My name is Dan Englesson and I'm working as a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios.
I'm currently working on a movie called Coco and recently finished working on Finding Dory and The Good Dinosaur as a Lightspeed and Pipeline Technical Director. Before joining Pixar I worked as a Core Engineer at The Moving Picture Company in London creating new tools for blockbuster movies such as World War Z and The Jungle Book.
I received my Master of Science degree in Media Technology and Engineering in 2012. I chose Media Technology because I started learning 3D modeling and animation on my own and got hooked. As my interest for computer graphics grew I wanted to find out more about how to improve the technology behind it. I found the perfect education to give me a strong knowledge in math, physics and programming techniques needed for creating state of the art visual effects for movies and games which has enabled me to work with some of the best in the industry.