Animation Mentors

About Dave Burgess

Positive, constructive and energetic, David Burgess is a well-known name in the animation industry. He studied Animation from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and loves working with a talented team of animators to bring unique, appealing and quirky characters to life.

He is currently working as an Animation Supervisor at Animal Logic, Vancouver, on ‘The Lego Movie-2’. Prior to this, David has worked with Walt Disney as an Animation Supervisor and with DreamWorks Animation as Head of Character Animation.


Head Of Character Animation
Dreamworks Animation SKG

About Nicolas C

Nicholas Chauvelot is a lead animator working with ON Animation Studio in Montreal, Canada. He’s studied at Metz Art School and Gobelins in Paris. Since 2007, he has worked with companies like DreamWorks and Cinesite as Character Animator.

He has a great understanding of animation timing, acting and storytelling techniques and prides on being a perfectionist. He has worked on projects like Penguins of Madagascar, Justin and the Knights of Valor, and Puss in Boots.


Lead Animator
ON Animation Studio

About Nirmal David

Nirmal David is a Creative Director at Hobo Interactive, a company that works on developing story and character oriented interactive entertainment and VR experiences. He started his career in animation after completing his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Described by colleagues as motivational, spirited and positive, Nirmal started in the industry as an Animation Lead at Rhythm and Hues, slowly moving onto Senior Animator at Lucas Film Animation, Animation Supervisor at Epic FX Studio and then Creative Director at Showt.

Creative Director
Hobo Interactive

About Chris Dias

Chris Dais is a senior animator with Animal Logic, an Australian animation, VFX, and production company. He studied 2D and 3D character animation at Empire School of Animation and graduated with honours from Sheridan College in Digital Character Animation.

In his 14+ years in the animation industry, he’s worked on projects like Merry Madagascar, Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos, and The Love Guru.



Senior Animator
Animal Logic

About Prashanth C

Calm, gritty and positive, Prashanth Cavale is a Senior Animator at Framestore, described by his team as a technical and artistic leader, an innovator, and a natural team leader.

He has worked with companies like DreamWorks Animation as an Animation Supervisor on projects like Penguins of Madagascar, Madly Madagascar, Puss in Boots and the Three Diablos, Shrek Yule log, and Trolls.



Supervising Animator
DreamWorks Animation SKG

About Srikant Bhogi

Srikanth is a passionate and creative 3D Character/Creature Animator for Double Negative.
Srikanth started his career in the VFX industry as a Matchover at Rhythm and Hues.

Since then he has worked as an Animation TD, a Character Animator and a Lead Animator. His work includes Baahubali: The Beginning, Planes: Fire and Rescue, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters among many others.



Double Negative

About Rob Smith

Roberto Smith is an animation specialist with more than 22 years of experience under his belt. He specialises in supervising character and creature animation, and coordinating with local and international artists.

He has worked with companies like DreamWorks Animation and Rhythm & Hues on projects like King Julien Stand Up, Snow White and the Huntsman, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, X-Men: First Class, and Yogi Bear.


Animation Director
DreamWorks Animation SKG