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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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The Future Has Arrived

Title: The Future Has Arrived Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=22 ] 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 [...]

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Directing Animation vs Live Action

Title: Director for Animation vs Live Action Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=20 ] Bill Kroyer is an award-winning director of animation and computer graphics commercials, short films, movie titles and theatrical films. Trained in classic hand-drawn animation at the Disney Studio, Bill [...]

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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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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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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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LYNDA.COM

LYNDA.COM

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

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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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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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The Broad Appeal of Animation

Title: The Broad Appeal of Animation Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=11 ] The number of females working in the animation industry has dramatically increased in the past quarter century. What began mostly as a male-dominated profession has evolved into an arena full [...]

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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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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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Animation Mentor – An Animation Career Snapshot

Title: An Animation Career Snapshot Sponsored by Animation Mentor CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 45 min[hdplay id=10 ] Join Animation Mentor and guests at CTN-X for a conversation about “An Animation Career Snapshot”. Panel Description: Just as the animation industry is constantly evolving, so does your career in animation! AnimationMentor.com has gathered [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Break Into Animation Steve Hickner Dreamworks Director

Title: How to break into Animation and How to Stay There! Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=8 ] Description:  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 [...]

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Pixar Is In the House | Story Story Story

Title: Pixar is in the House: Story Story Story Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=5 ] Join award winner animation director Roger Allers and Pixar Story Artists Ted Mathot, Scott Morse, Bill Presing, and Derek Thompson, in this rare opportunity as they discuss [...]

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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 Pioneer Series: Those Who Paved The Way

Title: The Pioneer Series: Those Who Paved the Way Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=4 ] Moderated by Animation Historian Jerry Beck this round table discussion with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman centers on the pioneering spirit.   Hear first hand about the passion [...]

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Mike Mignola American Comic Artist and Writer

Title: One on One Spotlight with Mike Mignola Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 47 min [hdplay id=7 ] Moderated by animation Producer and Director Don Hahn  this one on one interview  with An American Cartoonist Mike Mignola is a rare moment in time as these two [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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One on One Spotlight with Dave Master

Title: One on One Spotlight with Dave Master Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=18 ] Moderator Henk Dawson: I started my Seattle, Washington-based illustration and animation business in 1989. Since then, I have been working with clients such as Apple, ESPN, Fox, FedEx, [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1+3+5=The Making of 9

[hdplay id=15 ] Title: 1+3+5=The Making of 9 Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted June 2010 Length 45 min You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to meet up with the front end creative team  from the ground breaking Focus Features film “9″ . This informal discussion with the [...]

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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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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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Comedy Wanted Drawn or Alive

Title: Comedy Wanted Drawn or Alive Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 60 min [hdplay id=29 ] Join Yvette Kaplan and her panel of 5 accomplished bi-genre writers for “Comedy Wanted: Drawn or Alive”, a discussion about the creative and procedural differences between writing Animated or Live [...]

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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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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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The Studio Has No Walls: The Virtual Production Model

Title: The Studio Has No Walls: The Virtual Production Model Sponsored by The Animation World Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted June 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=14 ] A moderated round table overview of where animation production is headed for both studio owners and artists. Along with the internet came a direct connection with [...]

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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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The Relevance of Mime in Animation: Character Movement

Title: The Relevance of Mime in Animation: Character Movement Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=9 ] Lorin Eric Salm is the creator of Character Movement for Animation, a series of workshops using concepts and techniques from the art of Theatrical Mime to expand [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Power of Improv

Title: The Power of Improvisation Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=26 ] Ezra, a native of New Jersey, left home to study theater at California Institute of the Arts.  After graduating in 1994 with a B.F.A., he moved to the greater Los Angeles area to [...]

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Glenn Litwak Attorney Litwak & Havkin

Title: Glenn Litwak Attorney Litwak & Havkin Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=27 ] “Animators are often asked to work as independent contractors.  This lecture will discuss the various provisions of an independent contractor agreement, including the term of the agreement, compensation, warranties [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anatomy of a Hit Animated Series

Title: Anatomy of a Hit Animated Series Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=30 ] What are some of the key ingredients of creating and producing a hit TV animated series in an ever-changing entertainment landscape?  Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, creators of the hugely popular [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marketing from the Right Side of the Brain

Title: Marketing from the Right Side of the Brain Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=24 ] LEE SILBER, affectionately known as “Creative Lee” is the best-selling author of 14 books including “Self-Promotion For The Creative Person”, “Organizing From The Right Side Of The [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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