Mentor Jean Denis Jean Denis Haas

Jean-Denis Haas

Senior Lead Animator, Industrial Light & Magic

Film: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Aladdin, Bumblebee, Aquaman, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, A Quiet Place, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles: Out of Shadows, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Tomorrowland, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Noah, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Cloud Atlas, Battleship, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, I Am Number 4, Rango, Super 8, Iron Man 2, Avatar, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Transformers, Eragon, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Island, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Game: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

See more of Jean-Denis’ credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Jean-Denis was an extra in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Known For:

Method Aquaman Jean Denis HaasAquaman
ILM Avengers Infinity War Jean Denis HaasAvengers: Infinity War
ILM TheLastJedi Jean Denis HaasStar Wars: The Last Jedi
ILM Star Wars Force Awakens Jean Denis HaasStar Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

What Jean-Denis’ Students are Saying

JD is seriously the best mentor I’ve had at AM. His Q&As are extremely interesting and very “real”. He talks about the industry and gives a lot of advice, especially for students looking for their first animation job. He always takes the time to properly answer all questions, even if we go over the class time limit. I would 10000% recommend him as a mentor.

JD has a lovely personality, which makes him great to work with and has such a way of bringing humor into everything he teaches. At the same time, he’s great at getting straight to the point and making important points clear. I appreciate that he’s very kind and quick to accommodate students when they’re in need of help. Also, he nitpicks a lot in his critiques giving tough and good constructive criticism, which always pushes me to do my best work. JD is a big inspiration to help you grow!

JD is the funniest mentor I’ve had. His lessons are always so much fun and he gives great advice. His critiques are very helpful also his insight to the industry is really informative. I learned a lot (and still learning) from him.

After every Q&A I feel even more inspired and motived to keep on working hard to be able to work in the animation movie industry because Jean-Denis’ enthusiasm is inspiring. He gives us a lot of great points on how to construct better shots and lots of great tips about acting and animation. His Q&A’s are a lot more about the industry as a whole, how to behave for better communication in the industry, good movie shot references and great tips on how to mix together various elements in a shot.

JD is great. He brings good energy to each QA and is generous with his time. He’s given me very appropriate notes for each stage of my shots, careful not to overwhelm me with details that don’t yet matter. He has been a good balance to my eye and the finished product is going to be much better than it otherwise would have. I am really enjoying myself!