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Luke Berliner Concept Artist

Luke Berliner Concept Artist

Luke Berliner was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to attended Otis College Of Art And Design. With the intent of being a fine artist, he spent the first two and half years at Otis studying traditional painting. However after completing two internships one on the film Iron [...]

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20/20 Visions with Headless Productions

Title: 20/20 Visions with Headless Productions Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min Join this innovative creative group and hear first hand how they started collaborating, see some of their  previous works, and find out how they went about creating Headless Productions and what their future goals are. They will be showing teasers [...]

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60 feet to 60 inches – Nickelodeon’s Success with Taking Feature Quality from the Big Screen to the Small Screen

Title: 60 feet to 60 inches: Nickelodeon’s Success with Taking Feature Quality from the Big Screen to the Small Screen Length: 45 min Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s CG production team, Rusty Tracy (The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Fanboy and Chum Chum), Jason Stiff (Invader Zim), Jim Schumann (Robot and Monster), Randy Dormans (Kung Fu Panda), [...]

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A Moment with Magic – Richard Sherman Composer

A Moment with Magic – Richard Sherman Composer

Title: A Moment with Magic CTNX 2011 Length 30min CTN animation eXpo is proud to present a very special treat for our guests. Master composer and brilliant individual will share his amazing talent and songs with us as he plays the piano on Friday night. Richard Sherman is a National Treasure and un-renewable American resource. [...]

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Aaron Simpson

Aaron Simpson

AARON SIMPSON is the Founder of Cold Hard Flash (coldhardflash.com), a popular news and entertainment site focusing on the rapidly expanding universe of Flash animation. Animation Magazine called the site “one of the 13 platforms reshaping our world.” Simpson is an Emmy-nominated Producer of “Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island,” a Flash-animated series that aired on [...]

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Across the Great “D” – Vide

Title: Across the Great “D” – Vide Sponsored by Dreamworks Animation Length 45 min Listen to those animators who made it across from 2D to 3D in this candid round table discussion. Find out what makes it across and what doesn’t as you listen to the key ingredients from those who made it “Across the [...]

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Act 1: The Story Begins

Title: Act 1: The Story Begins. Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Join this eclectic group of professional story artists as they take us step by step through the world of creating visual stories. The challenges they face and the inspiration that drives them. Do they simply illustrate scripts? How do they work [...]

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CTNX Exclusive Event Sketchbook Program The Creative Talent Network puts “The Talent Center Stage” at the 4th  Annual CTN Animation eXpo. As the official hub for the citywide proclamation  of Animation Week, the CTN eXpo celebrates and honors both the individuals and  studios whose spectacular contributions can be seen in some of the highest  grossing [...]

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Alex Woo Story Artist

Alex Woo Story Artist

Alex is a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. He has worked on the films Ratatouille, WALL-E, Cars 2, and 1906 (unreleased). He is currently working on Pixar’s untitled 2013 film. Alex has a B.F.A. in Film/TV Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also directed and produced the short film “Rex Steele: [...]

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Anatomy Activist Stuart Sumida

Anatomy Activist Stuart Sumida

Stuart Sumida is a professor of Biology at California State University San Bernardino where he teaches animal and human anatomy. He is the author of three books and over 100 scientific articles.  His work on animal structure and function led Charles Solomon to suggest him to the Disney Studios to help with the structure of [...]

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Andre Barnwell Animator

Andre Barnwell Animator

Andre Barnwell is a classically trained designer and animator who enjoys using either his a ball point pen or the forgiving medium of photoshop. His sense of design derives from his willingness to explore shape and personalities. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Class of 08, he has always had a love and appreciation for art [...]

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Andy Gaskill Art Director Sony Image Works

Title: Andy Gaskill Art Director Sony Image Works Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted June 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=13 ] Andy Gaskill was drafted out of art school to work at the Disney studio when he was twenty-one.   He flew out to Los Angeles from Philadelphia and he [...]

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Andy Ristaino Designer

Andy Ristaino Designer

Andy Ristaino is currently working as a character designer on the cartoon network show Adventure Time and Finn and Jake. When not drawing crazy creature for work he can be found drawing comics in his free time. He has had two trade paperbacks published by SLG comics, Escape from Dullsville and the Babysitter. His work [...]

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Angela Lepito Outreach Supervisor Dreamworks Animation

Angela Lepito Outreach Supervisor Dreamworks Animation

Angela Lepito is the Production Manager for DreamWorks Animation’s Artistic Development program and Training department.  In her role she is responsible for programming, events and training initiatives.  She joined the company in 2004 in a Production Supervisor role on the television series, “Father of the Pride.”  Following that, she worked on “Bee Movie” as Production [...]

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Animals & Creatures Animation Breakdown

Title: Animals & Creatures Animation Breakdown Length 55min Sponsored by Animation Mentor In this panel, animators will provide an inspiring overview of what makes visual effects and creatures animation awesome and unique. Panelists will breakdown a shot and discuss their process for breathing life into their characters. You’ll see video reference and behind-the-scenes footage (woot!). [...]

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Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Join Ryan in this passionate and inspiration session where he discusses his creative process. Animating from the heart and Logic vs Inspiration. Ryan Woodward began his career as an animator/designer and storyboard artist in 1995.   He has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks [...]

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Animation and Comic Book Cross-Polenization

Title: Animation and Comic Book Cross-Polenization Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Description: It all applies when you start looking at animation. One of if not the most collaborative and inclusive mediums let’s listen to these comic and graphic novel artists talk about and show us what applies and crosses over from the [...]

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Animation Insiders

Title:Animation Insiders length 40mins Filmed on November 2010 Moderator Tenny Chonin Director of Artist and Professional Development at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Tenny Chonin combined her teaching and artistic experience to develop programs designed to enrich the creative lives of the Disney artists. Tenny led the department that conceived and produced all training and enrichment [...]

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Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones started actually as a video game programmer, but found himself very interested in the world of art. He attended the Art Institute of Orange County for a while, then pursued freelance character design for companies such as; Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Specular, Big Tree Games, K2 network, and Roblox. He also worked for a [...]

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Ben Balistreri Dreamworks Character Designer

Ben Balistreri Dreamworks Character Designer

BEN BALISTRERI  is an Emmy Award winning designer for his work on “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”.  He’s been nominated for 6 Annie awards for his character designs and storyboards on shows like “Foster’s”, “Danny Phantom”, and “Crash Nebula”.  He’s currently working at DreamWorks as a storyboard artist. I’ll be selling my full color 64 [...]

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Bernard Joaquin Character Designer

Bernard Joaquin Character Designer

Bernard is a graduate from the Animation program at Sheridan College. He has worked as a character designer and visual development artist for various studios in Canada such as C.O.R.E Digital Pictures, Cuppa Coffee Studios, House of Cool and has worked for clients like Warner Brothers and Disney Toons. Bernard currently lives in Toronto, Canada, [...]

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Bill Kroyer Director of Animation

Bill Kroyer Director of Animation

BILL KROYER is an award-winning director of animation and computer graphics commercials, short films, movie titles and theatrical films. Listen to him here…

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Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton

Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill Plympton moved to New York City in 1968. He began his career creating cartoons for publications such [...]

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Blake Snyder Story Workshop

Blake Snyder Story Workshop

BLAKE SNYDER passed away suddenly August 4, 2009, from cardiac arrest. There was no one like him and all who knew him know that. No one more enthusiastic, more giving, more truly interested in “you”. He will live on in his films and his books, and in the advice that will never grow old, with [...]

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Brad Kesten Voice Actor, Writer

Brad Kesten Voice Actor, Writer

Brad Garrett Kesten was born on June 18th, 1971 in Paterson, New Jersey. His family relocated to the San Fernando Valley in Southern California in August of 1979. During which, Top Child Agent Evelyn Shultz of WHJ, classically “discovered” Brad at The Universal Studios Commissary while he was having lunch with his Mom. Over the [...]

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Bringing Characters to Life in Disney Theme Parks

Title: Bringing Characters to Life in Disney Theme Parks Sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering Length 45 min A panel discussion and overview of what it means to translate Disney characters from film and television to theme parks and attractions.  Panelists from Walt Disney Imagineering will cover the past, present and future of Disney characters in [...]

