Presenters

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Chief Storyteller, CEO ; StoryTech® Immersive

A multi-disciplinary producer, writer and strategist, Brian Seth Hurst has spent his career at the forefront of innovation and storytelling.

Live Audio Visuals in Unity; Independent

I use a number of programs – mainly Unity3d, Blender, Cinema4D, Processing, and Photoshop.  

CEO; Lucid

Han is a world-traveling serial entrepreneur who worked and lived in 8 different countries.

Associate Agent; Digial Artist Agency

An Austrian native, Dan’s exposure to music and passion for the arts and entertainment began at an early age.

Producer; King Kong 360-3D

"You have to be well-rounded in the new media world.

; Blur Studios

Digital sculptor

; Institute for Creative Technologies
Digital Illustrator, Founder; Massive Black

Android Jones has been heralded as “the apocalyptic art shaman”.

Computer Graphics Supervisor; Digital Domain

Nikos Kalaitzidis is
an award-winning computer graphics supervisor who has contributed his