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SIGGRAPH 2016 Presentation Schedule (All Times PDT)

SIGGRAPH 2016 Presenters

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell

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.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 1:29 PM

Casey Hupke

Casey Hupke

Casey Hupke is a freelance digital content creator who has been working in the live visual, and commercial field, for nearly a decade. He has contributed work to major tours for U2, Lady Gaga, Niki Minaj, and Deadmau5. He’s collaborated with studios to help define a generative art style for brands such as, IBM, ATT, Exxon, Intel, and Buick.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 3:30 PM

Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman

Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman

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.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 9:30 AM
Thursday July 28th at 2:30 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:

Tuesday July 26th at 10:30 AM

Ryan Summers

Ryan Summers

More information coming soon

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 4:30 PM

Brett Morris

Brett Morris

Brett is a freelance motion graphics designer & director with skills across technical direction, look development and art direction. Now based in Los Angeles, Brett has had the great opportunity to work with top tier design studio Capacity for the past five years as Technical Director. He is driven by the desire to explore challenges with critical thinking, ensuring the artistic integrity is maintained at the highest level.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 10:30 AM

Sekani Solomon

Sekani Solomon

Sekani Solomon is a young Designer/Animator who became invested in computer arts at an early age. His passion for design lead him to the Savannah College of Art and Design where he attained a BFA in Motion Media Design. Promptly after graduating he took a position at Imaginary Forces as a Designer/Animator. He continues to push his design and technically ability with every new project he is engaged in.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 3:30 PM
Wednesday July 27th at 12:30 PM

Trevor Kerr

Trevor Kerr

Trevor Kerr is a freelance CG designer, compositor, and fx artist. Having worked for studios like Optimus Design and Imaginary Forces, Kerr specializes in shading, lighting, lookdev and camera composition/animation. Every project is an experiment in bringing the familiarity of life to the screen through the tasteful imperfections of reality.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 2:30 PM
Thursday July 28th at 1:30 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 July 27th at 11:30 AM
Thursday July 28th at 12:30 PM

Carlos Ferrer

Carlos Ferrer

Carlos Ferrer is an award-winning American filmmaker with over fifteen years experience in storytelling. He directed several short films and a feature-length film by the age of sixteen. Ferrer graduated from Purchase College in 2008 with a BFA in Theatre Arts & Film. Currently, he is seeking distribution for his latest feature-length project 'Retina' for which he acted as writer, director, cinematographer, composer, sound designer and visual effects artist.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 2:30 PM

Derya Öztürk

Derya Öztürk

Born in 1978 in Trabzon / Turkey. Raised in South Germany, got a university degree in Visual Communication, worked in several design and advertising companies until 2007 where I went freelance. Working for studios as well as direct clients in different roles like Art Director, CG Artist and Technical Director. Using C4D since R11.5.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 9:30 AM
Thursday July 28th at 11:30 AM

Melissa Oakley

Melissa Oakley

Melissa Oakley is a Motion Designer at Capacity in Burbank, California. Since graduating last year, Melissa has developed a deep understanding of diverse studio production pipelines, and she has contributed to several team productions such as the rebrand of Total Access Football. As a member of many creative associations, including the international group, Women in Animation, Melissa is a supportive and active member of the female animation community.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 12:30 PM

Robert Paraguassu

Robert Paraguassu

Robert Paraguassu leads the 3D team at Floyd County Productions, primarily working on FX's Archer. He's from Atlanta, is tall, and enjoys various weather conditions.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday July 27th at 1:30 PM

Nik Hill

Nik Hill

Art director, 3D artist, illustrator & motion designer Nik Hill has been at Territory for over three years and worked as part of the creative team behind a number of film UI projects, most notably Avengers: Age of Ultron - where he was responsible for a number of design and animation lead tasks.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday July 26th at 4:30 PM
Thursday July 28th at 9:30 AM

Sam Balcomb

Sam Balcomb

After graduating from Art Center College of Design’s acclaimed film program in 2002, Sam immediately began work on production and graphic design for Nelly, Amerie, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, and many others. Sam currently spearheads Rainfall’s live action production and visual effects departments. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Writ Large.

Presentation Times:

Thursday July 28th at 10:30 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:

Tuesday July 26th at 11:30 AM