« Hollywood's VFX Shops: Trouble in Boom Times | Main | Eclipse: Event TV Spot »

May 27, 2010

Tippett Studio Panel @ Ex'pression College

Looking forward to this event next week, should be fun.

Ex'pert Series, June 3, 2010

Animation & Visual Effects - Tippett Studio Panel
Discussion covering work for the Twilight Series

Thursday, June 3rd @ Ex'pression College
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
East End Lecture area

Kent Schoberle | Character Set-up
Kent Schoberle is currently a Character Set-up Artist at Tippett Studio. He graduated from Ex'pression College in October 2006 and landed a job as Production Assistant at San Francisco based The Orphanage. There he spent months carefully mastering the art of sandwich ordering and balancing trays of coffee in his rickety jeep wrangler. After his stint as Production Assistant, he was given the opportunity to begin rigging on the film Ironman. Two years later he accepted a job at Tippett Studio and began learning the work flow of an advanced character studio and has completed Character set-up tasks on Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. When he's not building rigs and wrangling animator requests, he can be found volunteering at farms, foraging for wild mushrooms, and raising backyard chickens.

Randy Link | Lead Animator

Randy Link started working in 1991 at Olive Jar Studios doing mainly stop motion clay animation. He moved to San Francisco in 1993 and got a job working for Danger Studios doing stop motion animation for Bump in the Night, a Saturday morning TV show. In 1996, Randy made the leap to feature film animating using the award-winning Digital Input Device for Starship Troopers at Tippett Studio. He spent five more years at Tippett animating on films like Virus, My Favorite Martian, Komodo, and Blade 2. He proceeded to Los Angeles to work on Matrix Revolutions and Cursed at Sony Imageworks and then went to Weta in 2005 to work on Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong. Randy has now returned to Tippett and recently completed animation on The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse.

Howard Campbell | Lighting Supervisor
Howard Campbell first began working with computers at his Uncle's computer shop in the early 80s. After college in the mid 90s, he became a system's engineer for a large computer consulting company. In 2000, Howard left the IT industry to attend Ex'pression College and pursue a career in visual effects. He joined Tippett Studio in 2003 to work on Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation as a Lighting TD. Now he has credits on fourteen features with some of the more recent films including Cloverfield, The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse.

David Schnee | Compositing Supervisor
David Schnee graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2002. While at school, he specialized in compositing and effects animation, working in Combustion, After Effects, and Houdini. Four months after graduation, he was hired by Tippett Studio to become part of a guerrilla style team consisting of many young artists hired right out of school to work on Phil Tippett's Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation - the super low budget sequel to the original cult hit. Thrown into the fire of a production environment, he quickly learned to composite using Shake. His feature credits now include Constantine, King Kong, Cloverfield, Drag Me To Hell, and most recently with The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse.

Presented by Ex'pression College ICS

Ex'pression College for Digital Arts


Posted by dschnee at May 27, 2010 6:32 PM