Schools

Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University

With over 17,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation’s largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, MA, M.Arch and MFA programs in 16 different majors, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, web design & new media, [...]

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Adapting Your Project to Film or Television –  Pilar Alessandra

Adapting Your Project to Film or Television – Pilar Alessandra

Class: Adapting Your Project to Film or Television Taught by Pilar Alessandra Length: 45min   Biography: PILAR ALESSANDRA Writing Instructor/Script Consultant: On the Page www.onthepage.tv PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the Los Angeles writing program “On the Page, Inc.®.” She’s worked as Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures and covered additional projects [...]

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Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Title: A Conversation with Legendary Animator Andreas Deja Description: Andreas Deja was born 1957 in Gdańsk, Poland. Deja moved with his family to Dinslaken, Germany in 1958. After graduating from Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium (secondary school), he studied graphic design at the Folkwang-Schule in Essen, Germany. A lifelong fan of Disney animated films, Deja was hired by [...]

Schools

Animation Educators Forum (AEF)

Animation Educators Forum (AEF)

The people who teach animation can vary from an old studio veteran, to a young independent filmmaker, to a computer tech. All are united in their love of teaching and a desire to ensure the skills of the past are passed on to future generations. Despite the large number of people now teaching animation, there [...]

Schools, Sponsors

Animation Mentor

Animation Mentor

Please help us give a warm welcome back to Animation Mentor as Sponsors of CTN. AMers will be on the exhibit floor, co-hosting the CTN-X launch party, workshops, special giveaways, demo reel reviews, special guests at booth, and much more! Animation Mentor is a state-of-the-art online animation school focused on teaching the art and craft [...]

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Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

“The Hub of Animation on the Internet” The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, [...]

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Anime Books

Anime Books

Animebooks.com are huge fans of Japanese Anime who realize the difficulty of obtaining Anime merchandise in the United States.  Our goal is to construct a site that makes shopping for Anime merchandise online a pleasure.  Animebooks.com carries thousands of hottest art books, toys, novelties not only based on Animation in Japan, but also the U.S., [...]

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Armand Serrano Visual Development Artist

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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Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven has recently worked as a Storyboard artist at Nickelodeon, on the new show “Robot and Monster”. She has also worked at a number of studios as both a traditional 2D and CG animator. She has animated on such films as “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Bill Robinson Concept Artist

Bill Robinson Concept Artist

Bill Robinson is a 28 year old illustrator and animator living in Berkeley, CA. Bill is a graduate of the Film and Animation program at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Art Director at Orange Door Armory in San Francisco, a mobile game startup. In addition to his day job in games, Bill [...]

Sponsors

BlueSky Animation Studios

BlueSky Animation Studios

Academy Award® winning Blue Sky Studios became a wholly owned unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment in 1997 (a subsidiary of News Corporation). The studio was founded ten years earlier with a mission to pioneer creatively superior photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation for the feature film, television and entertainment industries. Throughout our history, we at Blue [...]

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Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Back by popular demand, this icon of the industry will be exhibiting and also teaching an amazing workshop and demonstrating live all weekend. Thank you Bobby for sharing your talent with us this year. We can’t wait!! . Bobby Chiu is a Toronto-based artist and the founder of Imaginism Studios. He is known for his [...]

Vendors

Breakpoint Books

Breakpoint Books

BreakPoint Books will be selling a wide variety of animation related books.  Be sure to check out books by CTN Animation Expo presenters: Jerry Beck, Bruce Block, Stefan Bucher, Mike Mignola, Lee Silber and Tom Sito.  Also, look for books illustrated by CTN Animation Expo presenters: Peter De Seve and Dave Zaboski.  BreakPoint will also [...]

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Brett 2D Bean

Brett “2D” Bean Character Designer & Visual Development Artist After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because it was, “much more quiet.” Unbeknownst to his mother and her simple gesture of headache reduction methodology, she spurred on the career of [...]

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Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Come visit Brian Ajhar’s booth at this years CTN Expo ! The 2013 event will be Brian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting his illustrations, character designs, signed books and prints. Signed books come with a personalized drawing and are available at Brian’s table. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at this years Expo !  Brian [...]

