Mentor Leigh Rens Leigh Rens

Leigh Rens

Animator, Freelance

Film: The Pirate Fairy, Legend of the Neverbeast, Sea of Monsters, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Wanderlust, Battle: Los Angeles, Yogi Bear, Knight and Day, Charlie Wilson’s War, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Charlotte’s Web, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Herbie Fully Loaded, Garfield and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Short Film: Mamma Mae and Lee Lee

Amusement: Ride films for Disneyland, LEGOLAND and Universal Studios theme parks

See more of Leigh’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Outside of animation, Leigh likes F1 and WRC motor racing, sailboarding and drumming

Known For:

Sony Angry Birds Leigh RensThe Angry Birds Movie
Weta Digital Rise Planet Apes Leigh RensRise of the Planet of the Apes
Sony Battle Los Angeles Leigh RensBattle Los Angeles
ILM Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Leigh RensMission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Leigh’s Demo Reel

What Leigh’s Students are Saying

Leigh shows cool stuff and makes us get up and do exercises. Also has very interesting Q&As and gives everyone a chance to speak or to get feedback. Great critiques with clear ideas.

Leigh was able to articulate things at our level, and at the same time show us where we need to be at the studio level. I also thought it was very helpful when each shot was broken down into its fundamental elements (arcs, timing, spacing) because it was easier to see how everything fits together. Leigh is an excellent mentor and I hope to have him again as a mentor in the future. I appreciate the demo’s in the q&a. l wish I could say more but I have a 500 character limit. ItWasGreatLeighThanks!

I love the demo’s that he shows us to give us a deep understanding of how the human body works.