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Broad Discussions of Animation

Title: Broad Discussions of Animation Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 mins Description: Hear about the before, during and beyond a career in animation from these female icons in the industry. What were the expectations, the experiences and the reality of utilizing the various skills and talents that are required to be successful [...]

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Bruce Block Story Consultant

Bruce Block Story Consultant

Bruce Block is the author of THE VISUAL STORY, the widely read book on the relationship between visual structure and story structure.  He conducts seminars at every major animation studio, computer game companies and advertising agencies in America and Europe.  Bruce is also on the faculty at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he teaches [...]

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Carol Police Art Director

Carol Police Art Director

Carol Kieffer Police attended the Art Center College of Design majoring in Illustration with a passion for traditional painting and figure drawing, and an emphasis on fashion and editorial illustration. She graduated from Art Center at the top of her class with distinction. Carol began work on the animated feature Lord of the Rings. She [...]

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Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Acclaimed artist and Annie Award winner Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and has worked as a character designer on many beloved animated films, including  Ratatouille; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; and the latest being Despicable Me as well as many animation feature films from Pixar, DreamWorks Animaton and Walt Disney Studios. He is [...]

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Catherine Maske

Catherine Maske

Having trained as an animator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she’s also skilled in illustration, character design and toy prototyping. In addition to the work Catherine has done for Piximix LLC, she also runs her own successful venture, A Green Cat Productions, where her unique designs have been published in magazines [...]

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Cecil Kim  Bluecanvas Artist

Cecil Kim Bluecanvas Artist

Cecil Kim has been working as a concept artist and illustrator in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years. Cecil received his BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design. After graduating, he was employed at Square USA, Inc., where he worked on the Parasite Eve and Final Fantasy IX projects. He later [...]

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Challenge of the Looney Tunes

Title: What’s Up Doc? Challenge of the Looney Tunes Presented by Warner Bros Length (45 min) Moderator: JAY BASTIAN (Vice President, Series Warner Bros. Animation) was named Vice President, Series, at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), in September 2009, reporting to Sam Register, WBA’s Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs. In this position, Bastian oversees the development of [...]

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Character Building and Brand Licensing

Title: Character Building and Brand Licensing Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 mins Filmed in November 2010 Jeanette Smith has more than 25 years experience in the marketing and licensing industries, including building the Dilbert™ brand from its infancy to a global corporate icon. Jeanette’s early career success in advertising led her to [...]

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Character Designers Creating Identities

Title: Character Designers: Creating Identities Length 45 min Filmed on November 2010 Sponsored by the Creative Talent Network Description: Join feature film creators Chen Yi-Chang, Joe Moshier and Jean Gillmore together in this rare appearance outside the large studio walls while they share their passion for “creating identities”. There are reasons why Feature Film character [...]

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Chris Kennett Animator

Chris Kennett Animator

Chris Kennett, or Crikey as he is sometimes known, is a freelance Flash animator, illustrator and character designer, doing his best to earn a crust from his home in the country town of Bendigo, Australia. Originally hailing from the UK, Chris has worked hard to develop strong working relationships, essential for surviving as a remote [...]

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Christophe Vacher Art Director

Christophe Vacher Art Director

Christophe Vacher is a French artist who has provided backgrounds, visual development and art direction for Walt Disney Feature Animation and the animation industry since 1989. He worked in different animation studios before joining Disney’s Paris-based animation unit for three years, where he painted backgrounds for such animated films as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, [...]

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Clay Underneath My Nails

Title: Clay Underneath My Nails Length: 45 min Filmed November, 2010 An inside look at the past, present and future of being a sculptor and contributing maquettes in the animation and surrounding fields. Join legendary sculptors and Z-Brush artists and hear insights into how this process evolved? How do a sculptors skill set cross boundaries [...]

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Color Scripting a Feature Film

Title: Color Scripting a Feature Film Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min For every animated film a color script is created, which is essentially an at a glance look at the color keys and tones for the entire film. A color script gives you a good look at how the color arcs [...]

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Corel Painter 11

Corel Painter 11

Corel® Painter™ 11 is the ultimate art studio for anyone ready to expand their definition of creativity. When it comes to your art, the uniqueness of your work depends on your imagination and your ability to express it. With Painter, you can grow your digital darkroom and create the art you’ve always envisioned with the most [...]

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Craft Animation

Craft Animation

Founded in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Craft Animations™ is a developer of real-time 3D animation tools, called Craft Director Tools™, which streamline production times by nearly 90 percent, saving the user both time and money. Based on cutting-edge research in neural networking, artificial intelligence and autonomous control systems, Craft Director Tools extend creative [...]

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Creating Inside the Spiral with Dave Zaboski Animator and Creative Consultant

Title: Creating Inside the Spiral with Creative Consultant Dave Zaboski Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Filmed November 2010 Length: 30min Dave Zaboski picked up a crayon in kindergarten and never put it down.  Educated at UCSB, Université de Poitiers in France, and Art Center College of Design, he has a deep traditional understanding of [...]

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Creating the Pitch Bible

Title: Creating the Pitch Bible Sponsored by ToonBoom Filmed Nov 2010 45 min Heather Kenyon is the Vice President of Project Development and Sales for Starz Animation, a Division of Starz Media. She is the former senior director of development, original series at Cartoon Network, where she focused on thedevelopment of animated comedy, comedy adventure, [...]

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CTNX 2010 Thank You

CTNX 2010 Thank You

The Creative Talent Network says “Thank You” A grass roots effort like CTN-x takes a special kind of commitment to the project and a passion for the subject matter for it to succeed without the kind of major corporate backing or salaried paychecks found at larger events. Those efforts and sacrifices so often can go [...]

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CTNX 2010 Wrap Up

CTNX 2010 Wrap Up

CTNX 2010 “It’s a Wrap” AMAZING … ONE OF A KIND … BETTER THAN EVER … SO NEEDED IN OUR INDUSTRY The CTN animation eXpo for the second year in a row is a smash success and with your continued dedication to “the talent” we are clearly here to stay! I am proud to report [...]

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CTNX 2011 Sneak Peak

CTNX 2011 Sneak Peak

CTNX 2011 “Sneak Peak” AMAZING … ONE OF A KIND … BETTER THAN EVER … SO NEEDED IN OUR INDUSTRY (coming soon)

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CTNX is a Hit —- See and Hear the Amazing Things that Happened at CTNX 09

And the survey says …….. “CTN animation eXpo is a HIT!” Historians tell us that the most important ingredient for a Renaissance is an openness to new ideas and external traditions. For example, the Great Renaissance which began in 14th century Europe resulted from the new cross fertilization of biblical traditions, classical Greek philosophical traditions, [...]

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CTNX Lou Romano

LOU ROMANO was one of over 60 artists on the CTNX exhibit floor in 2009. More coming soon………

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Ctrl-Zs

Ctrl-Zs

The Ctrl-Zs are a collective of friends and artists who work in the Flash Animation industry. Collectively, they have worked on animated shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, HBO, MTV, and more. Organized by Daisy Church of Girls Drawin Girls, The Ctrl-Zs are a group of like-minded artists that help promote each other and market their [...]

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Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy Animation Creator

Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy Animation Creator

Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy -(Creator, Writer, Director, Art Director/Designer) Kolodny-Nagy is a versatile artist whose background in film directing and comic books landed him jobs in the art department on many shows for companies fromComedy Central to abc and Sci-Fi Channel. Currently he is now the creative director of his own company, Smorgasbord Productions, an independent animation [...]

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Damon Bard Industry Sculptor

Damon Bard Industry Sculptor

DAMON BARD – For close to 20 years, Damon Bard has been working as a freelance artist in the entertainment industry primarily as a sculptor and designer of characters and creatures. Since then, he has contributed to nearly 30 films and other various projects during his career. At an early age, (about 6-7 years old) [...]

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Dave Burgess Head of Character Animation Dreamworks

Dave Burgess Head of Character Animation Dreamworks

David Burgess does not have any time to get into trouble – he has been busy enough animating! Dave was most recently Head of Character Animation on DreamWorks Animation’s March 2009 release, “Monsters vs. Aliens.”  Prior to Monsters vs Aliens, he was Head of Character Animation on  the mini-movie “Hammy’s Boomerang Adventure,”  and has been [...]

