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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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Alishea Gibson

Alishea Gibson

Alishea Gibson is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Berkeley, CA. Alishea is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she studied art and animation. After interning at PDI/DreamWorks, she started work as a graphic designer and spends her free time illustrating for an iPad storybook start-up in the Bay Area (expected release [...]

Schools

AnimSchool

AnimSchool

AnimSchool is the premiere school for learning 3D animation, modeling and rigging. Student learn in live web sessions with working 3D professionals. We teach a broad curriculum so students are well prepared for the 3D workforce. AnimSchool students learn from pros working at top studios like Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks, Disney and Pixar. They share [...]

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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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Astute Graphics

Astute Graphics

Are leading innovative experts in designing imaginative tools for vector designers that significantly save time, boost creativity and achieve refined results. They lead the way with cutting-edge design software – bringing back the fun to drawing whilst making it far easier to meet tight deadlines and make on the fly changes. Astute Graphics is driven by [...]

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Brent George

Brent George

Since studying Classical Animation at Sheridan College, Brent’s career has been enriched by over 15 years of production experience in Commercials, Television, Film and more recently Video Games. During his travels, Brent has worked as Animator, CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Character Technical Director, Director, Animation Director and a countless number of other roles. Most recently, [...]

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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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Brian McEntee Production Designer Art Director

Brian McEntee Production Designer Art Director

Title: An Art Driven Approach Description: An art-driven approach to the process of making an animated feature film. Production Designer—Art Director, Brian P. McEntee, offers a “how to” guide for taking your idea from concept to screen while keeping  visual storytelling in the driver’s seat through every stage of the production process. Although born in [...]

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CelAction

CelAction

CelAction is an independently-owned company that develops and sells CelAction2D, widely regarded as the most powerful 2D animation software in the world. CelAction’s software has been used in TV series and feature films internationally, by clients that include Astley Baker Davies, Collingwood O’Hare, Baby Cow Animation, Tiger Aspect and Aardman. Award-winning classics such as Peppa [...]

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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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David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale is a character designer/visual development artist who graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is currently living and working in the NYC area, and is generally described as a short man with tall ideas. He has done work for small and large company alike; his most recent [...]

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Dimitri Granovsky

Dimitri Granovsky

Né à MontParnasse d’un père sculpteur constructiviste, Dimitri Granovsky a suivi des routes professionnelles qui ont mêlées création, images et business… Ses terrains d’activités dans la communication  et le ‘’management’’ont été aussi variés que ceux des univers de l’agro alimentaire, de l’automobile, de l’agrochimie, de l’informatique … en agence de publicité, chez l’annonceur et dans [...]

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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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Gene Kozicki

Gene Kozicki

A product of the so called “‘Star Wars’ generation”, Gene Kozicki has been interested in Visual and Special Effects since he saw that film as a kid.  Many a model kit met a sad fate with fireworks and lighter fluid as he tried to recreate the visuals he marveled at on the big screen.  Leaving [...]

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Lino Disalvo

Lino Disalvo

LINO DISALVO (Head of Animation) joined Disney in 1997 after graduating from Vancouver Film School in British Columbia. During his reign in Walt Disney Animation Studios, DiSalvo’s feature-film credits include 2005’s “Chicken Little,” 2007’s “Meet the Robinsons,” 2008’s “Bolt,” for which he also provided the voice of Vinnie, and 2010’s “Tangled.” According to the animation [...]

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MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

  MinoMiyabi is an illustrator focusing on character design and storytelling. Based on his background of science, MinoMiyabi graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, with an MFA in animation. After his career at SPRITE Animation Studios as animator/layout artist, he started his own business in Los Angeles as a freelancer in the relating [...]

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Nathan Fowkes Entertainment Industry Artist

Nathan Fowkes Entertainment Industry Artist

Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 11 feature films including: The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon andThe Legend of Puss in Boots. His current projects are upcoming animated films from Disney and Blue Sky Studios. Nathan is also well known as a teacher of color, light, design, He teaches [...]

Studios

Nerd Corps Entertainment

Nerd Corps Entertainment

Nerd Corps is one of the largest children’s animation studios in North America. At our Vancouver studio, we create, produce and distribute a diverse slate of award-winning original properties, including Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, and Rated A for Awesome. The service properties we produce, including Mattel’s Monster High, Max Steel, and Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, are equally well [...]

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Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic is a freelance illustrator, designer, animator & pin up enthusiast. You can check out what she does at http://nicterhorst.com.

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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Pierre Lambert

Pierre Lambert

Historian of animation , Pierre LAMBERT was born on 27 September 1960. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts Duperré and studied animation at the Technology Training Centre des Gobelins.   Press Walt Disney France , he wrote several articles on the animation for the famous film magazine Starfix . In 1987 , he [...]

Schools

Ringling College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering Bachelor degree programs in 14 disciplines, including our award-winning Computer Animation program.  Located on Florida’s gulf coast, the picturesque 35-acre campus now includes 90 buildings, and attracts over 1,300 students from 44 states and 53 foreign countries.  We are recognized as [...]

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T. Dan Hofstedt Animator

T. Dan Hofstedt Animator

Title: Let’s Talk!: Animating Dialogue Description: Animating Between the Lines: An anti-phoneme holistic approach to dialog. There’s more to animating dialog than just plugging in shapes that allegedly correspond to words on an x-sheet. With nearly 30 years professional animation experience on over 20 feature films, T. Dan shares some of his insights into the art [...]