Film: Toy Story, Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc., Toy Story II, Finding Nemo, For the Birds, Robots, The Ant Bully, Tinkerbell, Three Pigs and a Baby, Goldilocks, Tortoise V. Hare, Smurfs II
Short: The Story of Animation, Parrots Away, Tsunami, The Great Harlot and the Beast, Roommate Wanted, The Wanderer
Video: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare and Tinker Bell
Television: Bump in the Night
Did You Know?
I lived part-time on a boat docked at the Berkeley Marina while working on Finding Nemo
David’s Demo Reel
What David’s Students are Saying
David truly knows his stuff. He’s been in the industry since it all started, working on Toy Story. So he knows the backstory behind pretty much every little thing. It’s amazing hearing the history and how things have grown in the industry. He is full of amazing lectures, and what I love most about him is all of the examples he gives. He really likes to focus on good polish, which is where a lot of student animations are lacking. He’s supportive of all ideas, and is really unlike any mentor before.
Dave’s experience allows him to be very clear during the Q&A and E-critiques. He cares about our ideas for the shots and helps us to make it better instead of suggest us to change completely the shot. The Q&A are clear and interesting, we talk about a lot of arguments, from the demos to the industry. Moreover, David keeps us engaged asking us questions. Impossible to get bored!
Best mentor so far. He is very precise in his e-critiques. I try to follow all his directions and they always work very good. He also talks a lot about additional things like how to take directions and don’t get angry and how to keep concentration. He is easy going and has a great sense of humor.