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Doug Cooper

  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Doug's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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Recent publications

  • Challenges of the homeland pan in "Spirit"

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  • Personal thoughts on non-photorealistic rendering

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Professional experience

Visual Effects Supervisor

DreamWorks Animation

August 2002 - Present

Technical Director / Software Engineer

Amblimation

Computer Production Artist

American Film Technologies

Digital Supervisor

DreamWorks Animation

Effects Animator

DreamWorks Animation

Research interests

About

Doug serves as a Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, CA. Doug is responsible for overseeing production on Animated Feature Films for worldwide distribution. Working closely with the Producers, Director, and Production Designers, his responsibilities include planning, bidding, and organizing the computer graphics production work for an entire film. He oversees all of the production artists, covering the technical processes throughout the production. Doug also provides creative guidance and expertise in FX Animation, Lighting, and Surfacing areas of the film. Doug has been working as a VFX Supervisor at DreamWorks for about 10 years. Prior to that, he held positions as a Digital Supervisor and FX Animator at DreamWorks. Past work includes roles as a Technical Director and Software Engineer at Amblimation in London, England and Computer Production Artist at American Film Technologies in San Diego, CA. Doug has spoken at several industry conferences, including SIGGRAPH, Game Developers Conference, IMAGINA, and FMX. He has published writings in the SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings and ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Journal.

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