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Fleet Street Scandal

Fleet Street Scandal

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

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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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The Story of Up

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

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Untangling the Look of Tangled

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

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Broad Discussions of Animation

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

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From Balloon Guy to Bluesky – Interview Chris Wedge

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

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The Creative Minds Behind Megamind

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

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Dragon’s Flight School

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

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One on One Spotlight: Directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

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

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Heather Kenyon Starz Animation

Heather Kenyon Starz Animation

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

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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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Animals & Creatures Animation Breakdown

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

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Small Studio Success in a Big Studio Town

Small Studio Success in a Big Studio Town

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

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Sergio Pablos and “Dispicable Me”

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

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Challenge of the Looney Tunes

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

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice

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

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Clay Underneath My Nails

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

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Act 1: The Story Begins

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

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

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

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Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers

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

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David G. Derrick Story Artist

David G. Derrick Story Artist

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

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

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

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Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

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

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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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Guy Vasilovich Director

Guy Vasilovich Director

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

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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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One on One Career Interview with Tadahiro Uesugi

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

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Dynamic Dialogue Pilar Alessandra

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

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

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

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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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James Baker Story Artist

James Baker Story Artist

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

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July Films with Animator and Filmmaker Mike Nguyen

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

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Ctrl-Zs

Ctrl-Zs

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

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Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy Animation Creator

Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy Animation Creator

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

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Sho Murase Mavrix Studios Designer

Sho Murase Mavrix Studios Designer

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

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Designing from a Distance

Title:Designing from a Distance Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=25 ] Moderator Sue Nichols “For years, Sue Nichols has been one of the best vis dev and storyboard people in the business, having helped to create some of Disney’s greatest animated motion pictures of the [...]

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Past Present and Future of Previsualization

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

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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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Enrico Casarosa Story Artist Pixar

Enrico Casarosa Story Artist Pixar

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

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Peck n Paw

Peck n Paw

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

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Andy Ristaino Designer

Andy Ristaino Designer

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

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Getting from Cal Arts to Directing Animation for Live Action

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

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Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

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

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Thank You For Everything “Moebius”

“Moebius” was in the house at CTNX the weekend of Nov 19-21, 2010. This exclusive US appearance of JEAN GIRAUD “MOEBIUS” was made possible by The Creative Talent Network®. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (May 8, 1938 – March 10, 2012) (alias Moebius or Gir) was a legendary author and comic strip artist. In 1963, under [...]

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Indy Studio Owners

Title:Indy Studio Owners Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=21 ] The production model has changed in the past 10-15 years. The inclusion of downsizing and outsourcing by the large production studios has given fuel to the startups and smaller independent studio owner. Find out about [...]

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

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

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Animation and Comic Book Cross-Polenization

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

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Boarders Without Borders: StoryboardArt.org

Title: Boarders Without Borders Hosted by StoryboardArt.org Length 45min Are you prepared to handle clients across the country, or even halfway across the world? In this fast changing world of digital art and social networking, it is more important than ever to be able to market yourself as versatile storyboard artist.  In this presentation you [...]

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Catherine Maske

Catherine Maske

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

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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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Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

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

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Character Designers Creating Identities

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

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Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi  Galstian

Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi Galstian

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

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Laura Dubuk and Tabitha Fisher Animation Artists

Laura Dubuk and Tabitha Fisher Animation Artists

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

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Ed Rodiguez Designer

Ed Rodiguez Designer

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

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Ed Ghertner Art Director

Ed Ghertner Art Director

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

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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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Carol Police Art Director

Carol Police Art Director

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

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Roland Tamayo Concept Artist

Roland Tamayo Concept Artist

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

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Pao Jitmakusol Designer

Pao Jitmakusol Designer

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

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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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Pablo Navarro Directing Animator

Pablo Navarro Directing Animator

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

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Mark Austin Cinematic Artist

Mark Austin Cinematic Artist

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

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Ruel Pascual Animation Artist

Ruel Pascual Animation Artist

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

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Andre Barnwell Animator

Andre Barnwell Animator

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

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The Power of the Thumbnail – Armand Serrano Visual Development Artist

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

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Mike Disa Director and Writer

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

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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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Martin Hsu Character Designer

Martin Hsu Character Designer

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

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Essential Sequential

Essential Sequential

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

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Mindy Lee Concept Artist

Mindy Lee Concept Artist

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

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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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Smoke and Mirrors: Elemental Alchemy

Smoke and Mirrors: Elemental Alchemy

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

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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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Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

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

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

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

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Portfolio Strategies for Success with Robert St. Pierre

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

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Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

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

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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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Nancy Beiman Animator

Nancy Beiman Animator

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

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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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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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Chris Kennett Animator

Chris Kennett Animator

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

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Michael Amos Animator

Michael Amos Animator

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

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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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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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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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GirlsDrawinGirls

GirlsDrawinGirls

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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