Panel: Production & Design

Saturday, October 14th, 12pm-1pm
SIRENS Java & Tea

Free Event!

Curious about the role on production and design applies to film and television? Wonder about daily the grind from a production stand point? Join an insightful discussion in the Production and Design panel moderated by Alex Bryant (Social Media Strategist, Dick Clark Productions), Shane Crocker (Motion Graphic Designer, FanDango), AJ Mayers (Production Manager, Lionsgate), Rebecca Yanis (Production Assistant, DreamWorks Animations), and Chelsea Roehl (Graphic Designer, NBC Universal).


Shane Cocker, Motion Graphic Designer at Fandango
As a recent addition to Fandango, Shane Crocker is a multifaceted Motion/Graphic artist and Photographer with emphasis on design, who works directly with clients in the Los Angeles, CA area and worldwide. His main focus is to relate a clear message and understanding of design and photography along with clean animation to present to a wide range of audiences. Shane is a graduate of the Art Institute in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Animation.

A.J. Mayers, Production Manager, AV Creative Services at Lionsgate

A.J. Mayers hails from the border town of Laredo, TX. He spent his childhood dreaming of writing stories of aliens and spaceships. He graduated with a bachelors of science in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. After college, he moved to Hollywood where he worked in the entertainment industry since. While writing books, he has juggled working full-time for MTV, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and most recently joined Lionsgate team. He’s also a member of the Board of Directors for an anti-bullying non-profit called Boo2Bullying. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is the father of a French bulldog named “Dexter.”

Chelsea Roehl, Graphic Designer at NBC Universal

Chelsea Roehl has origins from the great northern land of Alaska. Born and raised there her entire life, she attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. After receiving her Bachelors of Art with a Minor in Business this past May, Chelsea immediately packed up her bags and moved to Studio City, California as she had been hired by NBC Universal a Graphic Designer for their Creative Services Team. Now she creates online advertisements, print ads, and other fun miscellaneous projects for the home entertainment family. Some of the movies that she had the honor of working on includes: Atomic Blonde, Get Out, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Fate of the Furious.

Rebecca Yanis, Production Assistant at DreamWorks Animations

Rebecca Yanis is a Production Assistant for DreamWorks Animation Television. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she majored in Animation and minored in Studio Arts. While at MTSU she was the Director of Public Relations for her SIGGRAPH chapter and was awarded the 2016 Jill Green Memorial Scholarship at the 23rd Annual Student Awards from the College of Media and Entertainment. After interning with DreamWorks’ VeggieTales she was hired on as a Production Assistant/VFX Artist. She is currently working on a new animated show at DreamWorks in Glendale, California, and recently celebrated her first year being employed by the boy on the moon. She is honored to work alongside many creative and talented individuals and is excited for the part that she will play in future animations.

Alex Bryant, Moderator

Alex Bryant originates from the United Kingdom and grown up through a military background. In 2014, he graduated with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. Discovered through the power of social media with a passion to pursue the entertainment industry, Alex established himself as a national scholar, television coordinator, renowned speaker and social media gem. His credits spans over a variety of companies including: CBS, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Vanity Fair, Access Hollywood, NAACP Image Awards, NBC Universal, Esquire Network, and most recently Dick Clark Productions. As a natural philanthropist and lifelong student, Alex continues to share his humbleness, living to the fullest, and inspiring his growing support system to Dream BIG!