Motion Designers Rise To The FACEOFF Challenge

The three challengers for the 3rd Annual FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge have been announced.

Tony Romain – Creative Director (Trance)

Tony’s credits include the main title design for Nashville, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Make it or Break It, Melissa and Joey, Biggest Loser, Master Chef, The Celebrity Apprentice, and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader to name a few.

Josh Goble – VFX Artist (Reelz Channel)

At Reelz Channel Josh designs show packages, id’s, on-air promo graphics, sizzle reels, network re-brands and more. He recently took top honors in the CGSociety MODO Time Travel Challenge in the TV Ad challenge category. He continues to freelance with a primary focus and passion in motion graphics, compositing, vfx, and title design for commercials, indie films, short films and episodics.

Will Fortanbary – Motion Designer (North Point Ministries)

A relative newcomer to motion design. Will’s been building his design arsenal by creating ‘Dailies‘ to learn new software and techniques. His claim to fame in the world of After Effects… he’s fast! And he’s fearless.



jayse_dj-cruze_cgnewsSpecial guest Jayse Hansen, internationally acclaimed FUI designer will be on stage providing color commentary throughout the event alongside motion host Elaine Montoya.

Jayse’s work can be seen in The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part I, Iron Man, Avengers, Enders Game, Planet of the Apes, 2012, and Big Hero 6.

Los Angeles Based Dj Cruze

Los Angeles based DJ Cruze will drop bass music to move bodies & blow minds throughout the event!

Dj Cruze (aka Stanton Cruse) is also a broadcast animator with credits including Bufu (Starz), Spacecats (Starz), Slacker Cats (ABC Family), and more. He’s currently Lead Animator for ABC Mouse at Renegade Animation and continues to run his animation co-op High Bar Films.

About FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge

FACEOFF is a unique After Effects exhibition that takes place live, on stage in front of the motion audience. When the clock starts, three challengers have 60 minutes to create a 5-15 second motion graphics piece, and 15 minutes to render. The design brief is revealed just seconds before the timer begins. It’s a prime opportunity to watch motion design pros create and deliver on demand and learn innovative design and workflow techniques.

FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge takes place Saturday, June 13 at the Santa Fe Railyards as part of motion conference.

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