Presenters

Presenters at Chapter Events since 2009. You may type in a name or part of a name to quickly search the list.

Digital sculptor, formerly Gentle Giant

ASTTRO Cognizant Engineer; JPL

Hallie Gengl is a Data Visualization Developer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Darek Gogol attended the College of Art and Design in Lodz, Poland.

; JPL

Zareh Gorjian has been involved in the field of Computer Graphics for over 2 decades.

VFX Supervisor and President; Digital Backlot (now Crazy Horse Effects, Inc.)

Paul began his career as a VFX artist in Berlin, Germany.

Writer/Director/Producer; New Deal Studios

Matthew is widely respected within the entertainment industry for his artistry and business acumen - a rare pairing of skills.

Director of Talent; Survios

As Director of Talent at Survios, Drew Greeley is responsible for the development of Survios’ recruiting strategies, as well as seeking out the mos

Technical Director; SIGGRAPH 2010

2011 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Chair, VFX Artist & Producer.

Chief; Guru

John Gwinner has nearly two decades of experience in VR. When he was 16, he wrote a story detailing something similar to the Holodeck.

Digital Effects Supervisor; Sony Pictures Imageworks
Sr. Software Engineer; Sony Pictures Imageworks

Brian has been working as a software engineer in the visual effects industry since 1995.

Gravity VFX; Bot & Dolly

coming soon

Sequence Supervisor; Luma Pictures

Full Sail alum H Haden Hammond graduated in 2002 as class valedictorian and immediately brought his broad skill set to Southern California with his

Principal; xRez

Eric Hanson is a visual effects designer specializing in the creation of digital environments.

Flame Product Manager, Media & Entertainment solutions; Autodesk

Will is the Flame Family product manager at Autodesk, serving as the interface between customers needs and the Flame development team in Montreal.

Ron Hays (who was lost to AIDS in 1991), specialized in creating story-fantasy and bringing it together with music, visuals and visual effects.

Jim came to Los Angeles in 1979 as an artist, animator and musician.

Creative Recruiter; Be Grizzlee

Creative Recruiter at Be Grizzlee, the in-house production capability for TBWA/Chiat/Day.

Founder; Kognat

Sam Hodge is the founder of the software company Kognat, the maker of Rotobot, the first software to market to make video layers based on a single

Animation Creative Director; Exceptional Minds Studio

Howie's decades-long involvement with Exceptional Minds combines a dual career in education and animation with his two degrees in Psychology and Fi

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director/Executive Producer; Imaginary Forces

Chip Houghton is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Imaginary Forces, one of the world’s most successful conceptual design studios.

Computer Animation Festival Director; SIGGRAPH 2019 / Blizzard Entertainment

Emily Hsu began her journey with SIGGRAPH as a Student Volunteer in 2011 and quickly fell in love with the conference and all it had to offer, even

Co Founder, Chief Operating Officer; DreamView

Nathaniel Hunter has held pivotal roles at the forefront of computer-generated imagery development for almost 3 decades.