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IGNITE featuring Animators Nick Swanson and Chad Swanson

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12:30 pm–1:50 pm
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q Street
Lincoln Ne 68588-0205
Megan Elliott, (402) 472-2615,
Nick Swanson attended for his animation education. Shortly after, Nick moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he began his animation career working on a Netflix original television series entitled Robozuna. Nick then moved on to feature animation working on the following titles: Extinct, Riverdance and Paw Patrol the Movie. Nick now resides in Omaha, Nebraska, where he works as a remote contract animator for PlayStation Studios in game cinematics.

Chad Swanson has always been a creative in some way, shape, or form. Digital mediums have been something he has enjoyed and been influenced by. Growing up, he remembers those classic Disney films and loved how they could take you into a world you never thought of or could ever experience. He also remembers the birth of Nintendo, Playstation, SEGA and xbox and all the enjoyment and fun that came with them. Now that he is able to leave his fingerprints on these very things, he hopes they bring as much joy and entertainment to others.

Chad studied Feature animation with and Anim School. In 2017, he moved to Montreal to take his first contract working on Robozuna, a Netflix Original TV show. His next contract was with Cinesite where he was able to work on two feature films Extinct and Riverdance. In 2020, he worked on Paw Patrol the Movie remotely with Mikros Animation. Currently, he is working with Playstation on Cinematics and Gameplay Animation.

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This event originated in IGNITE Colloquium.