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The Ex'pert Series

Several times a year, Industry & Career Services draws from our extensive roster of professional contacts and invites accomplished industry veterans to speak with our students as part of the Ex'pert Series. During this intimate setting, our featured guests discuss current industry trends, offer advice for students seeking work in the industry, and answer questions about workplace environments and styles.

DreamWorks Animation

Upcoming Ex'pert Series with DreamWorks Animation

Wednesday, April 23rd
4 pm – 6 pm
East End

Topic: “Essential Tips to Break into the Industry”

 

David Juan Bianchi, DreamworksSenior Previz Artist | Class 34
David Bianchi is a Graduate from Class 34 from the Animation and Visual FX Program at Ex’pression College. Fresh out of Ex’pression, David Juan Bianchi started his career at DreamWorks as a intern, getting coffee, taking notes, and absorbing as much as he could on a daily basis. He is now a Senior Previz Artist, has lead teams on recent DWA films Peabody and Sherman and Madagascar 3, and thanks his lucky starts he landed his dream job. Come find out how he got from here to there, and what it takes to in between at the next Expert Series Panel.

David’s credits include:
Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Turbo, Madagascar 2, Madagascar 3, Megamind, Merry Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Shrek the Third.

Omar Garcia, Dreamworks | Character Technical Director | Class 72
Omar Garcia is a Graduate from Class 72 from the Animation and Visual FX Program at Ex’pression College. After graduating from Ex’pression, Omar started at Spy Post in San Francisco. Then, was brought over to Disney’s Imagemovers Digital helping wrap up some films. Omar finally landed his dream job at Dreamworks, where he started as a TRA (Technical Rendering Administrator), then worked his way up to the character td department and is very grateful to be here.

Omar’s credits include:
PriestMars Needs MomsKung Fu Panda 2Puss in BootsMadagascar 3,Rise of the Guardians, The CroodsTurbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Brian Webb, Dreamworks | Audio/Visual Technician | Class 54
Brian Webb is a Graduate from Class 54 from the Sound Art Program at Ex’pression College. On Graduation Day Brian accepted a position at DreamWorks animation.  Brian has been on the same team for over 6 years doing audio/video for DreamWorks.

Brian’s Credits include:
Madagascar 2, Madagascar 3, Monster vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kungfu Panda 2, Mega Mind, Turbo, Rise of the Guardians, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Puss and Boots, Croods, Madagascar (Valentines special), How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2(comes out this summer)