Speakers 2017

Here is a selection of speakers during the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2017. All lectures will be in English language. We are updating this list on a regular basis.

Phil Amelung

Concept Artist
Trixter Film, Germany

Phil Amelung is currently working as a concept artist at Trixter Munich.
read more...

Benjamin Burr

Compositing Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Before his job at Rise, Benjamin Burr already worked for studios like Scanline VFX, Weta Digital and Atomic Fiction.
read more...

Pascal Bußmann

VFX-Supervisor
LAVAlabs, Germany

Pascal Bußmann has started his media career in the broadcasting industry. Later he was part of PICTORION das werk's 3D department and has been working on several TV commercials. In the past few years, he has created the technical pipeline for Gradient FX and LAVAlabs Moving Images as a lead TD and vfx supervisor.
read more...

Christian Deiss

Pipeline Supervisor
Scanline VFX, Canada

Christian Deiss, Pipeline Supervisor at Scanline VFX, joined the Vancouver team in 2012.
read more...

Alexander Dietrich

Animator & Freelance Character Designer
Woodblock, Germany

He studied at the „Filmakademie Baden Württemberg“ from 2009 until March 2015, when he graduated and got the Diploma in „Animation & VFX“.
read more...

Arslan Elver

Animation Supervisor
Framestore, United Kingdom

From Istanbul, Turkey, Arslan is a self-taught animator who started compositing as a Flame artist for commercials when he discovered his passion for animation.
read more...

Wolfgang Emmrich

Head of 3D
nhb Studios Hamburg, Germany

Wolfgang Emmrich has over 20 years of experience in the VFX and CG area and has been managing the 3D department of nhb in Hamburg for 10 years.
read more...

Erwin Feyersinger

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Media Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany

Erwin Feyersinger is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Tübingen.
read more...

Jan Fiedler

Senior Visual Effects Producer
Pixomondo, Germany

Jan studied Media Production at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt with focuses on both 3D animation and project management.
read more...

Johannes Flick

Design & Animation
BärTigerWolf, Germany

2009-2015 Johannes studied at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and got his diploma in animation & vfx. Since oktober 2015 he is working at BärTigerWolf, an animation agency in Tübingen, Germany.
read more...

Glenn Frey

Product Marketing Specialist
Maxon Computer, Germany

Being creative in the music business for years, Glenn Frey also had a passion for drawing characters and 3D. After meeting Cinema 4D for the first time in 2004 he instantly fell in love.
read more...

Andreas Giesen

FX Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Deutschland

Andreas Giesen is FX Supervisor at Rise | Visual Effects Studios in Berlin.
read more...

Christian Grohganz

Manager
VR-Nerds GmbH, Germany

Before entering the VR / AR Business Christian Grohganz was Managing Director and / or founder of Tech-Start-ups in the Media, Marketing and E-Commerce Sector.
read more...

Mike Hermes

Owner
MH Tutorials, MH Consultants, Netherlands

Mike Hermes YouTube channel is dedicated to 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging and animation tutorials.
read more...

Robert Hranitzky

Creative Director
Freelancer, Germany

Robert is a freelance designer based in Munich, Germany, with a strong focus on motion graphics design and animation for a wide range of projects from showroom trailers to film projects and opening titles.
read more...

Igor Jovanovic

MPC Film
FX Artist, Great Britain

Igor Jovanovic has been working as an FX artist at MPC for more than five years.
read more...

Carsten Keller

Head of CG
MPC Advertising, Great Britain

With 16 years in the industry, Carsten heads up MPC’s world-renowned 3D department alongside Anthony Bloor and is a hugely experienced VFX Supervisor.
read more...

Filip Lange

VFX-Supervisor
nhb Studios Hamburg, Deutschland

Since 1999 Filip Lange is working as digital artist. 8 years ago he moved from Frankfurt to Hamburg.
read more...

André Matos

3D Artist PORSCHE AG
Copyright Communications GmbH, Germany

Late one afternoon in March 2013, André Matos, born and raised in the Azores (small paradise in the middle of the Atlantic), left his comfort zone searching for a professional challenge in Frankfurt.
read more...

Matthias Menz

Senior Lighter
Weta Digital Ltd, New Zealand

Matthias Menz is a Senior Lighter at Weta Digital with nearly 25 years’ CGI experience.
read more...

Pascal Mueller

Director
Esri R&D Center Zurich, Switzerland

Pascal Mueller is the Director of the Esri R&D Center Zurich, where novel tools for 3D GIS and urban design are developed.
read more...

Liza Nechaeva

Assistant Art Director
Simon’s Cat Ltd., Great Britain

Simon's Cat is a hugely successful animated comedy series featuring the mischievous and often hilarious antics of a charming cat and his long suffering owner - Simon. Liza Nechaeva is the Assistant Art Director at Simon’s Cat.
read more...

Leif Arne Petersen

CEO
Ignyte, Germany

Leif Petersen is CEO and founder of IGNYTE GmbH. His background is working in visual effects, animation and games for the last 20 years.
read more...

Jonas Pilz

Product Marketing Specialist
Maxon Computer, Germany

Through his love of art and music from an early age Jonas quickly realized that he needed to have a creative profession in order to be happy.
read more...

Oliver Schulz

CG and Environment Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Oliver Schulz is working since 2011 in the Rise | Visual Effects Studios team. At the project "The Dark Tower" he was the CG und Environment Supervisor.
read more...

Erik Smitt

Director of Photography
Pixar Animation Studios, United States

Erik Smitt began his career at Pixar Animation Studios 17 years ago in the lighting department on "Monsters Incorporated".
read more...

Dominik Tarolli

Director, Global Business Development 3D Geodesign
Esri, United States

Dominik is the Director for Global Business Development 3D Geodesign at Esri Inc. in Redlands (CA), where innovative 3D solutions for Esri’s customers are developed.
read more...

Dirk Weinreich

Solutions Specialist – Graphics and Video | Central Europe
Avid, Germany

Dirk Weinreich is Solutions Specialist – Graphics and Video for Central Europe.
read more...

Matthias Zabiegly

Senior 3D
Aixsponza, Germany

Matthias Zabiegly is a veteran 3d artist who has gathered more than ten years of industry experience. He is currently working as Head of 3D and Set Supervisor at Aixsponza GmbH in Munich.
read more...

Click here for the current program