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Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney has been with CTN from the beginning where in 2009 she participated in Raising the Bar Recruiting and was scooped up by Walt Disney Animation Studios and has been creating for them in their Visual Development Department ever since. Help us congratulate and welcome her back to CTN this year where she will be [...]

Schools

Burbank Arts and Education Foundation

Burbank Arts and Education Foundation

The mission of the Burbank Arts Education Foundation is to generate long-term, broad-based financial support to ensure equal access to high-quality arts education for all students in the Burbank Unified School District. The BAEF raises money throughout the year, and provides grants twice a year to the District, Principals, Teachers, Arts Coordinators, PTA groups, and [...]

Schools

Burbank Unified School District (BUSD)

Burbank Unified School District (BUSD)

The Burbank Unified School District provides a comprehensive, balanced educational program for kindergarten through grade 12.The District is governed by a five-member Board of Education and served by a central administrative staff. Eleven K-5 elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and a continuation high school serve a diverse and culturally enriched student [...]

Schools

California Institute of the Arts CalArts

California Institute of the Arts CalArts

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is recognized internationally as a leading laboratory for the visual, performing, media and literary arts. Housing six schools–Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater–CalArts educates professional artists in an intensive learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, cross-pollination among diverse artistic disciplines, and a broad context of [...]

Communities, Sponsors

Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew

Thank you Cartoon Brew for showing your support of the talent at CTN expo by sponsoring the OverFlow Lounge all weekend. Be sure and stop by and have a drink and watch some of the best presentations CTN has to offer. Each day, Cartoon Brew brings the latest news and trends in animation to over [...]

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Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers grew up in Minnesota surrounded by a family and community that encouraged his many creative endeavors and provided ample fuel for his imagination. After studying art in college he packed his small car to the ceiling and headed west to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the movies. He had [...]

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Christophe Lautrette Production Designer

Christophe Lautrette Production Designer

Christophe Lautrette is a visual development artist from France currently working at DreamWorks Animation Studios in Los Angeles. He is also the main contributor to the first publication of the Artbook : “Moonshine”. DreamWorks’ first personal art publication, Moonshine, was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the breath of artistic development talent at the studio. Christophe [...]

Communities

ColdHard Flash

ColdHard Flash

Cold Hard Flash, a news and entertainment source focusing on TV series, feature films and online shorts being produced with Adobe’s Flash software. Only 5 years ago, there were no more than 5 Flash-animated shows airing on TV. Today, that number is closer to 50. Beyond TV, the web is now full of independent animators [...]

Vendors

Conduct Happiness

Conduct Happiness

The Happy Beginnings Conduct Happiness was created by animators Joe Moshier and Chris Sonnenburg and their wives, Robyn Moshier and Janelle Sonnenburg with the goal of providing top-level designs with a focus on sincerity, humor and fun. Conduct Happiness got its start at the Los Angeles MART where it gained a faithful following of boutiques [...]

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Craig Elliott Visual Development Artist

Craig Elliott Visual Development Artist

California-native Craig Elliott has been creating art for as long as he can remember. Fueled by an intense curiosity about the natural world, Elliott built elaborate dioramas as a child before taking up painting. After receiving training from greats such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth at Art Center College of Design, Elliott began a [...]

Communities

Creative Handbook

Creative Handbook

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David Colman Art Director

David Colman Art Director

David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer, a development artist, story artist and currently an art director in the animation industry for 10 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson [...]

Archived Artists

David Pimental Story Artist

David Pimental Story Artist

CTN is extremely proud to invite David Pimentel who will be onsite all weekend and sharing what he feels is the purists way to gesture and expression in drawing. A direct disciple of the great gesture instructor from Walt Disneys classic animation days, Walt Stanchfield, David shares his talent and passion with you during a [...]

