Alan Demafiles is a 3D animation generalist at PointCloud Media. He suffers from projection mapping tendencies along with a healthy affinity for motion graphics, visual effects and editing. Alan has had the privilege of working for the likes of Samsung, MTV, Ford, Wal-Mart, The Tonight Show, iHeartRadio, DirectTV, Vans Warped Tour & The Black Eyed Peas among others.
Craig Whitaker is a Philadelphia-based 3D/VFX artist with a love for live action integration and photoreal CG. He is an adjunct professor at Drexel University as well as an author for Lynda.com. Craig has worked on films such as I Am Number Four, Safe, Let Me In & After Earth. Other clients include The Philadelphia Flyers, Pepsi, Penn Medicine & Hard Rock Hotel. He is a huge nerd and can be found on Twitter chatting about floating point values.
Self-taught and with over 15 years as a freelance digital media artist, Michael Rosen (Samplistic Media) loves what he does. Making motion graphics of all types, as well as commercial post-production, he feels fortunate to have worked on a plethora of large brands such as: Subway, NBC, Xbox, eBay, FedEx, Speedee oil, MTV, Microsoft, Honda etc.
Mike “the_Monkey” Senften is a freelance 3D artist living and working in NYC since 2000. He’ll be sharing production techniques that cover projection mapping live events, volumetric texturing, and automating complex workflows with python.
Robyn Haddow is a FUI designer based in Vancouver, Canada. Robyn has a wide perspective of experience spanning arenas of screen graphics, identity branding, in game cinematics (AAA), and innovative idea exploration for next gen tech, notably Microsoft’s latest HoloLens. Robyn works at Scarab Digital designing and animating playback FUI’s for The Flash, Arrow and upcoming medical drama, Proof.
Steven Messing is an award winning Art Director and Concept Designer working in film, television and commercials. He is currently working in Los Angeles where he has contributed to over 30 films including Avatar, X-men, Prometheus and Transformers. He has worked with such prominent Directors as Ridley Scott, James Cameron, JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg. He has won a Prime-time Emmy for his work on Black Sails and an ADG award for Avatar.
Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations, medical animations, and interactive multimedia for publishing, legal, healthcare, entertainment, pharmaceutical, medical device, academia and other markets, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Jeremy Cox is a designer, animator, and art director at Imaginary Forces in New York. His work includes TV commercials, network branding, and game cinematics. Jeremy has contributed to many title sequences, including Terminator: Salvation, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Hell on Wheels, and most recently, the latest season of South Park. He has earned two Emmy nominations for his work on the main titles for Human Target and Rubicon.
Nick Campbell worked at Digital Kitchen as an animator and a photographer where he made TV commercials and title sequences. He also founded an iPhone App company called BananaCameraCo and a motion design education and product site called Greyscalegorilla. Nick has recently been speaking to students and creatives about how to be creative and get paid to do what you love.
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.
Kevin Aguirre has been working in the 3D industry for 14 years and worked on the pre-visualization for several feature films including Star Trek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Kevin became one of the lead animators with Cake Studios and has helped to produce several broadcast graphic packages for Sky Sports, ESPN Longhorn Network, and BYUTV among others.
Casey Hupke is a visual fx designer/animator who has been working in the commercial industry for the better part of 7 years. As a freelancer he has collaborated with a several studios to help define a generative art style that can been seen in many campaigns for clients such as IBM, ATT, Coca Cola, and Buick. A passion for comedy and illogical particle effects help to define his workflow, and design aesthetic.
Thanassis has been using digital imaging software since 1985, 3D since 1988 and Maxon Cinema 4D for the last 17 years. He is a huge fan of the German crafted software. Working behind the scenes for UK based Advertising agencies for the last 8 years, he landed in Canada, compliments of his wife, to experience "3D in the freezer." He's proud to be the first Maxon Certified Instructor in Canada. He also won a Grand Epica in 2005.
Barton Damer is a motion designer and digital artist who creates under his studio brand, Already Been Chewed LLC. For over 14 years, he has designed for a variety of mediums including print, web, live productions and broadcast television. His digital illustrations are influenced heavily by his motion work. Barton's award-winning work was featured in the legendary Blackall Studios, London, England.
Chris is the Director of 3D Product Development 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.