Mentor Derek Friesenborg Derek Friesenborg

Derek Friesenborg

Director, Figment Studios

Film: Frozen, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Surf’s Up, Open Season, Matrix Reloaded, Spiderman 2, Stuart Little 2, Dinosaur

Short Film: Two-Headed Cop, Los Gringos

See more of Derek’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Derek has met the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Known For:

Disney Frozen Derek FriesenborgFrozen
Sony Cloudy Meatballs Derek FriesenborgCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sony Surfs Up Derek FriesenborgSurf’s Up
Sony Open Season Derek FriesenborgOpen Season

Derek’s Demo Reel

What Derek’s Students are Saying

Derek goes over our work, and gives us a realistic view of different working styles while working within the parameters of a project so that we learn the principles of animation and the basics of why those parameters are in place. Physics of the motions and projects are very important and I loved that he would also explain the many views to approaching a task. Picking one that works for us and produces the best results is what he always tries to get us to do.

Not only does Derek take time to elaborate on important animation principals and give tips and tricks on how to make things looks great, but he took the time to give proper feedback, responds to PM questions promptly, and he shows lots of real examples (videos) to illustrate his knowledge. Furthermore, he is always encouraging, even when you mess up badly =)