Jeff has always been interested in animation from childhood days of watching cartoons, to originally striving to be a comic strip cartoonist.
Jeff majored in drawing from the University of Florida in 1990, and later got his Masters in computer animation from Savannah College of Art & Design. Between degrees, he worked as a glass-cutting artist, a silhouette artist, and a damascene artist in several Disney theme parks, in Florida, Anaheim, and Tokyo, before finally realizing his dream to be an animator.
Professionally, he has worked on a combination of feature films, video games, and theme park attractions. His films include Paul, John Carter, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Stealth, and I Robot. His video games include Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Uncharted 3, Darksiders, and Star Wars: Kinect. His theme park attractions include "Monsters Inc. Laugh Comedy Club," "Stitch Encounter", and "Turtle Talk With Crush".
Link to IMDB: imdb.com/find?q=Jeff+Schanz&s=all
Here's the link to Jeff Schanz' Vimeo reel. vimeo.com/54252527