Chuck Williams

Chuck WilliamsStory Development for Animation

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Director/Producer Chuck Williams made his feature-producing  animated feature debut on “Brother Bear”.  Williams joined Disney’s Florida Studio the year it opened in 1989.  Williams edited the Studio’s debut project, “Roller Coaster Rabbit,” and did second-unit work on “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Following “The Lion King,” he shifted to Feature Animation’s Special Projects unit, working as editor and eventually producer on projects including the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” attraction, the “Lion King” and “Aladdin” video games, the “Hercules” storybook, the Walt Disney World attraction “Legend of the Lion King,” as well as original animation for Disney’s California Adventure.

He later joined Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios after a 21-year career at Disney where he and his partner, Director Aaron Blaise, began work on their new animated movie, “The Legend of Tembo”.  The story is about “A young African elephant who ends up in China and becomes a battle elephant in order to get home.

“Chuck  Williams attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, as well as University of London, where he studied theatre, and Florida State, where he earned a communications degree with filmmaking emphasis. He first delved into animation while in college, working with an artist on a short claymation film; between classes he worked in television news.

We will be accepting new members at this meeting.

We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Showtime:  December 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Location:     Florida Atlantic University
220 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 921
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.

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Electronic Theater Screening

We have reviewed the recent SIGGRAPH2012 Electronic Theater blu-ray disc. It has many Hollywood visual effects breakdowns which you don’t normally see anymore on DVDs of feature movies. In addition there are scientific visualizations, student animation works from leading colleges and universities across the globe.

Then there is some risque content …also computer generated…not real, but you may not want to have to explain certain animations to young children.

Hope to see you there tomorrow night November 1st at 6:30. We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.

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