Maxon to celebrate creative innovation at NAB 2023
April 6, 2023

Maxon to celebrate creative innovation at NAB 2023

Maxon, developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers and visual effects artists, have announced the speaker lineup and schedule for their upcoming presence at NAB 2023 from April 15-19. Following their latest 2023 Spring Release, which saw a huge number of updates across the entire Maxon One product line, NAB offers the first opportunity for attendees to see these latest developments with real-world demonstrations and workflow best practices shared by industry professionals. This also includes notable product highlights from previous updates, such as the addition of Pyro into the Cinema 4D toolkit and the integration of Redshift with ZBrush. The Maxon showcase can be found in the North Hall, booth N2627
“Maxon is thrilled to be returning to NAB with exciting new product updates, supported by an impressive line-up of talented motion graphics artists with experience across a variety of fields and projects,” says Maxon CEO, David McGavran. “Attendees can look forward to a comprehensive product showcase from Maxon. As always, NAB is an incredible opportunity for our community of artists and visual effects professionals to come together and exchange a wealth of ideas.”

With over 25 presentations, attendees can expect to see the latest tips and tricks from their favorite Maxon trainers and regular guest presenters, as well as a number of new faces. This line-up will cover a range of topics from visual effects in films, to medical animation, showcasing the entire range of Maxon tools and their limitless capabilities for creativity. 

Highlights include:

Aaron Sorenson is the Director of Films and VFX at ZEBRACREATIVE. His previous work experience as the senior VFX artist and compositor for THE VOID saw him collaborating with ILM, LucasFilm and Disney.

Amanda Slade is a medical and biological illustrator and animator. Combining a background in biology and veterinary medicine and experience working in the veterinary industry as a technician with skills in digital art including 3D modeling and animation, she is able to create beautiful and scientifically accurate biological and medical visualizations. 

Ana Carolina Pereira is a professional 3D Artist and Virtual Reality and Game Art Professor at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her notable career highlights include: working as the lead artist at OnComfort, a company that created mobile VR experiences for cancer patients; a tech artist at HTX Labs, a VR civilian training studio; and a ZBrushLIVE Official Streamer. As a technical artist her primary mission is to make fellow artists, especially beginners, feel empowered, driven and equipped to propel their careers forward. 

Andrew Cawrse is a sculptor, anatomist, instructor, and co-founder of Anatomy Tools. He is one of the world's most sought after aesthetic anatomy instructors, instructing surgeons & physicians, as well as game, VFX and fine-art professionals. His anatomical work has been shown on the BBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Bravo, Mythbusters and a variety of forensic and educational programming worldwide. Andrew also has a distinguished background in movie VFX, with his previous effects work being featured in films such as “Avatar,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Van Helsing,” and more.

Additional presenters will include:

Andy Needham - Senior motion designer at imcalledandy Ltd

Bryan Coleman - Creative director, motion designer, and style-frame artist

Casey Hupke - Creative director at

Chad Perkins - Filmmaker, author, and post production artist

Chris Schmidt - Content creator, motion designer and founder at Rocket Lasso

Darlene Sanchez - Motion graphics creative manager at Tampa Bay Lightning

David Mellor - Senior motion designer and 3D/VR Artist 

EJ Hassenfratz - Creative director at School of Motion and founder of Eyedesyn

Elly Wade - Maxon Cinema 4D and Redshift Trainer

Gustaf Fjelstrom - Motion designer, artist, and illustrator at Botched Creative

Ian Robinson - Co-founder of and owner of SoftBox Media

Jarred van de Voort - Creative director and partner at HYPED

Julia Siemón - Director, designer, and animator

Katie Keeling - Senior 3D artist at Fremont Street Experience

Kelcey Steele - Freelance 3D artist and motion graphics designer

Kevin Aguirre - Lead Animator at Xitelabs

Michael Szalapski - Freelance motion designer and Red Giant Community Manager

Patrick Foley - Creative director and 3D artist

Thomas Brown - Freelance motion designer

Full line-up is also available on the Maxon NAB Event Page. Presentations will be streamed live and will also be available online shortly after airing.

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