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2D and 3D Animation: Design, Style, and Approach

  • 05/20/2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pixeldust Studios 4350 East-West Hwy Ste.350, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 656-0050


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Curious about how to choose the right design/timing/animation style best suited for illustrating a specific concept?  Join us for a round-robin event at Pixeldust studios and find out from industry experts what to consider when choosing an animation style.

Using clips pre-loaded on a time line, presenters will:

Go through the process of how a specific 2D animation or 3D/VFX effect or clip was created

Discuss what software platform(s) and production pipeline they selected and why

Talk about two or three areas of challenge they faced when creating this piece

Presenters include:

Ricardo Andrade

President & Creative Director

Ricardo Andrade is President Co--Founder and Creative Director of Pixeldust Studios Under his Direction Pixeldust has produced animation for more than 700 Hours of programming for the multiple networks.  

Throughout his career, Andrade has garnered 36 Emmy Nominations and 12 Emmy Awards.  He is a member of the prestigious Visual Effects Society, a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Advertising Federation.


Elizabeth Andrade

VP, Executive Producer

Elizabeth Andrade, Vice President and Co-Founder of Pixeldust Studios she oversees over 20 employees and dozens of projects a year.  Elizabeth has garnered a National Emmy Award, a CINE golden Award and a New York Festivals World Medal for her role as Art Director and VFX Producer.


Lori Butterfield

SVP, Creative Content & Development

Lori is a seasoned production and development executive who remains dazzled by the creative process. As an Emmy award-winning producer, director and writer, she has traveled to 50 countries on six continents bringing engaging, dramatic subjects to life.  Lori has served as SVP of Production on diverse array of projects for numerous corporate clients and Networks.

Samar Shool

Technical Director

As Technical Director for Pixeldust, Samar is responsible for leading the team in the use of software and techniques on project-to-project basis.  He is highly competent in an array of animation and visual effects programs such as Maya, Nuke, AFX, Renderman and Mental Ray.

PixelDust studios is easily accessible via the Bethesda metro station. (Metro: Bethesda - Red Line)

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