August 13, 2008

NewTek Showcases LightWave 3D Artists

Throughout SIGGRAPH, numerous LightWave 3D artists are discussing their projects at NewTek’s booth, #159 on the exhibition floor. These professionals have contributed to projects ranging from motion-picture blockbusters, including Iron Man, Emmy-nominated television programs, video games, and other impressive commercial work.  

Presenters include:
Michael Blackbourn, lead 3D artist, The Embassy Visual Effects – Iron Man (feature film)
Jason McKinley, owner, executive producer, and Matt Zeyn, lead animator, VFX supervisor, Radical 3D – “Animal Armageddon" and "Dog Fights" (TV programs)
Dane Smith, producer, and Aristomenis Tsirbas, director, MeniThings – Terra (animated feature film)
Dan Ablan, president, AGA Digital Studios Inc – commercial project for United Airlines
Eric Durst, principal, and Kevin Cahill, principal, Luminetik – Kuriosity (feature film); video game feature TBD
Dustin Adair, animation lead, Radical 3D – "We Were Centurions" (animated short) and "Bad Bad Bots" (video game)