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Francisco A. Cortina
recently finished work on the film ‘Aeon Flux’ at Digital Domain in Venice, CA. His digital career began soon after earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute of Art. He joined the Japanese video game giant Square USA, where he worked on several game titles such as ‘Parasite Eve’ and ‘Final Fantasy IX’, the animated feature film ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’ and the animated short ‘Animatrix: Final Flight of the Osiris’. After his tenure at Square, Francisco joined Dreamworks Feature Animation as a Technical Director, working in their Modeling, Character Technical Directing and Lighting departments.

Steven Stahlberg co-founded Optidigit and AndroidBlues, the virtual talent studio. He is a 2D and 3D artist, illustrator, art director and animator. After completing his art studies in Sweden and Australia Steven worked ten years as a freelance illustrator for leading advertising agencies and publications in Europe and Asia. Steven is internationally acknowledged as a world-class digital artist and was the first artist in the world to have a virtual character sponsored by a major modeling agency (Elite) in 1999.

Pascal Blanché is an Art Director at Ubisoft Canada based in Montreal. His most recent game project was ‘Myst IV: Revelation’, the fourth in the cult adventure game series. Pascal started on the path towards a career in art/design for games at the Art School of Luminy, Marseille. Following art school, he freelanced for TILT magazine, an early video games magazine and then worked in modeling, concept art, texturing, lighting and animation for various French gaming companies.