Special Visual Effects animator and director Dan Taylor talks about his career making the impossible live and breath on film. Speech from the 2003 Siggraph Conference. Includes some of his earliest work and experiments as a youth. Some of Dan's work includes:

2011 Real Steel (animation supervisor)
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (animation director)  
2007 Transformers (animaton supervisor: Digital Domain - as Dan Taylor)  
2007 The Hitcher (animation supervisor - as Dan Taylor)  
2004 The Day After Tomorrow (animation supervisor: ILM)  
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (digital animation supervisor - as Dan Taylor)  
2001 Jurassic Park III (animation supervisor - as Dan Taylor)  
1999 Deep Blue Sea (animation supervisor: ILM - as Dan Taylor)  
1999 Wild Wild West (animation supervisor)  
1998 Mighty Joe Young (CG animator)  
1998 Deep Rising (animation supervisor: ILM - as Dan Taylor)  
1977 Star Wars (computer graphics artist: ILM - 1997 special edition / as Danny Taylor)  
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (lead digital character animator)  
1996 DragonHeart (character animator - uncredited)  
1995 Jumanji (digital modeler: ILM - as Dan Taylor)  
1994 The Mask (CG animator)

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I worked with Dan in the early 1980's at Consolidated Visual Center in Tuxedo Maryland, then from 1983 to 1993 at his own Taylor Made Images Images (TMI) in Hyattsville Maryland. Good times.

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