey from AAA Animation to Mobile: Animation Efficiency. I will be sharing animation techniques that will show you how to animate efficiently, how to create more with less (using 1 animation to create 3) without losing the quality in your animation. I’ll be doing a live demo instead of showing a static presentation, so I’m really excited about that. The MIGS is an important yearly event for the industry and I think it’s a great place to share knowledge, learn from one another and connect with industry professionals.
I hope to see you there!
A veteran of the animation industry, Robert Crawford studied animation in the UK before specializing as a film Optical and Rostrum Camera operator. He completed over 500 commercials, 70 documentaries, and four feature films before the digital era brought an end to the tactile experience. Robert has now completed 24 animated feature films from Heavy Metal and Pink Floyd's The Wall to Mr. Peabody and Sherman and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Currently Robert is a Head of Layout at DreamWorks Animation.