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people are already
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6PM-midnight Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Lyndsay

McCully

@lynztree

Lyndsay says: Holy Half Rez, Batman!! #6 and going strong! Woo!

Nicky

Mazur

@TheNicc

Nicky says: andele andele mami ee-ahh ee-ahh uh ohhhhhhh

Kevin

Companey

@therealkfc

Kevin says: Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

Matt

Miller

Matt says: I'm gonna shake hands with Chris Schmidt.

Drew

Sumner

@MarkarianVR

Drew says: Go Procedural!

Tom

Grimes

@Tommy_GrimesIII

Tom says: Looking forward to my very first Half Rez! :)

Brent

Austin

@bausti_

Brent says: Super Pumped #woot #IneedtoLearntoTypeMyEmailCorrectly

Beau

Perschall

@BPerschall

Beau says: Looking forward to sponsoring HalfRez in Chicago next week and catching up with numerous friends from last year's show.

Kristen

Youngman

@truffle7

Kristen says: what you got Half Rez?

Pixel

Plow

@renderendlessly

Pixel says: Why don't you just use "Save Project with Assets"?

Grant

Inouye

@g_rant_rants

Grant says: It's my first Half Rez, be gentle with me please.

Gregory

Stapleton

@cityboygs

Gregory says: I'm ready! Cinema 4D and X-Particles Rules!!

Mike

Bischoff

@mpbmke

Mike says: Hell yeah! Whose couch am I crashing on?

Spencer

Seibert

@spencerseibert

Spencer says: Looking forward to mingling with movers of pixels

Patrick

Emling

@pemling

Patrick says: Huzzah! See you all there!

Jenny

Beruscha

@jenngirl1234

Jenny says: so excite!!! :D

Melinda

Klein

Melinda says: I'll be the one not wearing plaid.

Chris

Morris

Chris says: Half Whaaaa!?!

JC

Tecklenburg

@pikero24

JC says: Trust the Glowcat

zach

lindemann

zach says: stoked for the shiny sphere cosplay contest

Peter

Olieman

@peteolieman

Peter says: philly represent

Fred

Muram

Fred says: Very Excited!

Adam

Schmisek

@adamschmisek

Adam says: make it count

Bryan

Thompson

@olde_thompson

Bryan says: nevermind

Benjamin

Brown

Benjamin says: Looking forward to it and cannot wait!

Eddie

Loera

@eddieloera

Eddie says: First time going to Half Rez. Can't wait!

Nick

Waligorski

@rockaFORCE

Nick says: Can I get a ride?

Alan

Demafiles

@demafleez

Alan says: Let's party hearty Marty

Juan

Gomez

@digimaso

Juan says: super, can't wait!

Travis

Hess

@TheDesignButter

Travis says: Coming from Denver, looking forward to visiting Chicago and being part of this awesome C4D community, Cheers

Juan Carlos

Montes

@moxstudios

Juan Carlos says: Also a Blender 3d fan!

Quest

Rogers

Quest says: I like gwaphics!

Dan

Couto

@solipsum

Dan says: Looking forward to this!

David

Heniff III

David says: Woo hoo!

Nate

Pence

@natepence

Nate says: Know just enough to be dangerous.

Ryan

Johnson

@RyanKrisJohn

Ryan says: Half Rez! W00t!

Jonathan

Desir

@jdragon3

Jonathan says: Allora

Mary

L'Abbate

@MaryAnimates

Mary says: We OUT HERE. Can't wait to meet fellow C4D ladies in the area and beyond!

Brad MOTHERFUCKIN'

Stark

@drstarkweather

Brad MOTHERFUCKIN' says: I'm just here so I don't get fined.

Dusty

Hammersley

@dusty7k

Dusty says: ▕▔╲┊┊┊┊┊┊┊┊┊╱▔▏ ┊╲┈╲╱▔▔▔▔▔╲╱┈╱ ┊┊╲┈╭╮┈┈┈╭╮┈╱┊ ┊┊╱┈╰╯┈▂┈╰╯┈╲┊ ┊┊▏╭╮▕━┻━▏╭╮▕┊ ┊┊╲╰╯┈╲▂╱┈╰╯╱┊

Matt

Miltonberger

@matt_milt

Matt says: Let's GO!!

