2015 Guests

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Tim Naylor co-founded Creative Art & Mechanics, providing visual effects to the entertainment industry.

Special Guests 2015

Tim Naylor is a 1994 Taylor graduate in business and finance. Tim went on to complete a degree at Full Sail University and then launched his career in visual effects at Industrial Light & Magic, the legendary VFX company of George Lucas. Tim was ILM’s Creature Technical Director for nine years. In 2012, he co-founded Creative Arts & Mechanics Digital (CAMd) in the San Francisco Bay area, providing digital creature and character design, modeling, rigging and an animation studio for high end feature entertainment.

Tim’s company is located in the original Lucasfilm facility in Northern California, where many of his employees careers were launched. His facility is a movie studio with stages, theaters, production offices and a legacy of incredible film work.

Recent projects include Jack the Giant Killer (Digital Domain), Rango (2011) – Creature Technical Director (ILM), Transformers (2007) – Creature Supervisor (ILM), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – Lead Creature Technical Director (ILM), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) – Sequence Supervisor & Development Lead, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – Creature Technical Director (ILM), Hulk (2003) – Creature Technical Director (ILM), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) – Creature Technical Director (ILM).


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Emmy-Award winning producer Aric Hartvig works at WFYI in Indianapolis.

Aric Hartvig is an Emmy-Award winning producer, videographer and editor at WFYI-PBS Indianapolis. He has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from Taylor University (’02). Aric currently produces Across Indiana, Indiana Expeditions and Indiana Lawmakers as well as a variety of documentary and public service programming. Aric is also a freelance sports shooter for ESPN, NFL Network and NBA Entertainment for Indianapolis home games.

Aric has contributed to over 20 Emmy-nominated programs and has received 11 Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy awards for videography, on-camera talent, human interest stories, community affairs reporting and technical achievements.