Photos by Kris Merc
What is F5?
F5 is a creativity festival exploring the intersection of design, art & technology.
F5 brings together the thinkers and doers that are breaking ground and shaping new standards in media and design. It’s an essential meeting point for future-minded individuals with the power to create lasting change.
Founded on the ideal that true insight and lasting inspiration come from unexpected places, F5 fosters artistic collisions—unexpected insights from sources you didn’t see coming.
The two-day festival gathers filmmakers, writers, digital artists, game designers, interactive artists, motionographers, graphic designers, visual effects experts, musicians, industry visionaries and many more.
Co-founder of The Office for Creative Research
Block & Tackle
Motion design studio and creators of F5 title sequence
Executive producer and director of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
Carolina A. Miranda
Los Angeles Times staff writer covering culture from high to low
Maker of bots and generators and other weird internet stuff
Designer, author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters
Dr. Janet Iwasa
Molecular biologist, visualizer of complex cellular activity
Dr. Michelle Thaller
Assistant Director for Science Communication and Higher Education at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Designer, strategist and partner at Pentagram
Founder and ECD of Sarofsky, an award-winning production company
Internationally acclaimed artist known for highly detailed mixed media works
Special F5 performance of the off-Broadway experience (limited space)
Cross-media visual storytellers
Motion designer/director extraordinaire
Director of animated tales
Designer, Educator, Author and Associate Director of Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design
Michael Ian Black
Comedian and host of the "How to Be Amazing" podcast
Actress, writer and musician to be interviewed for live recording of the How to Be Amazing podcast with Michael Ian Black
Patrick Clair / Antibody
Emmy award-winning director and designer
Patrick Moberg / Dots
Artist, illustrator and co-creator of the crazy successful Dots and TwoDots games
Dreams up and directs films and experiences for virtual and built space at The Mill
Author, educator and Peabody award-winning storyteller
Founders of influential music and technology festival
Author of "Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science"
F5, Meet Terminal 5
As the epicenter of global creativity, New York City is the perfect home for F5. Our new venue, Terminal 5, is one of the premier venues in NYC.
With a capacity of 3,000 people spanning three floors and a rooftop, we had plenty of room for all of F5’s eclectic speakers and attendees, and then some.
F5 was created by creative spirits for creative spirits. We’re not in this for the money. We do this out of pure, unbridled passion.
What does that mean for you, the attendee? Watch this quick overview of our ethos and everything will become clear.
The Motionographer connection
Motionographer.com has been sharing the best in moving media and covering the industries of motion design, animation and visual effects since 2006. F5 is the physical manifestation of the spirit of Motionographer.
Carlos El Asmar: Founder/Executive Producer
Justin Cone: Founder/Curator
Ventura Castro: Director
Kulani Jenkins: Producer
Ave Carrillo: Curator
Noah Norman: Technical Director
Vincent Diga: Art Director
Steffen Kuronen: Motion Graphics Designer
Kurt Peloquin: Installations Producer
Olney Atwell: Technical Producer
Dot Lung: Social Media Coordinator
Marc Nadal: Videographer
Jhoel Delgado: Photographer
Bernie Tipton & Janie Wilson: Volunteer Coordinators
Veronica Cabezas: PR
Director of Partnerships: Anu Nagaraj