SIGGRAPH 2018 Presentation Schedule (All Times PDT)

SIGGRAPH 2018 Presenters

Greyscalegorilla

Greyscalegorilla

We’re passionate about Motion Design. Greyscalegorilla is a company founded in and for the motion design community. We believe in creating tools and content that help motion designers at every level. We want to make learning more accessible and effective by creating easy-to-follow tutorials and training that show you way more than just what buttons to push. We also work to develop tools to streamline your creative workflow and to help remove tedious and repetitive tasks so you can spend more time creating great work.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 10:30 AM
Wednesday August 15th at 12:30 PM

Marc Potocnik

Marc Potocnik

Marc Potocnik is a German designer and founder of animation studio renderbaron. renderbaron specialises in the production of high-quality 3d-animation and visual effects for a wide range of high profile companies including ZDF, Audi, Siemens, BMW, a.o. Marc studied communications-design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf entering the world of 3D with Cinema 4D R4 in 1997. He founded renderbaron in 2001 and went on to become an authority in Shading, Lighting and Rendering with Cinema 4D. Marc is qualified as a Maxon Certified Lead Instructor and has correspondingly written the Maxon QuickStart Training "Shading, Lighting & Rendering." He also regularly shares his knowledge at conferences around the world including Siggraph, IBC and FMX.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday August 15th at 4:30 PM

Athanasios Pozantzis

Athanasios Pozantzis

After spending 30 years servicing the Advertising industry, Thanassis quit and became a full-time Tutorial maker. He's also a Maxon Certified Cinema 4D instructor and serial procrastinator, none of which attest to his talents, or total lack thereof. He makes content for Cineversity.com, Lynda.com, Linkedin Training, Adobe, and others. Google "noseman" and he comes up on top of the results.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 1:30 PM

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Joshua is a Filmmaker, Visual Effects Supervisor/Artist and trainer. He has been in the industry for nearly 10 years working on commercials, feature films, and music videos and interactive exhibits. He has worked on multiple feature films that have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including the 2014 Documentary and Grand Jury Prize winner, Rich Hill and festival favorite, A Ghost Story and The Long Dumb Road in 2017. He also recently finished VFX Supervising A24’s new film, Native Son.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 1:30 PM

Tim Clapham

Tim Clapham

Tim is an industry-recognized expert in Cinema 4D and a renowned trainer from helloluxx.com. Creative Director at Luxx.tv, Tim has worked with a wide range of global advertising agencies and broadcast networks, producing world-class content that is both technically challenging whilst maintaining innovation and high quality.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 9:30 AM
Wednesday August 15th at 10:30 AM

Robyn Haddow

Robyn Haddow

Robyn Haddow is a freelance FUI motion graphic artist and designer based in Vancouver, BC. With a background in identity branding, in-game cinematics, game trailers, innovative idea exploration for next-gen tech, her focus is FUI design for screen graphics and holograms. Credits include Feature film work: Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, STX Entertainment, several television series in the DC Universe, and many published works on Netflix, FOX, CW, NBC, CBS, TNT Networks. Credits from AAA Games: Deus Ex, FIFA, MADDEN, UFC, Batman: Arkham Origins, Sleeping Dogs, Beyond Civilization, Prototype 2, Resident Evil to name a few. Favorite projects include Ant-Man and the Wasp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Spider-Man Homecoming and The Flash.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday August 15th at 2:30 PM

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 of motion design 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 which specializes in discovery, strategy and visual communication for brands and agencies worldwide.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday August 15th at 11:30 AM

Brandon Parvini

Brandon Parvini

Brandon Parvini is a freelance motion designer and director based in Los Angeles. With experience ranging from live installation to film and broadcast, Brandon moves various roles including, creative and art direction, design and technical direction, look development, and excelling in the development of nontraditional pipelines and workflows.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 4:30 PM

Sekani Solomon

Sekani Solomon

Sekani Solomon is a talented freelance Senior Cinema 4D Generalist/Designer based in New York City whose work has earned numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award. Hailing from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Sekani's diverse skillset in Design, Animation, and Compositing allows him to work at any stage of the production pipeline with a high level of proficiency. A passionate digital artist, Sekani looks forward to new challenges and making beautiful work.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday August 15th at 1:30 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:

