Doug Cooper, Visual Effects Supervisor, DreamWorks Animation
Doug Cooper is at his best when navigating the intersections of Art, Technology, and Management. As a 15 year veteran of DreamWorks Animation, he has built his reputation as an innovative thinker and problem solver. Some of Doug's most passionate projects include creating an artist driven workflow to revive the art of 2D Animation in a modern CG pipeline, taking Shrek into an alternate universe in “Shrek Forever After”, exploring extreme scale by flying a bee through New York City in “Bee Movie”, and spearheading the image post production pipeline at DWA for maximum visual impact.
His most recent adventures find him exploring the connection between the real and digital world - designing interactive experiences to bring the world of DreamWorks Animation to audiences in entirely new ways.
Doug Cooper joined the Academy's Short Films and Feature Animation Branch in 2008, and the Academy’s Science & Technology Council in 2012. He is also a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES), and was nominated for a VES Award for his work on "Shrek Forever After".