Heiko von Drengenberg

Heiko von Drengenberg is an accomplished artist in the entertainment industry. He began his career in animation, a field in which he has held positions from animator, lay-out artist, writer, storyboard artist, head of story, to director for television and feature films. In recent years he has focused his storyboard and concept work predominantly on live action movies, but continues to entertain opportunities in both fields. Projects include “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, “The Lego Batman Movie”, “Tron: Uprising”, “The Tomorrow War”, “Sonic, the Hedgehog”, “Renfield”, and currently, “Ghostbusters: Firehouse”. He graduated with a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/27 1:30PM - 2:30PM

The Diverse World of Story Artists

Room 101-102 | Anthony Winn, Michael Daley, Heiko von Drengenberg, Andy Cung, Alessandra Sorrentino, Brian Kesinger, Colin Lorimer

Journey into the heart of storytelling with a panel of distinguished story artists who breathe life into tales across the entertainment spectrum. From the grandeur of live-action films and the magic of feature animation to the episodic adventures of series animation, discover the nuances, challenges, and inspirations that guide these narrative visionaries. Delve into the artistry behind your favorite stories and gain a deeper appreciation for the creative minds that shape them. Join us for a deep dive into the world where concept becomes on-screen reality.
Friday 10/27 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Storyboarding: Animation vs. Art Directors Guild

Ballroom F | Heiko von Drengenberg, Art Directors Guild, Tim Burgard, Benton Jew, Eric Ramsey

Ever wondered about the distinctions and common grounds between storyboard artists in the Animation Guild Local 839 and the Art Directors Guild Local 800? In this enlightening panel, seasoned storyboarders from both guilds will demystify the differences, share their diverse experiences, and explore the unique challenges and rewards of their respective fields. Gain valuable insights into the varied roles and responsibilities of storyboard artists across the animation and art direction spectrum, and join the conversation on the collaborative essence of crafting compelling visual narratives. This is a must-attend for anyone keen to deepen their understanding of the dynamic world of storyboarding!