Oren is currently an EIR at August Capital, and previously served as CTO at Pixar Animation Studios. Oren’s contributions to Pixar include serving as technical director on early commercials for Listerine, Hallmark, Levi’s and TetraPak. His feature film work includes Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 2. Oren also served as supervising technical director on Finding Nemo.
During the last few years, Oren has served as director of the Studio Tools Group. Amongst his primary duties is the creation of the latest version of Marionette™. This proprietary animation software is the backbone of Pixar’s technical pipeline and is used for modeling, articulation, animating, simulation, lighting, and many other production tasks.
Oren has also served as Chief Technical Officer at Pixar and was key in the creation of Pixar University, the studio’s internal training and education division. He loves sharing knowledge, and has taught Animated Short Film at the Academy of Art College for seven years.