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David G. Derrick Story Artist

David G. Derrick Story Artist

David G. Derrick Jr. is a story artist at Dreamworks feature animation and has worked on the films Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, Bee Movie, and Flushed Away. David Derrick is an author and illustrator having written and illustrated Sid the Squid and Kadogo the next big thing. A wildlife artist and bronze sculptor, [...]

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David O’Keefe Master Sculptor

David O’Keefe Master Sculptor

Raised on Hollywood, sports and rock and roll music, David O’Keefe has an acute awareness for the images and personalities that have colored the lives of his generation.  He just sees things differently – more intensely, edgier, somewhat more perspicuous than the average spectator. The pop culture icons that we idolize, glamorize and glorify, O’Keefe [...]

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Digital Domain

Digital Domain

Digital Domain is a visual effects and animation company based in Venice, Los Angeles, California. The company is known for creating state-of-the-art digital imagery for feature films, television advertising, interactive visual media and the video game industry. Digital Domain also provides technical software solutions for the visual effects and animation industry. Website: http://www.digitaldomain.com/

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Digital Domain Media

Digital Domain Media

Digital Domain Media Group established Tradition Studios in Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2009 to develop and produce original, family-friendly, animated feature films. Our first film, The Legend of Tembo directed by Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams, will be produced in our new 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art studio. San Francisco based Director, Brad Lewis, is currently developing [...]

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Don Hahn Executive Producer and Filmmaker

Don Hahn Executive Producer and Filmmaker

Don Hahn produced the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to receive a Best Picture Oscar® nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and to win a Golden Globe® for Best Picture. His next film, The Lion King, broke box office records all over the world to become [...]

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice

Title: Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice Hosted by Sony Pictures Animation Length: 45 min Schaub has received multiple nominations for individual achievement in character animation by the Visual Effects Society.  His first nomination was for STUART LITTLE 2 as a supervising animator for which he won that year’s award for Best Character Animation in [...]

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Dragon’s Flight School

Title: Dragon’s Flight School Length: 48 mins Filmed November, 2010 Simon Otto has been a key artist at DreamWorks Animation for nearly 13 years.  As Head of Character Animation, he most recently developed and designed the animation style for DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon.” He previously worked as an animator on “Bee Movie” [...]

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Dynamic Dialogue Pilar Alessandra

Class: DYNAMIC DIALOGUE Taught by Pilar Alessandra Length: 45min Learn quick and effective writing techniques to revive bland exchanges, tune up character voices, create relationship tension and bring life to the page. Unique writing tools and techniques help you create memorable lines of dialogue, engaging screen patter and monologues that make the page come alive. [...]

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Ed Ghertner Art Director

Ed Ghertner Art Director

Ed was born in Texas in 1957 and three weeks later was brought home to Southern California, Where he grew up and resides today. As a child, according to his parents, Ed was always drawing. At the age of thirteen they signed him up for some life drawing classes with the political cartoonist for the [...]

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Ed Gombert Storyboard Artist

Ed Gombert Storyboard Artist

I wanted to be a Disney Animator since the age of twelve. After graduating Cal State Long Beach in 1975 I joined the training program at Walt Disney under the patient guidance of Disney Legend Eric Larson. After eight years of climbing the ranks to animator I realized I was becoming increasingly tired of the [...]

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Ed Rodiguez Designer

Ed Rodiguez Designer

Ed Rodriguez has had a 20-year career as an artist developing and designing toys, characters and animated films for Consumer Products and Entertainment companies including The Walt Disney Company, where he spent close to10 years as Creative Director for the Disney Stores. After Disney he went to MGA/Little Tikes developing new brands and producing the [...]

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Enriching Your Art Life by Embracing the Internet: Chris Oatley

Enriching Your Art Life by Embracing the Internet: Chris Oatley

Chris Oatley has worked as a visual development artist and a content creator in the entertainment industries for six years. Chris has worked in visual development on films at Disney and The Weinstein Company. He has developed music videos for Geffen Records and he directed one for EMI. He has also worked in development on [...]

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Enrico Casarosa Story Artist Pixar

Enrico Casarosa Story Artist Pixar

Enrico Casarosa lives in San Francisco, making a living as a storyboard artist at Pixar Animation studios. He has been in the animation industry for over 10 years drawing storyboards for animated feature films. He no longer lives off pasta and japanese cartoons as he used to back in italy. Sadly, while he still watches [...]

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Eric Goldberg Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg, a veteran Director, Designer and Animator, has worked extensively in New York, London and Hollywood creating feature films, commercials, title sequences and television specials. He is equally at home with traditional hand-drawn animation and the most up-to-date computer animation, and has pioneered ground-breaking techniques in both worlds. Eric’s animation knowledge started early, creating [...]

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Essential Sequential

Essential Sequential

Founded in 2009 by Jason Schachter, Essential Sequential serves artists in the Comic, Animation and Illustration field for art sales, representation and management.  Essential Sequential artists include Eric Canete, Mindy Lee, Stephane Roux, Peter Ngyuen, Mike Choi, Ming Doyle, and Axel Ortiz.

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Fleet Street Scandal

Fleet Street Scandal

FLEET STREET SCANDAL was created in 2006 by Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham. Both artists share a common desire to create high quality printed material and artthat would look great on the wall. Since opening, Fleet Street has shipped prints across the globe, published two hit books, Fleet Street Scandal: A Collection and Seductive Espionage: [...]

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Flexibility is the Key to Career Longevity

Title: Flexibility is the Key to Career Longevity Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 30min Description: Common sense lessons that seem simple but are key to a having a long career in this business. Darren has built a career on not only his talent but based on being flexible, having a can do attitude [...]

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Four Generations of Influence by Ronald Searle

Title: Four Generations of Influence by Ronald Searle Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min A timeless discussion between industry members whose careers were heavily influenced by Ronald Searle along with students who have just discovered Mr. Searle’s work and find out why everyone at Disney in the  50′s bought a Mont Blanc [...]

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Frank Forte

Frank Forte

FRANK FORTE is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Frank’s credits include: Bob’s Burgers, Allen Gregory, The Super Hero Squad Show, Hero 108, Marvel Heroes 4D, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Bionicle:The Legend Reborn, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, Re-Animated Pilot (Out [...]

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Frank Hansen Cartoonist, Illustrator

Frank Hansen Cartoonist, Illustrator

Frank M Hansen (FM Hansen) is an independent artist living in Los Angeles working in illustration, comics, animation and design.  He is also the creator of Animatic Press for posting his personal comics and a platform to discover new w- ays to combine animation and fine art with sequential art of storytelling. His work has [...]

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Fred Warter Art Director

Fred Warter Art Director

Fred Warter was born in southern California with a paintbrush in his hand. One of his earliest grade school teachers first recognized his artistic abilities and would give him extra credit for any illustration that would accompany his academic assignments.  But it was his passion for illustrator Frank Frazetta and Mad magazine which truly solidified [...]

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From Balloon Guy to Bluesky – Interview Chris Wedge

Title: From Balloon Guy to Bluesky Sponsored by Bluesky Animation Studios Length: 45 min Description: Join me in welcoming to the CTN animation eXpo in this rare exclusive opportunity to meet, see and hear about the amazing career of Oscar® winning film director, producer, and co-founder of Blue Sky Studios Chris Wedge. Moderator Bill Kroyer [...]

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Gabriele Pennacchioli Animator, Designer

Gabriele Pennacchioli Animator, Designer

Gabriele Pennacchioli joined DreamWorks Animation in 2003 as a lead animator on “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.” He went on to work as an animator on “Shark Tale,” “Flushed Away,” “Kung Fu Panda” and as a story artist on “Shrek the Third” and “Crood Awakening.” Currently, Gabriele is working as an animator on “How [...]

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Gary Goldman Animator, Director and Producer

Gary Goldman Animator, Director and Producer

Gary Goldman’s first animation job interview was in February at Walt Disney Productions.  He had been raised in Watsonville, CA and earned his Fine Arts degree in Life Drawing with a minor in Art History from the University of Hawaii the December before, in 1971. Three days after the interview, he was hired into their [...]

