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".

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg. taking place in cooperation with ACM Siggraph. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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