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Cut&Paste Global Championship
October 16, 2009, 20:00 (EST)
The Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

DJ Cosmo Baker (


3D Preliminary Round - Heat 1
3D Preliminary Round - Heat 2
2D Preliminary Round - Heat 1
2D Preliminary Round - Heat 2
3D Final Round
Motion Design Final Round
2D Final Round

Note: Start times are EST and subject to some variation due to the live nature of the event.


Competition consists of one 8-hour round and 4 total competitors. Motion Design begins at noon, before doors open for the event, and continues simultaneously with the other competitions until eight hours have passed. Final rendered work will be presented onstage for judging.

Final design must be a single motion clip, no longer than 15 seconds. Competitors may bring and use up to four premade image or video assets in their work. Digital images must be captured onsite for qualified use in competition. Image capture is limited to everyday objects, people, and artwork created during the course of competition. Any objects or art materials brought in by a competitor is fair game for other competitors to use.

Apple Mac Pro or PC workstations
Wacom Cintiq 21UX pen-based displays
Competitor’s choice of motion graphics/animation software
Trapcode Suite plug-ins


Motion Design
The winner will receive the opportunity to collaborate with Converse on a special contracted design project. Details to be announced onstage at the event.


Hailing from the middlewest America, Keith developed his concept-driven sensibility through such various outlets from fake-blood soaked hardcore bands to bible-belt evangelism. Fully capable with motion graphics, design, and interactive media, he splits his time between LA & STL working with big-name brands to nonprofit organizations, local music and businesses.
Keith Fenter

Caio Lazzuri is an Art Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Caio has designed and animated a variety of interactive experiences over the past 11 years for major brands around the world, specifically in Brazil, the Middle-East and the U.S. Before Goodby, Silverstein & Partners., he worked at international agencies such as AKQA, briefly JWT, Y&R, Almap/ BBDO as well as a consultant for Vodafone. He has received awards in festivals such as Clio, D&AD, One Show, NY Festival, FIAP, Colunistas, and Cannes. He also showcased his work in Monaco at the Imagina festival, as well as at the Cut&Paste tournament in San Francisco, CA.
Caio Lazzuri

Michelle and loves bright, fast-moving colours, and is a veritable powerhouse of wry wit, dramaticism and swing dancing.. oh wait—that’s Christopher Walken. With an animation degree from Melbourne's RMIT and a diploma in Graphic Design, making it fun is always the first port of call in her design journey.
Michelle McNamara

Stephen Fitzgerald is a motion graphics designer residing in rural Washington, not far from Portland, Oregon. He works remotely with companies in NY, LA, SF, Seattle, and P-Town doing anything from concept storyboards through full production of whatever work comes his way.

Stu Chudy has been a professional motion graphics artist for over 15 years. He founded a motion graphics boutique in 2001 called OpticSugar, working with national clients like Discovery, DIY Network, and Hasbro. Stuart also teaches animation courses at RISD, and has been focused on expanding his career as a filmmaker.
Optic Sugar

Jake won an Emmy Award for Motion Design in 2003, was a founding member of the Saline Project, and currently works at as Designer, Lead Animator, and Technical Director.

Young motion and graphic designer who is mainly interested in the emotional impact and subconscious associations of his work. At age 19, Tom Geraedts has worked in New York City for major clients like HP and Adobe. Now he just wants to finish school to start rocking the industry with his shiny graphics!
Tom Geraedts

Yibi (aka EB) is a motion designer and director at Redbee Media. He has created many short animations, title sequences, content and on air idents across brands such as BBC, BSkyB, Shell, UKTV, RTE, CCTV, Disney, and BAFTA amongst many others. Yibi's passion is always lying in exploring the frontier of visual art and story telling. His short films can be seen in numerous film and visual festivals across the world.
Yibi Hu

Of Cuban descent, born and raised in Chicago, I started off primarily as an illustrator, then slowly moved my way up to motion graphics. My goal is to simply be the best at what I do. I'm not only intrigued by design, but film-making as well and have had a stab at almost every type of art medium that is available.
Nem Design

Tommy was based in Montreal, doing motion graphics for four years as a freelancer and in-house designer, animator, and director. He is now based in Paris, freelancing in France, Germany, and Canada, remotely and on site.
Tommy Caron

I'm from Uruguay, but now I'm based in Barcelona. Bio 2.0: Geek, mac boy, fan of TV series, internet addicted, and... with real life!! (almost) I'm a freelancer and I love my work.
Sebastián Baptista

Born in Rome, he has always been the tallest one, damn! Graduated in Digital Design @ IED he lived in Milan where he shaped his love and hate for motion design. After three years he felt to escape somewhere else then he moved to London and Miami to discover new job experiences. This changed his life and today he would like to keep jumping all over the world improving his addiction to emotional and powerful animations where sound and rhythm are the keys of a good result.
Andrea Pellegrini

Berry is a visual designer specializing in feature motion graphic, stop motion and animation. She graduated with a BA in Visual Communication from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her work has won her awards and accolades at the Promax Asia Awards, Promax World Gold Competition and BDA World Gold Competition.
Berry Pang

Current (love the apartment), senior division illustrator, interactive designer. Very interested on the motion graphic. Combination of love of music and picture art form. Filled with their work life. More eager to make friends from all corners of the country
Steven Jong

VJ, Motion Graphics director. Rendering in the midst of a VJ set is a daily thing. Sound in perfect synchronicity with movement, meticulously crafted images and a hefty doze of pre-deadline adrenaline is a well-established recipe.
Takuya Hosogane

East Indian, born in Germany, but mostly all Canadian. Working as an art director at Big Studios (a small studio in Toronto). I've been doing motion for about 5 years now, after years in publication, print and web. I have weakness for good fonts and coffee.
Monkey Trick


Founder/Creative Director, HUSH
David Schwarz is an award-winning creative director working in live-action filmmaking, motion graphics, animation and interactive areas. After receiving an MFA from Art Center College of Design, he became a sought-after freelance talent working at many notable creative studios such as Brand New School, Transistor, The Ebeling Group, Makine and Honest. He's directed numerous commercial, film and interactive projects for a variety of clients including: Nike, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Honda, American Express and Coca Cola, among others. Schwarz has written and directed award-winning short films and has been featured in publications like Creativity, Shots, IdN, RES, and Monument Mag. He is a New York City AIGA student mentor, a Phi Beta Kappa and has a degree in economics and business. He knows his dollars and cents.

Director, 1stAveMachine
Born and raised in LA, Matt is a director with 1stAveMachine as well as an Associate Editor of Motionographer. Matt has been a part of the film/vfx/motion scene since 2001 and freelanced his way from LA to Germany to London before landing in NYC. His mother thinks most of his work is too scary.

Publisher/Editor, Stash DVD Magazine
Stephen Price is the founding editor and creative director of Stash DVD Magazine ( Graduating from graphic design and computer animation, Stephen has designed, produced, executive produced and reported on animation and visual effects for commercials, television series and feature films.

Cofounder, Tronic Studio
Tronic is a NYC based directing, design, animation studio founded in 2001 by Columbia Architecture graduates Jesse Seppi and Vivian Rosenthal. They’ve directed and animated spots and campaigns for Target, Adidas, Microsoft and Sony, conceived and executed installations for Diesel, GE, Sharp and Hitachi, and in general, have worked to eliminate lines delineating one form of creative media output from another. These visual futurists are boldly combining architecture, new media, animation and branding through new uses of technology to create visually striking and conceptually based work.

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