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2021 Events!

A Series of Artist-Focused Streaming Shows

  • Mathias Omotola
  • Andrew Kramer
  • Mike "Beeple" Winkelmann
  • Simon Walker, CSI
  • Bryan Coleman
  • Blake Kathryn
  • Nicole Ruggiero
  • Jake Ferguson
  • Joel Thomas
  • Travis Ragsdale
  • Chris Schmidt
  • Can Erduman
  • Chris Bjerre
  • David Ariew
  • Amanda Godreau
  • Mahnoor Barry
  • David Brodeur
  • Doug Appleton and John LePore
  • Arturo Wong
  • Alex Parker
  • Mehdi Hadi
  • Brandon Parvini
  • Fred Colin
  • Martin Vanners
  • Caroline Le
  • Bruna Vasconcelos

2021 Events! Presentation Schedule (all times PST)

2021 Events! Presenters

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Alex Parker

Motion Designer + Character Animator at Freelance

Alex Parker is a freelance Animator + Designer, working under her freshly founded freelance brand, Ladybird Animation. Known mostly for her mid-century design aesthetic and relentless use of the color pink, Alex is no stranger to quirky character animation and telling stories her way: one frame at a time. Her motto is pretty simple: ‘Bright colors. Black coffee.’

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Amanda Godreau

Motion Designer at Freelance

Amanda Godreau is a Puerto Rican designer that likes to make things move. She works as a designer and animator for studios and clients alike and attends Ringling College of Art and Design's Motion Design Department. She enjoys working in all kinds of mediums and exploring new possibilities.

Amanda grew up in Puerto Rico and has since moved to Sarasota, Florida to pursue her degree. She's always looking for cool projects to work on and cool people to meet!

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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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Arturo Wong

Arturo Wong is an Emmy, Promax, and Telly Award winner 3D Generalist based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked professionally for over a decade on major commercial projects, graphic packages, and re-branding packages such as ESPN, Miami Dolphins, CBS4, CBS Sports, HBO, Nissan, Miami Heat, and more. When it comes to 3D there is nothing he enjoys more than to find the magic behind the trick, the how of things work.

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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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Brandon Parvini

Brandon Parvini is a Los Angeles based Design and Technical Director working in the film and entertainment industry for the past 15 years. With and mantra of process over product, Brandon's roots are placed firmly in formal design education and figurative studies from his time as a fine artist before his pivot to the digital arts.

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Bruna Vasconcelos

Bruna (Brunaaart) is a Brazilian 3D artist and visual designer, who is currently based in Berlin. Bruna’s work usually has a magical, mysterious and ethereal vibe, often representing women who are very powerful, emotional and yet delicate. Some other influences to her work are nature scenes, mythology and occasional cyberpunk elements.

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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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Can Erduman

Can is a freelance character generalist specialized in stylized characters. He lives in Germany and operates worldwide.

Bringing characters to life and telling interesting stories is his great passion and motivation. Besides directing, his technical experience spans from sculpting, shading and rigging characters all over to the animation part.

With over a decade of freelancing experience, his clients vary from small local studios to big international companies. He has supervised character animation for products like Lego, Nike, Payback and Caprisun. He taught animation and Cinema 4D at the U.A.S. Mainz, Germany. You can find him frequently talking at international conferences like Playgrounds, FMX or IBC.

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Caroline Le

Caroline Le is a 2D and 3D motion designer from the greater New York City area. She has a background in broadcast design and styleframe development, and has a special interest in title design.

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Chris Bjerre

Art Director / Motion Designer at Freelance

Chris is a San Francisco-based multidisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience in the Motion Graphics Industry. His diverse and vast body of work includes feature films, commercials, title sequences, music videos, games, VR, and experiential design.

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Chris Schmidt

Founder at Rocket Lasso

Chris Schmidt is a 3D artist, educator, software developer and now founder of Rocket Lasso. Deeply rooted in Cinema 4D since 2000, he has hundreds of hour's worth of online tutorials and live streams. Aimed at helping newcomers and professionals alike, covering topics ranging from character rigging and advanced particles setups, Sketch & Toon, and technical motion graphics techniques. Based out of Chicago, Chris also co-founded the annual Half Rez Motion Design Conference and the Chicago C4D user group.

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David Ariew

3D Motion Designer / Educator at Freelance

David Ariew started his career in neuroscience at UVA, mapping the brain of the common fruit fly, but quickly realized his passion lays elsewhere. His background is in the border between the music and film industries, where he spent three years working on touring visuals for Dave Matthews Band, and where he first discovered his love of Cinema 4D and Octane Render back in 2013.