Jerry

Nelson

@AttackMotion1

Jerry says: Stoked to be back for another Half Rez!

Jake

Allen

@Jaaaaaake

Jake says: Been waiting all year to share my best rendering-related anecdotes!

Chris

Hooker

Chris says: Let's all step up each others games.

Jeffrey

Grutter

@GaardhouseVFX

Jeffrey says: Gaardhouse is going to Half Rez for the first time. See you in 4 months, Chicago!

Franky

Ortega

@halfminutefilms

Franky says: Do or do not, bitches!

Jim

Gravina

Jim says: JUST DO IT!

Matt

Nikkila

@MNIKKILA

Matt says: Seems like an awful lot of dudes. But... I'm in!

Edo

Cuallo

@Edo_Cuallo

Edo says: O.M.G...... can't waittttttttt

Sam

Stucky

Sam says: poomped

Andrew

Lucas

@theandrewlucas

Andrew says: Stoked

Jesse

Randall

@NativeComplex

Jesse says: Super Excited!

Scott

Cavanah

@scottcavanah

Scott says: Can't wait for this!

Joe

Duncan

Joe says: Yeahhhhhhh Buddy!

Kevin

Passmore

Kevin says: im stoked to see y'all at halfrez, game on.

Pete

DiCamillo

Pete says: This isn't the line for Metallica?

Omar

Alsaray

Omar says: I love to learn more about Cinema 4D.

Steve

Skazenski

@sskaz01

Steve says: Beep beep boop

Zach

Westerman

Zach says: half rez 4 lyfe

Mark

Trana

Mark says: Simply good.

Evelin

Garza

Evelin says: Third time attending!

Victor

Uhal

@victoruhal

Victor says: vertex:edge:face:booze

Rachel

Oftedahl

Rachel says: Looking forward to another event with no line for the women's bathrooms...

Justin

Zurawski

Justin says: https://www.instagram.com/somebodyiamsomebody/

Allan

Roysdon

Allan says: Crunchie Frog Inc.

Joshua

Perlson

Joshua says: Siked!

Brad

Chmielewski

@beerad

Brad says: 🍺

Bill

Holland

@middlebranchpro

Bill says: Can't wait!

Tomy

Durand

@tommy_durand

Tomy says: Very excited to be able to come from France to meet you !

Michael

Galbincea

@mgalbincea

Michael says: mind ready to be blwn

Rick

Lundskow

@lundskow

Rick says: Excited for Half Rez!

Tre

Bennett

@trebendesigns

Tre says: "I'm going to make some weird s**t." - Star-Lord

Rob

Rossi

@robrossi10

Rob says: Can't wait for Half Rez 6!

Michaela

Vatcheva

@mvatcheva

Michaela says: Ladies, there are now 8 of us. Woohoo!

Greg

Smith

@grogbert

Greg says: guy from cleveland

Trey

Trimble

@TrimbleTweets

Trey says: It was AMAZING last year! And it is no doubt going to be amazing this year as well. SUCH a good atmosphere at this thing! <3

Justin

Strode

@justinstrode

Justin says: Half Rez. Yay!

Troy

Benesch

@3danim8or

Troy says: Looking forward to it!

Charlie B

Williams III

@Cbw3

Charlie B says: Looking forward to another awesome conference!

Eddie

Wisinski

Eddie says: Soup

Phil

Borst

@philborst

Phil says: first half rez, see you all soon!

Adam

Palmer

Adam says: Yay!

Alvaro

Letelier

@imconected

Alvaro says: I'm a vegan real CG human.

Chris

Tedin

Chris says: Had a blast last year. Met some new folks, old students... Can't wait to meet some more!

Shannon

Wilkerson

@swilkerson3030

Shannon says: Finally I have the opportunity to attend this conference. I can't wait.

Rion

Sheehan

@Rion_Sheehan

Rion says: Erp erp and away!

Jeremy

Nealis

@aertime

Jeremy says: holy cow

TJ

Guadagno

@Matisflex

TJ says: First Half Rez lets go!

