Arnfinn Moseng – Blue-Zoo
Arnfinn Moseng is animation director at Blue-Zoo. After graduating from Bournemouth University’s BA Computer Visualisation and Animation in 2007 he joined them as a technical director and has since then had various positions such as editor and assistant director.
Arnfinn has worked on several CBeebies classics including Kerwhizz, Get Squiggling, Alphablocks and Tree Fu Tom as well as having written episodes for Olive the Ostrich on Nick Jr. The last couple of years he has been directing episodes for Q Pootle 5.
Blue-Zoo Production is a creative led animation studio and in 2012 they were awarded the BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Independent Production Company.
Torbjorn “Tobey” Lindback – MPC Commercials
VFX Supervisor, MPC (New York)
Torbjorn started his career as a 3d artist in the late 90′s, working for a small local business while attending high school in the small Swedish town where he grew up in. After finishing school, he spent the next seven years working as a 3d generalist, with focus on lighting, rendering and compositing. Eventually specializing in compositing the past 8 year have been spent mastering the art of comping.
During his career Tobey has worked for numerous renowned studios in both Sweden, UK and the US, on several award winning, nominated, and highly recognized projects. Companies such as Fido, Palladium, Jellyfish Pictures, Psyop, MPC, Nvizible, Nexus, Analog and The Mill, has allowed him to work with a wide range of clients, such as Nike, Heineken, Budweiser, Mercedes, Audi, Honda, Bethesda, Samsonite, Sony, Nokia, BBC, Guinness, and a whole bunch more.
Except for a few TV shows, music videos and short films, Tobey has spent most of his career working on high profile TV commercials. Tobey is a proud member of The Visual Effects Society (VES), ACM Siggraph, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA, N.Y Chapter), and Swedish Visual Effects Association (S.V.E.A). He currently works as a VFX Supervisor at MPC, New York City.
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Jerry Hibbert – Hibbert Ralph Animation
Jerry Hibbert started his professional career as an animator in 1970 when he joined
‘Yellow Submarine’ director George Dunning as his assistant at TV Cartoons Ltd. In
1974 he began directing animated titles and sequences winning his first of many
D&AD awards for Melvyn Bragg’s flagship: ‘The South Bank Show’ in 1976. In 1982,
Jerry formed his own animation studio, Hibbert Ralph Animation, which went on to
become one of London’s most prominent commercial production houses over the next
25 years. During that time, Jerry was also a producer on Ivan Reitman’s cult animated
feature ‘Heavy Metal’, has directed more than two thousand commercials (winning
over a hundred international awards along the way), and produced over 20 hours of
animated programming. He still directs, but also now licences the animation pre-viz
software, Redboard, and raises funds for features and TV shows. He works in
London, but lives in Gloucestershire where his wife runs their boutique hotel: Thyme
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Konstantin Gaytandzhiev – Chaos Group
V-Ray Master Trainer, Chaos Group
Konstantin joined Chaos Group in 2010 and is one of the main 3D artists and presenters for the company.
His past experience as a 3D artist at several production studios brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and a deep knowledge of the production process. Konstantin demonstrates the magic of V-Ray and Phoenix FD at various events all over the world.
Duncan Mcwilliam – OutpostVFX
After over 12 years of working in the high-end VFX industry as an artist, having helped to open MPC Los Angeles branch and working as VFX Supervisor and Director over a broad range of projects, including Jaguar F-Type and Sony S1 tablet campaigns, Duncan Mcwilliam founded Outpost VFX in April of 2013.
OutpostVFX specializes in creating high end visual effects for the film, broadcast and commercials markets.
With a core studio of 10 full time artists with capacity for a further 10, Outpost is running multiple commercial projects in conjunction with feature film VFX and TV series.
Our film department completed the 120 VFX shots on Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn due for release this December.
Our commercial and broadcast clients include; ITV, SKY1, SKY Sports, Baby Cow, The Farm, Envy, Splice TV, Halo, Four Walls, VCCP, AMVBBDO, MoreThan, Nike, F1, Doritos, The Travel Channel, BlinkFilms.
Marcin Kolendo – OutpostVFX
Marcin graduated from Bournemouth University in 2006 and spent 7 years at Double Negative as Digital Compositor working on such titles as Harry Potter (BAFTA winner), Batman, Hunger Games 2 to mention a few.
In 2013 he joined OutpostVFX as 2D Lead Compositor and worked over a wide range of TV spots, commercials and feature films in OutpostVFX studio as well as supervising on set.
Simon Jones – MPC
Head of Lighting (London)
Simon began his career on the coasts of California working with CafeFX to create dynamic lighting for films like The Mist, Nim’s Island, and John Woo’s Red Cliff. He worked as a lighting Lead developing seamless effects for Seven Pounds before moving to the award winning Rhythm and Hues to work on films like Night and the Museum, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.
In 2009 Simon Joined MPC as a Lighting Technical Director for Clash of the Titans, and quickly moved on to Leading Lighting teams for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, The Seventh Son, and the new Disney film Maleficent.