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David Brodeur

Owner at Brilly

Brilly, Formerly Known As Locked And Loading is a Digital Artist. Born and raised in Philly, started his career in Chi-Town, and currently living in St. Pete, he's created a variety of digital artworks. His client list includes some of the largest brands in the world such as Google, Gucci, STARZ, Adobe, Nike, Audi, BMW, and Air Jordan to name a few. He also has created visuals for musical artists such as Skrillex, Amon Tobin, Drake, Scott Storch, DJ Carnage, and Diplo's Mad Decent Label. His personal work is known for having a wide range of imagery through his various "Series" Collections. He has been creating his trademark art series for over nine straight years.

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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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Doug Appleton and John LePore


Doug Appleton

Doug is the VFX Director at Perception in NYC. Doug’s projects have ranged from detailed UX interface projects for high-profile security clients, to leading teams on title sequences like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame, and WandaVision.

John LePore

John LePore has his dream job. After collaborating with many talented studios and directors, John found a home at Perception, where he joined the staff as a senior designer. Hundreds of projects later, John has been the Creative Director at Perception since 2010, working directly under owners Danny Gonzalez and Jeremy Lasky.

From designing ABC News’ data-rich election-night coverage to the gadgets and devices of Iron Man 2 to some of the next generation's most exciting real-world devices, John has played an integral role in Perception’s evolution into the first name in conceptual interfaces. Every day John considers himself fortunate to contribute to blockbuster films, cutting-edge brands, and the most impressive technology products.

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EJ Hassenfratz

Creative Director at School of Motion

EJ Hassenfratz is a Creative Director at School of Motion where he shares his passion for teaching and contributing to the mission of breaking down the barrier to learning motion design. He has over 12 years of experience using Cinema 4D and has been teaching C4D for over 7 years through his popular website eyedesyn.com that hosts over 150 Cinema 4D tutorials. When not on the box, you can find him hiking in the Rockies, hanging out with his pug, or drinking a tasty craft beer.

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Emiliano Topete

Animation Director at Polygoon Estudio

Born and raised in Mexico City. Studied film school in Cuba. Founded Polygoon in 2013, and ever since he has been developing 3D animated projects for both local and international platforms. He is an animation teacher and Cinema 4D consultant.

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Fred Colin

Fred Colin is a Director and Digital artist in France. He has been working as a freelance artist for the last 10 years. Fred is purely autodidact, and loves to play with diverse and vast body of work from live action to CG.

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Jake Ferguson

Art Director at Freelance

Emmy Award-winning Senior Art Director / CG Lead focusing on title sequences and commercial work. Currently based in Los Angeles.

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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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Mahnoor Barry

VFX / Motion Graphic Artist at Lynn University

Mahnoor Barry is a district award-winning artist. She just graduated from Lynn University majoring in Computer Animation & Motion Graphics. She is originally from Pakistan. Currently, she is the junior Motion Graphic Artist for a leading lifeline provider/ telecommunication company.

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Martin Vanners

After doing photography for over 15 years, Martin Vanners experienced CG to be a full creative life changer. After first installing Cinema 4D, he's never touched a real life camera again. Using 3D to tell cinematic stories has been his passion ever since he started this creative journey just 2 years ago. Martin will show us how his love for photography has been super helpful in his 3D endeavors and will share his experience on how he uses his photography skills to art direct his renders.

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Mathias Omotola

Manager of Events and Community at Maxon

For over 10 years, he has discovered and welcomed to the presentation stage hundreds of talented artists from around the world. Host of the 3Dmotionshow.com and 3D motion tour, Mathias stays focused on growth by creating and nurturing a fun, inclusive, environment for artists, creatives, and technology partners.

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Mehdi Hadi

Mehdi Hadi VFX Motion Graphics Artist and Concept Artist and Director and Teacher. He specializes in motion graphics design for commercial, Feature film and game cinematics and title sequence design.

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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 and Director at Nicole Ruggiero Ltd.

Nicole Ruggiero is a 3D visual artist whose work concentrates on technology and culture. Her recent work explores themes like digital emotions and power, online subcultures and communities, and technology as an escapist device. Nicole has recently worked with the following clients: Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, The Weeknd, Rico Nasty, Adult Swim, New York Times, GIPHY, and Snapchat.

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Oliver Lueiza

Creative Director at Believe

Oliver is a 3D artist with a professional degree in design and 11 years of experience as a 3D generalist. He specializes in Cinema 4D and is a Cinema 4D Master Trainer. He currently works as a Creative Director at Believe Studio.

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Paul Babb

Chief Marketing Officer at Maxon

Paul Babb is currently the Chief Marketing Officer / 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

Head of Training & Learning 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 global training team, the worldwide Maxon Certification program, and the Cineversity.com training platform.

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Travis Ragsdale

3D Artist / Motion Designer at Travis Ragsdale

Travis Ragsdale is a Dallas-based 3D Motion Designer who works with clients such as Callaway, Spotify, Lays, Hot Wheels, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jagermeister, and more. He loves creating mesmerizing animations and has been posting them on his Instagram for a number of years.

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