James Chiang

Animation Director

James Chiang has been a professional animator since 2005 and currently works on various productions as animator and animation director. He is a graduate of Sheridan College and trained at Disney Animation Studios. James has worked as an animator, storyboard artist, director, and animation supervisor over his 20 year career at large studios like Sony, Blue Sky, and Lucasfilm. He’s been a mentor since 2007 and currently teaches many of the advanced courses, including Introduction to Acting, Advanced Acting, and Feature Animation Acting & Polish.

James’ Credits

Surf’s Up

Open Season

Ice Age: The Meltdown



  • Surf’s Up
  • Open Season
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown
  • Robots


  • Oddbods
  • VeggieTales: Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue

Courses Taught By James

Courses may vary from term to term.

to Acting

12-Week Course

Make your characters come alive with emotion.

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12-Week Course

Tell a complex, two-person story with dialogue.

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Feature Animation
Acting & Polish

12-Week Course

Animate a shot the pros would be proud of and finish your demo reel.

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