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Getting from Cal Arts to Directing Animation for Live Action

Title: Getting from Cal Arts to Directly Animation for Live Action Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 min Filmed: Nov 2010 Posted January 2011 Description: Listen in on this rare exclusive opportunity to hear first hand from Cal Arts alumni Chris Bailey as he shares secrets and tips from his career in this [...]

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Getting Noticed Social Networking and other essentials for freelancing artists

Title: Getting Noticed Social Networking and other essentials for freelancing artists Sponsored by The creative Talent Network Filmed November 2010 Length 30min Description: Bobby Chiu discusses the techniques of becoming noticed as an artist and making a name for yourself. How he used social media and other essentials to attract top character designing jobs as [...]

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GirlsDrawinGirls

GirlsDrawinGirls

Girls Drawin Girls (GDG) was founded in 2006 by Simpsons veteran Melody Severns and storyboard artist Anne Walker, who started Girls Drawin’ Girls as a way to showcase female artists working in the male-heavy animation industry.  They felt it was time for these talented women to demonstrate their creative abilities and their own personal vision [...]

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Guy Vasilovich

Guy Vasilovich

GUY VASILOVICH brings an illustrious animation, cartooning and musical background to film and television.  He is the creator of  National Geographic’s first animates series: “IGGY ARBUCKLE”  and YTV’s Gemini nominated: “MOVILLE MYSTERIES” He has directed, developed, designed and written animated shows for NICKELODEON, WARNER BROS, UNIVERSAL, COMEDY CENTRAL and DISNEY and has served as FILM [...]

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Guy Vasilovich Director

Guy Vasilovich Director

GUY VASILOVICH brings an illustrious animation, cartooning and musical background to film and television.  He is the creator of  National Geographic’s first animates series: “IGGY ARBUCKLE”  and YTV’s Gemini nominated: “MOVILLE MYSTERIES” He has directed, developed, designed and written animated shows for NICKELODEON, WARNER BROS, UNIVERSAL, COMEDY CENTRAL and DISNEY and has served as FILM [...]

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Harald Siepermann Character Designer

Harald Siepermann Character Designer

HARALD SIEPERMANN   was born 10th of June 1962 in Bochum Germany . He studied Art and Illustration at the Folkwang School in Essen and startet early to work for Advertising – Agencies in Düsseldorf London and Zürich. For almost 20 years Harald is designing characters for a range of animation-studios worldwide most notably for WALT [...]

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Heather Kenyon Starz Animation

Heather Kenyon Starz Animation

Heather Kenyon is the Vice President of Project Development and Sales for Starz Animation, a Division of Starz Media. She is the former senior director of development, original series at Cartoon Network, where she focused on thedevelopment of animated comedy, comedy adventure, action adventure and live-action series for children 6-11 years old. Prior to joining [...]

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How I Sell the Pitch

How I Sell the Pitch

Title: How I Sell the Pitch Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 20 min Guy Vasilovich brings an illustrious  animation, cartooning, and musical background to film and television.  He currently serves as Executive Producer and Creator on his own animated series for YTV in Canada titled, “MOVILLE MYSTERIES” starring the voice of Frankie Muniz. [...]

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How I Turn Designs Into Toys

How I Turn Designs Into Toys

Title: How I Turn Designs Into Toys Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 20 min Mitchell Bernal Professional Industry Artist and Toy Creator Mitchell Bernal has created art for Disney Feature Animation, Imagineering, and Disney Pictures for 15 years. His credits include Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Fantasia 2000, Mickey’s Philharmagic [...]

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How To Steer Your Career Over All Terrain

Title: How To Steer Your Career Over All Terrain Sponsored by GreenlightJobs Length 45 min Options options options. You are not going to want to miss this engaging discussion between Greenlight Jobs Founder Lisa Kaye and recruiters from Feature Film Studios, Freelance Talent Agencies, and TV Studios discussing “human resources” and the art of getting [...]

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Howard Shum

Howard Shum

Howard has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University and has studied Film at New York University. He has worked with Marvel, DC, DarkHorse, and Image. He is the creator-writer-inker of “Gun Fu,” “Gazillion,” and “Intrigue” and the creator-writer of “Hyperkinetic.” His newest work is the antholgy “Fusillade”  which he has written [...]

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Humberto Ramos Toy Designer

Humberto Ramos Toy Designer

BORN IN MEXICO IN 1970. LIVES IN MEXICO CITY AND REMAINS THERE UP TO THIS DAY.  SAGITARIUS, LIKES SOCCER, AND  BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES, SUNSETS AND WISHES FOR WORLD PEACE. GRAPHIC DESIGNER , STUDIED IN THE UAM (UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA) 1988-1992. EXPERIENCE: MILESTONE MEDIA penciller 1993-1994 Work in various titles such as HARDWARE, STATIC, BLOOD SYNDICATE and [...]

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Independent Feature Filmmakers

Independent Feature Filmmakers

Title: The Independant Feature Filmmakers Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min Outside of the big box studio system there are independent filmmakers  fueled with  passion, ideas and creative drive that embark on the amazing journey of creating a feature length animated film as an independent.  This round table discussion takes us on [...]

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Inside the Imagination of Carlos Grangel

If the above video does not play click here: http://vimeo.com/38673364 Filmed on location at CTNX 2011 Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films. Carlos started as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on “We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” and “Balto”.In 1995 he started designing characters for DreamWorks movies [...]

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Izzy Medrano Bluecanvas Artist

Izzy Medrano Bluecanvas Artist

Izzy is currently Lead Concept Artist for characters in the Concept Art department at Sony Santa Monica and was a major contributor to God of War 3. He is also an instructor at Red Engine, Otis School of Design, and the online school CGMW, as well as a freelance illustrator for companies like Hasbro, and [...]

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James Baker Story Artist

James Baker Story Artist

James S. Baker is a freelance Storyboard, Character-Design and Visual-Development artist, currently at PIXAR (where he previously worked on “Up”, “Wall-E”, “Ratatouille”, “Cars”, and “Finding Nemo”). Other clients include LAIKA (“Here be Monsters”) and SONY (“Hotel Transylvania”), ILM, PDI and Wild Brain. He entered the animation industry directly out of high school at the age [...]

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James Gurney

James Gurney

James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on over a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations. He has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, [...]

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Jason Ryan Dreamworks Supervising Animator

Jason Ryan Dreamworks Supervising Animator

JASON RYAN was Supervising Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios for almost twelve years and is now Supervising Animator at DreamWorks Animation Studios. After graduating from the European School of Animation (aka Senior College, Ballyfermot), Ireland in 1993, with a student of the year award from Don Bluth (creator of An American Tail and Land [...]

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Jeremy Bernstein Story Artist

Jeremy Bernstein Story Artist

Jeremy Bernstein is a story artist and animator who has worked for Dreamworks, Sony, and Nickelodeon animation studios. His animation credits include, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda,  Shrek 2 and 3, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Flushed Away.  He is currently a storyboard artist on Nickelodeon’s The Penguins [...]

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Jessika Von Innererner

Jessika Von Innererner

Jessika von Innerebner is an illustrator-animator-concept artist who loves the heck outta what she does. That love has spanned 12 years creating interactive and visual fun for kids (and adults who act like kids), for brands like Disney™, Nintendo™ and Fisher Price™. After a mandatory, morning espresso she loves to tackle creative projects head on. [...]

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Jim Hillin

Jim Hillin

Jim Hillin is today one of the most well-known Digital Effects artists in Hollywood. Texas born Hillin had come to southern California to seek a career as a studio musician and composer. In 1981, he had composed a soundtrack for a film in Austin, Texas for a friend, who had moved to California and was [...]

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Joe Weatherly Industry Animal Artist

Joe Weatherly Industry Animal Artist

JOE WEATHERLY  is a Southern California based artist specializing in the drawing and painting of animals. His style is bold and vigorous capturing the essence and drama of the subjects he draws and paints. The attitude and expression of the animal’s character along with telling a visual story is what his work conveys. Conservation of [...]

