Animator & Visual Effects artist Ben Sanders – March 23

Date:  March 23rd, 2016 (10:30 am – 11:30 am)
Location:  Studio 57 at Sisler High School
Presenter:  Ben Sanders
Workshop Objective:

  • Ben’s portfolio
  • Ben’s pathway to his career
  • Interactive discussion about “Life in the Animation and Film-making industry,

Livestream:

http://www.twitch.tv/finespline

About Ben Sanders:

Twitter: @finespline00

Website: http://finespline.com.

FineSpline is a play on words, referring to “splining” which is a term used when polishing a 3D animation in the graph editor.

Ben Sanders has been animating in the film and game industries the past 11 years.  After graduating from Vancouver Film School in 2005, he started his career journey by working for Blue Sky, followed by DNA Productions, then Animal LogicILMRhythm & HuesWeta, back to ILM, MPC, back to Weta, and finally at Zynga.

At the age of 26, Ben holds the record as the youngest person in history to contribute to 3 Academy Awards.  At the age of 27 he also holds the record for youngest person to contribute to 7 Academy Award nominations.

Following his career in film, Ben decided to learn about the industry of games and business by joining Zynga.  During his time at the company, he started a live streaming channel on Twitch, which led to the current ambition of making a short film with the community.

Demo Reels:

Ben Sanders Animation Reel from Ben Sanders on Vimeo.

Filmography

Director

Sir Barksalot

Animator

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Animator

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Senior Animator

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Animator

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Animator

Avatar (2009)

Animator

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

Animator

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Animator

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Animator

The Golden Compass (2007)

Animator

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Animator

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Animator

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Animator

Happy Feet (2006)

Animator

The Ant Bully (2006)

Animator

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)