Reuben

Gordon

Reuben says: I think I got the last early bird ticket. Dope.

Kyle

Dettman

@kyledettman

Kyle says: awwwww yissssssss

Traci

Brinling Osowski

@tbrinling

Traci says: Let's do this! Had to make it one year and there is no time like the present :)

Nick

Parente

@Dominic_Parente

Nick says: Ayyyyyy

Joe

McCarthy

Joe says: Sounds like an experience of a lifetime, wouldn't miss it!

Michael

Fernandez

@chairmanmanuel

Michael says: kickin it

Jake

Thomas

Jake says: I promise I won't get as drunk as last year. "Free X-Particles" will not be chanted.

Jason

Mettler

@Alpha_Zebra

Jason says: I'm flying up from Florida and can't wait to see everybody!!

KGB

.

@KGBMike

KGB says: Yay!

Mathew

Hayden

Mathew says: Following from afar for far too long! Coming to Chicago to meet my spiritual leaders.

Guy

Allen

@FirstFightTV

Guy says: Looking forward to meeting everyone and making some new friends along the way! Also want to learn lots more stuff!

Mitch

Stomner

@MostlyWise

Mitch says: wait 3D what? I heard there were free skateboards

Erick

Rohn

@CopperSoffit

Erick says:

Luke

Wittig

@askflo

Luke says: Nah

Paul

Todd

Paul says: Glad to finally have a chance to come to this. See you folks soon!

Joe

Grock

@joegrock

Joe says: Game over, man! Game over!

Scott

Hoch

@artscotthoch

Scott says: I like making things move! And so do you! Let's meet and hang out and drink and stuff!!

Dave

Holm

@Daves_cool

Dave says: Michigan Mograph represent ✌🏽

Jason

Soquet

@JasonSoquet

Jason says: Flying in from Phoenix to see some amazing shiny balls.

Nick

Sgarioto

Nick says: Party time!! ...In five months!

Dan

Moore

Dan says: Voronoi Fracking

Adam

Tow

@atow3212

Adam says: Excited to be back. Boop!

Sergio

Salgado

@sergiosalgado

Sergio says: I've made a huge mistake.

Kristi

Stone

@kristi_stone

Kristi says: :)

Ryan

Daniels

Ryan says: Yes! In the face!

Patricia

Sorbi

@patriciasorbi

Patricia says: See you all there!

Shawn

Astrom

@ShawnAstrom

Shawn says: Can't wait! Never been to Chicago! Looking forward to this nerd fest!!!

Les

Sandelman

Les says: Make room for one more!

Jose

Rosales

@sepiabrain

Jose says: My first Halfrez, can't wait!

Steven

George

@assyriansteve

Steven says: https://stevendonnygeorge.wordpress.com/

Freddy

Agostini

Freddy says: !!

Ron

Martone

@robocrat

Ron says: Wooot!

Noah

Witchell

@NoahWitchell

Noah says: Got my early bird ticket to Half Rez! It'll be nice to finally put faces to all of these Twitter handles.

Jessica

Sumption

@jessicasumption

Jessica says: Super excited to join in the fun this year!

Jean-Marc

Denis

@jmdenisme

Jean-Marc says: I am Batman

Ivan

Mathy

@okatbest

Ivan says: So excited to go to Half Resident Evil 6!!!

Julie

Craft

@craftmatick

Julie says: Happy to come and represent Detroit, Michigan! Also I host a monthly meetup in the Detroit area, mographmondays.com

Amy

Sundin

Amy says: Boom.

Collin

Leix

@hellolittlehill

Collin says: giggity!

Shredd

Spread

@shreddspread

Shredd says: 👁️‍🗨️

Anthony

Strasburger

Anthony says: Can't Wait!

RODRIGO

CANTALEJO

RODRIGO says: Rendering Lifestyle

Nick

Hopkins

@nicholasbrave

Nick says: If someone reads this, i'm sorry.

John

Gagnon

John says: 5D Designer

Devin

Sloan

@dsc4d

Devin says: Wubbalubba dubdub!

Teddy

Laich

@wonderllama

Teddy says: Made you look.