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John Banh and Chris Bennett Fox TV Animation Artists

John Banh and Chris Bennett Fox TV Animation Artists

Fox TV Animation Artists JOHN BANH is currently working as an Assistant Director on “Family Guy”. He has been in the animation industry for 10 years and has worked as a storyboard artist at Film Roman, Cartoon Network and Fox TV Animation. John was first introduced to animation when he attended the ROP after school [...]

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John Loter Character Designer Disney

John Loter Character Designer Disney

John Loter and Shelley Loter are both former Creative Directors from Disney Consumer Products. They work together as Loter, Inc., an independent creative studio with experience in product design & development, book design & illustration, animation, character design, video game development, comics, graphic design, packaging design, and retail/branding development. Loter, Inc. has contributed to the [...]

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John Mahoney Instructor

Idea Concept Professor – Lucasfilm San Francisco & Singapore Drawing & Sculpture Professor – Cal Arts, Gnomon, USC Drawing & Sculpture Professor – Ngee Ann Poly – Singapore John Mahoney has taught around the world such diverse classes as: Character Sculpture, Zbrush, Figure Drawing, Character Design, Production Design, Story Board, Stop Motion Animation, Traditional Animation, [...]

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John Park

John Park

At a young age, John Park’s dream was to become an artist just like his father and older brother. The countless nights of staying up late and drawing underneath his desk surrounded by his favorite comic books and toys became the result of what John is doing today. John Park majored in Product Design and shortly after, [...]

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July Films with Animator and Filmmaker Mike Nguyen

Title: July Films: Behind the Scenes with an independent 2D Filmmaker Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Mike Nguyen primary interest is the hand-drawn animation film making medium and aims to reflect beautiful thoughts toward this life on Earth. Mike received his BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts [...]

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Justin Orr Illustrator

Justin Orr Illustrator

Justin Orr of JUSSCOPE.COM is an illustrator based out of the Northern California area. He has worked on numerous projects ranging from animated television commercials to video game concept art. He will be exhibiting and selling books, prints and much more at the 1st CTN Animation Expo! Help us welcome Justin Orr to CTN-X 2009. [...]

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Kathy Altieri Dreamworks Production Designer

Title: Production Design: A Look Inside the Process Sponsored by Dreamworks Animation CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=17 ] KATHY ALTIERI is Production Designer on one of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming 2010 releases, “How To Train Your Dragon,” based on the children’s book by Cressida Cowell.  Prior to “How to [...]

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Kathy Zielinski Dreamworks Animator

Kathy Zielinski Dreamworks Animator

KATHY ZIELINSKI with over 21 animated feature screen credits behind her is one of a very elite group of award winning women animators in the animation industry.  Currently at Dreamworks Animation Studios for the past 10 years she graduated from California Institute of the Arts and began her career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in [...]

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Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

Ken Turner is an award-winning short film director who currently works as a independent designer and freelance illustrator. He graduated from the BAA Animation program in 2007 at Sheridan College.  During which he collaborated on a short film called “Umbrella Boy”, which won 2nd place at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival in 2006.  Later that [...]

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Kent Melton Master Sculptor

Kent Melton Master Sculptor

Kent Melton has spent the past 25 years working in animation.  He was the first staff sculptor employed by Hanna Barbera.  He then worked as an art director at Universal Studios before embarking on a full-time career as a sculptor for feature films.  Melton has sculpted countless maquettes for Disney, Warner Bros., Don Bluth, Dreamworks, [...]

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Kevin Eslinger Character Designer, Illustrator

Kevin Eslinger Character Designer, Illustrator

The 80′s in America were a time when entertainment, advertisement, and education blended into an epic world of artistic creation.  For a suburban Caucasian youth characters such as Luke Skywalker, He-Man, Burt and Ernie, Ronald McDonald, and Kermit the Frog were the third set of parents.  Such characters illuminated my imagination through Television, Food, and [...]

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Kevin Freeman of Animation Rigs

Kevin Freeman of Animation Rigs

Kevin has worked professionally as a Character Animator and TD for the last 11 years and with 3D since the early 90′s.  In addition to ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Surfs Up’,  and several ‘Spider-man’ films Kevin has worked as both a character TD and animator on such films as ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, [...]

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Khang Le Bluecanvas Artist

Khang Le Bluecanvas Artist

Khang graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 2005.  Since then he has worked on various films, video games and music videos as a concept artist.  His current role is the creative vision for Adhesive Games.  He likes to eat noodles and travel to exotic places.

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Laura Dubuk and Tabitha Fisher Animation Artists

Laura Dubuk and Tabitha Fisher Animation Artists

Laura Dubuck Living in downtown Seattle Washington, Laura is currently a visual designer at Valve Software. She graduated with a BFA in Animation, yet she quickly found her passion creating worlds and characters that don’t really exist. During her schooling, she began her games career working on Half-Life 2, and has since designed, modeled and [...]

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Lee White Illustrator

Lee White Illustrator

Lee White is a children’s book illustrator and concept artist living in Portland Oregon. He has illustrated 11 children’s books and has a new title appearing Spring of 2012 published by Viking. Recently partnered with noted artist agent Paul Rodeen, Lee is writing as well as illustrating his next three book titles. His client list [...]

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Lou Romano Art Director Laika

Lou Romano Art Director Laika

Lou Romano (b. 1972) was born and raised in San Diego, Ca. He began drawing and painting at an early age and studied theater arts, performing in plays throughout high school. After graduating in 1990 he studied animation and film at Cal Arts from 1990-92.   Lou has worked as an illustrator and designer on various [...]

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Lubomir Arsov, Independent Designer and Illustrator

Lubomir Arsov, Independent Designer and Illustrator

Lubomir Arsov is a character designer and visual development artist residing in Toronto, Canada. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he journeyed over the Atlantic Ocean seven hours back in time, to step upon the soil of the New World. Enthralled by the visual language of the material realm, he chose to explore it’s many variations through [...]

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LYNDA.COM

LYNDA.COM

Mission Helping you learn, master, and apply digital tools and techniques. Website: http://www.lynda.com

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Making a Short Film After Hours: How I Made ‘Leonardo’

Title: Making a Short Film After Hours: How I Made ‘Leonardo’ Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 mins Filmed in November 2010 ‘Leonardo’ is the award winning ten minute hand-drawn animated film by veteran story artist Jim Capobianco. In this presentation Jim will go through the top ten or so things he learned [...]

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Managing Talent

Title: Managing Talent! Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX10: Filmed Nov 2010; Posted May 2011 Length 20 min Director/Producer Steve Hickner gives practical advice and hints on how to get into the animation industry and pitfalls to avoid once in it. Steve Hickner has spent the past thirty years working at some of the [...]

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Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi  Galstian

Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi Galstian

Marceline Tanguay grew up on the French island of Montreal before getting her training in Toronto. Beginning her professional career she worked as a character design intern on Toy Story 3 at Pixar Animation Studios. She later moved to New York City to join the art department at Blue Sky Studios on their upcoming films, [...]

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Mark Austin Cinematic Artist

Mark Austin Cinematic Artist

After earning his Batchelor of Arts Degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design in Surrey, England, Mark went on to make the filmed animated short, “Father” that would later be nominated for a BAFTA and eventually win numerous awards. Soon after, Mark started his career in earnest at the Wyatt Cattaneo Animation Studio [...]

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Mark Christiansen Character Designer, Illustrator

Mark Christiansen Character Designer, Illustrator

Mark Christiansen has worked as a character designer, animator and character layout artist at a number of cartoon studios including Walt Disney Television Animation, Universal Cartoons, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He also has gained considerable experience in the licensing industry, having worked as a Senior Character Artist at Warner Bros. Consumer Products [...]

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Martin Hsu Character Designer

Martin Hsu Character Designer

Martin Hsu enjoys brown sugar caramel, wasabi peanuts, and Belgium beers.  He’s inspired by his family, Chinese folk art, kids, and animals.  When he’s not coming up with silly ideas for t-shirts, vinyl toys, or paintings for gallery shows, he works as a character designer in the animation industry.  He has worked at Nickelodeon and [...]

