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NAB 2017 Presenters

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell is the Founder of Greyscalegorilla.com and has been working in the Motion Design and 3D industry for 12 years. He and his team have helped over 150,000 3D artists learn and work faster with their award winning Training and Tools.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 9:30 AM
Wednesday April 26th at 11:30 AM

EJ Hassenfratz

EJ Hassenfratz

EJ Hassenfratz is a multi-Emmy winning freelance 3D/motion graphic artist based out of Washington, DC. Working in Cinema 4D for the past 6 years, he has collaborated with numerous clients such as ESPN, NHL's LA Kings & Washington Capitals, Nike's Street League Skateboarding, Comcast, Nat Geo, ABC, and the Smithsonian. He is also a Lynda.com author creating courses utilizing Cinema 4D.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 10:30 AM

John LePore

John LePore

John LePore has his dream job. Leading the creative team at Perception, an award-winning creative consultancy based in New York City, John’s career is focused on a realm that ranges from Superheroes to Hypercars to future-tech. His workday consists of contributing imaginative concepts to blockbuster films, and solving problems for some of the most exciting products in technology.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 10:30 AM
Tuesday April 25th at 11:30 AM

Barton Damer

Barton Damer

Barton Damer is a motion designer and digital artist who founded the design and motion graphics studio, AlreadyBeenChewed.tv - a boutique studio that has created a variety of design, motion graphics and 3D animated content for some of the most iconic brands in the world including Nike, Vans, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Marvel Comics.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 2:30 PM

Andy Needham

Andy Needham

Andy is a freelance motion designer based in London. In addition, he is an experienced author with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry creating several training courses for Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning.

Presentation Times:

Thursday April 27th at 10:30 AM

Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman

Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman

Thanassis has been servicing the Creative industry for more than 3 decades, spending most of his working hours, creating 2D Artwork and 3D Packaging Renders for big brands. He moved to Toronto - Canada in 2013, and now makes tutorials for artists, teaches and occasionally takes up a project or two; everything - of course - using his favourite 3D software, Maxon Cinema 4D. He is also a Maxon Certified instructor.

Presentation Times:

Thursday April 27th at 12:30 PM

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt

Chris is the Director of 3D Product Development at Greyscalegorilla and helps make tutorials. This guy really knows his Cinema 4D, is a great teacher, and is hugely helpful on the technical side of things. His lego collection is probably MUCH bigger than yours.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 1:30 PM

Lorcan O'Shanahan

Lorcan O'Shanahan

Lorcan O'Shanahan is a Vancouver Film School 2012 Grad. Although he was new to the field, his enthusiasm, passion and skills afforded him the opportunity to start his career off before graduation. Lorcan was fortunate enough to work on the stunning cinematics for the Halo 4 followed by Deus Ex which lead to a position as a Motion Graphics artist for the movie Enders Game.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 3:30 PM
Wednesday April 26th at 1:30 PM

Julia Siemón

Julia Siemón

Julia Siemón has over 15 years of experience working in Motion graphics as a designer, animator, and director. She is faculty at School of Visual Arts teaching 3D design to senior design students. Julia has worked on award-winning rebrands for Spike, TV Land, and The Weather Channel as well commercial work that included Kind Bar, Mucinex, Yoplait and many more. She likes to garden in between solving design challenges.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 12:30 PM

Robyn Haddow

Robyn Haddow

Robyn Haddow is a freelance fantasy user interface (FUI) motion graphics artist and designer for film and television. A problem solver dynamo, Robyn’s experience includes upcoming features in the Marvel Universe, Zoo season 3, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Robyn loves the interactive nature of creating playback graphics as well as being apart of bringing sets to life.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 12:30 PM
Thursday April 27th at 9:30 AM

Brett Morris

Brett Morris

Brett is Creative Director and founding partner of the motion design studio - Ranger & Fox. Self-taught in motion design after formal studies in film, Brett honed his craft while working across film, broadcast and commercial work in his home of Sydney for various production houses and broadcasters. Now based in Los Angeles, Brett partnered with Steve Panicara to create their dream studio, specializing in discovery, strategy and visual communication.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 4:30 PM
Tuesday April 25th at 1:30 PM

