Speakers 2019

Here is a selection of speakers during the animago 2019. All lectures will be in English language. We are updating this list on a regular basis.

Speaker

Gleb Alexandrov

3D Artist
Creative Shrimp, France

Gleb Alexandrov is an award-winning 3D artist, running the Creative Shrimp blog with tips and tricks for aspiring artists with Aidy Burrows.
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Josh Beveridge

Animation Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA

Joshua Beveridge is an animation supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently completing work on the Academy Award®-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
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Marieke Blaauw

Director
Job, Joris & Marieke, The Netherlands

Job, Joris & Marieke is a Dutch animation studio. Their work can be described as both cute and absurd.
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Matthias Buehler

Founder & CTO
vrbn studios AG, Switzerland

After graduating from ETH Zurich (MSc Arch ETH), Matthias has worked in landscape architecture, architectural visualization and then has been part of the CityEngine development team for almost five years.
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Jan Burda

Lead Compositing Artist
Mackevision, Germany

Jan started working as a VFX professional in 2003. During the course of his career, he’s worked with many great artists, supervisors, directors, and DOPs. Even after all this time, he still loves his job.
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Nils Calles

Producer
postproduction-tutorials.net, Germany

Nils Calles runs a media agency, where he produces trailers, motion graphics, imagefilms, 360° content, tutorials and music.
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Carlo Carfora

Senior 3D Artist
The Mill, United Kingdom

Carlo is a Senior 3D Artist with extensive experience, having worked in the VFX industry for over 7 years.
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Francisco DeLaTorre

Sequence Lead
Pixar Animation Studios, USA

Francisco has been at Pixar Animation Studios for 11 years, as a shading and matte paint technical artist, a shading lead on The Blue Umbrella and Cars 3, and as a sequence lead on Toy Story 4.
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Sean Ellis

3D Artist
iCreate, England

After undergoing a complete career change, returning to education and graduating with a BA in Game Design, Sean Ellis is now a junior 3D artist working for a busy Architectural Visualisation studio.
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Arslan Elver

Animation Supervisor
Framestore, United Kingdom

A self-taught animator, Arslan specialises in creating realistic creature movement and has a passion for using animation to carve nuanced characters.
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Mauro Frau

Founder / Creative Director
Treehouse Ninjas, Hungary

In around twenty years working on cgi for movies, games and whatever in between, Mauro Frau collected a wealth of diverse experiences, most notably as a senior technical director, sequence lead, and art director at many leading studios around the world.
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Andreas Frickinger

VFX Supervisor
Mackevision, Germany

Andreas Frickinger works as a VFX Supervisor at Mackevision. He is also an Author and teaches Meditation.
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Mike Hermes

Professional YouTuber / 3D Artist / Educator
MH Tutorials, Netherlands

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

Founder
STUDIO CGARTIST

Cornel runs a 3D visualization and VR development studio in Singapore and, since 2014, has been advocating B2B use cases for mobile and standalone VR headsets.
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Alejandro Jimenez

Co-founder & Director
Blow Studio, Spain

Alejandro Jimenez is co founder at Blow, the animation studio that recently made the animation production of Three Robots and When the yogurt took over episodes from Netflix’s animation anthology "Love, death + robots".
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Jonas Kluger

Machine Learning Artist
das element, Germany

Starting out as an artist and moving to work as a VFX Editor and Pipeline TD for feature films like Marvel's The Avengers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Transformers: The Last Knight, Jonas knows both the creative and also technical side to the VFX industry. For years he has been building tools to make the artists life easier.
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Cristian Koch Rumpf

3D generalist
Freelancer, Germany

Cris is a self-taught 3D generalist and compositor based in Germany. He has studied Cinematography and Advertising in Lima, Peru.
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Manuel Kotulla

Creative Director
Neverest GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Manuel started his way towards 3D as a classic advertising art director, looking at his layouts long enough until he could see them start moving.
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Lars Krüger

Co-Founder, 3D animator and generalist
LUMATIC Animation & VFX, Germany

Lars co-founded LUMATIC in 2014 after working for several years as a freelance 3D animator and generalist.
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Benedikt Laubenthal

CEO and VFX Supervisor
BigHugFX GmbH, Germany

Benedikt Laubenthal is working in visual effects for 15 years now.
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Nicolas Leu

VFX Supervisor
Freelance, Germany

Nicolas Leu has been working in the TV and Film industry since 2007 before fully dedicating himself to Visual Effects in 2010.
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Oliver Markowski

CG Supervisor
RISE Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Oliver Markowski is the CG Supervisor at RISE | Visual Effects Studios’ Munich facility.
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Samuel Martino

CEO
Dogwood Gaming, USA

Dogwood Gaming is committed to bring fun, engaging, and creatively driven video games to gamers, made by gamers.
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Isabell Mayrhofer

