November / Nodefest / 2017 Conference

NODE celebrates the best of the Australian & New Zealand Motion Design and Animation industry.  Join us on November 17th 2017 at ACMI, Melbourne for an action packed day of gurus, prizes, and the party of year!

Speakers

Rich Nosworthy
FREELANCER / AKL
As a 3D artist with over 13 years experience, Rich has worked in both the film VFX and motion graphic industries. Although a generalist, he specialises in lighting, modelling and animation within Cinema 4d and various other 3D applications. From the UK originally, he now works as a freelancer from Auckland, New Zealand for studios both local and remote.
DESIGNING FOR ANIMATION IN VR – A CASE STUDY

Brett Morris
RANGER & FOX / LA
Creative Director and founding partner of design studio - Ranger & Fox, Brett is originally from Sydney and now based in Los Angeles. Ranger & Fox specialise in discovery, strategy, and visual communication. Brett makes the big trip Down Under courtesy of our Gold Sponsor Maxon.
DEFINING A NEW STUDIO’S VOICE AND THE PATH TO BUILD IT

Mel Pragassen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / SYD
Mel is a Director, Creative Director and Motion Designer based in Sydney. The many moon’s of her career have seen her work with broadcasters, post-production companies, animation studios, agencies and production companies– collaborating on works for TVCs, TV series, branded content and music videos.
IN GOOD COMPANY - THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION IN YOUR DESIGN PRACTICE

Gareth & Lucas
BUCK / SYD
Gareth O'Brien & Lucas Brooking head the creative side of Buck Sydney. The NZ boys worked together in Wellington after meeting at university. Gareth moved to Buck in New York, seeing it grow from an eager 4 man crew to a team of 40 artists. Lucas travelled to Vancouver and helped Giant Ant grow their incredible portfolio. In 2016 they reunited in Sydney to open the doors to Buck’s 3rd studio.
COMMERCIAL DESIGN & ANIMATION

Alan Dickson
YUKFOO / MEL Alan Dickson
is a director and producer specialising in character animation, motion design, visual effects and live action. Working predominantly in the film, design and advertising industries, Alan is the founder and director of the production companies Yukfoo and My Dad Shot Your Dad.
DESIGNING FOR ANIMATION IN VR – A CASE STUDY

Vera Babida
DESIGNER + ANIMATOR / MEL
Vera likes colour, pastries and animating, and believes in the harmony of blending digital and hand-drawn images. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Vera has been shortlisted for several awards including a BAFTA 'New Talent' nomination and has been featured on It’s Nice That’s The Graduate 2016.
MY JOURNEY IN COLOUR

Mike Tosetto
NEVER SIT STILL / SYD
Mike Tosetto is the director and founder of Never Sit Still, a Sydney based motion design studio. An awarded designer, his work has featured in some of the industry’s most respected design blogs and publications. Mike is an active member of the design community and Chair of the NSW council for AGDA. He regularly speaks at industry events, guest lectures for design colleges and teaches motion graphics classes and workshops.
MOTION FOR LARGE SCALE EVENTS

John Dickinson
MOTIONWORKS / SYD
John is an award winning motion graphic designer, trainer and presenter specialising in Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D. John has been a teacher and active contributor to the worldwide motion graphics community for over two decades, through his website Motionworks and through tutorials, webinars and live presentations for Adobe, GenArts, Boris FX, Red Giant Software, Zaxwerks and others.
WAIT LOSS FOR AFTER EFFECTS USERS

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November 17
9:00AM

$129 - Ticket