About the project

As part of Vivid Sydney 2013, The Loop hosted four industry specific Portfolio Masterclasses in partnership with Adobe Creative Cloud, Shillington College and Wacom at the MCA.

It was a unique opportunity for students and creatives to sit with industry leaders and receive honest feedback on how to improve their portfolio or showreel.

The superstar mentors included:

Andrew Mason, Producer: The Matrix
Ben Pintos-Oliver, Creative Director: Mi9
Brent Grayburn, Creative Director: Cutting Edge
Candide McDonald, Editor: Australian Creative
Carl Tindall, Lab Manager: Colab
Carly Heaton, Creative Director: Foxtel
Christian Hewitt, Head of Digital: Host
David Ashford, Creative Director: Pacific Magazines (Men’s Health)
David Park, Founder & Creative Director: Maud
Ean Thorley, Founder: Whatever Group
Francesco De Chirico, Art Director: The Iconic
Jack Milenkovic, Creative Director: Bauer Media (Belle)
Jane Milledge, Head of Design: Animal Logic
Jay Gelardi, Digital Creative Director: The Monkeys
Jeremy Somers, Director: We are Handsome
John Collee, Screenwriter: Master & Commander
Joseph Pole, National Art Director: Nine Network
Kaga Bryan, Head of Design: The Iconic
Kellie Nichol-Smith, Producer: The Incredible Picture Company & Reload Agency
Kieran Ots, Creative Director: Leo Burnett
Kristian Saliba, Digital Head of Art: The Monkeys
Lara Allport & Simon Barrett, Founders: The National Grid & The Drawing Arm
Lindsay Gough, Art Director: Pacific Magazine (New Idea)
Louise Balletti, Head of Digital & TV: Hopscotch Films
Luke Sandford, Head of Post-Production: Rotor Studios
Mark Blondel, Creative Director: Where There’s Smoke
Mark & Andrew Moffitt, Founders & Creative Directors: Moffitt Moffitt
Martin Ixer, Group Creative Director: Bauer Media
Matt Cosgrove, Art Director: Marie Claire, Pacific Magazines
Matt Jackson, Founder: The Drawing Book
Melissa Archer, Artist Management: Contacts Photography & Management
Nick Bonney, Creative Head: Clemenger BBDO
Nick Gower, Co-Founder: Mentally Friendly
Peter Renigeris, Art Director: M&C Saatchi
Rebecca Carasco, Creative Director: Clemenger BBDO
Rob Prescott, UX Director: DTDigital
Russ Tucker, National Creative Director: Digital Arts Network
Sebastian Strakowicz, Digital Marketing Co-ordinator: Hopscotch Films
Tim Buesing, Creative Director: Reactive
Tom Uglow, Creative Director: Google Creative Lab
Vincent Cirelli, Vice-President/Head of Production: Luma Pictures
Ziad Al-Asady, Creative/Art Director: Leo Burnett

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