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Dean Yeagle Animator/Director/Designer

Dean Yeagle Animator/Director/Designer

Dean Yeagle has spent most of his career in animation, working first for Zander’s Animation Parlour in New York City and then with his own animation company, Caged Beagle Productions. In 2000, he began drawing cartoons for Playboy Magazine, and continues to do so on a regular basis. He publishes books featuring his character ‘Mandy’, [...]

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Donnachada Daly Animator

Donnachada Daly Animator

Donnachada Daly is an animator and illustrator. He is also the creator and pioneer of 3D Illustration. His artwork has broken the boundaries of the page and can be viewed in 3D without using 3D glasses. He has worked as a Directing Animator on Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar and Antz. He began as a cel [...]

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Drake Brodahl Background Painter

Drake Brodahl Background Painter

Drake is an illustrator and gallery artist who is currently working as a background painter for Nickelodeon on Sanjay and Craig. He has also worked for Bento Box and Warner Bros Animation as a background designer and character designer. Drake has exhibited his paintings in art galleries since 2006 and continues to participate regularly in [...]

Sponsors, Studios

Dreamworks Animation Studios

Dreamworks Animation Studios

DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work [...]

Studios

Duncan Studio

Duncan Studio

Ken Duncan is one of the pre-eminent character animators working today. His astute observations of human nature, combined with his extensive knowledge of art and history, imbue his characters with subtle, believable personalities. After attending Sheridan College, Ken Duncan got his start on television commercials and feature films in France, England and Spain. Given his [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Eduardo Avenir II Animator

Eduardo Avenir II Animator

Eduardo, or Edo as he is sometimes called, currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.  He has been drawing ever since he was a kid.  Thankfully, he has continued his passion for art since graduating from the Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College where his student film ‘The Lion’s Den’ won Best 2d Animation Award for [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Eric Canete Animation and Comic Artist

Eric Canete Animation and Comic Artist

Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. He’s provided concept designs on “Men In Black” (Sony), “Ben10: Alien Force” (Cartoon Network) and “G.I. JOE: Renegade” (Hasbro), and has worked as a storyboard artist on “Aeon Flux” (MTV), “Pitch Black” (Universal), “Teen Titans” & “Justice League Unlimited” (WB). [...]

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Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

My name is Eunjung June Kim and I am an animator and illustrator who lives in San Francisco. I originally studied graphic design, but moved to California to study and pursue my dream as an animator and illustrator. I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art [...]

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Fabian Molina Traditional Animator

Fabian Molina Traditional Animator

Fabian Molina is a Northern California based artist who specializes in and hand-drawn character animation and character design. His work is defined by a great use of gesture and shapes to bring out the personality, emotion, and action of his characters. His drawings tell a visual story that everyone can relate to. Fabian is working [...]

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Francisco Herrera Character Designer

Francisco Herrera Character Designer

Please help me welcome back Francisco Herrera to the show. He is crossing over both  international and studio boundaries coming from Mexico all the way to Burbank to share his talent with us. Be sure to stop by his table and say hi! Born in Campeche, Campeche (MEXICO) the 8th of December 1976. In 2000, [...]

Vendors

Fringe Talent

Fringe Talent

WebiFringe Talent President/Recruiter Debra Blanchard started her career in animation at Warner Brothers TV where she worked on the Emmy award winning Tiny Toon Adventures. Debra then joined Industrial Light & Magic, recruiting production and artistic talent for the most recent Star Wars trilogy. She then went on to head up recruiting for DreamWorks Animation, [...]

Archived Studios

Funny Little Bunny

Funny Little Bunny

Founded in February 2010 by a small group of independent artists from India and US, FLB Productions is an online studio that creates Illustrations, Short Films and Public Service Announcements to support social and environmental causes. Our contributors are a mix of students and professionals with versatile artistic backgrounds. ‘Funny Little Bunny’ is a fun [...]

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Gary Montalbano Concept Designer

Gary Montalbano Concept Designer

Since his early childhood in Chicago, Illinois, Gary Montalbano has always had a passion for art, design and storytelling. Inspired to create characters and worlds that have not existed before, Gary now works as a conceptual designer, development artist and art director. His professional design work and published personal art have been influential in projects [...]