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Max Howard President Exodus Filmgroup

Max Howard President Exodus Filmgroup

Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney’s most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron [...]

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Megan Brain

Megan Brain

Growing up in Glendale, CA with a father who worked in animation, Megan has always been surrounded by art. She was exposed to different styles of art and film which inspired her to follow her father’s path an become an artist herself. So, she moved to San Francisco where she graduated from the Academy of [...]

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Michael Amos Animator

Michael Amos Animator

Michael Amos is a Character Designer and Animator based in Melbourne, Australia who has been working in the local and international animation industry for the past 14 years. Michael has worked as a Character Artist and Designer for Disney Consumer Products developing original character art and style guides. He has also worked in new media [...]

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Michael Daly

Michael Daly

“Michael Daley is an animation artist living in sunny California. He has worked on many television, game, print and design projects in the role of illustrator, animator, designer and art director. See some samples of artwork at http://biocreep.blogspot.com” “Pascal Campion is a French artist living in the Bay area. He’s worked for the past nine [...]

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Mike Disa Director and Writer

Title:Mike Disa Director and Writer Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 mins Filmed in November 2010 Help me welcome animation Director and Writer Mike Disa to CTNX 2010. After working for over ten years as an animator/story artist at studios like Disney Feature Animation, Warner Feature, Marvel, Amblin, and Hanna Barbara, Mike struck [...]

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Mindy Lee Concept Artist

Mindy Lee Concept Artist

Mindy Lee is currently working as a video game concept artist  in Los Angeles. She has two BFAs: One from Art Center School of Design with emphasis in Illustration and the other from San Diego State with emphasis on Graphic Design. Her site: http://mindydoodles.blogspot.com/

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Mitchell Bernal Designer / Toy Creator

Mitchell Bernal Designer / Toy Creator

Mitchell Bernal has created art for Disney Feature Animation, Imagineering, and Disney Pictures for 15 years. His credits include Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Fantasia 2000, Mickey’s Philharmagic & Enchanted. He is the creator of Skelanimals, “Dead animals need love too,” a brand that has garnered a following of collectors with clothing, [...]

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Mobile Motion

Mobile Motion

Mobile Motion provides complete end to end motion capture systems that include rental, sales, and support. Whether you are capturing the body, face, hands, or everything at the same time, we can build and integrate a custom system for your specific production. We deal with optical based systems, inertial based systems, Active-LED systems, and now [...]

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Nancy Beiman Animator

Nancy Beiman Animator

Nancy Beiman received a BFA in Film and Character Animation with the first graduating class in the California Institute of the Arts’ Character Animation Program and was the recipient of a four-year Disney Fellowship Grant provided by the Disney family.  She was hired before her graduation to design, animate, and storyboard television commercials for Jack [...]

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Nate Wragg – Feature Animation Character Designer / Art Director

Nate Wragg – Feature Animation Character Designer / Art Director

Nate Wragg, a CalArts Character Animation Grad, has worked as an Illustrator, Art Director and Character Designer for both Pixar and Dreamworks Animation studios on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and  Puss and Boots. In addition to working in Feature Animation, Nate’s illustrations can be seen in on the pages of several children’s books including Too [...]

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Olivier Tossan Visual Development Artist

Olivier Tossan Visual Development Artist

OLIVIER TOSSAN  grew up in Paris but has been living in Berlin for the last ten years. He comes from the world of scene design and illustration drawing. As a logical step, the world of story telling and entertainment now rises to the topmost level of his creations. Like the Mary Poppins’ characters, his dream [...]

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One on One Career Interview with Tadahiro Uesugi

Title: One on One Career Interview with Tadahiro Uesuri Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Filmed on November 2010 Description:CTN was proud to sponsor the visit of Tadahiro Uesugi to CTNx 2010. In a very rare appearance, this interview with animation critic Charles Solomon is an opportunity for you to hear, via an [...]

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One on One Spotlight Interview Bill Plympton

One on One Spotlight Interview Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is an American animator, former cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face. and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog. Bill Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon, to Don and Wilda Plympton. From 1964 to 1968, he attended [...]

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One on One Spotlight: Directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

Title: One on One Spotlight: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois Sponsored by Dreamworks Animation Length 45min Description: There is a unique journey that directors will go on to create a feature animated film for a large production studio. Join LA Film Critic Charles Solomon as he discusses some of the decisions made and the path [...]

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One on One with Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena

Title: One on One with Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena Length 45min Filmed on November 2010 Sponsored by Animation Mentor Description: Meet the founders of one of if not the most successful animation schools in the world Animation Mentor. Listen to Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena as they share their  philosophy, dedication and passion for [...]

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Oscar Grillo

Oscar Grillo

Animator, Illustrator, Creator and Director,  Oscar Grillo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1943. Having attended Art School at the age of 16, Oscar’s passionate journey began when working in animation where  his career quickly broadened into publishing cartoons in satirical magazines, illustrating books and painting.  Oscar Grillo has filled every moment of his [...]

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Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

Ovi was born in Romania, in 1979. He was one year old when his dad escaped communism and ran for the border. After reaching America, he flew his family and Ovi to New York, then to Chicago, then to Arizona, then to LA, then finally to Sacramento. Ovi llater attended school at the academy of [...]

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Pablo Navarro Directing Animator

Pablo Navarro Directing Animator

Pablo Navarro is an Animation Director, Director and Senior Character Animator. He started his career at a very young age, as an autodidact. Professionally speaking his first job into animation was final line inker, after that he jumped little by little by all the positions within a production, until he became a lead animator and [...]

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Pao Jitmakusol Designer

Pao Jitmakusol Designer

HANGBoY tm The mischievous character who turns reality upside down. The Hangboy character portrays reality from a satirical point of view that is often lacking in today’s society. He questions the status quo and put a humorous, if not dark and mysterious spin on the situation. Pao (AKA Thitipong Jitmakusol) is a multi-skilled digital artist [...]

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Past Present and Future of Previsualization

Title: Past Present and Future of Previsualization Sponsored by The Third Floor Length: 45min Filmed November 2010 Title: Past Present and Future of PrevisualizationSponsored by The Third FloorLength: 45minFilmed November 2010 In 2002, Chris Edwards joined a team of digital artists at Lucasfilm, that were tasked with previsualizing Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of [...]

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Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Patricia Ann studied animation and illustration at the now famous Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario.  Before graduating the latter, Pat Ann was hired by Nelvana Animation Studio as a storyboard artist for Little Bear, Franklin the Turtle, Timothy Goes to School, Flying Rhino Junior High and other Nelvana television shows. Pat Ann has created illustrations [...]

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Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

PATRICK MORGAN is a Detroit, Michigan native who initially moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career as a bass player.  His “other” passion of drawing enabled him to make his way into the animation industry to help him pay the bills.  He began his career as an illustrator working for Disney, Warner Bros, [...]

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Peck n Paw

Peck n Paw

Some of the fantastic talent from Disney’s visual development team have joined together to release an independent art book. This collection of personal work features the unique illustrated visions of over 20 artists. Meet a few of the artists at this years eXpo. Original art from the book and other new work will be on [...]

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Peter de Sève Demonstration

WORLD CLASS TALENT demonstrate their skills at CTN-X. More coming soon….

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Peter de Sève Legendary New York Illustrator

Title: A Spotlight Career Interview with Peter de Sève Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Sept 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=31 ] PETER de SÈVE’S  illustration and character designs are known throughout the world.  His work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and television advertising, [...]

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Phil Phillipson Comic Artist

Phil Phillipson Comic Artist

Philip Phillipson has spent the last 20 years with Walt Disney Feature Animation. Credits include 18 theatrical filsm, 14 of them Disney. He has also worked with Hanna-Barbera, Marvel and Universal, as well as on dozens of television programs and publications. Help us welcome Phil Phillipson to CTN-X 2009. Register Now http://www.regonline.com/ctnanimationexpo2009

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Pixie Dust to Pixels

Title: Pixie Dust to Pixels Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min Listen in with veteran animators as they discuss the role of EFX in animation and the journey from Pixie Dust to Pixels. Moderator Henk Dawson: I started my Seattle, Washington-based illustration and animation business in 1989. Since then, I have been [...]

