Mark Oftedal
Mark OftedalPIXAR Animation Studios
Mark Oftedal is a character designer, animator, and animation instructor. He studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts and earned an animator position at Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked on “Toy Story”, “A Bug’s Life” and “Toy Story 2”.

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Ben Rush
Ben RushDreamWorks
With 20 years of industry experience serving as a supervising animator and supervising character technical director, Ben’s passion for bringing characters to life is demonstrated in a portfolio spanning 18 of the most successful animated movies…

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Jim Capobianco
Jim CapobiancoPIXAR Animation Studios
Jim Capobianco is a writer, director, and storyboard artist. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Jim started in the story department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King. After five years of storyboarding films like A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo at Disney,

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Keith Lango
Keith LangoVALVE
Keith has worked on icons of childhood (Mickey Mouse & GI Joe), singing vegetables, space traveling penguins, Oscar nominated films, commercials, top tier game cinematics and features. Along the way he has made a few short films. He is also one of the best mentors…

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Jesse Sandifer
Jesse SandiferWhitemoon Dreams, Blur, Reel FX
Jesse Sandifer is currently employed as the Lead Character Artist at Whitemoon Dreams, an indie game studio in LA. He was a former Lead Character Artist for Blur Studio, a self-taught, award-winning digital artist with a burning passion to birth new, inventive concepts and characters and breathe life into everything he creates.

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John Nevarez
John NevarezPIXAR Animation Studios
John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 18 years. First working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann and Kim Possible, where he then transitioned over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk’s New Groove and Brother Bear 2.

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Jim Moore
Jim MooreLucas Film
Jim Moore graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2000 and began his professional career at Factor 5 working on such titles as Rogue Leader and Lair. Starting as a texture artist, Jim rose through the ranks as a concept artist and finally an Art Director before the closure of the studio in 2008.

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Anthony Wong
Anthony WongPIXAR Animation Studios
Anthony Wong started as a computer engineer. Cal Arts accepted Anthony and that changed his life. For nine years, he worked for Disney feature animation as a character animator (Hunchback, Mulan, Hercules, Fantasia 2000, Tarzan, Emperors New Groove…

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Kenny Roy
Kenny RoyArconyx
Kenny Roy started his career in 1998 as a dustbuster on the animated film,Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu. From those humble beginnings, he’s gone on to animate some of the most memorable characters on screen. In 116years, Kenny has animated for TV shows…

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Rich Quade
Rich QuadePIXAR Animation Studios
Rich has worked at Pixar Animation Studios off and on since 1992. He was a directing animator on Toy Story, and a supervising animator on both „A Bug’s Life“, „Monsters Inc.“ Toy Story 3, Pixar commercials and animation works for Disney as well .

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Jason Schleifer
Jason SchleiferDreamWorks
Jason Schleifer is currently the Head of Character Animation on Dreamworks Animation’s latest animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Previously, he was Head of Character Animation on the 2014 Short film Rocky and Bullwinkle and the 2010 animated picture…

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Mike Belzer
Mike BelzerValve
Playing with G.I. Joes and video games as a kid payed off for Mike. First, he made a career in stop motion animating such icons as Gumby and the Pillsbury Doughboy, as well as such films as „Nightmare Before Christmas“ and „James and the Giant Peach.“

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Neil Helm
Neil HelmPixar
Neil studied at Savannah College of Art and Design between August 2005 – May 2008. Did an internship at Pendulum Studios, which is a small animation studio producing high-quality game cinematics, commerical, and short films. In June 2008 joined PIXAR Animation…

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Andrew L. Schmidt
Andrew L. SchmidtPIXAR Animation Studios
Andrew L. Schmidt is a senior animator with Pixar Animation Studios. He has worked in the animation industry for 20 years and has a long list of credits in both traditional 2D animation and CG animated films. He began his career in 1990 in London…

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Isaac Kerlow
Isaac Kerlowformerly Disney
Isaac Kerlow spent ten years working at Pratt Institute in New York teaching as a professor and becoming the founding chairman of the Department of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. He went on to join Disney Interactive and headed a team of…

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Josh Carey
Josh CareyReel FX
I am currently the Head of Rigging at Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas, Texas. While I am in charge of the entire Rigging Dept, my duties reach beyond that simple title. I supervise on projects while still having plenty of ‘on the box’ time. I do lots of scripting…

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Royce Wesley
Royce WesleyPIXAR Animation Studios
Royce has been animating professionally in New York and California for film and television productions for the past 12 years. After graduating with a BFA in Film and Animation from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, his professional career started…

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Matt Majers
Matt MajersPIXAR Animation Studios
Matt Majers has been animating professionally for eleven years. After realizing that skateboarding and snowboarding every day gets boring, he attended CalArts graduating in 2001. His first gig was at Rhythm and Hues animating on Scooby Doo…

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Robert Bennett
Robert BennettLes Gobelins
He’s developed Workshops in Corporeal Acting for Animators, which are proposed to schools of animation as well as production houses in Animation. He continues to work as an Actor in film, television and the Theatre. Robert Bennett was first introduced to Dramatique…

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Jonny Duddle
Jonny DuddleFreelance Designer
Jonny has been designing characters for game and film for thirteen years and is an award winning concept artist and illustrator, based in the UK. After working on a pirate ship for a year, and as an art teacher in the Kalahari desert, Jonny started working in the UK Games Industry…

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Kay Delventhal
Kay Delventhalindependent
Kay Delventhal works in CGI | VFX since 1992. He worked as a Digital Artist and Supervisor for movies and commercials and during his work at the BFC in Berlin, he focused on animated feature film and was also involved in database and pipeline setups. Which lead into the position of a CGI…

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Victor Vinyals
Victor Vinyalsformerly Aardman Animations
Born in Barcelona (Spain) 39 years ago. Working initially as an animator for 8 years, discovered his passion for character rigging when started at Furia Digital in 2003. Since then, worked as character rigger in different studios in Spain until finally moved to the UK…

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David Tousek
David Tousek3BOHEMIANS
David and his brother run a small production company 3BOHEMIANS. A few years ago, he made his first independent short film TELE-VISION, which was screened at Siggraph 2010 in LA. In 2008, he founded the professional training and networking lab of ANOMALIA, inviting top animation artists from around the world to deliver specialised courses on various animation topics.

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