Archived Studios

Gentle Giant Studios

Gentle Giant Studios

Gentle Giant Studios:  For over 15 years, Gentle Giant Studios has pioneered innovative approaches to the design and creation of sculpture for film, toys & consumer products, collectibles, and large scale sculptures and monuments. Growing with the digital revolution, Gentle Giant routinely provides 3d modeling and data acquisition services for feature film and television productions, [...]

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Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu is considered one of today’s foremost draftsman and instructors in drawing and painting. Few contemporary artists have thoroughly absorbed the lessons of the great masters of the past and in addition, none have Glenn’s ability to communicate and inspire students with such knowledge and understanding. Glenn Vilppu is trained in the classical art [...]

Schools

Gnomon

Gnomon

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in computer graphics. We believe, that while technology offers new tools to create your visions, it is our ultimate goal to allow you to interact transparently with the software. At Gnomon, we know that it is not the technology [...]

Studios

Headless Studios

Headless Studios

  Title: Hangin’ With the Guys from Headless Productions Hosted by The Creative Talent Network Length 45 min Open the doors into the top secret development department at Headless Studios. Projects that or half way, in progress and more. See the pitch of the feature film  “My Family and the Wolf” that they´re developing right [...]

Schools

iAnimate

iAnimate

JasonRyanAnimation.com and DigiCel, the makers of FlipBook have teamed up to create the best online animation training you can get and help you bring your animation up to feature quality in the shortest amount of time, without having to mortgage your future. Beyond refining your knowledge and understanding of the standard principles of animation, you [...]

Vendors

iAnimate

iAnimate

DigiCel FlipBook Makes 2D Animation Easier Every Step of the Way! DigiCel FlipBook lets you draw right on the computer with your mouse or tablet. Or you can draw on paper, like the pros, and shoot your rough drawings under a camera for speed and then scan your cleaned-up drawings for quality. FlipBook will keep [...]

Schools

ICEF Public Schools

ICEF Public Schools

ICEF Public Schools is a nonprofit charter school management organization serving communities in the South Los Angeles area. We operate high-quality, tuition-free, public charter elementary, middle and high schools. Our goal is to develop and manage charter schools that prepare minority students to attend and compete academically at the top colleges and universities in the [...]

Studios

Imaginism Studios

Imaginism Studios

Imaginism Studios is made up of independent artists specializing in publishing, television, and movie pre-production. We produce some of the most fun and upbeat designs, concepts, and illustrations around! Plus we’re really friendly and will work long hours to meet your needs, so please feel free to contact us and let us know how we [...]

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J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell is a renowned illustrator and a world famous comic book artist with over a decade and a half in the business. Best known for his landmark series ‘Danger Girl’, where he served as both creator and artist, Scott has also created a huge fan-base over the years from his work on such [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Jason Pruett Development Artist

Jason Pruett Development Artist

Jason Pruett is an artist living in the Los Angeles area. His work includes fine art, freelance illustration, character design, and teaching. He has worked on art for games, short films, books, magazines, animated projects, and more. He also teaches an online digital media class for the Academy of Art University. He has a BFA [...]

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Jerry Beck Animation Historian

Jerry Beck Animation Historian

Jerry Beck is an animation historian and cartoon producer. His twelve books on the subject include The Animated Movie Guide, Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide and The 50 Greatest Cartoons. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney, and is currently a consulting producer to Warner Bros., Universal and Disney for their [...]

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John Musker Director

John Musker Director

John Musker began his career at Disney in 1977. His first assignment was as an assistant animator on a short called The Small One (1978). His feature film debut came when he worked as an animator on Pete’s Dragon (1977). He was promoted to supervising animator by 1981, when he worked on The Fox and [...]

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John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 13 years, first working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann, Kim Possible and then transitioning over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk’s New Groove and Brother Bear 2. [...]

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Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez is one of those designers who makes the art of creating characters look all too easy. In his fourth year with CTN Jose will be exhibiting and sharing a panel with other international character designers. Jose Lopez has been a character designer for over 10 years working in the Film, TV and Video [...]

