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2021 Events!

A Series of Artist-Focused Streaming Shows

  • Andrew Kramer
  • Athanasios "Noseman" Pozantzis
  • Mike "Beeple" Winkelmann
  • Simon Walker, CSI
  • Bryan Coleman
  • Blake Kathryn
  • Nicole Ruggiero
  • Jake Ferguson
  • Andy Lefton
  • Joel Thomas

2021 Events! Presentation Schedule (all times PST)

2021 Events! Presenters

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Andrew Kramer

Founder at Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer is a creative director known for his design work on film & TV as well as his contributions to the design community through innovative tutorials and creative plug-ins.

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Andy Lefton

Senior 3D/Animator/Illustrator at MadMicrobe

Andy Lefton is an award-winning 3D/VFX generalist and filmmaker with over 12 years of experience. The realm of 3D/2D and Visual FX is the best way for him to relay a message, portray an idea for a client, or simply let the mind run wild. He appreciates seeing ideas prosper and grow by thinking outside of the box. Andy finds much enthusiasm in what he does and looks forward to sharing with the industry and world at large.

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Athanasios "Noseman" Pozantzis

Athanasios Pozantzis a.k.a. "Noseman" has been making visuals for the advertising industry since 1989. Since then, he has tutored countless artists on Adobe software especially Cinema 4D and has created educational content for Cineversity.com, Lynda.com and Linked-in Learning.

It should be noted that most of his students ended up switching careers, becoming Yoga or Pilates instructors, and one of them became an unsuccessful real estate agent.

His main focus is still on converting briefs into images and animations, an undertaking that has definitely NOT won him an Emmy Award, although he did receive a Grand Epica in 2005. He resides in Toronto and is one of the few select Cinema 4D Master Trainers on the globe.

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Blake Kathryn

Blake Kathryn is a Los Angeles based visual artist. Her work balances between concept and commercial realms spanning across various industries including music, fashion and tech. Blake's work is recognized for its vibrant palettes and ethereal undertones with a surreal futurist aesthetic.

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Bryan Coleman

Motion Design Director at Freelance

Bryan is a creative director, motion designer, and style-frame artist, with more than a decade of experience. His work relies upon Cinema 4D as a foundation for the creation of broadcast and commercial work. Bryan has worked with a wide range of clients including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, Toros Kose, Blacksmith, WeAreRoyale, HPE, Sarovsky, and Man Vs Machine. He is currently based in Los Angeles and NYC.

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Daniel Hashimoto

Senior Content Creator at Red Giant

Formerly of DreamWorks Animation, Hashi is the creator of Action Movie Kids on YouTube and hosts a series of After Effects VFX Tutorials on the Red Giant Channel.

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David McGavran

CEO at Maxon

David McGavran joined Maxon in July 2018. The internationally experienced executive comes with extensive expertise and a large network in the Media and Entertainment industry, having worked 20 years in different roles at Adobe. His last position at Adobe Systems was Director of Engineering – Professional Audio and Video. David has considerable experience working with broadcasters, post-production houses and film editors around the world.

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Elly Wade

Trainer at Maxon

Elly Wade is a Maxon Trainer based in the UK. She's worked at Maxon for almost six years and throughout that time she's developed a passion for using and learning Cinema 4D. Elly is fortunate enough to be part of the Maxon Training Team, training artists across the world in all things C4D, Redshift, and Red Giant, with a little bit of X-Particles thrown in too.

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Jake Ferguson

Art Director / CG Lead at Freelance

Jake Ferguson is an Emmy Award-winning Senior Art Director / CG Lead focusing on title sequences and commercial work. Currently based in Los Angeles. He was a traditional fine artist for over 12 years, then switched to digital and started as a compositor and 3D animator in 2013. From there he began plunging deeper into CG Generalism. Sculpting, shading, lighting, and compositing have become his most valuable tools in creating high-end art and direction. Jake has worked with clients such as Apple TV+, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Marvel, Riot Games, SK-II, Nat-Geo, Viacom, Starz, Sony PlayStation, Blizzard, Gucci, Paramount, OFFF, Colombia Pictures, TNT, Unity, Supercell, EPIX, MTV, Imagine Entertainment, ESPN, Mazda, AT&T, and many others.

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Joel Thomas

3D Artist at Territory Studio

As kids, Joel Thomas and his brothers would sit at the kitchen table and draw on sheets of old-school, perforated printer paper. Then, he got his start in 3D when he was in high school by dabbling in mods for computer games. Now, he can survive for months off nothing but the dew of a single ginkgo leaf and the energy of the universe.

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Jonas Pilz

Software Evangelist and C4D Master Trainer at Maxon

After working as a freelance 3D artist for a period of five years, Jonas started working at Maxon back in 2015. Since 2020, he is a Cinema 4D Master Trainer.

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Mike "Beeple" Winkelmann

Graphic Designer at Beeple

Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work.

After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more.

One of the originators of the current "everyday" movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture every day from start to finish and posting it online for over ten years without missing a single day.

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Nicole Ruggiero

3D Visual Artist at Freelance

Nicole Ruggiero is a 3D visual artist from NYC & makes work based on the internet and online trends. Her work concentrates on technology and the emotional and social culture around it. Her most recent works explore themes of online popularity, digital emotions, sexuality, feminism, and the female gaze. She expresses these themes through 3D figures and nostalgic relics, blurring the line between the virtual and the real. Working mainly in 3D with a background in graphic design, she creates animations and visuals for augmented reality, virtual reality, commissions, events, and animations. Nicole has shown and has spoken in places all over the world such as Tokyo, Beijing, London, Sydney, Berlin, India, LA, and NYC. Her work has also been featured in publications such as New York Times, Adult Swim, VICE, Glamour, Widewalls, Monopol, NestHQ, and Keen On. She is driven by learning new technologies, involves herself in the culture surrounding them, and constantly learns new skills to further develop her work.

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Paul Babb


Paul Babb is currently the Global Head of Community and Customer Experience / COO for the Americas, and well known as the face of Cinema 4D, globally recognized as a market-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects and rendering software application. Babb spearheads efforts to bolster Maxon brand recognition and promote the company’s Cinema 4D, Redshift and Red Giant product lines.

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Simon Walker, CSI

Director of Training at Maxon

Simon Walker, CSI, has worked in post-production since before Photoshop had layers. A certified Master Trainer for both Apple and Adobe professional video suites, Simon manages the training team at Maxon, running workflow

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