Confirmed Speakers VIEW 2022

Henry Selick

Director, Wendell & Wild, Netflix

Rob Minkoff

Director, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Paramount

Shannon Tindle

Writer/Director/Executive Producer, Netflix Animation

Peter Ramsey

Director, We the People (Episode), Netflix Animation, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Nora Twomey

Director, My Father's Dragon, Cartoon Saloon, Netflix

Robert Zemeckis

Director, Pinocchio (2022), Walt Disney

Chris Williams

Director, The Sea Beast, Netflix

Marc Petit

VP, GM, Unreal Engine, Epic Games

Rob Bredow

Chief Creative Officer, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Julien Fournie

C.E.O., Julien Fournié Haute Couture

Jean Paul Cauvin

C.O.O., Julien Fournié Haute Couture

Sebastien Deguy

VP of 3D & Immersive, Adobe

Guido Quaroni

Senior Director of Engineering, 3D & Immersive, Adobe

Ramsey Naito

President, Nickelodeon, Paramount

Kristine Belson

President, Sony Pictures Animation

Karen Toliver

VP of Animation Film, Netflix

Roy Conli

Producer, Strange World, Disney Animation Studios

Ben Morris

VFX Supervisor & Creative Director, ILM London

Kevin Baillie

Production VFX Supervisor, Pinocchio (2022), Walt Disney Studios

Danielle Feinberg

VFX Supervisor, Turning Red, Pixar Animation Studios

Jake Morrison

Overall VFX Supervisor, Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios

Domee Shi

Director, Turning Red, Pixar Animation Studios

Joel Crawford

Director, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Dreamworks Animation

Pierre Perifel

Director, The Bad Guys, Dreamworks Animation

Peggy Holmes

Director, Luck, Skydance Animation

Fran Kalal

Simulation & Tailoring Supervisor, Lightyear, Pixar Animation Studios

Alex Schwartz

Producer, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Paramount

He Sun

VFX Supervisor, Milk VFX

Paul Debevec

Director of Research, Netflix

Steve May

Chief Technology Officer / Supervising Technical Director, Pixar Animation Studios

Dylan Sisson

Artist & Designer, RenderMan, Pixar Animation Studios

Eloi Champagne

Technical Director, VR, National Film Board of Canada

Jay Worth

VFX Supervisor, Westworld, HBO

Jan-Bart Van Beek

Studio Director & Studio Art & Animation Director, Guerrilla Games

Kevin Grow

Lead Animator, Insomniac Games

Risto Jankkila

Lead VFX Artist, Housemarque

Sharman Jagadeesan

Principal Graphics Programmer, Housemarque

Scott Eaton

Artist, Designer, Creative Technologist

James Knight

Global Director, Media & Entertainment / Visual Effects, AMD

Christina Heller

CEO, Metastage

Roslyn Aronowitz

Senior Producer for Virtual Production, Industrial Light & Magic

Juri Stanossek

VFX Supervisor, Accenture Song VFX

Heiko Burkardsmaier

VFX Executive Producer, Head of Business/Legal Affairs, Accenture Song VFX

Caroline Garrett

Director of VFX for EMEA, Netflix

Mara Froehlich

Head of Production and VFX Producer, Alps Studios

Hal Hickel

Animation Director, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Oscar, BAFTA winner

Nikola Damjanov

Lead Game Artist, Nordeus

Simon Verstraete

Tech Artist, Houdini Freelancer

Nick Ladd

Animator, Studio Syro

Dan Franke

VR Film Director, Co-Founder, Studio Syro

Simone Fougnier

VR Film Director, Co-Founder, Studio Syro

Megan Brain

Paper Sculpture Designer, World of Color, Walt Disney Imagineering

Richard Kerris

VP Omniverse Platform, GM of Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA

Michael Coldewey

Professor of Concept Art, Drawing & Design, Media Design University of Applied Sciences in Munich

Georgina Hayns

Puppet Supervisor, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Alessandro Jacomini

Director of Cinematography, Lighting, Encanto, Disney Animation Studios

Matt Baer

VFX Supervisor, The Bad Guys, Dreamworks Animation

Mark Edwards

VFX Supervisor, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Dreamworks Animation

Mila Useche

Animation Director, Character Designer and Visual Development Artist

Trent Claus

VFX Supervisor, Lola Visual Effects

Scot Stafford

Composer, Lost Ollie, Netflix

Andy Lyon

Creative Director, BUCK

Robert Bisi

Creative Director, BUCK

Wayne Brinton

Director of Business Development, Rodeo FX

Hugo Guerra

Director & VFX Supervisor

Helge Maus

Senior VFX Trainer, Blender & Houdini FX Generalist, Compositor, Owner, pixeltrain