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Kai Acedera Art Director

Kai Acedera Art Director

Kei Acedera is the art director and co-owner of Imaginism Studios. She is known for her imaginative character designs for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and her best-selling childrens’ book illustrations for Harper Collins. Kei’s work can be best described as light-hearted, character-based illustrations, beautifully appealing with extreme versatility. Look out for more of Kei’s [...]

Schools

LAAFA

LAAFA

The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) was named one of American Artist’s Top 10 Art Schools.  In the November 2011 article, Pursuing The Classical Dream:  The American Artist Guide to Art Schools, LAAFA is one of the selectschools worldwide that have established reputable practices in delivery of classical art education. LAAFA’s Programs are [...]

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Liana Hee Character Designer

Liana Hee Character Designer

Liana Hee was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has had a love for illustration since childhood and has been doing it ever since. In 2007 Liana graduated from the Art Institute of California-SF with a degree in Media Arts andAnimation. Since then she has worked designing toys, characters and animating [...]

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Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

LOUIE DEL CARMEN Born and raised in the Philippines, Louie del Carmen is a veteran character designer, storyboard artist, board supervisor and director having worked at most of the major studios in Los Angeles.  In his 15 plus years in the animation industry, Louie has garnered a reputation as a consummate professional with a tremendous [...]

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Marcelo Vignali Production Designer

Marcelo Vignali Production Designer

MARCELO VIGNALI  is a Production Designer and Visual Development artist for Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City, California. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Argentine immigrant parents. In 1976 his family moved to Southern California, where his father started an auto repair shop.  Marcelo graduated from West Covina high school in 1983, and that [...]

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Maxon Computers

Maxon Computers

MAXON Computer, USA is a leader in 3D animation software. Its award-winning products, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, are used worldwide to create 3D animation and designs for feature films, television programs and commercials, live theater, music videos, motion graphics show packages, web sites, as well as medical and scientific visualization. Both products are completely [...]

Vendors

Muertoons

Muertoons

Muertoons is a production/publishing company that was founded by animation artist, Eric Gonzalez. Muertoons was founded with the goal of bringing unique stories filled with heart, humor and culture to the world. In 2010 Muertoons officially launched with its first book, Rosita Y Conchita, an illustrated book that tells the touching story of two sisters [...]

Studios

New Breed Visual EFX

New Breed Visual EFX

Founded in 2007, Newbreed has developed an expertise in character animation and computer generated effects while contributing to feature film and video game projects such as Dimension Film’s Piranha 3D and the award winning Halo franchise. The combined experience of its producers, supervisors and artists have earned them confidence from clients The Weinstein Company, Dimension [...]

Studios

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is on a mission to find innovative and creative talent! Catch us at booths B48 & B49 and get face time with: • Animation Development • Nickelodeon Artist Program • Digital Content Development • Nick Jr. • Nick Creative Resources • Talent Acquisitions Talent Acquisition: If you love FUNNY, strong characters and excellent storytelling, [...]

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Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Title: The Making of Pasteurized – with Private Screening Description: The making of a short film. Nicolás P.Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda where he earned a degree in 2d Animation. While studying animation he was taken under the wing of [...]

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Pascal Campion  Art/Animation Director

Pascal Campion Art/Animation Director

Tell us a little about who you are. Where do you work? What job title do you do? I am a freelancer.  I work from my own studio and I do a multitude of things, from animating, to designing, art direction , animation direction, children books, editorial illustrations, etc etc How long have you been [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Born in Santa Monica, California, Patrick grew up in Tokyo and began his career working for a Japanese CGI production studio where he rose through the ranks to direct various commercials and short films. He moved to California in 2001 and has worked as a character/concept designer for major movies such as “Valiant “(Walt Disney [...]

Archived Speakers

Pilar Alessandra Script Consultant

Pilar Alessandra Script Consultant

PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the Los Angeles writing program “On the Page, Inc.®.” She’s worked as Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures and covered additional projects at ImageMovers, Saturday Night Live Studios and The Robert Evans Company. She’s trained writers at ABC/Disney, MTV/Nickelodeon, the National Screen Institute, the Los Angeles Film [...]

