The CTN Live 2020 was formerly the Creative Talent Network or CTN Animation Expo, temporarily reimagined as a live online event in the times of COVID-19.

Blizzard Entertainment will be present during the livestream in various panels listed below:

  • Living Illustration: Blizzard’s Motion Story Cinematics
  • Directing at Blizzard
  • Storyboarding at Blizzard: Iteration, Collaboration and Murlocs


LIVING ILLUSTRATION: BLIZZARD’S MOTION STORY CINEMATICS

Join WoW Community hosts Taliesin & Evitel as they chat with some of the folks responsible for bringing Blizzard’s epic worlds to live through “Motion Story” cinematics; a unique style of animation that heavily features painted illustrations.

Online Main Stage | November 16 | 12pm – 1:30pm PST


PANELISTS
Cinematics Director Supervisor Brian Horn – click here.
Cinematics Director Doug Gregory – click here.
Cinematics Director Anna Morgan.
Cinematics Director Jeramiah Johnson – click here.
Motion Story Supervisor Matthew Mead – click here.
Visual Development Supervisor Dennis Bredow – click here.
Hosted by Taliesin & Evitel.

In order to watch this live event, you must register here for a free RSVP. Immediately, you will be emailed an invitation link to join a channel in the ZOOM app — which you can install in your mobile or PC. To watch the livestream, click the link emailed to you at the time of the event.


DIRECTING AT BLIZZARD

Join WoW Community hosts Taliesin & Evitel as they chat with six of Blizzard Entertainment’s Cinematics Directors about their work, their processes, and what makes Blizzard such a special place to be creative.

Online Main Stage | November 17 | 12pm – 1:30pm PST

PANELISTS
Cinematics Director Supervisor Brian Horn – click here.
Cinematics Director Marc Messenger – click here.
Cinematics Director Ben Dai – click here.
Cinematics Director Terran Gregory – click here.
Cinematics Director Jason Hill – click here.
Cinematics Director Doug Gregory – click here.
Hosted by Taliesin & Evitel, click here.

Be sure to register here.


STORYBOARDING AT BLIZZARD: ITERATION, COLLABORATION, AND MURLOCS

Join Blizzard Entertainment’s Cinematics Storyboard team as they discuss their recent work, their processes, and what it’s like to make some of the most epic cinematics ever.

Online Main Stage | November 18 | 12pm – 1:30pm PST

Panelists:
Lead Editor Jake Patton – click here.
Principal Storyboard Artist Mike Koizumi – click here.
Senior Storyboard Artist Ted Boonthanakit – click here.
Senior Storyboard Artist Mio Del Rosario – click here.
Senior Storyboard Artist Ae Ri Yoon – click here.
Storyboard Artist Jerry Gaylord – click here.

Be sure to register here.


CTN LIVE 2020 FREE ONLINE EVENT

BURBANK, Calif. — While the in-person aspects of the annual CTN animation eXpo moves to 2021, CTN in partnership with Visit Burbank, have reimagined the event to go online. Titled CTN-Live with a theme of “Revive and Thrive” for this unique virtual edition. Be prepared, this is not just another online event. A week long retreat to reboot, recharge and reset as artists as we work together toward new landscapes, new channels and new opportunities. “I would be remiss if I didn’t do this. I feel it is important for us to support the community now more than ever.” says owner and Producer Tina Price.

Offered  free of charge,  CTN-LIVE will be a 24/7 immersive creative week long retreat open to anyone looking to recharge their artistic energies and to get ready for 2021. This one-of-a kind event will offer interactive experiences, coaching  talks, demos, recruiting, scholarships, and current topics that are resonating in all our lives and to help launch us as creators into 2021.    “As the Animation Capital of the World and home to entertainment companies big and small, Burbank is our physical home and largest supporter of the international animation community,” states Tina Price, founder of the Creative Talent Network and producer of the CTN-LIVE. “Partnering with Visit Burbank makes perfect sense as it offers an invaluable relationship overflowing with opportunities for both business and creative professionals. The outpouring of support from everyone I’ve spoken to in the community is simply amazing. I invite everyone to join us this year as entrance to the main event is free of charge.”   CTN along with the community will be bringing inspiration and opportunities to diverse artists of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations in this important ‘give back’ campaign with over $100,000 dollars in donated sponsorship giveaways from various artists and community partners along with one of a kind artist enrichment scholarship programs to help get you connected and where you need to be.

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BlizzCon 2019 Panel Transcripts