Robert Lence
Robert LencePixar
Robert Lence has been a major contributor on some of the most successful films in the history of animated features. In his twenty-eight-year animation career, he has worked as a Screenwriter, Head of Story, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, and Story Consultant, helping create original characters, writing dialogue, and shaping the story on over a dozen major-release animated features.

Geefwee Boedoe
Geefwee BoedoeDisney, Pixar, DW, Academy Award nominee
Geefwee Boedoe began his animation career working as a hand-drawn animator for Walt Disney studios on The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, and started work in story & visual development on The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He continued in story & visual development at Pixar on films such as A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. During his work on Monsters, Inc. he also designed and created the title sequence for that film.

Ricky Nierva
Ricky NiervaPixar
Ricky Nierva joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 1997. He began with the animation team as a visual development artist and did additional storyboarding on “Toy Story 2.” He was the lead character designer for “Monster’s Inc.” and was awarded an Annie Award as the character art director for the Academy Award® winning feature “Finding Nemo.” Nierva was the production designer for another Oscar® winner, and Best Picture nominee, “Up” and most recently worked as the production designer “Monsters University.”

Jeo Daniels
Jeo Daniels
Joe Daniels has been working in the animation industry for more than a decade. He is the 3D Animation Director at TinyCo Games in San Francisco, and the Lead Animator on Harry Potter — Hogwarts Mystery. Joe has worked with clients such as Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Aardman Animation, and has been creating drawn animation in VR for about as long as this new medium has existed. He has a passion for exploring new tech and workflows related to the art of storytelling, and helping artists unleash their creativity. Joe has given a workshop as part of the Anomalia VR Development Lab in Czech Republic as the very first wk of its kind in Europe if not around the globe.

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”.

Ben Rush
Ben RushPixar, DreamWorks
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…

Mike Cachuela
Mike has experience of working on many ground-breaking film projects has led to work and lectures around the world including China, Taiwan, Denmark and Brazil. In addition to his own short films, two of which sold to Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation, Mike has sold story options to Lucas Films and LAIKA.

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…

Michel Breton
Michel Breton
Conceptual artist, production designer, art director and director. These are the different hats that Michel Breton carried for animation studios such as Hannah Barbera, Chuck Jones Films Production, National Film Board of Canada, Laika, Zanuck Entertainment. Notable projects are The Boxtrolls, Coraline, The Triplets of Belleville, Noël-Noël and Heavy Metal.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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 .

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…

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.“

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.