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Speakers

Alejandro-Garcia
Professor – San Jose State University
Professor Alejandro Garcia teaches Animation Physics at San Jose State University. He served as….(read more)
Faraz Hameed
Previs: Postvis Supervisor – The Third Floor
Faraz Hameed has spent the last 10 years working as a Previs Supervisor/Artist on some of the….(read more)
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Director of Photography, The Good Dinosaur – Pixar Animation Studios

Sharon Calahan joined Pixar Animation studio in 1994 as lighting supervisor. She served as director….(read more)

Craig Caldwell
Professor – Utah University

Craig Caldwell, USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research) Professor, Digital Media Cluster….(read more)

Masterclass: Masterclass on Story

shujo_new
CEO – Polygon Pictures

Many may think that the term “manufacturing” is something that cannot be used to describe the….(read more)

gilland
Veteran Disney Supervisor of Visual Effects, Author of Elemental Magic – The Art of Special Effects Animation
In his long and storied animation career, Joseph has utilized his traditional and digital animation talents at such….(read more)
client21
Co-Founder VFX Supervisor – NY VFXWAALA

Prasad Sutar experienced the magic of VFX around 18 years back as a CGI animator on India’s first….(read more)

Pete Draper
Co-Founder VFX Supervisor – Makuta VFX

Pete has been working in the CG industry, in India and abroad, for over two decades. A seasoned author….(read more)

MarkElendt_image1
Senior Mathematician, SideFX & SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Committee

Mark Elendt has been writing code at SideFX for over 25 years. He works primarily in rendering….(read more)

Shelley
Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks Animation

Shelley Page, head of International Outreach for DreamWorks Animation, returns to the ABAI festival with….(read more)

Screening: Shelley’s Eye Candy   |   Creating Compelling Characters for Animation

vaibhav
Director, Vaibhav Studios, Mumbai

Vaibhav Kumaresh is an animation film maker and is currently Founder, Director at Vaibhav Studios, Mumbai…..(read more)

John
Supervising Technical Director, Pixar Animation Studios

Hank, the grumpy but lovable octopus, presented one of the biggest challenges facing the artists behind the….(read more)

Presentation: Finding Hank

andy
Founder Native Puppets, Overland Traveller, Former Animator Dreamworks Animation India

Anand has worked as Senior Animator at DreamWorks Animation’s India Unit and has worked on Madagascar….(read more)

mulari
VFX Supervisor and Chief Technical Director, Firefly Creative Studio, Hyderabad

Murali Manohar has been a part of Firefly Creative Studio, creating magic in movies, from the past 12 years….(read more)

Dale_Mayeda
Walt Disney Animation Studios, Head of Effects Animation – ‘Moana’

Dale Mayeda was most recently Head of Effects Animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios on the feature….(read more)

Presentation: Walt Disney Animation Studios: Moana – Creating Oceans, Shorelines and Reefs   |   Design and Collaboration of Effects

Hugh
Art Manager, Ubisoft India

In his long career in the video game industry, Hugh has been involved at all levels of art development as….(read more)

golaf
Graphics Practitioner, Game Developer, Academic Consultant.

Golam Ashraf is an experienced graphics practitioner with a PhD in Computer Engineering from….(read more)

avneet
Character Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios

As a Character Simulation Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios(WDAS), Avneet Kaur works closely….(read more)

michael-grobe_2
VFX Supervisor Double Negative

Michael has been working at the forefront of cinematography and visual effects for more than two decades in….(read more)

mathieu1
Field Engineer, Unity Technologies

Born between Atari2600 and Commodore64, he studied in France, Switzerland and Canada and worked….(read more)

Steve Walker_1
Art Director – Character Art, Dhruva Interactive

Steve Walker is a character artist at Dhruva Interactive, and has previously worked in companies such as Blitz ….(read more)

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Game Engineer, Unity 3D, India

Arvind Neelakantan is a game engineer with over 10 years of experience. He started as a game developer working for….(read more)

Workshop: Unity for Artist

Markus-Ristich_1
Software Training Guru, MPC Vancouver

Markus Ristich is a recent addition to MPC’s Vancouver software team with a unique perspective. He has a strong….(read more)

MPC_Phani
Head of Software, MPC India

Phani has been an industry enthusiast for past 15 years. He started his career as a game programmer and….(read more)

David James-min
Production Designer

David James most recently served as a Production Designer on the DreamWorks Animation Studios’ hit Boss Baby….(read more)

Presentation: You Are What You Pretend To Make, A Look At 5 Films With Production Designer   |   A Wildly Unscientific & Incomplete Introduction to Visual Design

nicolastrout
Executive Producer Co-Head Of Animation Studio, Mikros Image

Nicolas Trout has been pioneering Computer Graphics industry in France for the past 25 years. He started….(read more)

Rakesh_Patil
Head of Production, 88 Pictures

Rakesh comes from a deep understanding and experience of hands on production. In his career span….(read more)

Saswat_Sahoo
Head of Pipeline Department, 88 Pictures

One of the first hires of 88 Pictures, Saswat has lead the Pipeline development since the studio’s inception….(read more)

Parth Centroid
Technical Director, Centroid Motion Capture

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nachiketa_1
Technical Lead / Graphics & VR

Nachiketa Das has been working in Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore for the past 5 years. He received his….(read more)

amit
Software Engineer / Graphics & VR

Amit Yadav did his undergraduate in Computer Science and Engg. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee….(read more)

Arjun Madhavan_1
Head – Strategy and New Business Development

Arjun Madhavan leads the strategic and new business development efforts at one of India’s leading CGI animation….(read more)

Presentation: Rendering for Success: How Arnold Powers Assemblage Entertainment