Friday, August 28th

Michael Defeo


Michael Defeo will be talking about his experience in the animation, toy and commercial industry. He will also be doing a ZBrush demo and showing the importance of shapes and form. 


Michael Defeo is a sculptor whose specialty lies in translating 2-D character designs into fully-fledged 3-D models. He hand-built the modeling and sculpting studios at Blue Sky Studios and served as the head of each for 15 years. While at Blue Sky, Michael brought countless characters to life for ICE AGE series (1-4)  ROBOTS,HORTON HEARS A WHO, RIO, and Epic.

Michael has also worked with Illumination Entertainment, helping to create characters for DESPICABLE ME 2 and THE LORAX, and the upcoming THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS.