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STORYBOARDING BOOK AUTHOR

Javier Secaduras Author

Javier Secaduras

Javier Secaduras has worked in the entertainment industry in Europe and the United States for over 18 years now. Indeed, he has international experience, having taken up posts in France, Holland, Stockholm, Vancouver, and finally Los Angeles, where he spent half of his animation career. Moreover, he has worn various hats over the course of his career, having worked as a director, art director, storyboard artist, animator and Disney comic artist. He has worked for major and independent studios including Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Disney, Klasky Csupo, Moonscoop to mention a few. As an instructor, Javier has taught numerous seminars and workshops on storyboarding to professionals and students throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Although Storyboarding by Experience marks his debut in writing and producing a published eBook, it is the natural next step in sharing his keen insight and unique professional experience.

STORYBOARDING BOOK EDITOR

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Dominique Ahkong

Dominique studied literature, creative writing, and video at Middlebury College in Vermont, and later explored storytelling in various forms and formats at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. As a freelance writer based in Singapore, she writes for animated productions. Her recent work includes the second season of Blue Karipap, a web animation series for Malaysian studio MFX.
You can see Dominique’s work at domkeykong.com

STORYBOARDING BOOK EXPERTS

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Vadim Bazhanov

Vadim Bazhanov is a Ukraine-born storyboard artist and filmmaker. He immigrated to Canada at age eight, graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville, and now works as a feature film storyboard artist. Some of the films he has worked on include Rio, Ice Age 4, and The Shadow King. He is currently working at DreamWorks Animation on a new film in development.
You can see Vadim’s work at vadim-a-palooza.blogspot.com

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Mucci Fassett

Mucci Fassett is a compulsive doodler with a wealth of experience in all aspects of filmmaking, from intial story and script development through post-production, for live-action productions as well as 2D and CGI animation.
A San Diego native, Mucci was drafted out of high school at 16 to help animate Shamu commercials for Sea World. While attending his first year at CalArts, he was recruited by Steven Spielberg’s new animation unit to develop the first season of Tiny Toons at Warner Bros. He has since taken on numerous roles including storyboard artist, director, and art director for TV series such as Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory, feature films such as Madagascar, Flushed Away, and Kung Fu Panda, and CGI DVDs such as Strawberry Shortcake: The Sky’s the Limit and teen drama Lionelville.
You can see Mucci’s work at www.muccifassett.com

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Eric Favela

Eric Favela is a graduate of CalArts, where he studied Character Animation and has recently returned to teach Advanced Story. He is a storyboard artist for Story Boarding book Team, Universal’s Illumination Entertainment and has worked on films such as Horton Hears A Who, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, The Lorax, and Despicable Me 2. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and two cats.
You can see Eric’s work at www.ericfavela.com and www.ericfavela.blogspot.com

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Albert Garcia

Albert Garcia is a veteran of the animation world. He joined the professional art world in 1980, learning the art of comic narrative techniques while drawing Disney characters for European publishers. Since joining Estudio Mariscal in 1989, he has served in multiple capacities and Story Boarding book Team, currently works as head of production and producer. His work includes animation projects of all kinds, such as Acuarinto, a pioneering game developed for Japan that was among the first to mix 3D scenes with 2D animated characters, a TV series and various spots for Twipsy, the Expo 2000 Hannover mascot, and the Oscar-nominated animated film, Chico & Rita.
You can see Albert’s work at www.linkedin.com/in/albertgarciavila

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Sergio Paez

Sergio Paez is a San Francisco artist specializing in storyboards, animation, and visual development for TV, feature film, and games. His animation credits in the United States and Europe include projects for Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony, and Sega. Sergio’s work is featured in The Art of Clone Wars published by Chronicle Books, in The Art of Darkwatch, published by Design Studio Press, and was featured at the Totoro Forest Project Art Exhibition. Sergio’s latest book, Professional Storyboarding, is the definitive guide for the story professional.
You can see Sergio’s work at www.SergioPaez.com

Allan Rennagel
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Allan Rennagel

Allan Rennagel has 15 years experience in animation, having worked in a number of production roles for studios such as Moonscoop Group and Fox. His credits span episodic TV, DVDs, video-on-demand, and web shorts. His work includes Emmy-nominated flash cartoon series Growing up Creepie and Toddworld, 2D episodes for He-man and the Masters of the Universe, and more recently, CGI shorts Tinpo, CGI movie Strawberry Shortcake: The Sky’s the Limit, and Emmy-winning multimedia platform Kabillion.
You can see Allan’s work at lnkd.in/PYNMng

Joseph Scott
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Joseph Scott

Joseph Scott’s career in the animation industry spans more than 18 years. He has worked as an animator, director, assistant director, and storyboard artist for TV, DVDs, feature films, and animated commercials. His many credits include Futurama, Life And Adventures of Santa Claus, Lil’ Bush, Napoleon Dynamite, Barnyard, As Told By Ginger, Wild Thornberry’s, Rugrats, and Rocket Power.
You can see Joseph’s work at 4lajoiedevivreanimation.com

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