Patrick Longstreth

Patrick Longstreth

Patrick Longstreth is the Visual Effects Supervisor for Adam Ruins Everything on truTV. He began using Cinema 4D over ten years ago as a motion graphics artist for NBC Network News. He then made the transition into live-action visual effects through commercials and independent features.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 12:30 PM

Devon Ko

Devon Ko

Devon Ko is a designer, visual artist, and educator known for her tenacity and upbeat, make-it-happen attitude. Her recent work in 3D includes directing Tweedy’s “Summer Noon” music video and a GIF series exploring childhood fixations. Previously, she was a product designer at Dropbox and the lead designer on Codecademy and Treehouse. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and more.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 3:30 PM

Chad Ashley

Chad Ashley

Chad Ashley has directed/concepted work that has earned several industry awards including a Design Grand Prix at the Cannes International Creativity Festival. With over 15 years of experience directing animation, Chad has created worlds for many adventurous brands, including Estee Lauder, Budweiser, and Cartoon Network.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 2:30 PM

Dave Koss

Dave Koss

Dave Koss is an Emmy™ Nominated and Telly Award-Winning 2D/3D artist from Dallas, TX. He has specialized in concert graphics for years. He’s traveled with and worked for artists like Deadmau5, The Rock, Oprah, & George Strait. He now runs a commercial production company called Nexus Motion with his business partner Matt Milstead. Dave and Matt also run Brograph.com where they host tutorials and a popular motion graphics podcast.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 3:30 PM

Eran Stern

Eran Stern

Eran Stern is a recognized Adobe expert trainer and a desirable speaker in demand, and as such, he is the author of many poplar video tutorials and training series for Lynda.com, CreativeCOW, Adobe, Artbeats and others. He teaches at local and international conferences like NAB, After Effects World and Adobe Video World and is part of the creative team at Future Media Concepts.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 10:30 AM

Matt Milstead

Matt Milstead

Matt Milstead is one part of the duo Brograph. He, along with his business partner Dave Koss, run a Dallas based Motion Design studio call Nexus Motion. Over the past 16 years he's worked for clients including The Rock, Samsung, and his latest project was a 48 hour live streamed collaboration with Deadmau5 for his new touring visuals.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 9:30 AM

Al Heck

Al Heck

Al Heck runs Renderready, a small production company based in New Mexico that works through a network of highly-talented and specialized freelancers. He does 2D and 3D animation, film, VFX, architectural renderings, web graphics and even game engine development for multiple platforms including iPhone and iPad.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 2:30 PM

Angie Feret

Angie Feret

Angie Feret has been working in Animation, Motion Graphics and Design for 6 years. She studied Film, Television Broadcast, Post production, Animation and Design. Angie mainly works in Animation with 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional graphics, with clients including Wendy's, Kraft, and Nokia. She enjoys photo editing in her spare time, and creating digital art pieces.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday April 26th at 4:30 PM

Perry Harovas

Perry Harovas

Perry Harovas has 25 years experience in VFX Compositing and 3D animation at all levels. He has been doing match moving since before there was dedicated software to do so, and always finds a way to make the solve work. Perry is an experienced storyteller and director, who understands the needs of the visuals to further the story, and be compelling as well.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday April 25th at 4:30 PM

Russ Gautier

Russ Gautier

Russ Gautier is a lover of sci fi, dogs and all things design/VFX. As Art Director at Perception he spends his days leading teams of top talent in creating exciting VFX, design and futuristic user interfaces (FUI) for blockbuster feature films and then figuring out how to make it all real for the world's biggest tech and automotive companies.

Presentation Times:

Thursday April 27th at 11:30 AM

Mike Schaeffer

Mike Schaeffer

Mike Schaeffer is an art director with the Mill. He approaches projects with a refreshing dose of curiosity, eager to learn new tools. He gets his hands dirty at every collaborative opportunity to create striking work. Over the last 13 years, he’s delivered award-winning rebrands for Nickelodeon, TV Land, and The Weather Channel. His select client list with the Mill includes Rolex, Hearthstone, NFL, Samsung, and Reebok.

Presentation Times:

Monday April 24th at 11:30 AM