Wednesday August 15th at 9:30 AM

Aaron Sorensen

Aaron Sorensen

Aaron is the creator of vfxcentral.net and has created products and training for VFX artist. He is also a full-time senior VFX artist and compositor at THE VOID in Utah. He has had to opportunity to work with ILM, Lucas film, and Disney. You can see some of his work at the VOID centers across the world. Including Downtown Disney and Disney Springs. He loves chicken wings, doing weird voices and making his own videos. His next goal is to write and direct is own sci-fi short film.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 12:30 PM

Al Heck and Jon Weinberger

Al Heck and Jon Weinberger

Al is a Freelance Motion Graphic Artist with years of experience developing advertising content and promotional pieces for the Internet, television, and movies. As recent Udemy Instructor, he has crafted a fantastic art pipeline between Cinema 4D and Unity and shares his tips and tricks on how to become a full-fledged game developer. Jonathan is the Authorized Unity Instructor, working in partnership with Unity Technologies to create C# programming courses in the Unity engine for developers of all levels. The goal of this collaboration between Unity and Udemy is to make the learning curve of getting into programming less daunting, and helping experienced developers fine-tune their skills.

Presentation Times:

Wednesday August 15th at 3:30 PM

Bhakti Patel

Bhakti Patel

Bhakti Patel is a 3D Animator and Motion Designer. Her work includes the Emmy-nominated main titles for Vinyl, UI design, and animation for Black Panther, the main-on-end titles for Thor Ragnarok, the Opening Ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Finals and over a dozen commercials and titles. She also happens to be addicted to Netflix, bookstores, and nachos.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 12:30 PM

David Brodeur

David Brodeur

David Brodeur is a Director, Educator, Designer & Animator. You may know him best from his work as Locked and Loading. You may see his face bringing you Greyscalegorilla tutorials, or stumbled upon him in Philly mauling a cheesesteak and washing it down with a canoli, but most of his time is spent exploring Cinema 4D and creating super weird yet interesting images.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 3:30 PM

Dean Giffin

Dean Giffin

Dean Giffin explores visual communication through a hybrid of mediums. His unique sense of style and experience attempts to unify design, technology, and tangible experience. He is both the Director at Swivet Studio while also freelancing to various design and motion studios around the world.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 2:30 PM

Marti Romances

Marti Romances

Marti Romances is a multi-media artist and motion graphic designer. Born and educated in Barcelona, he moved to London where he worked in games design before joining Territory Studio as Art Director. Embracing motion graphic design for film alongside games projects, Marti’s strong aesthetic, love of technology and craft led approach provided a natural foundation for Territory’s blend of futuristic, fantasy and commercial UI and UX design challenges. Today, Marti is Creative Director of Territory’s San Francisco studio, where his artistic vision, moving image, and experiential design expertise leads the studio in creating emotionally connected future facing experiences. UI, UX, motion graphic and VR experience credits include Avatar XPRIZE, Faraday Future, DJ Shadow, The Martian, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Forza Motorsport and Need for Speed. One of the artists commissioned by Dolby Art Series, his work will be on show later this year in San Francisco.

Presentation Times:

Tuesday August 14th at 11:30 AM

Matthaus Niedoba

Matthaus Niedoba

Matthaus is a User Experience Designer at the Design Department at Maxon, where he designs features and workflows for Cinema 4D. He is challenged to make Cinema 4D the most intuitive software ever built.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 2:30 PM

Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina is an award-winning creative director at Blind, where he focuses on brand strategy, interactive experiences, and video content. His clients include Fortune 500 brands, music artists, tech companies and video games. For over a decade he has been working on top-tier campaigns at some of Los Angeles’ premier design studios and agencies.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 9:30 AM

Orestis Konstantinidis

Orestis Konstantinidis

Orestis is a UX Designer at Maxon Computer. Coming from a production background, now at Maxon, he mainly works on Animation and VFX projects.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 10:30 AM

Dave Koss and Matt Milstead

Dave Koss and Matt Milstead

Dave Koss and Matt Milstead run a Dallas based Motion Design studio called Nexus Motion. Together they have worked with The Rock, Samsung, Deadmau5, Oprah, and George Strait. Dave and Matt also run Brograph.com where they host tutorials and a popular motion graphics podcast.

Presentation Times:

Thursday August 16th at 11:30 AM