Explore the History of Minnesota Electronic Theater

Minnesota Electronic Theater 2019

MET Chair
Scott Gaff

Guest Speaker
Chris Immroth
House Special

Chris Immroth is a Technical Director at Portland based award winning animation studio HouseSpecial. HouseSpecial is known for developing characters for iconic brands like M&M’S, Planters, Apple, ESPN, and Target. Prior to the formation of HouseSpecial, Chris worked at Laika for 16 years and locally as an animator at the groundbreaking animation studio Lamb & Company.

Jury *
Alicia Allen
Ching Thao
Danny Robashkin
Emory Allen
Natalia Poteryakhin

*Jurors did not vote on work in which they had significant involvement. Scott Gaff voted in their place.

The Pourhouse Downtown

November 21, 2019


Lifetime Achievement in Digital Animation and Visual Effects
Scott Gaff

Best Professional
MAKE Instagram Days

Best Campaign
Minnesota Twins
Pixel Farm

Best Educational
Smiles @ School

Best Independent
Emory Allen

Runner Up Independent
See Animals
Scott Wenner

Best Student
Ching Thao

Runner Up Student
Fiction Friction
Austin Drake

MET 2019 Reel Credits


Character Design Reel / Nick Herlofsky, MCAD
Demo Reel / Joseph Young, MCAD
2019 Reel / Brian Coreas, MCAD
Demo Reel / Harvey Boelter, MCAD
Aerial Break Up / Angela Song, MCAD
Seeking Solace / DouaJai Yang, MCAD
Fly Swatter Assassin / Karla Mellett, MCAD
Bard’s Folly / Skyler Swender, MCAD
“Wisper” Game Trailer / “Wisper” Team Instructor: Karl Koehle, UW-Stout
“Solace” Game Trailer / “Solace” Team Instructor: Kim Loken, UW-Stout
“Grove” Game Trailer / “Grove” team Instructor: Dr. Seth Berrier, UW-Stout
Forever Your Family / Rachel Loper, MCAD
Children’s Story / Noah Rogers, MCAD
Camp Clementine / Grace Rehbein, MCAD
PARALLEL / Johnny Enslow & Layton Nosbush & Kathryn Peterson & Leah Walsh & Jeralise Tylke, MCAD
Fiction Friction / Austin Drake, UW-Stout
Passage / Ching Thao, MCAD


Deadline / Sam Thompson & Caitlin Hargarten & Mike Hallenbeck (SQUAWK)
LURE / Riley Eastman
The Quarry Kids Teaser / Alicia Allen
See Animals / Scott Wenner
Meditate / Emory Allen


MN I.T. – Accessibility Matters / Tara Iannarelli
Elton John “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” / Gasket Studios
Awesome Blossems – Grow Your World / Make
Spine & Osteoblasts / Ghost Productions
Apple Corps / NEIGHBOR
45NRTH Wolvhammer Launch Video / Gasket Studios
Mediacom – Fast, Fast VFX Breakdown / Make
Plunkett’s Pest Control/Varment Guard Campaign / Gasket Studios
Inspire – Dream / Motion 504
Hess Toy Trucks – The Cliff / Make
Helzberg – Dangerous / Pixel Farm
Inspire – How it Works / Motion 504
Wraith VR / Ghost Productions
Bakugan – The Witness / Make
Outsiders Pizza / Pixel Farm
Smiles@School / NEIGHBOR
Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Gala Opener / Afterglow Studios
Sour Patch Kids – Crush / Make
Dairy Queen Social / Pixel Farm
School of Motion – Illustration for Motion / Motion 504
OGIO – Light Fast Ready / Make
Callaway – Epic Flash / Make
Minnesota Twins – Joy, Anthem, Victory / Pixel Farm
MAKE Instagram Days / MAKE