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Portfolio Strategies for Success with Robert St. Pierre

Title: Portfolio Strategies for Success Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Filmed in November 2010 Robert St. Pierre is a Production Designer, Visual Development, Layout Artist and Key Note Speaker with 19 years experience in the animation industry. Originally born and raised in New England, Robert attended Paier College of Art, a private [...]

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Régis Loisel

Régis Loisel

Help CTN welcome, in a US Exclusive Appearance, French Graphic Novel Artist Règis Loisel. In 1972, when Régis Loisel was 20, he made his comics debut in the magazine, Pieds Nickéles. At that time he was still in college at the University of Vincennes, where he was taking courses in creating comics. These courses were [...]

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Renegade Animation

Renegade Animation

Renegade Animation was founded in 1992 with the aim of producing outstanding animation, providing exceptional service and fostering a supportive and creative environment for its employees.  The studio made its initial splash in commercial animation and one of its first projects, the Nike Superbowl spot “Aerospace Jordan” was one of the most successful commercials of [...]

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Rik Maki Character Designer

Rik Maki Character Designer

Rik Maki has been creating character designs for every feature animated film from Lion King to most recently Princess and the Frog. He ahs created designs for BlueSky Studios, Laika, Sony and is the owner of Grumpy Pants Productions happily serving the animation community for 32 years. More work by Rik Maki can be seen [...]

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Robert Lence Illustrator

Robert Lence Illustrator

Robert Lence has been a major contributor on some of the highest grossing films in the history of animated features. In his twenty-year animation career, he has worked as a Head of Story, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, Screenwriter and Story Consultant, helping create original characters, writing dialogue, and shaping the story on ten major-release [...]

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Robin Joseph Independent Designer

Robin Joseph Independent Designer

ROBIN JOSEPH currently works as a freelance designer , collaborating closely with directors and writers developing the look, characters and visual language for their worlds! He has designed on projects for House Of Cool, Bluesky Sudios, Laika Entertainment, Illumination Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. In his spare time he chisels away developing his short film [...]

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Roland Tamayo Concept Artist

Roland Tamayo Concept Artist

In the spring of 1999, Roland Tamayo earned his BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After enjoying a career in the video game Industry as a Concept Artist, working on series such as Sony’s Ratchet and Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man franchises, Roland now focuses on his [...]

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Ruben Procopio Master Sculptor

Ruben Procopio Master Sculptor

Rubén Procopio has been in the animation industry for over 25 yrs., with scholarships to both Cal Arts and Art Center College of Design. He later trained under Eric Larson, one of Disneys legendary nine old men.

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Ruel Pascual Animation Artist

Ruel Pascual Animation Artist

Ruel is currently an animator at Double Fine in San Francisco. Before Double Fine he enjoyed honing his skill set on various projects with Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, ReelFX, 3dSite, Blur Studio, and Cinemaware. He also had the pleasure of teaching animation, figure drawing, and character design at the Art Institute of Las Vegas. [...]

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Ryan Hungerford Character Designer

Ryan Hungerford Character Designer

Ryan Hungerford was made and raised in the Midwest.  Growing up, he drew in school and got detention..  Then he got detention for drawing in detention.  After High School and all the detention, he still wanted to draw.  So he made his way to the left coast and went to school at the Academy of [...]

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Santa Monica College – Academy of Entertainment Technology

Santa Monica College – Academy of Entertainment Technology

The mission of the Entertainment Technology program is to provide students with a comprehensive and well rounded education in rapidly evolving media fields. The Entertainment Technology curriculum is designed to meet the changing needs of the entertainment industry. Entertainment Technology courses are comprehensive and rigorous, covering areas such as Animation, Game Development, Post-Production, Visual Effects [...]

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Saud Boksmati Designer

Saud Boksmati Designer

Saud Boksmati is a freelance designer and visual development artist currently residing in Toronto, Canada.  After Graduating from Sheridan College in 2005 he has worked for C.O.R.E Digital and  House of Cool Studios  as a Character Designer and Supervisor on various shows. In his Spare time he loves to read books on history, politics and [...]

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Scott Morse Pixar Character Designer

Scott Morse Pixar Character Designer

SCOTT MORSE is the award-winning author of multiple graphic novels and chapter books, including SOULWIND, TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!, NOBLE BOY, and Scholastic’s MAGIC PICKLE series.  In animation, Morse has art directed and provided storyboards for Disney, Hanna Barbera, Cartoon Network, Universal, and Nickelodeon.  He currently works as a story artist and designer for Pixar, where his credits [...]

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Screening – Close the Show With Disney On the Lot

Screening – Close the Show With Disney On the Lot

“Lorenzo” presented with Director Mike Gabriel “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice” presented  with Directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers and Producer Dorothy McKim “Phineas & Ferb Christmas Episode” with Rob Hughes “Pixie Hollow Games” with Brad Raymond The Walt Disney Company helps CTNx 2011 close the show with this very special evening of screenings [...]

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Sergio Pablos and “Dispicable Me”

Title: Sergio Pablos and “Dispicable Me” Presented by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 min Sergio Pablos is most recently known for his credited role as “Co-Creator” of the most recent smash success film “Despicable Me”.  But in the true creator spirit Sergio’s  “creative talent” contributions to this field we call animation span a wide [...]

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Sho Murase Mavrix Studios Designer

Sho Murase Mavrix Studios Designer

Sho has been working both in the US and Europe , as a designer and story artist In advertisement animation her clients include companies such as WildBrain, Nike, & Virgin amongst others. In print , since her first graphic novel “Sei” was published by Image Comics in 2003, she has created” ME2″ ,and illustrated the [...]

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Short Films from Student to Pro

Title: Short Films from Student to Pro Sponsored by The Animation Educator’s Forum Length 45 min The Animation Educator’s Forum presents:  Filmmakers -  from student film to the professional world. This panel will focus on the experience of producing and completing a short animated film and the joys and fears of entering film festivals. They [...]

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Single Frame Cinematography in the Digital World with Stop Motion Director Jamie Caliri

Title: Single Frame Cinematography in the Digital World Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Filmed on November 2010 Description: Single Frame Cinematography in the digital world.  Jamie will show his work and demonstrate new approaches to capturing stop motion and visual effects using DSLR’s and Dragon Stop Motion Software. This will include a [...]

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Small Studio Success in a Big Studio Town

Small Studio Success in a Big Studio Town

Title: Small Studio Successes in a Big Studio Town Presented by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Join the founders of Titmouse Inc. and listen to how they went from creating t-shirts to a thriving studio with over 100 employees.  Titmouse is the animation studio behind shows such as: Metalocalypse, GI Joe: Resolute, Freaknik, and [...]

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Smoke and Mirrors: Elemental Alchemy

Smoke and Mirrors: Elemental Alchemy

Title: Smoke and Mirrors: Elemental Alchemy Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Presenter: Joseph Gilland Join master special effects animator and author of ‘Elemental Magic’ Joseph Gilland in an in depth look in to creating special effects. ELEMENTAL MAGIC- An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation Joseph Gilland is an animation director, special [...]

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Stefan Bucher Designer

Stefan Bucher Designer

Stefan G. Bucher is the man behind the ongoing drawing and storytelling experiment DAILYMONSTER.COM and the “Daily Letter” segments on “The Electric Company” airing on PBS. He is the author of the books “All Access—The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers” and “The Graphic Eye — Photographs by Graphic Designers From Around The Globe,” as [...]

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Stephen Neary Animator

Stephen Neary Animator

Stephen Neary is a Hoosier-born, New York based animator. Known for his quirky humor and vibrant visuals, Stephen has successfully navigated the difficult road from student to professional. Since graduating NYU in 2008, Stephen has worked as a story artist at Blue Sky Studios. There, he’s boarded on Ice Age 3, Rio, Ice Age 4, [...]

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Steve Gordon Director

Steve Gordon Director

My Full name is Steven Pierre Gordon.  I use my middle name because there are 2 Steven Gordons in Animation. I went to school at Cal Arts.  Worked at Disney Feature Animation as a 2-D Animator for 9 years (from 1993-2002.)  Took 2 years off then transitioned from 2-D to 3-D at Imageworks for 2 [...]

