Presenters

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

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.

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.

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

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.