Film Communication Manager
Freelance Producer , Austria/USA

Isabell Mayrhofer has been working behind the scenes of film and other creative fields for almost 10 years. She’s skilled in production, project management as well as marketing. 2018 was her first time as a visitor of the yearly animago in Munich and she is participating as a judging member in 2019.
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Stina McNicholas

CEO
Filmproduktion Seminar, Germany

Stina McNicholas studied at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Animation Institut.
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Martin van der Molen & Silas Nout

Founders
Studio Mals, The Netherlands

Studio Mals crafts high quality eye-catching images and film. Their work is very tangible, preferably handmade, and has a playful attitude to it. The result is clever, playful and ridiculously sexy handcrafted eye candy!
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Mohsen Mousavi

VFX Supervisor
Scanline VFX, Canada

The monumental scope of the VFX work on "Game of thrones" presented Scanline’s VFX supervisor, Mohsen Mousavi, and his team many challenges.
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Yvonne Muinde

Founder
Ikweta Arts, Nairobi (Kenya)

Yvonne Muinde is a fine artist and digital painter who has been living and working in Canada and is now relocated and based in Nairobi.
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Alexander Nicolas Ostermann

CG Supervisor
Baby Giant Hollyberg , Germany / USA

Alexander N. Ostermann studied animation and computer arts at the Academy of Art College.
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Leif Arne Petersen

CEO
HOLOGATE, Germany

Through his illustrious 20+ year career working for many of the top studios specializing in visual effects, animation, interactive and immersive media, as well as running his own company, Leif has become a leading expert in the field.
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Sebastian Pfeifer

Freelance 3D Generalist
everfresh, Germany

Sebastian is a freelance graphics and motion graphics designer, character modeller, rigger and animator from the Frankfurt area in Germany who specialises in toon shading, crazy transitions and in making as many short films in his life as possible.
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Fabien Polack

CG Supervisor
Illumination Mac Guff, France

Born in Paris, France in 1972, Fabien Polack is currently CG Supervisor at Illumination Mac Guff.
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Marc Potocnik

CEO
renderbaron, Germany

Marc Potocnik is a german designer and the founder of animation studio renderbaron. renderbaron produces high quality 3D animation and Visual Effects for a wide range of high profile companies including Intel, ZDF, Siemens, Audi, BMW, a.o.
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Dennis Rettkowski

Co-Founder, VFX and CG supervisor
LUMATIC Animation & VFX , Germany

Dennis has been working as a VFX and CG supervisor for almost two decades and is one of the co-founders of LUMATIC Animation & VFX.
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Cornelia Richter

Compositing Supervisor
Baby Giant Hollyberg , Germany / USA

Cornelia Richter received her diploma as a Digital Artist in 2010 from the Mediadesign Hochschule Berlin.
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Johannes Richter

Principal VFX Artist
Remedy Entertainment, Finland

Johannes Richter has had a varied and illustrious career in the VFX industry, with over 10 years’ experience in FX.
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Max Rieß

VFX Supervisor
PIXOMONDO, Germany

Max Rieß has been working in the vfx industry for over 10 years. After starting as a 3D generalist for Pixomondo - Commercials in Frankfurt he got into compositing and worked on his first feature films, Super 8 and Lars von Trier's Melancholia.
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Paolo Emilio Selva

Head of Software Engineering
Weta Digital, Neuseeland

As Head of Software Engineering, Paolo is a driving force behind the ever-evolving technology and innovation at Weta Digital.
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Mark Spindler

VFX Supervisor
PIXOMONDO, Germany

Mark Spindler was born in 1986 and grew up in Gummersbach, Germany. After completing his Master’s degree in Media Production at the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe in 2012, he worked on many projects at PIXOMONDO Studios in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Julia Strack

Compositing Supervisor
RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Julia Strack has been working in the field of Visual Effects for over 13 years. In addition to that Julia has been representing the Visual Effects Industry as an active board member of the German Section of the Visual Effects Society.
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Florian Stumpe

Co-Founder, Creative Director
IAM ONO, Germany

Florian Stumpe is a multidisciplinary Designer and Art Director working in the fields of Artful Live Action, Style Frames and Animation.
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El Suliman

Animator
MPC, United Kingdom

With more than 10 years animating characters for major feature films El Suliman has worked on some of the most memorable characters of recent years.
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Fredi Voß

3d freelance artist
Germany

Fredi Voß was born in Germany and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Netherlands.
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Dirk Weinreich

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

Dirk Weinreich, Solutions Specialist at Avid, looks back on years of experience in working on projects involving high-end offline and finishing systems, non-linear editing, 3D graphics and visual effects.
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Florian Wittmann

CG/3D supervisor
BigHugFX GmbH, Germany

After studying visual effects at Filmakademie BW, Florian has started his career as freelance 3D artist, followed by an employment at Woodblock GmbH as Lighting and Pipeline TD.
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Fuat Yüksel

Lead FX TD
RISE Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Fuat Yüksel, Lead FX TD at RISE Visual Effects Studios, loves combining art and science with visual expertise and technical knowledge in the realms of FX-Maths and Simulations.
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