It is with great pleasure that we introduce our second international guest:
Andrew Schmidt is a director at Dreamworks TV Animation with over 25 years experience in both traditional 2D and CG animation. Throughout his career, he has amassed a long list of film credits which includes The Prince of Egypt, The Iron Giant and the
Academy Award winning films Wall-E, Ratatouille, Up, Toy Story 3 and Brave. He has lectured and held animation/acting workshops in the US, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Germany and has had the privilege of working at several of the major animation
studios such as Fox and Disney TV, Dreamworks and Warner Bros. Feature Animation.
Schmidt joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000 where he worked as an animator and supervising animator as well as writing and directing commercials and promotional material for the Disney•Pixar feature films Cars 2 and Brave. He supervised animation for the VES award winning Ratatouille themed ride for Disney•Pixar Theme Parks in Paris and was Head of Animation and Story on the upcoming Finding Nemo ride opening in Japan in 2017.
Schmidt joined Dreamworks in May 2015 and is currently a director on Guillermo Del Toro‘s productions Trollhunters, 3 Below and Wizards.
Looking forward to meeting you Andrew!