Billy

Chitkin

@_gernge

Billy says: Let's get weird.

Ryan

McCauley

@rhynoGFX

Ryan says: Alright, now to buy plane tickets and all that other junk. Here I come Half Rez...

Drew

Smoot

@hushengine

Drew says: looking forward to meeting everyone. Hope to see other artist from ATL make it out.

Scott

Rachwalski

@scottrock3d

Scott says: Pipeline, Pixels, & Poly counts! Oh my!

Krzysztof

Pianko

@k_pianko

Krzysztof says: Boomski.

James

Brennan

@partwolfdigital

James says: Why is 4 afraid of 5. Because... (4+5) = 9 (4*5) - (4+5) = 11 ________________ 9/11

Brianna

Larson

@beanahlee

Brianna says: ))<>((

Danny

Jones

@yasly

Danny says: new render, who dis?

Brody

Davis

@brodyjdavis

Brody says: Da Moon Rulez A-1

Lloyd

Alvarez

@aescripts

Lloyd says: Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle most of the time?

Derek

Weikle

@_d2tm

Derek says: .

André

Ottley

@thesagery

André says: Hell froze over - Sage is coming.

Ryan

Butterworth

Ryan says: :)

Thomas

Donaldson

@tomjdonaldson

Thomas says: Lines, Tags, and Booles! Oh, My! Looking forward to seeing everyone's sexy face.

Liam

Clisham

@_five31

Liam says: I'll bring the Dairy Queen.

Tim

Berthiaume

Tim says: yerp.

Anthony

Carnevale

@carn723

Anthony says: Looking forward to this years Half Rez!

Alex

Austin

Alex says: If you find me at halfrez, you'll win a free handshake!

Lucas

Langworthy

@lucaslangworthy

Lucas says: Be there or be □

Rob

Santella

Rob says: B E E R !

Zachary

Robinson

@doc_robinson

Zachary says: Half Rez?

pete

nunez

@petey_nunez

pete says: ...

Jessica

Thomas

@Jess_w_thomas

Jessica says: See all you computer wizards there :)

Frank

Walters

Frank says: Looking forward to HalfRez6!

Kevin

Brown

@vtecbrown

Kevin says: Pump, pump, pump, PUMP IT UP!

Justin

Younger

@justinyounger

Justin says: 6 of these already?!

Andrez

Aguayo

Andrez says: --- :0 ---

Matthew

Butler

@Butierm

Matthew says: Pump up the jam!

Alan

Schulte

@nutcasehall

Alan says: drawing a blank

Jim

Arthur

@Jim_the_Arthur

Jim says: RESIST

Ethan

Barnowsky

@ethanbarnowsky

Ethan says: groovy

John

Long

@aJohnLong

John says: hooray

Dirk

Jensen

@flotsammy

Dirk says: Love the Rez!

Clark

Stanton

@soheresathing

Clark says: Woo! Beer Rez 6! I mean, design... work... nothing to see here...

Jeff

Evans

Jeff says: Pixels are neat.

Josh

Van Praag

@joshvanpraag

Josh says: Designimation.

Tanner

Wickware

@TannR

Tanner says: C4D ftw

Dave

Brodeur

@LOCKEDnLOADING

Dave says: Half Rez Time!

Ryan

Bechtel

@bechtelmgfx

Ryan says: Gonna be dope

Mark

Cernosia

@markcernosia

Mark says: Booyeah!

Mark

Olsen

@olsenvideo

Mark says: %#$n excited!

Paul

Robinson

@sen3paul

Paul says: Going to Half Rez!! First year... Can't wait!! I love pizza!!

Phil

Roberts

@raidZer0

Phil says: Coming all the way from the UK!

David

Kopidlansky

@kopid

David says: Sixth times a charm

Jake

Williams

@jacobwilliams

Jake says: As a former cube race winner, hope ya'll are okay with second place again this year!

Duarte

Elvas

@duartelvas

Duarte says: See you at the best Half Rez EVER!

Jeff

McBride

@jeff_mcbride

Jeff says: Pizza, pizza me so hungy, me so hungy.