Jan Maroske

Associate VFX Supervisor, ILM

Karen Dufilho

Executive Producer, Epic Games

Raphael Letertre

CG Supervisor, The Sandman, Rodeo FX

Jordan Soles

Global Executive VP and CTO, Rodeo FX

Terrence Masson

MFA Computer Arts Chair, School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC

Angie Wojak

Director of Career Development, School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC

Antony Passemard

Director and General Manager of Creative Tools, Amazon Web Services

Jason Schleifer

Creative Director, FuzzyPixel, Amazon Web Services

Liberty Worth

Artist, Quilter, Designer, Teacher and Poet

Peggy Dollaghan

Senior Recruiter, Pixar Animation Studios

David Brain

Director, Animator, Professor, and Author

Greyson Davis

Consultant

Steve Griffith

Executive Producer, DNEG Virtual Production

Faik Karaoglu

Executive VP, Branded Business, Wacom

Ian Comley

VFX Supervisor, ILM London

Eshaan Mani

Student & Critic, KIDS FIRST!

Allison Bredow

Student & Film Enthusiast

Alessio Bertotti

Co-Founder, Alps Studios

Filippo Robino

Co-Founder, Alps Studios

Christian Manz

VFX Supervisor & Creative Director, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Framestore

Jinko Gotoh

Producer, Consultant, VP, Women in Animation (WIA)

David Prescott

SVP Creative Production, DNEG Animation

Archie Donato

VFX Supervisor, DNEG Animation

Kapil Sharma

Animation Director, DNEG Animation

Tom Wujec

Tech pioneer, Writer, Entrepreneur

Maureen Fan

CEO, Co-Founder, Baobab Studios

Matteo Pessione

Chief Operating Officer, OGR Torino

Alessandro Cioffi

VFX Supervisor, Trixter

Emanuele Lomello

Creative Technologist, Virtual Production Specialist, NABA

Giacomo Trevisio

VFX Producer, Trixter

Robert Hranitzky

Designer & Creative Director

Oliver Bowyer

Head of Sales, Escape Studios

Cathal Loughnane

Head of Non-Automotive Design & Partnerships, Aston Martin Lagonda

Joshua Beveridge

Animation Supervisor, Netflix Animation

Rick Champagne

Global Industry Strategy and Marketing, Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA

Zach Parrish

Animation Director, Netflix Animation

Matthias Lechner

Production Designer, Netflix Animation

Mark Ulano

Sound Engineer, CAS, AMPS, Oscar winner

Andreas Maaninka

VFX Supervisor

Terril Calder

Director, Meneath

Vincent Aupetit

Creative Director, Pre-Production, Framestore

Jean Pierre Navarro

Global Account Manager, Creator Developer Relationship Group, Intel

Krishnan Ramachandran

Sr. Application Engineer, Ray Tracing, Intel

Fabio Sciedlarczyk

Lighter & Look Dev Artist, Netflix

Ashleigh Tamia Clyde

Student, Entertainment Reporter, and Film Critic

Ian Kim

Student, Filmmaker, Photographer, and Visual artist

Alex Coleman

Student & Storyteller

Sean Treacy

Student & Storyteller

Arianna Grace Goarley

Student & Filmmaker

Helena Packer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brenda Ximena Roldan Romero

3D Animator, Blue Zoo Animation Studios

Paul Fratesi

Account Executive, SideFX

Pablo Lobato

Illustrator & Character Designer, Wendell & Wild, Netflix Animation

Suzanne Twining

Lead Animator, Wendell & Wild, Netflix Animation

Judith Crow

VP Strategic Partnerships, SideFX

Jason Yang

Co-Founder & CTO, DGene

Richard Scott

CEO & Co-Founder, Axis Studios

Stu Aitken

Director & Co-Founder, Axis Studios

Ron Edwards

Global Head of Commercial Development, L&D, Technicolor Creative

Jonathan McFall

Texturing Trainer, Technicolor Creative

Ed Ware

Executive Talent Specialist, Technicolor Creative

David Townsend

Head of Business Development for Film and Television, Axis Studios

Christos Obretenov

Founder & Shading Architect, Lollipop Shaders

Mark Simon Hewis

Head of Aardman Academy, Aardman Animations

PH Dallaire

Director, Canary, Rodeo FX Animation

Ben Therriault

Director, Canary, Rodeo FX Animation

Ernst Janssen Groesbeek

Stylized Rendering Look Development Artist, 9to3animation

Bram Sels

Art Director, Axis Studios

Ian Failes

Editor, befores & afters

Barbara Robertson

Journalist

Dan Sarto

Co-Founder & Publisher, Animation World Network