JUDGING POOL

Barton Damer

NICK CAMPBELL

Paul Babb

ASH THORP

Thanassis

Rob Garrott

EJ Hassenfratz

Colin Sebestyen

Ko Maruyama

John Dickinson

Barton Damer

Barton Damer is a motion designer, digital artist and the founder of Already Been Chewed LLC studio. For over 15 years, he has designed for a variety of mediums including print, web, live productions and broadcast television. 

 

NICK CAMPBELL

Nick Campbell worked at Digital Kitchen as an animator and a photographer where he made TV commercials and title sequences. He also founded an iPhone App company called BananaCameraCo and a motion design education and product site called Greyscalegorilla. 

Paul Babb

Paul Babb is the President and CEO of the MAXON in the Americas region. He is a graphics software technology authority with more than a decade of direct industry experience in the 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics industry.

ASH THORP

Ash Thorp is a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, and creative director for a multitude of media, including feature films, commercial enterprises, and print. He was lead graphic designer for Ender’s Game and Total Recall. He has also contributed to the design direction and concepts for Person of Interest, Prometheus, X-men First Class, the Amazing Spiderman 2.

Thanassis

Thanassis has been using digital imaging software since 1985, 3D since 1988 and Maxon Cinema 4D for the last 17 years. Working behind the scenes for UK based Advertising agencies for the last 8 years, he landed in Canada, compliments of his wife, to experience "3D in the freezer." He's proud to be the first Maxon Certified Instructor in Canada. He also won a Grand Epica in 2005.

Rob Garrott

Rob Garrott is an art director, animator, and editor with many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries, working for ad agencies and television networks. He focuses on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. 

EJ Hassenfratz

EJ Hassenfratz is a multi-Emmy winning freelance 3D/motion graphic artist based out of Washington, DC.  Working in Cinema 4D for the past 6 years, he has collaborated with numerous clients such as ESPN, NHL LA Kings Washington Capitals, Nike's Street League Skateboarding, Comcast, Nat Geo, ABC, and the Smithsonian.  He is also a Lynda.com author creating courses utilizing Cinema 4D.

Colin Sebestyen

Colin Sebestyen is a motion graphics artist and instructor in San Francisco, CA. He is currently the Motion Graphics Lead at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in the school of Web Design + New Media.

Ko Maruyama

Ko Maruyama (aka @ninjacrayon) is an award winning animator, Adobe Community Professional, and faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design.  He is also the host of @DMALA (Digital Media Artists Los Angeles), a monthly meeting that brings 3D artists together in person every month to talk about all of the different techniques and technologies that effect our industry.  His clients include several studios in the Los Angeles area.

John Dickinson

John Dickinson is Head of Design at Foxtel On Demand, an ambassador for Adobe~and presenter for leading plugin developers. With Motionworks, John combines 17 years of industry experience with a proven teaching ability, to provide high quality learning resources that encourage and challenge participants to break through to new levels of excellence.