Charlotte Animation Visual Effects & Motion Design (CAVEMODE) is a local trade group for professionals and those looking to network in these areas. The purpose of CAVEMODE is to encourage collaboration of ideas and processes within the communities of Visual Effects, Motion Design, and Animation. And, to provide a forum to encourage networking and socializing within these fields.
CAVEMODE will hold informative and educational meetings quarterly. The meetings will feature elements such as project breakdowns, instructional material, guest speakers, and round table discussions. The goal of CAVEMODE is to tailor the content towards the working professional in this region. Students, hobbyists, and educators are encouraged to attend and participate as well.
Byron NashVisual Effects Artist / Edit at Joe’s
Byron has over 13 years of experience working in Charlotte on 3D animation, visual effects, and motion graphics. He has worked with clients such as Bojangles, Carolinas Medical Center, Speed Channel, The Inspiration Networks, The North Carolina Education Lottery, and Time Warner Cable.http://www.armoredsquirrel.com
Owner & Animator / Digital Hyper Studios
Jamie Byers has over 10 years of experience in 2D and 3D animation. Jamie is experienced in motion graphics for television and web as well as visual effects for film. Credited work: Bojangles, Universal Pictures – Eastern Promises, 3M, Mitsubishi Electric, Steelroots, INSP, Speed Channel – Nascar Craftsman Truck Series, PBS – Everyday Edisons, Fox Charlotte, VMware, Elevation Church, Springs, Golf Agency and much more. Jamie has won 13 awards since starting Digital Hyper Studios LLC in June of 2007 to present.
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer and Editor / wilfongedit.com
VFX Supervisor/DIT/Colorist – Cinemanix Productions
Bryan Scibelli is the Co-Founder of Cinemanix Productions VFX and Post-Production Company. Having always been intrigued by Visual Effects, departed the world of IT in 1997 and moved into 3D animation and VFX. Developing into a production diverse generalist in the areas of 3D, compositing, color grading, on-set DIT and digital workflow specialist. Becoming proficient in most major VFX applications, Bryan has added Nuke to the pipeline as a major VFX component as well as finishing and delivery. Bryan has woked with several major clients such as Coke, ESPN, Nascar, MTV, Nickelodeon, Walmart and HBO.