Anastasiya

Bulavkina

@undcidd

Anastasiya says: Ура!

Ryan

Duff

@3dduff

Ryan says: Last 3 years have been great, Looking forward to another year!

David

Ariew

@davidariew

David says: SHHHHH!!!!!! THERE'S PEOPLE SLEEPING HERE SHSHSHHHHHHH!!!!! ALL THE CUPS! NO GRAB ALL THE CUPS! Chris, this is a bowl. ALL THE CUPS SHHHHHHH

Caylin

Younger

@CaylinYounger

Caylin says: Okay, my cube color team better heckin' win! I look forward to my team's prizes, thank you.

Amador

Valenzuela

@amador_v

Amador says: Can't wait!

luis

roca

@rocamode

luis says: Rumor says Dennis Rodman is learning c4d and teaching it in North Korea

Andrew

Maggio

@framecycle

Andrew says: Edit represent!

Chas

Fries

@chasfries

Chas says: MORE HIDDEN CUBES!

Jake

Mathew

@spinningblade

Jake says: Boom.

EJ

Hassenfratz

@eyedesyn

EJ says: FullDrunk at HalfRez!

Jake

Vardaman

@JakeVardaman

Jake says: The Woodstock of MoGraph baby.

Patrick

Coleman

@patrickedge

Patrick says: YYEEEEA BOOIIIII

Chris

Latragna

@clatragna

Chris says: Happy to be going to my 2nd HalfRez!

Matt

Milstead

@brograph

Matt says: Woot! Half Rez 2017!!!

Donnie

Bauer

@Donnie_Bauer

Donnie says: OMG it's only May.

Tyler

Scheitlin

@trscheit

Tyler says: Real life RENDER WARS!

Ryan

Summers

@Oddernod

Ryan says: Please tell me there will be root beer.

Anthony

Palermo

@Palermo_3D

Anthony says: Wooooo! Can't wait!

Beau

Wright

@AspenExcel

Beau says: Thanks for reading this!

Tobias

Mattner

@tobiasmattner

Tobias says: Arnold is Numero Uno.

David

Jacobson

David says: By any means necessary, this is what has to be done Make way 'cause here I come.

Brandon

Ballschmidt

@KyleBallschmidt

Brandon says: .............Still rendering.......... ! Nope. Still rendering.....

Mike

Pindara

@mpindara

Mike says: My submission for: Least Prolific HalfRez message. Thank you. That is all.

Chris

Schmidt

@ChrisSchmidt3D

Chris says: I'm betting on the green cube.

Nick

Campbell

@nickvegas

Nick says: Can't wait to see you all there! Speaker line up and more details coming soon! Keep Rendering! Nick

Jack

Bransfield

@builtlight

Jack says: As far as the eye can see, not even a satellite.

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Devon Ko

Devon Ko,

3D for Designers

Devon Ko is the founder of 3D for Designers, a platform publishing 3D courses, workshops, and a biweekly zine on the culture and craft of 3D art.

Adventures in Z-Space

Is 3D the next frontier for designers? Devon will unpack the emerging subculture of independent artists and designers who are learning 3D outside the industry.

Devon Ko is the founder of 3D for Designers, a platform publishing 3D courses, workshops, and a biweekly zine on the culture and craft of 3D art.

Adventures in Z-Space

Is 3D the next frontier for designers? Devon will unpack the emerging subculture of independent artists and designers who are learning 3D outside the industry.

Chris Do

Chris Do,

The Futur

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning director, designer, strategist and educator. He’s the Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind, executive producer of The Skool, and the Founder of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers.

Founded in 1995, Blind has been a pioneer in the motion design field and has made hundreds of award-winning commercials, music videos and broadcast promos that combine design, typography, animation, live action and visual effects for screens and clients of all sizes.

His firm’s work has been recognized by national and international organizations such as: the Emmy’s, Effie Gold, Effie, Huffington Post, Lynda.com, Webbie, Communication Arts, London International Awards, One Show, British D&AD, AICP 20, Pictoplasma, How, 72 dpi, L.A. Weekly, Boards, Res 10, Type Director’s Club (20, 22, 23, 26), IDN, Addy Awards, BDA, Create, Stash (2, 12, 22, 24, 35, 43, 65), Creatie Augustus 2010, Motion Design, Asia Image, Brief, 365 AIGA Year In Design 26, Art Director’s Club, Motionographer, New York Festivals, B Brand, PPaper, I.D., and Print.

