Sony Pictures Animation
Culver City, California
Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Smurfs 2, Surf’s Up, The Polar Express, Open Season, Stuart Little 2, Fantasia, The Emperor’s New Groove, Tarzan, Cat’s Don’t Dance
Short Film: The Itsy Bitsy Spider and The Chubbchubbs!
Television: A Wish for Wings That Work and Princess
Did You Know?
Chad has 8 kids, 4 adopted from Liberia, West Africa.
What Chad’s Students are Saying
Thanks for everything, Chad! =) He’s open to answer all the questions we have during each class. He even shares some tips in Maya, that have helped him to improve his workflow. Personally speaking, the answers he gives me about the assignments and being an animator, have helped me through the process to have a better understand. Chad, keep being a cool teacher!
Chad loves to answer any questions whether by message, during Q/A.. etc. He makes you feel comfortable and confident about your animation. He doesn’t rush the Q/A. He’ll take all the time required, and even more if needed. Very well prepared session by the way! Everything is there (clips, demonstrations etc). Even with an “awful” animation, his critique is always constructive, boosting, and practical detailed-oriented. Finally, he’s super passionate about he does and communicates this passion very well.
Chad is great at answering all questions. He’s very responsive, and definitely takes the students into consideration. He’s not very strict on his rules for his assignments ,like other mentors, which I like, because it allows me to push different concepts, and allows for personal growth. He knows what he’s talking about, and explains everything thorough. I love that he opens movies up in Photoshop and draws over them, to help convey the idea more. I am very glad I chose him as my intro mentor..