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Steve Kaplan Comedy Writer

Steve Kaplan Comedy Writer

For more than 15 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most respected and sought-after expert on comedy.  The artists he’s taught, directed or produced have gone on to be nominated for 43 Emmy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 1 American Comedy Award, 6 Writers’ Guild of America Awards and several others. [...]

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Sup of the Day – Digital Supervisors

Sup of the Day – Digital Supervisors

Title: Sup of the Day Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min This panel will discuss the varied roles of the Visual Effects Supervisor:  organizer, inventor, technician, tactition, politician, accountant, mediator, producer, and creator.   As the filmmaker at the center of the digital revolution the VFX Sup must manage the schedule, the crew, [...]

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The Creative Minds Behind Megamind

Title: The Creative Minds Behind Megamind Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 min Moderated by: Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for nearly 35 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials and educational films, and [...]

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The Drawing Studio

The Drawing Studio

Sponsored by “Grumpy Pants Productions” The Drawing Studio with Live Costumed Models is the heart of what we do as artists. It is the heart beat of ever design and every thing you see. The Drawing Studio is open during exhibit hall hours with floor to ceiling windows. Complete with costumed models and drawing easles [...]

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The History of the Maquette

Title: The History of the Maquette Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 45 min Get the Flash Player to see this player. Join Kent Melton,  Ruben Procopio and other maquette sculptors in a relaxed and informal setting while they discuss the history of the maquette.  This discussion [...]

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The Line Kings

Title: The Line Kings: Designers of Animation Sponsored by The Character Design Blog Length 45 min Join us in this rare opportunity when these top designers in the field of animation come together for a round table discussion. Gregg Couch (TBA) Designer from Blue Sky Studios. Jason Deamer Jason Deamer began his career at Pixar [...]

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The Power of the Thumbnail – Armand Serrano Visual Development Artist

Title: The Power of the Thumbnail Length 45min Filmed on November 2010 Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Art Director Armand Serrano: A 20-year veteran of the animation industry, Armand has worked on both TV and feature film productions. Born in Manila, Philippines, he now resides in Los Angeles working as an art director for [...]

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The Story of Up

Title:The Story of Up Sponsored by Pixar Length 45min Ronnie del Carmen joined Pixar Animation Studios in the summer of 2000 during the production of Finding Nemo as a story supervisor on the film. He did production design on the Academy Award-nominated short film, One Man Band and story work on Oscar-winning, Ratatouille. Del Carmen [...]

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The Thinking Behind Colorscripting

Title: The Thinking Behind Colorscripting Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Filmed in November 2010 Description: Join Toy Story 3 Art Director Daisuke “Dice”  Tsutsumi as he shares all the secrets of how he built the color and lighting design of the film Toy Story3. – Pixar Art Director Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi: Born [...]

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The Visual Development Process

Title: The Visual Development Process Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Filmed in November 2010 Moderator Sue Nichols Visual Development and Story Artist “For years, Sue Nichols has been one of the best vis dev and storyboard people in the business, having helped to create some of Disney’s greatest animated motion pictures of [...]

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They’ve Got the Look! Art Directors Discuss What it Takes

Title: They’ve Got the Look! Art Directors Discuss What it Takes Length: 45 mins Filmed in November 2010 They’ve Got the Look!” sponsred by Nucleus Gallery – Top painters and illustrators  talk about  how their skills translate into being an Art Director on a 2D, 3D or any feature film. Those skills and traits that [...]

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Tick Tock Tale

Title: Screening of Tick Tock Tale Meet The Makers Sponsored by Disney Animation Moderated by: Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for nearly 35 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials and educational films, and has since [...]

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Tom Sito Writer

Tom Sito Writer

Tom Sito is a thirty year veteran of animated film production. His screen credits include the Disney classics THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ALADDIN, THE LION KING, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT ? POCAHONTAS,DINOSAURS and FANTASIA 2000.  Animation World Network called Tom “one of the key players in the Disney Animation Revival” ( January [...]

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Tools of the Trade of a Successful Animator Yesterday Today and Beyond

Title: Tools of the Trade of a Successful Animator Yesterday, Today and Beyond Sponsored by Pixar Animation Length: 45min Filmed in November 2010 Description: Find out the skill set and the tools of the trade yesterday, today and beyond of a successful animator with these 3 animators from Pixar in discussion led by Legendary Disney [...]

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Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers

Title: Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers Presented by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Filmed in November 2010 Moderator Jill Culton Originally from Ventura, California, Jill Culton is a graduate from the California Institute of the Arts where she was one of only five women in the character animation class of [...]

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Untangling the Look of Tangled

Title: Untangling the Look of Tangled Sponsored by Walt Disney Animation Length 45min Filmed in November 2010 Description: Join the creators from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest animated achievement, “Tangled.”  Hear first hand from the Art Director, Visual Development artists and Technical Supervisors about how they went about creating an exciting new three-dimensional approach building [...]

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Valerio Ventura Production Designer

Valerio Ventura Production Designer

Valerio Ventura career of over twenty-five years in the animation industry makes him one of the top development artist in the industry and his work as a multi-award winning live-action director has been receiving praises all over the world with his recent short film “Winter”. The award winning “Winter” DVD will be available at CTN-X. [...]

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VFX in Animation @R+H

Title: VFX in Animation @R+H Sponsored by The Animation Educator’s Forum Length 45 min Discussion on the Animation process from development to final Animation at Rhythm & Hues Studios. Including:  What studios look for in an artist, how to create a good reel, how to become part of the process, and how the industry has [...]

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Virtual Collaboration With Uri Shinar from Aniboom

Title: One on One Spotlight on Virtual Collaboration Presented by The Creative Talent Network 20 min Moderator TBA Uri Shinar is the founder and President of Aniboom, the world’s first Virtual Animation Studio, which brings together 8,000 professional animators within an online global community and connects them to the animation industry in all its forms: [...]

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Warner Bros Animation Studios

Warner Bros Animation Studios

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION (WBA) is one of the leading producers of television animation in the entertainment industry, with a talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today.  Home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA produces the hit action-adventure program [...]

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Welcome to the World of Character Designer Carlos Grangel

Welcome to the World of Character Designer Carlos Grangel

The Creative Talent Network is proud to announce the exclusive appearance of amazing character designer and independent CAO (Chief Artist Officer) and entrepreneur Carlos Grangel. Carlos started as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on “We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” and “Balto”.In 1995 he started designing characters for DreamWorks movies “The [...]

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What New Talent Need to Know with Dave Pruiksma Animator and Teacher

Title: What Talent Need to Know Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 20min If you want a career in this business join Master Disney Animator and Animation instructor in this rare opportunity to see and hear about “What New Talent Need to Know” and join him for Shop Talk directly after the session. Master [...]

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WILLIAM STOUT

WILLIAM STOUT

William Stout was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1949. At seventeen he won a full California State Scholarship to the California Institute of the Arts. He began his professional career in 1968 with the cover for the first issue of Coven 13. In 1971 he began to assist Russ Manning on the Tarzan [...]

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Write Brothers Inc.

Write Brothers Inc.

In 1982, Write Brothers Inc. (formerly called Screenplay Systems) invented the first screenplay text processing system, Scriptor. For 27 years the company has been the world leader in developing software for screenwriting, film and television production, and creative story development. Write Brothers is the only company to win an Academy Technical Achievement Award for the [...]

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Zaruhi Galstyan Sketch Artist

Zaruhi Galstyan Sketch Artist

Zaruhi Galstyan was born in Armenia and is currently living in California ever since her family moved to America when she was six years old. She graduated from the Character Animation program at CalArts in 2009 and started her career at Pixar Animation Studios working as a character design intern on Toy Story 3. She [...]

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Zeroes and Ones

Title: Zeroes and Ones Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min Moderator Tom Sito: Tom Sito is a thirty year veteran of animated film production. His screen credits include the Disney classics THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ALADDIN, THE LION KING, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT ? POCAHONTAS,DINOSAURS and FANTASIA 2000.  Animation [...]

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