Mr. Do currently hosts The Process (a YouTube channel with over 160k subscribers) and lectures all over the world on the business of creativity.

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning director, designer, strategist and educator. He’s the Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind, executive producer of The Skool, and the Founder of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers.

Founded in 1995, Blind has been a pioneer in the motion design field and has made hundreds of award-winning commercials, music videos and broadcast promos that combine design, typography, animation, live action and visual effects for screens and clients of all sizes.

His firm’s work has been recognized by national and international organizations such as: the Emmy’s, Effie Gold, Effie, Huffington Post, Lynda.com, Webbie, Communication Arts, London International Awards, One Show, British D&AD, AICP 20, Pictoplasma, How, 72 dpi, L.A. Weekly, Boards, Res 10, Type Director’s Club (20, 22, 23, 26), IDN, Addy Awards, BDA, Create, Stash (2, 12, 22, 24, 35, 43, 65), Creatie Augustus 2010, Motion Design, Asia Image, Brief, 365 AIGA Year In Design 26, Art Director’s Club, Motionographer, New York Festivals, B Brand, PPaper, I.D., and Print.

Mr. Do currently hosts The Process (a YouTube channel with over 160k subscribers) and lectures all over the world on the business of creativity.

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell,

Greyscalegorilla

Hi, I’m Nick. I grew up a nerd in Detroit, the oldest son of a fireman and a roller skating teacher. In middle school, I won first prize on America’s Funniest Videos with my impression of Edward Scissorhands imitating Michael Jackson. It earned me $10,000, a girlfriend for a week, and, not surprisingly, very few cool points with my friends.

I landed a string of jobs as a magic trick-yo-yo salesman, roller skate rink-wedding DJ, and one of those snobby record store employees. My love for audio engineering, Protools, and Macs crossed paths with a short animated film and my new passion for Motion Design was born.

I studied design, film and animation at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and ended up at Digital Kitchen Chicago where I worked on TV commercials and title sequences for Target, Dexter and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

While studying and working, I started Greyscalegorilla, a personal blog to talk about design and education. This has quickly become one of the leading sites to learn about motion graphics and 3D software bringing over 20,000 visitors per day. Nutty, right?

I now work and live in Milford Michigan with my beautiful wife, where I play a lot of pinball, and listen to too many podcasts.

Hi, I’m Nick. I grew up a nerd in Detroit, the oldest son of a fireman and a roller skating teacher. In middle school, I won first prize on America’s Funniest Videos with my impression of Edward Scissorhands imitating Michael Jackson. It earned me $10,000, a girlfriend for a week, and, not surprisingly, very few cool points with my friends.

I landed a string of jobs as a magic trick-yo-yo salesman, roller skate rink-wedding DJ, and one of those snobby record store employees. My love for audio engineering, Protools, and Macs crossed paths with a short animated film and my new passion for Motion Design was born.

I studied design, film and animation at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and ended up at Digital Kitchen Chicago where I worked on TV commercials and title sequences for Target, Dexter and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

While studying and working, I started Greyscalegorilla, a personal blog to talk about design and education. This has quickly become one of the leading sites to learn about motion graphics and 3D software bringing over 20,000 visitors per day. Nutty, right?

I now work and live in Milford Michigan with my beautiful wife, where I play a lot of pinball, and listen to too many podcasts.

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt,

Greyscalegorilla

Chris is the Director of 3D Product Development and helps make tutorials for Greyscalegorilla. This guy really knows his Cinema 4D, is a great teacher, and is hugely helpful on the technical side of things. His lego collection is probably MUCH bigger than yours.

Chris is the Director of 3D Product Development and helps make tutorials for Greyscalegorilla. This guy really knows his Cinema 4D, is a great teacher, and is hugely helpful on the technical side of things. His lego collection is probably MUCH bigger than yours.

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