Studios

Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios is an Academy Award ®-winning computer animation studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create a new generation of animated feature films, merchandise and other related products. Pixar’s objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that [...]

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Pixologic makers of Zbrush

Pixologic makers of Zbrush

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience [...]

Archived Studios

Rhythm and Hues Studios

Rhythm and Hues Studios

Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award – winning visual effects studio. It is perhaps best known for its computer generated 3D character animation. Recognized internationally as one of Hollywood’s top visual effects and animation facilities, Rhythm & Hues has more than 100 feature films to its credit. The studio received the Academy Award [...]

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Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh designs for feature film, theme parks, animation and video games. He has been nominated for an Annie Award and won Best Art Direction for Uncharted 2. He has also received a gold and silver award from the Spectrum Fantasy Art annual. When not painting or designing on a commercial project he can be found [...]

Studios

Scott T. Petersen – Golden Street Animation

Scott T. Petersen – Golden Street Animation

Help us welcome back Golden Street Animation to the show.  Owned by animator Scott Petersen who will be presenting Animation training DVDs, their own animation production services, their online mentoring, special give aways, T-shirts and Portfolio Critiques. About the company: Golden Street Animation is a world class animation production outsourcing company started by veteran animator, [...]

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Scott Wright Animator

Scott Wright Animator

Title: Surviving and Thriving in Animation/Art School Description: With so many students going to animation schools. How do you stand out? How do you get the most for your money? How do you get a job after, or even during school? Scott Wright with nearly 20 years in the animation industry and 4 years teaching [...]

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Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is a fantastic, mutli-talented artist, with work ranging from comics, to animation, to video game and toy design. With no formal art schooling, he started his career as a penciller on comic books titles like DC Comics’ TEEN TITANS GO! and the Teen Titans stories in WEDNESDAY COMICS, as well as Marvels’ [...]

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Sherm Cohen  Owner/Instructor

Sherm Cohen Owner/Instructor

Storyboard Artist Sherm Cohen has helped bring to life some of the biggest animation hits of the past 20 years.  His storyboarding, writing, and directing credits include SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold, The Mighty B!, Phineas & Ferb, Kick Buttowski, Disney’s Fish Hooks and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (as lead storyboard artist and character designer). In [...]

Vendors

Sonic Bunny Productions

Sonic Bunny Productions

Sonic Bunny Productions, a Burbank -based animation production company, was started in 2009, by producer Scout Raskin. Sonic Bunny’s approach is spunky, tenacious, and do-it-yourself. They just wrapped their first adult-comedy pilot: An Okay Place To Eat, starring your favorite drill sergeant R.Lee Ermey, voice over legend Jim Cummings, 30 Rock funny man Scott Adsit, [...]

Sponsors, Studios

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA)

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA)

Sony Pictures Animation exemplifies the next generation of CGI storytelling to produce a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world.

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Stephanie        Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

Stephanie Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

We would like to welcome back to CTN the incredibly talented character designer Stephanie Laberis. She is bringing her latest and greatest books and prints, unique felted sculptures and stop-motion puppets and will be conducting portfolio critiques. Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator residing in El Cerrito, CA. Her background is in games [...]

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Stephen Silver Character Designer

Stephen Silver Character Designer

Silver names three treasures to success in life that give him what  it takes  to keep  on drawing:  determination,  passion and desire. Stephen  Silver  was  born  in  London  in 1972. Aspiring  to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would  be his vocation,  Silver got his professional  start  in 1992 drawing caricatures [...]

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Steven E. Gordon Artist

Steven E. Gordon Artist

Welcom Steven Gordon to our exhibit floor. He will have his sketchbooks for sale and convention sketches in color and B&W Steven E. Gordon’s professional career began in 1977 when his High School art teacher saw a trade-paper ad asking for portfolio submissions. To everyone’s surprise his slap-dash, disorganized portfolio was accepted and he was [...]