Simon is currently MPC’s Head of Lighting for the London Location and is overseeing the teams working on upcoming films such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ridley Scott’s Exodus.
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Maxim Fleury – Double Negative
Maxim Fleury studied computer science at the university of Amsterdam and did originally plan to go into computer games. But his love for film and visual effects made him choose a different path. After learning the ropes doing broadcast Dutch television for 4 years he moved on to commercials at Hectic Electric, Amsterdam. There he moved steadily up from junior CG artist to 3D supervisor, supervising whole commercials and leading a team of CG artists. Having done 4 years at Hectic Electric, he left to become a freelance artist doing commercials and Dutch feature film projects. But the pull of international films stayed strong and 3 years later he left Amsterdam and started at Double Negative in London. There he moved up quickly from modeller to team lead and then build supervisor looking over the build of entire shows. He worked on John Carter, Man of Steel, Jupiter Ascending, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Through the looking-glass and other projects over the years.
Will Reichelt – Animal Logic
Visual Effects Supervisor
Will Reichelt joined Animal Logic’s TV Commercials team in 2002 as a 3D artist, leading a number of high profile projects as CG Lead or VFX Supervisor including Baz Luhrmann’s Chanel No. 5 – The Film starring Nicole Kidman, where he led a team of artists to build a mythical 3D ‘New York.’
Now in his role as Visual Effects Supervisor, Will has been involved with projects such as Alex Proyas’ Knowing, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, where he spent 18 months leading a team of post-visualisation artists working directly with Production Designer Catherine Martin as well as the recently released Walking With Dinosaurs 3D. In 2014, Will supervised the visual effects on Vogue Australia and Animal Logic’s collaborative magazine issue, and is currently serving as Associate Visual Effects Supervisor on Chen Kaige’s upcoming kung-fu film ‘Monk Comes Down the Mountain’.
Paul studied Technical Illustration at the former Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1990 before becoming a freelance illustrator painting book covers for best-selling authors such Ben Elton and Wilbur Smith.
In 2000 he completed a Masters Degree in Computer Animation at Bournemouth University, landing his first job in the film industry at Weta Digital in New Zealand, working on the visual effects for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Paul is the author of two Gnomon Workshop DVD lectures on texture painting, and has worked in San Francisco and London as a matte painter, texture painter and concept artist on films such as Constantine, Sin City and recently Pride, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Legend.
As a director, Paul’s multi-award winning short films Eel Girl and Night of the Hell Hamsters have screened at almost every major genre film festival worldwide. In 2010 Paul directed his debut feature film The Devil’s Rock, which was co-funded by the New Zealand Film Commission and Paul re-mortgaging his house. Shot in only 15 day and featuring special makeup effects by 5 times Oscar winning Weta Workshop. The Devil’s Rock was released theatrically in New Zealand and the UK, and sold to over 30 territories including North America, Germany, Japan and the Middle East, Australia and South America.
Juan Correa – Framestore
Rigger in Film
Juan Correa studied Visual Arts for 3 years which was followed by a diploma in Cinema, a diploma in Animation at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and a masters degree in 3D Computer Animation at Bournemouth University.
He started his career working on commercials and music videos for companies in Hong Kong, France, Italy and Colombia. Afterwards he moved to London where he joined MPC’s rigging team, followed Prime Focus Vfx and most recently Framestore, where he has been for the last two years. During this time Juan has worked on projects such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Prometheus” amongst others.
Throughout this time Juan has also maintained a close relationship with the educational field, teaching and running workshops in Italy, Colombia and the UK.
Matisse Verheyden – Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Trainer, Demo Artist
Matisse Verheyden joined Toon Boom Animation in 2014. He studied at Cégep du Vieux Montréal where he earned a DEC in 2D Animation. He has worked in the Montreal animation industry for over 5 years. In his career he has worked at a half dozen studios assisting in a variety of productions as a Storyboard Artist, Animator, 2D Senior Rigger, Character Designer and Turnaround Artist.
Matisse worked for Oasis Animation, rigging and creating hundreds of puppets on multiple productions, ranging from Disney channel’s Lucky Fred to an episode of the American television series Community in which the main character has a dream in 2D animation, as well as some of Oasis’ proprietary-owned productions. As a 2D artist Matisse also worked at Fidel creating all of the visuals and UI for an Internet game based on Gravity Falls, a Disney TV-show. He also created character turnarounds for a 3D feature length film that is coming out in the future.
Matisse is an expert in Harmony and Storyboard Pro, training individuals and studios in software workflows and helping organizations build and refine their production pipelines. He is also skilled at product demonstrations. It’s a distinct privilege to have Matisse be part of the Toon Boom team. He offers Toon Boom customers the opportunity to benefit from his solid background both in storyboarding and animation using the Toon Boom software portfolio.
Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Our solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Walt Disney Animation, Rovio Entertainment, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Nelvana and 20th Century Fox Animation. For more information, visit toonboom.com.