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Check out amazing breakdowns for Deadpool, previs/postvis/mocap, stop-motion and more. With beer and food sponsored by Digital Anarchy!
Webster got his start in animation in 1987 at Will Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon. He has worked for various studios including Disney, Fox, Warner Bros, PDI/ Dreamworks, Electronic Arts, ImageMovers, and Universal. He was the animation supervisor on the 2007 hit Korean movie "The Host", working out of The Orphanage in San Francisco. Moving to L.A. in 2011, he took up the role of previs/postvis supervisor on Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" and in 2014 was mocap supervisor on "Ted 2". Webster returned to the Bay Area in 2015 to supervise Atomic Fiction's animation work on "Deadpool". In addition to VFX work, he has produced and directed commercials, short films and music videos and he works in a variety of animation media.
Jon Peters is founder of Athena Studios in Emeryville, CA, which focuses on stop-motion animation and post production. His work as a designer, director and producer on shorts, corporate and commercial productions has won numerous awards and has been written about in Fortune, Forbes, Wired, Adweek, Print and various other publications over the years.
Jon started his career as an industrial designer and professional model-maker. He first became interested in stop-motion animation when he saw Ray Harryhausen's work on The 7th Voyage of Sinbad as a child. His first job out of college in 1980 was working with the optical photography coordinator from Star Wars designing a scifi themed amusement center. While it took almost 45 years for Jon to fully realize his dream to form a stop-motion studio he says "the best things in life are worth waiting for."
Jon was an elected Board Member of the Northern California Chapter of the Visual Effects Society. He lives in the Oakland area with his wife, three children, dog and seven guitars.
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