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HIPPO WHo

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 NEIL ABRAMSON - FOUNDER  

Neil Abramson, an acclaimed filmmaker and photographer with an unflinching eye. Neil's feature film, American Son, premiered at Sundance and was distributed by Miramax. His debut feature film, Without Air, was also a Sundance premiere. His film Soldier Child was used by the United Nations / Amnesty International to call attention to the horrific plight of child soldiers in Uganda.  In the commercial realm, Neil is known as a storyteller. His client list includes Nike, McDonald's, Cadillac, Coca-Cola, United Airlines, Chevrolet, and Toyota, and his industry awards include a Clio and Silver and Gold Lions at Cannes.

 BRIAN BUSCH - INSTRUCTOR  

Living in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, Brian has over 20 years experience as an Illustrator and Fine Artist. From Storyboards and Comps, to finished Illustrations, Brian is adept in working both traditionally and digitally. When he's not creating work for the film and advertising industry, Brian is usually found eating a Pastrami Reuben at Canters Deli.

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CATHERINE BOBKOSKI - INSTRUCTOR  

Catherine Bobkoski is a fine art painter and art educator with 10 years of experience in teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Catherine’s clear and generous teaching style is ideal for beginning students.