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Stuart Ng Books

Stuart Ng Books

Stuart NG carries thousands of rare & out-of-print books as well as notable recently published titles. They strive to offer the best selection of current artists sketchbooks; from aspiring students to well-established professionals.

Communities

The Animation Guild (TAG)

The Animation Guild (TAG)

The Animation Guild is Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE).  We represent animation writers and animation artists and technicians.  Our mission is to provide the strength of the collective voice and the seamless cloak of the Motion Picture Industry benefits to the writers and artists across the animation industry. [...]

Schools

The Art Institute Hollywood

The Art Institute Hollywood

It is our pleasure to welcome you to The Art Institute of California — Hollywood community.  More than ever, it’s an exciting time to pursue an education in the creative and applied arts. To prepare for the creative world, you need a brand new vocabulary. Your creative vision can never be truly understood until you can [...]

Schools

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School  is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood. The private post-secondary college, which has quickly become a leading academic center for aspiring filmmakers, offers degrees in film, computer animation and game production with an exceptional curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. Its campus comprises of over 250,000 [...]

Studios

The Third Floor

The Third Floor

In 2002, Chris Edwards joined a team of digital artists at Lucasfilm, that were tasked with previsualizing Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Afterwards, Edwards spearheaded the creation of THE THIRD FLOOR, an independent previsualization company in Los Angeles, in 2004. As CEO and Creative Director at THE THIRD FLOOR, Edwards has [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Speakers

Tony Bancroft Director

Tony Bancroft Director

Upon graduating from high school, Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney sponsored art college, California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) in 1987, where he thrived artistically and developed a lifelong passion for animation. As a result of his time at CalArts, he was “drafted” to the big leagues of Walt Disney Animation Studios. His [...]

Previous Guests, Sponsors, Vendors

Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far [...]

Schools

USC Animation & Digital Arts

USC Animation & Digital Arts

The John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) is devoted to providing its students with the tools, theory and support to fully explore their creative potential as animators. The field of animation has evolved to encompass everything from traditional, character-based storytelling, to abstract and experimental work, and utilizes techniques ranging from painting [...]

Schools

Video Symphony School

Video Symphony School

For the past 15 years Video Symphony has been the industry’s leader in post production training and education. Since 1995 post houses, production companies, recording studios, and major studios and networks including Fox, Universal, Sony, MTV, Warner, Disney, NBC, and CBS have sent their employees to Video Symphony for training to stay on the cutting [...]

Sponsors, Vendors

Wacom Technologies

Wacom Technologies

WACOM tablets have become an industry standard. Join me in welcoming Wacom to CTN-X  where top talent artists will be demonstrating their skills on the latest products for prizes. WACOM believes that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, they strive to [...]

Sponsors, Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios

In 1937, the Walt Disney Studios released its first fully animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and pioneered a new form of family entertainment. More than seven decades later, Walt Disney Animation Studios continues to honor its heritage through animated films that combine beautiful artistry, masterful storytelling and ground breaking technology.

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus is an artist currently located in Los Angeles.  With over 10 years of experience, he has worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Starz and Hasbro.  He has worked as a character designer for shows like Transformers: Prime, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, & Ultimate Spiderman.   He recently published his book, [...]

Communities

Women In Animation

Women In Animation

Women In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation. Website: http://wia.animationblogspot.com/

Schools, Sponsors

Woodbury University

Woodbury University

Mission Statement Woodbury University is committed to providing the highest level of professional and liberal arts education.   The integrated nature of our educational environment cultivates successful students with a strong and enduring sense of personal and social responsibility.  We prepare innovative learners who are adept at communicating and willing to cross the boundaries of knowledge [...]

Vendors

ZBrush Workshops

ZBrush Workshops

ZBrushWorkshops is a new online learning portal for digital sculptors looking to MASTER ZBrush. Founded by Ryan Kingslien, the mission of ZBrushWorkshops is to combine traditional artistic teaching with digital workflows and train sculptors for the film and game industry. ZBrushWorkshops offers several digital workshops & live online classes that target specific areas of digital sculpting while [...]